Food & Nutrition

The Importance of Potassium at the Cell Level

Potassium is one of the primary mineral elements contributing to the metabolic processes of the biological system. This means it is one of the most essential components of life. In this post, I explore the importance of potassium at the cell level. Keep reading to learn about the delicate balance of potassium and sodium inside(…)

10 Surprising Foods to Avoid (And Why)

After many years of researching the effects of foods on the human body, some of my findings have uncovered information that challenges the common wisdom of a healthy diet. This info may be surprising or even disappointing to some. It is important to reiterate that there are no long term, controlled human studies which would(…)

Top Superfoods to Add to Your Diet

Looking to increase the quality of your diet? Superfoods are a great place to start. Remember: Dietary changes should not be about calorie restriction or deprivation, but rather the addition of nutrient-dense energy sources—particularly ones that are easily digested. The three top superfoods outlined below are foods with a very high benefit-to-cost ratio in terms(…)

The Dangers of a Low-Sodium Diet

Sodium often gets a bad rap. You may have heard that the average American diet contains way too much sodium, and that the recommended amount is only about 1 teaspoon per day—especially for people at risk for heart disease. However, the strange idea that salt causes hypertension (high blood pressure) is the opposite of what(…)

5 Simple Rules for Hydration

Hydration is a very complex topic. If you read my previous post, you already know that there’s no clear-cut answer to the question, “How much water should you drink?” The idea that “more is better” is simply not true. Good hydration is really about maintaining a good balance between water and mineral intake to help(…)

How Much Water Should You Drink?

Hydration may seem like a simple topic. Just drink eight glasses of water a day and you’re good, right? Not quite. The truth is that hydration is not simply about drinking enough water. It’s much more complex. There’s no clear-cut, universal answer to the question of “How much water should you drink?” Keep reading to(…)

5 Fantastic Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee consumption is still a somewhat controversial topic, particularly in the health and wellness community. Coffee often gets a bad rap—undeservedly so. When you look at the scientific evidence, a different picture begins to emerge showing that there are, in fact, many health benefits of coffee.1,2 This blog post outlines five fantastic benefits of coffee(…)

The Truth about Prebiotics and Probiotics

Let’s address the myth of “good” bacteria in the intestine. So often, intestinal bacteria are referred to as some sort of miracle germ that improves health and function. They are proclaimed to produce nutrients, increase your ability to absorb nutrients, improve your mood, create an appropriate appetite, help you lose weight, etc., etc. But is(…)