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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]