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

2019-01-28T11:28:52-07:00January 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

2018-03-12T22:04:32-07:00December 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 [...]

3 Tips for Smart Holiday Eating

2018-03-12T22:04:30-07:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |

Smart holiday eating is certainly a feat during the season of indulging. Yet, in the midst of our holiday preparations and parties, we need to put a foot down in the name of our health and reclaim our bodies to a state of wellness. It’s tempting to wait until the New Year to make the effort [...]

Detoxify Your Diet with Two Essential Ingredients

2018-03-12T22:04:33-07:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |

When our bodies feel sluggish, so do our minds. That's when it's time for a detox. From chemicals in the foods we eat to the products we use, our bodies are always affected.  Every element we encounter elicits a response within us regardless of whether we’re indirectly exposed to something or we consume it directly. And [...]

Dates, Dates, Dates! And All Their Health Benefits!

2018-03-12T22:10:24-07:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |

As the fruit of palm trees, Dates not only have the sweetest of taste, but provide a myriad of health benefits to accompany their flavor. Rich in vitamins, fiber, iron, selenium, copper and other minerals, dates have been one of the most popular ingredients in many Eastern Asian folk remedies aiming to promote blood production, improve [...]