The best way to get the “sunshine vitamin” is by getting some sunshine. (No shocker there.) But, in the winter, getting a healthy dose of vitamin D each day can be more difficult. For this reason, many people turn to supplements. But, which vitamin D supplement is best, and can’t you just up your intake of “enriched” foods like milk and cereals? Vitamin D2 vs D3: which will conquer?
The genetically modified crop soybean grown on 91 percent of US soybean fields is repeatedly attributed to devastating reproductive and birth defects in animal studies. Nevertheless, the powers that be—in both the private and public spheres—continue to allow Americans to shovel GMO soy onto their dinner tables.
With a little background and a few tips, you can reap the many medicinal benefits of mint right at home and leave behind several different traditional over-the-counter solutions. For our purposes, we will focus on peppermint - peppermint tea benefits are some of the most established due to the popularity of the tea.
Capsaicin, a compound responsible for the hotness of many peppers, is thought to increase the rate at which the body burns fat, ease pain, lower cholesterol and support healthy heart function. The compound is especially studied for its ability to aid in weight loss, where researchers from Purdue University in Indiana found that capsaicin reduces hunger and increases energy expenditure.
An antioxidant responsible for giving many vegetables their rich, vibrant colors, beta-carotene is one of several plant compounds called carotenoids. These compounds are converted into vitamin A within the body and serve to provide numerous health benefits. But not many people seem to know about beta-carotene benefits. Let's change that!
Research has indicated that omega-3 fatty acids may even help slow down the “fattening” of America. Omega 3’s keep metabolic function in check which helps keep the weight down. In addition, these essential fatty acids also keep the liver and white adipose tissue, which are vital for for fat metabolism, healthy. Omega 3’s also quarterback signals from genes to keep the body from storing calories as fat.
The new documentary film entitled SHADE the Motion Picture, the latest creation to come from veteran film producers Jason Bermas (Loose Change, Invisible Empire) and Shepard Ambellas (The Intelhub), will feature Anthony Gucciardi on a number of health issues from GMOs to sodium fluoride.
Cancer wouldn’t be as fatal or as tragic if it didn’t spread. If cancer was a cluster of diseased cells, it would be more easily treatable. But, it’s the spread of cancer, also known as metastasis, that makes it so volatile, so difficult to stop. A study recently published in Cancer and Metastasis Reviews looks at how a plant-based diet can stop this spread, working to halt cancer in its tracks.