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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Prebiotics And Gut Flora

2018-09-28T14:00:22-07:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: health & nutrition, karuna news|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With more probiotic products coming to the market, a growing amount of consumers now understand the importance of maintaining a healthy gut flora for their health. How about prebiotics? Most health experts and doctors will tell you prebiotics can help to rebuild a healthy gut flora and more and more studies have shown taking natural prebiotics [...]

10 Healthy Ways to Naturally Nourish Your Skin

2018-07-17T16:36:31-07:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: karuna news|Tags: , , , , , |

Dry skin can trouble even the healthiest people – and it’s difficult to feel your best when your skin is betraying you. However, venturing into supermarkets and pharmacies and seeing the multitudes of skincare options available to you can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you can naturally nourish your skin in plenty of ways without having to resort [...]

Protein & Health

2018-06-02T13:52:07-07:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: health & nutrition, lifestyle & fitness|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Protein again? How much is too much? I have encountered this question again and again during Karuna events. Below is a nice review on the subject of Protein Consumption by Harvard Medical School that I would like to share with you. Whether you worry about your weight or not, you've probably heard the claims by now: [...]