The A-mazing Vitamin A

The A-mazing Vitamin A

In the developing world, vitamin A supplementation was one of the most successful interventions of the 1980s, helping children grow, avoid illness, and preserve and improve eyesight.[1] However, despite this relative success, deficiency rates for many vitamins,...
Focus on Fat: Gallbladder Guidance

Focus on Fat: Gallbladder Guidance

Fat is a fabulous friend- if you can handle it. With our frenzied cultural focus on ketogenic and keto friendly diets recently, we thought we’d do our due diligence and discuss the elephant in the room- digesting and absorbing the fat you eat. Over 25 million...
There’s Nothing Fishy about Cholesterol

There’s Nothing Fishy about Cholesterol

By all current scientific understanding, omega-3 rich fish oil supports a healthy heart and blood vessels. But there has been some circulating suspicion based on scholarly reviews like this one that DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil, increases LDL...
5 Fixes For Your High Fat Diet

5 Fixes For Your High Fat Diet

We love fat. Our society is slowly overcoming fat-phobia, and it’s wonderful. Fat builds every cell in your body, maintains your brain, gives you energy, helps you think clearly, deal with stress, and makes sex hormones. Fat is creamy, delicious, and loaded with...
Micromanaging Your Mental Health

Micromanaging Your Mental Health

Modern living can be maddening. While the 10,000 years that have passed since the agricultural revolution seem long ago, that’s a blink of an evolutionary eye. As such, our bodies and minds are still trained for hunter-gatherer life, and our responses to stress are no...
How To Choose The Healthiest Sunscreen

How To Choose The Healthiest Sunscreen

With summer just around the corner we know that you will be spending more time outside exposed to the sun’s warming rays. And until now, you have likely been conditioned to believe that it’s essential you lather up underneath gobs of sunscreen to keep you from burning...
Mental Health Micronutrients: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Mental Health Micronutrients: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Have you ever heard the claim that fish is “brain food?”  This common knowledge is reinforced in multiple cultures and traditions all over the world, from Mira’s college roommate who ate sushi every day on finals week to the cook at a local Mexican restaurant who...
Making the Most of Methylation

Making the Most of Methylation

For years, scientists have known that high homocysteine levels could cause stroke. The media blamed fat, particularly saturated fat, as the main culprit of hardened hearts and bursting brain vessels. The public at large was led to believe that some how, in some way,...
Your Biotic Besties: Meet your Good Gut Bacteria

Your Biotic Besties: Meet your Good Gut Bacteria

Letting your food go bad can be good for you, in certain cases! You have likely heard of some of the health benefits of fermented foods and the lovely probiotics found within, and today we will get to know the good guys in your gut a bit better. Probiotics are...
10 Reasons Not to Miss Magnesium

10 Reasons Not to Miss Magnesium

With all of the buzz about calcium for bones, iron for blood, or zinc for fighting colds, it can be easy to miss out on the metabolic magic of magnesium. But with at least half of Americans suspected to be magnesium deficient, you may be missing the mark! Read on to...
It’s Time for Spring Cleaning.

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning.

We all want to come home to a clean, bacteria-free home that smells like a cool spring breeze. But, the more we learn about household cleaners the scarier they can be. It is time to learn about natural yet effective home cleaning tools that can save you time and money...