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Health & Nutrition2020-01-10T13:49:43-08:00

Health & Nutrition

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

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 soy, it should be [...]

Tips to Survive the Winter Flu Season

Tips to Survive the Winter Flu Season The recent outbreak of coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on everyone’s life in China and its impacts quickly spread to the world. While the scientists working quickly on identifying the source and finding the cures, the cousin of this novel virus (at least to human beings), influenza virus is getting more [...]

Detox & Anti-Aging

If you follow current dietary trends, you probably have heard about the “Detox Cleanse”, “48-Hour Weekend Cleanser” and many other detox regimens. Trained as a medical researcher, I always like to weigh how effective these regiments actually are? What are the mechanisms behind each? What are the potential adverse effects? And most importantly, is detox itself even necessary? I am [...]

Karuna Holiday Drinking Tips: How much alcohol is bad for you?

I love December: It is the most wonderful time of the year! We are closing out another wonderful year with celebrations and cheers with colleagues, friends and families, we are surrounded with holiday music, gifts and parties. During these wonderful moments we probably will be sipping down more alcohol than any other times of the year. So how much [...]

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, [...]