Research continues to build an even stronger case for how important our microbiome is for health and well being, affecting everything from brain function to cancer survival rates. ‘… gut microorganisms have been shown to play a role in a wide range of human diseases, including obesity, psoriasis, autism, and mood disorders.’
We all want to be happier. Even the happiest among us want to be happier still. It turns out that when we get to do things that come easier to us, we are happier. Humans like to be good at things.
If the herd was happier and healthier, we would follow them.
the conversion rate for ALA found in flax oil is very low: most research puts the conversion rate around 4%. So, flax oil is not an adequate substitute for fish oil.
Acquiring food used to be hard work. Whether it was walking to a water source to obtain water, gathering fruit, or hunting a large animal and dragging it to camp. Now you can get your hands on a meal without ever leaving your car!
Animals that are raised on unnatural industrial farms and feedlots with their lack of movement, abundance of toxic fattening foods, and incredibly stressful environments create sick animals. Sick animals make for sick people when consumed.
The number one threat to human life on the planet today is the crisis of chronic disease. And sadly, the vast majority of our resources are directed towards treating the effects of chronic disease, rather than correcting the cause.
It is well known that those who don’t sleep on a healthy cycle suffer from health problems due to their schedule. The way that your body cycles levels of activity throughout the day is called your circadian rhythm. Since lifestyle choices play such a large role in how your body functions, it is important to maximize your personal lifestyle habits to reflect how circadian rhythms are innately programmed.
When researchers look for the road map to success (hence the old adage “success leaves clues”), they study ‘positive deviants”‘- those characteristics or behaviors that are more likely to result in a successful outcome. Best Practices refers to the concepts or strategies common to successful results or consequences.
The fact that our modern culture is terribly deficient in omega-3 essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids critical structural components of our cells, and many of the body’s physiologic function is dependent upon having sufficient essential fatty acids in general and omega-3 in particular.