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Detox & Anti-Aging

2020-01-13T08:55:20-08:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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

2019-12-16T12:19:09-08:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition, lifestyle & fitness|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

Forbes Features Karuna in its Technology Council Section

2019-12-10T10:21:54-08:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: karuna news|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 healthy. [...]

How to Survive The Cold & Flue Season

2019-10-15T10:33:19-07:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition, karuna news|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Overcome a Weight-Loss Snag

2019-10-15T10:37:35-07:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition, karuna news|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 [...]

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 [...]