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Protein and Free Amino Acids Digestion and Absorption: Which Wins the Race?

Like all foods, dietary protein must be digested and broken down to its smallest components in order to be absorbed from the gut and distributed throughout the body. Here is a brief description of the process of transforming the proteins...

What Scientists Have to Say About the GAPS Diet

Proponents of the GAPS diet—a strict, multi-phase elimination diet that involves cutting out grains, pasteurized dairy, starchy vegetables, refined carbohydrates, and more—claim it can successfully treat neurological and psychological conditions, including autism. But increasing numbers of scientists, doctors, and nutrition...

Alcohol and the Liver: What Really Happens When Your Liver Is Exposed to Alcohol?

It is a common joke among the party crowd and social drinkers to bemoan the plight of one’s liver and the suffering it endures as a consequence of imbibing alcohol. The morning after you have had a few drinks beyond...

Back to the Basics: An Overview Of Amino Acids

Amino acids are the foundation of life. They are involved in everything from building muscle and life-supporting tissues to making the chemicals necessary for our brain and vital organs to function. Beyond serving as the building blocks for all-important proteins,...

Excess Sugar Consumption—What’s the Price You Pay?

Sugar makes so many things in life sweet—cupcakes, chocolate, cotton candy, lemonade! The list goes on…but what is the price we pay for indulgence? Is it worth the myriad health problems that occur as a consequence of excess sugar consumption?...

Do Coffee Enemas Help with Weight Loss?

There is lots of chatter in natural health and wellness groups supporting coffee enemas for weight loss. Well, sadly, while coffee enemas do have their benefits, weight loss isn’t one of them. Yes, you may see an immediate difference registered...

How Proper Sanitation Helps to Prevent Illnesses and 14 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Researchers estimate that 2.6 billion people across the globe lack adequate sanitation. Lack of proper sanitation practices is believed to contribute to approximately 10% of the “global disease burden” according to a report published in PLOS Medicine. Fortunately, most of the...

Nutrition for the Gut: Feed It Well and Live Better!

When we eat to satisfy hunger, we fill our stomach with nutrients to meet the body’s demand for energy and with micronutrients for all the chemical reactions that keep organs and muscles functioning throughout the body. A significant number of...

The 16 Best Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure. High blood pressure is often referred to as the “silent killer” because there are no specific symptoms or warning signs....

A Science-Based What the Health Review: Fact-Checking 7 Major Claims Made by the Documentary

The headline-grabbing documentary What the Health makes a strong case that going vegan will improve your health on just about every level. If you cut all animal products out of your diet—meaning no more meat, poultry, dairy, or fish—you’ll also...