Health & Nutrition2018-02-23T22:33:19-08:00

Health & Nutrition

Why It’s Best not to Beef up Your Meat Intake

New research papers on red meat consumption have stirred up controversy lately.1 The papers, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, say that the average adult can continue to eat both red and processed meat at typical levels.2 This runs contrary to current recommendations to limit intake of meat.3 So does that mean that a diet low in meat is [...]

How to Survive The Cold & Flue Season

It is October, the colorful and fun Halloween decorations are popping up everywhere, a nice indicator of who is a planner and who is the last-minute doer, or who is simply too busy to think about Halloween yet. Although we’re technically well into autumn, the last few waves of summer heat are still with us. In the Traditional Chinese Medicine, [...]

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

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 you full longer than [...]

Understanding Fats, Carbs and Heart Disease

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 and heart disease in [...]

How to Overcome a Weight-Loss Snag

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 results you expect: You [...]

Karuna Introduces Viva

Legend has it that over 2000 years ago, the first Emperor of China sent a team of 1,000 men to Japan to track down an herb said to slow down aging and defeat illnesses. Although it is believed that the Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, died before he could ingest the herb, he probably turned to it because of its local [...]