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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Understanding Foods Causing Inflammations

2019-01-28T11:28:52-08:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

2019 is official here, what is on your New Year resolution list? I hope stay healthy is on top of it and maybe eating healthy too! “You are what you eat” is not just a pitch by your mom, serval large long term studies published in the recent years show strong correlations of eating habits and [...]

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 [...]

Healthy Sugar?

2018-09-28T14:00:22-07:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the biggest public enemies today is “SUGAR”. There is no doubt that too much sugar is causing the ever-rising health problems not only in the U.S. but worldwide. Governments across Europe and Asia are proposing a sugar tax. Since scientists, doctors, and nutritionists agree sugar is bad, how about we eliminate sugar from our [...]

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: [...]

Black Soybeans: weight loss & recovery.

2018-04-12T21:11:16-07:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: health & nutrition, lifestyle & fitness|Tags: , , , , , |

What are Black Soybeans? Not just for vegetarians, the benefits of the humble soybean have been known to most nutrition-conscious people for a long time now. Black soybeans have recently been categorized as a superfood. They are almost identical to the better known green soybean, but the black skinned variety is thought to have even more [...]

Advice for Switching to a Plant-Based Diet

2019-11-04T11:11:15-08:00December 22nd, 2017|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you’re exploring the possibility of transitioning to an entirely plant-based diet, then you’ve probably already realized how much dedication and determination is necessary to stick to it. A plant-based diet may not be for everyone, but its focus on restoring your body’s health with the proper nutrients makes it worthwhile. We recently chatted with a [...]