Cortisol is an important hormone in the body that plays a role in metabolism, stress handling, and immunity. Prolonged stress not only depletes this precious hormone, but leads to imbalances in energy, cravings, immunity, and the sleep-wake cycle.
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Human beings evolved the ability to store nutrients during times of abundance so that we could use them during times of famine. We now have a body adapted to scarcity and live in the modern world which consists of abundance and excess. In modern Western society our tendency is to accumulate physical possessions and feed […]
Just so you know, it’s taken me decades to improve my diet. Growing up, I drank plenty of soda, ate donuts every weekend, and fast food several times per week. I still love sugar and baked goods—I just don’t eat as much as I used to. We are all plenty educated about what to eat. […]
One of my favorite ‘herbs’ in the pharmacopeia is Theobroma cacao whose seeds are used to make chocolate. On its own cacao is not sweet, but slightly bitter. The chocolate you are used to eating or drinking is the result of processing, to create cacao powder, and modifying by adding sugar and other ingredients like milk. […]
Pressed juices and smoothies seem to be the new staple of ‘healthy diets’ everywhere, but how much fruit should you really be consuming? In order to understand this issue, it’s helpful to know how fruit sugar, or fructose, works in the body. Fructose, found in fruits and vegetables, is processed by the liver and tends […]