What is Okra? I personally have never heard of it prior to trying them fried to a crisp with a light batter like zucchini … but Okra is a warm-season vegetable popular in the southern United States, parts […]
Fiber is extremely important for your digestive system.
The body’s small intestine can’t break down and extract energy from fibres so instead it is broken down in the colon. People who eat a lot of fiber can process their food […]
For many years, people have been told to go for skim-milk instead of full fat milk because of the high calorie content. However, a new study could prove that this is wrong.
In a new study published in the […]
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are common drugs used for gastritis, heartburn, ulcer disease etc. The medications are popular because they improve symptoms very rapidly.
To assess the toxicity of PPIs by looking at >100k patients.
The authors of this study […]
And who says we don’t need our probiotics? Microbiomes are bacterias that we have in our gut … or intestines. These bacterias have recently gained tremendous interest in the scientific community due to their effect on our overall […]
Many people are unfamiliar with Kefir. I know I was until recently, when a family friend introduced this amazing probiotic to me. Milk kefir is a thick, yogurt-like cultured drink traditionally made from dairy milk, but can also be […]
When it comes to artificial ANYTHING, buyer beware. Additives such as NutraSweet, Equal, Splenda may sound innocent an innocuous, but the truth is that many, if not ALL of these types of artificial ingredients are basically chemical concoctions that have […]
The Down Low on H2O
We human beings are all roughly 66.666% H2O (water).
It makes up about three-quarters of our lean body mass, about 10% of our fat, and in terms of the amount of time we could live without […]
Dashing out for a bottle of cranberry juice when a urinary tract infection hits may not be so helpful after all. Research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests it could just be an old […]
Protein Pump Inhibitors (PPI) are very common medications and potential treatment for reflux disease, gastritis etc. Whether it is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not known.
To assess the association of PPI and CKD.
One per day PPI […]