It is so hard to find shampoos, cleansers, and other beauty products today on the market that aren't littered with parabens, sulfates, and other harmful ingredients. Our skin is the largest organ on our body and susceptible to absorbing these ingredients, which is why it is critical to really read the ingredient label and prioritize the products we use. Today, I'd like to share 5 natural products that I recommend to implement in your routine as an alternative. I look forward to hearing your thoughts as well in the comments if you have any additional products to share!
These little nutritional powerhouses were a staple of my Greek ancestors' diet. But for the longest time I've been afraid to indulge myself, asking for my Caesar salad sans anchovies and watching my Yiayia and Pappou (Greek for grandmother and grandfather) in horror from across the restaurant table as they ate them up fried during our summer trips.
But something in me changed...
Is fasting good for weight loss? What about reproduction? Today I attempt to answer these questions with a new infographic! In a previous post, I cited some of the proposed benefits of fasting including improved glucose tolerance and cognitive function. What does the evidence say? Let's take a look below. Enjoy!
Refined sugar consumption is at an all-time high. It is almost impossible to avoid with sugar being added to most foods from soda to tomato sauce and even crackers. What are the health costs of consuming a highly refined sugar diet? How can you take steps to decrease refined sugar intake? Check out my infographic today for answers to these questions. Enjoy!
My last infographic segment will assess the impact of full-fat dairy consumption on cancer risk. Is consumption of full-fat dairy harmful or beneficial in cancer prevention? Does the sourcing of full-fat dairy matter such as choosing grass-fed and organic? These questions will be explored today!
In my second part infographic, I will look at the evidence behind full-fat dairy consumption and heart health specifically, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Let's take a look!
I wrote several posts previously on dairy consumption and health. Today I delve further into the topic with an infographic discussing the scientific evidence behind full-fat dairy vs. low-fat dairy consumption. In part 1, I will introduce the full-fat vs. low-fat argument. I will also discuss the health benefits of consuming high-fat dairy and type 2 diabetes. Enjoy!
This week, I am pleased to present a guest article written by Virgil Anderson. Virgil was unfortunately exposed to asbestos in the workplace at a young age and diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. At the time of his diagnosis, Virgil was without health insurance and turned to the National Cancer Institute for treatment. He also discovered information on integrative therapies for cancer such as Ayurvedic medicine. I am thrilled to present his article providing an overview of Ayurveda and evidence for its use in combination with traditional cancer treatments. Enjoy!
Does green tea (Camellia sinensis, Theaceae) prevent cancer? There may be some evidence. Today I am sharing an infographic I made about green tea and its anti-inflammatory properties. This infographic is not comprehensive, so if you are interested in the topic I encourage you to check out this website which discusses more of the evidence. Some clinical studies have not demonstrated green tea's efficacy at inhibiting cancer. This could be due to the different varieties of tea (black, green, white, etc.), regional differences in growth (higher level of secondary metabolites in soil-rich areas), or the population studied (genetic and environmental differences). Hope you enjoy my infographic and I encourage you to investigate the research further. For now, I'm going to continue enjoying my green tea and lemon each morning. Enjoy!