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 [...]

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 [...]

Kids’ Sugary Beverage: What Do We Need To Know?

2019-04-18T16:53:35-07:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition, lifestyle & fitness|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A call to action on limiting kids’ sugary beverage consumption New recommendations released March 25, 2019 by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association call for policy changes to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among children and teens. The physicians’ groups say that education around the potential health consequences of too much sugar—such [...]

Rising Obesity & Dietary Trends

2019-03-18T12:49:20-07:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Rising obesity, sounds like an old topic to you, right? According to a report by Harvard School of Public Health, two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese, and the nation spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions. We are well [...]

An Intro of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

2019-01-28T11:28:32-08:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

An Ancient Healing System That Still Works Today Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM originated from China and is one of the oldest healing systems on the planet. It’s been around for more than 2,500 years. It’s rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and has influenced other traditional systems of medicine. TCM is an umbrella [...]

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? [...]