If you suffer from asthma and allergies, then you know how difficult the symptoms can be to control. New research presented during a news conference at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2014 shows that natural relief may be possible with flax seeds and soybeans.
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Jessica Savage, MD, from Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts is the lead investigator in this research. Certain phytoestrogens in flax seeds and soybeans are being attributed to this relief.
Lignan phytoestrogens, found particularly in flaxseeds, have been shown to scavenge hydroxyl radicals and cause fatty acid peroxidation. Isoflavone phytoestrogens, found mainly in soybeans, have shown signs of reducing allergic airway inflammation. These anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects are what afford these foods the natural ability to help control the symptoms of asthma and allergy.
Avocados – the world’s most perfect food or simply the funkiest looking fruit ever? In this edition of Health Food Friday, we will discover the truth about this green wonder.
Shopping for healthy foods can be confusing. Many foods products claim to be “healthy”, “all-natural”, “organic” or “low fat”. But how do you know if these words are real benefits or just clever marketing schemes? If your food comes in a box or a package, it is likely not as healthy as it claims. If you base the majority of your diet around whole foods, you will be making a much wiser investment in your health.
This Healthy Food Friday series will help you learn to identify the difference. You will also learn more about the amazing benefits of whole foods along with delicious ways to enjoy them.
Our modern society is inflammatory by nature. Out-of-control inflammation is the natural result of fast foods, processed foods, a toxic environment, high stress levels and lack of effective exercise. Inflammation is a major factor in all of the most deadly diseases. Heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes affect the lives of millions of people as a result of this inflammatory lifestyle.
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We must learn to live in this modern society without succumbing to the resulting effects of it. That is what a Wellness Lifestyle is all about. The way we eat, the way that we exercise and even the way that we think can cause inflammation to run out of control in our bodies. An anti-inflammatory diet is key to avoiding many disease and living a radiantly healthy life.
If you do nothing else for your health, if you make no other changes to your diet and nutrition, then make this one addition. Adding even just 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to your diet everyday has been shown to provide most of the amazing benefits for which coconut oil has become famous. It truly is an amazing food!
While coconut oil is a fat, It is not a typical oil that most people think of like vegetable oil or canola oil. Many people are confused about why a fat is recommended for balancing metabolism and losing weight. Many people assume, based on incorrect information, that saturated fats are bad for your health, however, it is not saturated fat but trans fats that have negative health consequences. Additionally, many people have asked for more information about why coconut oil is included in the Wellness Achiever Metabolism Boosting Food Guide as a natural, healthy, metabolism boosting, anti-inflammatory food. Let’s first consider the problem with traditional cooking oils.