Not only are we getting a daily dose of antibiotics at dinner time when we eat meat or dairy products, but we are also commonly bombarded by them in soaps, hand sanitizers, cleaning products, and through countless prescriptions that we receive from the doctor, often for only minor health issues. This has contributed to the scary rise of antibiotic-resistant strains of common diseases. But not only could many of these antibiotics be doing you no good; some of them could …Read more
When it comes to ensuring good health and strong bones as we age, most of us have come to think of a tall, cold glass of milk as the ultimate symbol of health and wellbeing. However, according to a study from the University of Jaen in Spain, milk may no longer provide the clean bill of health that we once expected it to – in fact, it may just be having the opposite effect. Research published in the Journal of …Read more
For many people living in North America, meat is a staple of the diet. We indulge in it for taste, for nutrition, and with the growing popularity of high-protein diets, even for weight loss. But for those of you who choose to regularly indulge in meat and meat by-products, recent statistics collected by the FDA have uncovered that you may be unknowingly biting off more than you can chew. Regular meats sold in butcher shops and supermarkets are accompanied by …Read more
Probiotics have gained widespread popularity over the past decade, and deservedly so. The benefits of probiotics are far reaching – they have been found to help boost immunity, treat digestive issues, allergies and skin disorders, and reduce cholesterol levels, depression and anxiety. Probiotics are also an ideal adjunct to antibiotic therapy, and researchers at the Cochrane Collaboration organization have found that taking probiotics may prevent antibiotic associated side-effects, such as diarrhea.
Although natural health practitioners generally discourage the use of …Read more