High-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS for short, is a sweetener commonly used in processed foods. It’s included in many foods that one would least suspect, like bread, crackers, pasta sauces, and even pickles. Groups like the Corn Refiner’s Association and companies whose products contain high fructose corn syrup continue to market it as a safe, almost “natural” product. The truth, however, is that studies have shown serious health issues arise from consuming this stuff, including kidney stones.
Your immune system is your frontline defense against environmental toxins, viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microorganisms. Unfortunately, the toxins present in today’s world are weakening the human immune system at an ever-increasing rate and there’s only so much we can do to control what we’re exposed to. On the flip side, certain tools and supplements can help support your immune system.
Next to water and air, food is the most necessary thing in our lives. But beyond it’s status as a necessity, food can be comforting, nourishing, and supportive. It can bring people together and even provide a sense of community. I say “can” because the quality of your food matters and is what makes it either a potent, health-supportive tool or the slowest form of poison… not just for your physical health but your mental health, too.
Conversations on the benefits of vitamin D have taken the health industry by storm. A goldmine of pioneering studies around the turn of the 21st century on vitamin D have reported incredible findings about the “Sunshine Vitamin” and its positive effects on bone health, the immune system, and good health in general.
Soy, one of America’s favorite “health” foods, is not as benevolent as it is made out to be. One of the most successful maneuvers by the food and agricultural businesses in North America was marketing soy as a natural, health-promoting food. Even today, soy continues to retain a popular following among many individuals in the natural health community. The stark reality, however, is that soy is more of a poison than a nutritious food, with fermented soy being the exception. As it turns out, nearly everything we’ve been told about […]
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