Detox Diet: Top Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW Why detox? Don't our bodies naturally detox for us? In a nutshell, we need to detox when our intake of toxins exceeds our body’s capacity to detoxify them. Most people could benefit from an occasional detox, considering how many toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis (think

Reduce Anxiety: Top Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW It's normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially when faced with stressful situations. However, some people feel permanently anxious for no apparent reason, and these chronic feelings of anxiety can often escalate to panic attacks. Anxiety disorders take several forms, but the most common one is generalized anxiety disorder, (GAD)

Hangover Cure : Top Foods & Remedies

OVERVIEW What is a hangover and what causes those awful symptoms like pounding head, aching muscles, foggy brain, dry mouth and eyes, fatigue, nausea and generally feeling sub-par? The main symptoms of a hangover are a result of bodily dehydration and nutrient depletion. Alcohol is a diuretic that increases urine production and leads

Brain Food | Best Foods + Herbs for the Alzheimer’s Diet

OVERVIEW Dementia is a progressive disease that seriously affects a person's brain and it's ability to carry out normal, daily and essential activities. The most common form of dementia amongst older people is Alzheimer's disease. This initially involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. It is believed that

Skin Soothing Psoriasis Diet: Best Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW Psoriasis is an autoimmune, inflammatory skin condition that causes raised, red, inflamed, scaly patches of skin to form. It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear anywhere on the body. Psoriasis can be very debilitating, unsightly and stressful, and often flares up and retreats in

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP HAS A DECEPTIVE NEW NAME

High fructose corn syrup has legally been renamed 'natural sweetener' A harmless syrup that makes everything delicious? Or an addictive poison that’s making us overweight and increasingly sick? High fructose corn syrup is one of the most highly consumed sweet ingredients on the planet. Why? Because for decades food manufacturers have been pouring it

TOP TEN FOODS FOR BETTER EYESIGHT

With the amount of time we spend staring at screens these days, it’s important that we devote some thought to the health of our eyes. As we age, the damage to our eyes builds up and can lead to glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and blurry vision. Many people in the 50+ age demographic

METABOLISM BOOSTING FOODS

Some folks come into this world blessed with a seemingly superhuman metabolism. If you don’t happen to be one of those lucky people, there are some common (and delicious) foods you can incorporate into your diet to give your metabolism a little boost. At Cook + Cure HQ, we like to keep these 7 metabolism-boosting

ALL ABOUT PROTEIN

Most (reasonably healthy) diets provide enough protein. Eating a variety of foods will ensure that you also get all of the amino acids you need. Animal protein and vegetable protein have largely the same effects on health. It’s the protein package that’s likely to make a difference. A 6-ounce steak is a great source of

NUTRITION FOR VEGETARIAN DIETS

A question I often hear is whether a vegetarian diets is healthier than an omnivorous one and the answer is…. yes and no. Any diet, be it vegan, vegetarian, or otherwise needs to be balanced in order to be beneficial. Although vegetarian diets are often deemed the “healthier” option, this will not be the case