Prebiotic vs Probiotic: The Difference Between Karuna and Kombucha

2021-07-30T12:21:52-07:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How do you fill your body with the proper nutrients? Go with your gut! Digestive health is critical to your body’s overall function. Many health beverages, like kombucha, promote the ability to help you improve your body’s digestive function.  Yet, this is only attainable when you’re proactive about the ingredients present in your diet: that’s why [...]

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

2019-11-01T13:23:44-07:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Karuna Introduces Viva

2019-07-30T21:28:14-07:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition, karuna news|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Color Coding Carbs

2019-07-01T09:39:16-07:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In the recent year, carbs is getting a reputation of being “unhealthy”. Is it truly bad for you? Let’s first understand what are carbs. Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in a wide variety of foods like grains, vegetables, fruits, and milk products. They are called carbohydrates because, at the biochemical level, they break [...]

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 [...]

The Importance of Fiber

2019-03-18T12:50:05-07:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |

We all have heard about it, from our moms, from our doctors, from our friends: eat food that is rich in fiber as fiber is important! Everybody seems to know about fiber, but when specifically asked what fiber does in your body, the initial response would be…it’s good for the body. Let’s improve that, shall we? [...]

Chemical Sensitive? Is It Real?

2019-03-18T12:49:55-07:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Our last blog article on Common Cause of Tiredness triggered many questions. I noticed some of us here may have fatigue caused by reactions to chemicals. Four out of our five senses (sight, smell, taste, and touch), encounter common chemicals every day. They’re found in pesticides, petrol, perfumes, vehicle exhaust, household cleaning products, personal care products, [...]

Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load

2018-09-28T14:00:22-07:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: health & nutrition, lifestyle & fitness|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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