Foods That Cause Bloating

Everyone experiences bloating from time to time, the sensation that makes your stomach feel larger than normal. Bloating is the common term for gas build-up in the stomach and/or intestines. When it comes to diet, the best way to fight bloating is to avoid – or limit – your intake of foods that can cause…

Daily Dose of Nature

7 Benefits of Ghee Ghee is mostly considered unhealthy (and is unhealthy when consumed without the necessary portion control), but there are a few parameters that make ‘pure ghee’ healthy. Pure ghee contains only those fatty acids or saturated fats that are primarily (89%) short chain fatty acids, unlike some other animal fats. Regular consumption…

Pouch Reset Diet

The key benefits of pouch reset is to get back into the routine of eating high protein, low carb meals while managing portion control and healthy nutrition habits. Here are a few benefits : Get Back on Track – Sometimes it’s hard to stay on track so you need to get motivated. Lose Weight –…

Benefits of Ketosis

For starters, it’s a vital evolutionary advantage.  Our brain can only function with glucose and ketones.  Since we can’t store more than about 24 hours’ worth of glucose, we would all die of hypoglycemia if ever forced to fast for more than a day.  Fortunately, our liver can take fat and select amino acids (the…

Sugar Free Detox Food Guide

Detoxing from sugar altogether may seem like a radical step but it’s easy to understand why, for some people, just cutting down on sugar isn’t enough. One of the major negative consequences of sugar consumption is weight gain, but in addition to this, sugar is linked to mood swings and is highly addictive. Unfortunately, more…

Low Carbohydrate Diets

A low-fat diet may put people at the highest risk for gaining their weight back, because it decreases their resting energy expenditure and total energy expenditure more than other diets, such as a low-glycemic index diet and a very low carbohydrate diet. A low-fat diet requires a limited amount of fat, most importantly saturated fat, cholesterol, and…

All About Probiotics

Probiotics help in reducing your risk of developing a bowel infection called Clostridium difficile (otherwise known as C. diff). C. diff is an infection which can occur after you have received antibiotics for another infection which then disrupt the normal (“good”) bacteria in your gut. This then allows the problem C. diff bacteria to grow in…

Understanding Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is the process of cycling in and out of periods of eating and not eating. Although people do experience weight loss with intermittent fasting, it is less of a diet plan and more of a lifestyle choice to reap some incredible health benefits. It’s a way of scheduling your meals so that you…

Meals for Intermittent Fasting

When most of us hear the word “fasting,” we’re likely to think of politically motivated hunger strikes or endurance stunts like illusionist David Blaine’s infamous 44-day stint, sans food, in a transparent, Plexiglas box. But the occasional fasting these experts are recommending is something different. They point out that humans evolved through multiple short-term periods…

Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Mustard seeds have been part of human civilization for hundreds of years. The Bible mentions mustard seeds, as do ancient Sanskrit texts. The ancient Greeks used them for cooking, as did the ancient Romans, who appear to have invented an early form of the condiment used today. The ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, used them medicinally. …