Growing season is quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to start a small garden. Aren’t sure what to plant? Herbs have great nutritional and medicinal benefits and have been utilized for centuries!
In recent years coffee has gone from demon to health food (we are happy about that!). Studies have shown that coffee, in moderation, helps with everything from energy and focus to weight loss and preventing cancer. Can you make it even better?
A typical breakfast is full of sugar and processed carbs - oatmeal with brown sugar, cereal with milk, pancakes with maple syrup, toast with jam… the list goes on. It’s the toughest meal to switch up when we are helping patients move to a lower carbohydrate diet.
I love herbs and spices, not only for their flavors but also for their medicinal effects. And if I had to pick one health all-star, it would have to be turmeric, the spice born of the curcuma longa plant that gives curries their rich golden yellow color. It’s more than just a tasty flavor-enhancer though.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but sugar is truly rotten stuff. It’s the ultimate carb-bomb, that floods your system with nutrient-free calories and it doesn’t even fill you up! And potentially comes with a lifetime of health troubles, like weight-gain, high blood sugar, system-wide inflammation, and life-altering diseases.