Health & Nutrition2018-02-23T22:33:19+00:00

Health & Nutrition

Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load

Have you heard of the terms ´GI Index´ and ´glycemic load´? Perhaps from your physician or your health conscious friends? Do you know what they mean? Let us give you the gist of GI, to take a glycemic load off your back. The glycemic index (GI) is a rating used to measure the level of sugar circulating in the blood [...]

Prebiotics And Gut Flora

With more probiotic products coming to the market, a growing amount of consumers now understand the importance of maintaining a healthy gut flora for their health. How about prebiotics? Most health experts and doctors will tell you prebiotics can help to rebuild a healthy gut flora and more and more studies have shown taking natural prebiotics can improve some health [...]

Healthy Sugar?

One of the biggest public enemies today is “SUGAR”. There is no doubt that too much sugar is causing the ever-rising health problems not only in the U.S. but worldwide. Governments across Europe and Asia are proposing a sugar tax. Since scientists, doctors, and nutritionists agree sugar is bad, how about we eliminate sugar from our life? Imagine a world [...]

Science Behind Metabolism

I’m sure we all have that moment- when you want to shave a few pounds and gain more energy. You realize that you’ve done everything you were told, exercise regularly, diet, sleep well, practice mindfulness, and you’re stumped for what else you can try. Maybe you just have a slow metabolism? We all know metabolism is critical for how [...]

Protein & Health

Protein again? How much is too much? I have encountered this question again and again during Karuna events. Below is a nice review on the subject of Protein Consumption by Harvard Medical School that I would like to share with you. Whether you worry about your weight or not, you've probably heard the claims by now: Here's a diet that's [...]

Healthy Lifestyle Habits & Life Expectancy

We all know our lifestyle habits impact both our physical and mental health. But, what are the proofs? According to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health, maintaining five healthy habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking—during adulthood may add more than a decade to [...]