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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. [...]

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 [...]

Yahoo Lifestyle Highlights Karuna

2019-10-15T10:37:10-07:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: karuna news|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yahoo Lifestyle recently featured an interview with Karuna’s founder, Angela Zeng. In the article, Zeng revealed plans to expand into international markets and discussed her views on the superherbs trend. The interview highlighted the difference between the marketing term of superherb and Karuna’s focus on a balance between ancient remedies and medical science backing up their [...]

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 [...]

Finding Balance between Yin and Yang

2019-05-31T10:10:08-07:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: karuna news|Tags: , , , , |

Despite major medical breakthroughs in the past few decades, people’s mental and physical health is just not keeping up. While some of these trends, like a declining life expectancy,1 are seen mostly in high-income countries, others, like the obesity epidemic,2 are global. A Gallup index of people in 145 countries found humans more stressed, anxious, sad, [...]

Demystify Food Cravings

2019-03-18T12:50:16-07:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |

Is it all In Your Head or are your body’s needs real? Last week, I attended the Expo West and experienced another grant exhibition of natural foods, drinks and beauty products. While I had the chance to walk around the floor to discover interesting newbies, I started to try samples from different booths. Some tasted clean [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]