Category: Nutrition

Plant Based Diet

Plant-based diet followers get the majority of their calories from whole plant foods, which include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and minimally processed oils. A meal on a plant-based diet typically consists of two-thirds plant foods and one-third fish, poultry, meat, and/or dairy. A plant-based diet is rich in phytochemicals, which help protect […]

Paleolithic Diet

The Paleolithic diet, also known as Paleo or Primal diet, is rooted in the belief that sticking to food our caveman ancestors would have eaten leads to optimal health. This includes meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits, eggs, nuts, and more. The goal of the Paleo approach is to consume the foods cavemen did millions of […]

Raw Food Diet

Raw food diet focuses on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, dried fruit, and seaweed. The diet omits foods that are processed or significantly cooked. Typically, at least 75% of foods must be living or raw on this diet. Most people include a limited amount […]

Juice Cleanse

The terms “cleanse” and “detox” are often used in relation to health. To cleanse the body is to remove toxic environmental and dietary substances through a specific regimen. Programs that fall into this category include candida cleanses, liver cleanses, and colon cleanses among many other juices and/or food-based cleanses. Research shows we ingest chemicals through […]

Okinawa Diet

The Okinawa Diet emerged from the distinct eating approach associated with the people of Okinawa, Japan. This population is said to have one of the longest average life spans in the world and very few age-related diseases. The Okinawa Diet is comprised of four food groups categorized by their caloric density. The objective is to […]

How to boost your immune system

Helpful ways to strengthen your immune system and fight off disease How can you improve your immune system? On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process and […]