Histamine intolerance is one of the most overlooked conditions due to its broad and extensive list of symptoms that may also be signs of many other health circumstances as well. Histamine intolerance is the resistance towards “normal” levels of histamine in food caused by a decreased activity of the histamine-degrading enzymes diamine oxidase (DAO).
What is Histamine anyway?
You or perhaps someone you know have probably heard of antihistamine drugs that are typically used to overcome symptoms of allergies. So what is histamine exactly? Histamine is an important biochemical used to aid the … [Read More...]
The advancement in technology has surely come with its benefits; a world of information and entertainment conveniently located at our fingertips. The development of the modern-day smartphone has revolutionized the way we function on a day to day basis with the usage of mobile applications that have consolidated all of our needs into one small device. However, this may come at a cost. For years the debate of EMF and cellphone radiation exposure has been a hot topic amongst health professionals as the common belief that these devices are safe was being challenged to claim that prolonged exposure … [Read More...]
Intermittent fasting seems to be causing a lot of buzz amongst health professionals these days. Some claim it to be the “breakthrough” to fat loss and others claim it is just another fad diet. But what does the evidence say? And who can really benefit from it?
Intermittent fasting relies on the notion that the timing of food intake is crucial to how your body will use it. It claims that restricting your eating window to six to eight hours and extending your ‘fasting’ window will yield tremendous benefits for fat loss, hormone balance, energy, and stabilizing insulin. From an evolutionary … [Read More...]
Fat: known to most as the enemy and who is to blame? We are almost conditioned to associate the word with weight gain, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Corporations do an amazing marketing the ‘low-fat’ and ‘low-calorie’ diets when it comes to weight loss and avoiding heart attacks or strokes. Except none of it is scientifically true. In fact, the research behind this information is seriously flawed and based on outdated evidence.
I recently read Dr. Mark Hyman`s book: Eat Fat Get Thin and boy was I impressed. So impressed that I decided to dedicate this blog to his book. His research … [Read More...]
Constipation is a bit of a taboo subject. I mean, how often do you talk about bowel movements with your friends and family? Not very often, I bet. That being said, it's an important subject! Constipation has been shown to increase the risk of colon cancer, diverticulitis, appendicitis, and digestive issues. Irregular bowel movements can cause an accumulation of toxins in the body, contributing to our toxic load and putting strain on the body.
What can cause constipation?
Have you ever walked around a grocery store or shopped at your local health food store, and observed the words ‘Contains Superfood’ on a package? Have you ever wondered what a superfood actually is? Superfoods are the latest social food craze, even though they’ve been around long before the title was given to them.
So what are superfoods?
If you google ‘what is a superfood’ it tells you that it’s ‘a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being’. Other dictionary sources either have a similar description or offer no description at all, meaning the … [Read More...]