You may have heard the term “intestinal permeability” thrown around. Usually it comes with other phrases like ‘gluten sensitivity’ and ‘autoimmune disease’. It’s also referred to as ‘leaky gut’ and ‘gut-barrier dysfunction’. But what is it really? To explain it, let’s look at how a healthy digestive system functions. First, you eat some delicious tacos. […]
BESIDES the fact that chocolate is the most comforting, calming, mood-lifting, boyfriend-replacing, love-inducing food on the planet… Chocolate also has some neat-o nutritional benefits. But can we still get those benefits from chocolate that’s full of sugar and milk and processed soy? Here’s how to maximize the health benefits of chocolate while leaving out the junk.
If you’ve ever had your cholesterol levels checked, you’ve probably heard about HDL and LDL ratios, and their importance as heart disease markers. The story goes something like this:
LDL is evil and it clogs up your arteries and you need to do whatever you can to get it down. HDL is good because it helps clear away the old LDL, so do whatever you can do to get those levels up.
There is a shred of truth to this story, but the rest of it is highly outdated. […]