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Probiotic Bacteria May Burn Belly Fat

By calinpop | November 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Probiotic Bacteria May Burn Belly Fat

Supplements containing live bacteria, called probiotics, may burn abdominal fat, according to a new small study. The findings, published Oct. 9 in the Journal of Functional Foods, suggest that a new probiotic supplement that prevents intestinal fat absorption could be an effective weight-loss tool. The study was funded by Micropharma, the company that makes the…

5 Ways to Practice Breath-Focused Meditation

By calinpop | November 19, 2020 | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Practice Breath-Focused Meditation

From deep and controlled breathing to a shallow and present style, learn different techniques to help you achieve soundness of mind. Take a deep breath — a phrase we are all too familiar with as a last resort to relieve stress and frustration. But it actually works. Deep breathing is a form of meditation, a…

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Sugar Cravings: 4 Reasons They Happen and How to Stop Them

By calinpop | August 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Sugar Cravings: 4 Reasons They Happen and How to Stop Them

Sugar cravings affect everyone—myself and Natalie Jill included. Clients ask us both about this all the time, so we thought we’d explain why they happen and what you can do to fight them. The key to dealing with them is to start with understanding why you’re getting them in the first place. Then, once you’re…

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Benefits of Exercise

By calinpop | August 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Benefits of Exercise

  We have all heard it many times before – regular exercise is good for you, and it can help you lose weight. But if you are like many Americans, you are busy, you have a sedentary job, and you haven’t yet changed your exercise habits. The good news is that it’s never too late…

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7 health benefits of vitamin C

By calinpop | August 10, 2020 | Comments Off on 7 health benefits of vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most popular micronutrients due to it’s role as an immune booster and source of energy, activity and happiness. We investigate the 7 main health benefits of vitamin C that have given it such a good reputation. Vitamin C has been widely regarded as essential to everyone’s  nutrition for years now, especially…

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The Virome: 10 Facts about Viruses You Might Not Know

By calinpop | June 19, 2020 | Comments Off on The Virome: 10 Facts about Viruses You Might Not Know

The COVID pandemic has put viruses and virology front and center in public consciousness. It has also triggered an unprecedented surge in viral research, with hundreds of new papers posting every day. All that we are now learning underscores how little we really know about the virome—the fascinating and vast world of viruses. What is…

Smothering the Fire: How Vitamin C Can Stop Viral Infections Quickly

By calinpop | May 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Smothering the Fire: How Vitamin C Can Stop Viral Infections Quickly

by Tom Taylor “Smothering the fire”? Do you remember the old forest fire fighting movies? Someone in a fire tower spots smoke and a plane load of fire jumpers go out and puts the fire out before it really gets going. Then occasionally, the fire gets too well established before the jumpers can get there…

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Vitamin D Supplements Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infection and Death

By calinpop | April 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Vitamin D Supplements Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infection and Death

by William B. Grant, PhD and Carole A. Baggerly   (OMNS Apr 9, 2020) There are two main reasons why respiratory tract infections such as influenza and COVID-19 occur in winter: winter sun and weather and low vitamin D status. Many viruses live longer outside the body when sunlight, temperature, and humidity levels are low…

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Are gut bacteria the key to healthy aging?

By calinpop | March 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Are gut bacteria the key to healthy aging?

An increasing number of recent studies are asking an important question: Do gut bacteria hold the key to healthy aging? New research, recently presented at the London Microbiome Meeting, brings us closer to the answer. Research presented at the London Microbiome Meeting zoomed in on the role of bacteria for human health and aging. In…

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

By calinpop | March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

A recent literature review investigates whether turmeric may be useful for treating cancer. The authors conclude that it might be but note that there are many challenges to overcome before it makes it to the clinic.   Turmeric is loved the world over, but can it help fight cancer?   Turmeric is a member of…