About Karuna Guest Author

Camilla Andersson is a freelance journalist who holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Camilla comes from a background of covering medical technology and the health industry, but also has found Traditional Chinese Medicine useful in her own life. She believes that Eastern and Western medicine complement each other and finds it interesting that many ancient remedies, like those used in Karuna’s products, have a firm backing in nutrition and medical science.

Plant-Based Dieters Should Be Cautious of Processed Foods, Experts Say

2020-02-19T10:04:49-08:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |

Plant-Based Dieters Should Be Cautious of Processed Foods, Experts Say Because of our hectic lifestyles, it’s easy to choose a processed product over a whole food. If you follow a plant-based diet, this may not seem like a big deal. It’s easy to assume that if the main ingredient is a vegetable, legume or [...]

Forbes Features Karuna in its Technology Council Section

2021-02-17T16:10:30-08:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: media coverage|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Forbes recently featured Karuna in its Technology Council section.1 The article highlighted Karuna’s functional ingredients and their link to longevity. Forbes used Karuna as an example of a trend in food science to turn away from linear reductionism, the belief that people only need specific components, like carbs, protein and fiber, in order to be [...]

Is Reducing Processed Food and Toxins the Key to Weight Loss?

2019-10-15T10:36:18-07:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition, lifestyle & fitness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A common weight loss mantra, ”calories in, calories out,” has been taking some heat lately. This saying, which means that you have to burn more calories than you consume, holds some obvious truth, but does not tell the whole story. Not all calories are created equal - calories from protein and fiber, for example, will keep [...]

Yahoo Lifestyle Highlights Karuna

2021-02-17T16:06:55-08:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: media coverage|Tags: , , , , , |

Yahoo Lifestyle recently featured an interview with Karuna’s founder, Angela Zeng. In the article, Zeng revealed plans to expand into international markets and discussed her views on the superherbs trend. The interview highlighted the difference between the marketing term of superherb and Karuna’s focus on a balance between ancient remedies and medical science backing up their [...]

Understanding Fats, Carbs and Heart Disease

2019-10-30T15:56:27-07:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition, lifestyle & fitness|Tags: , , , , , , |

I got questions from many consumers on how to lower their cholesterol level and the meanings of good LDLs versus bad LDL. In order to answer these questions, we need to take a deeper look into the history of low-fat diet. In the 1950s, the well-known American scientist Ancel Keys made a correlation between dietary cholesterol [...]

How to Overcome a Weight-Loss Snag

2021-03-08T10:45:33-08:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |

One of the most common questions we get at Karuna is: ”Why am I not losing weight?” Committing to a new diet and exercise regimen takes a lot of willpower, so when we don’t see results, we get frustrated. While each individual and situation are unique, these are some common reasons you may not see the [...]

Closing the Fiber Gap

2019-07-01T09:39:41-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It seems like carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap lately. Many diets, like Keto and Atkins, restrict carbs. Others eliminate specific types, for example the Paleo diet, which prohibits grains and legumes. But with the emphasis on cutting carbs, we may be forgetting about one of the body’s best friends: fiber. Fiber is a key component [...]

Finding Balance between Yin and Yang

2021-03-08T10:45:54-08:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition, lifestyle & fitness|Tags: , , , |

Despite major medical breakthroughs in the past few decades, people’s mental and physical health is just not keeping up. While some of these trends, like a declining life expectancy,1 are seen mostly in high-income countries, others, like the obesity epidemic,2 are global. A Gallup index of people in 145 countries found humans more stressed, anxious, sad, [...]

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