The Lyme Diet: Best Foods + Supplements For Lyme Disease

OVERVIEW Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans from the bites of ticks. Lyme disease is reaching epidemic proportions and each year we see patients from all around the world including North America, Russia, Europe, Brazil, Australia and Mexico. The first tell-tale sign of infection is a red bullseye around the

The Lupus Diet: Best Foods & Supplements For Lupus

OVERVIEW Lupus is an autoimmune condition characterized by chronic inflammation. It can affect almost any part of the body including the skin (commonly in the form of a butterfly-shaped rash), the joints, heart, brain, blood and kidneys. It's often accompanied by fever, weight loss and sensitivity to sunlight. It's not clear what causes

The Diabetes Diet – Best Foods & Herbs For Diabetes

OVERVIEW Diabetes comes in two forms, Type 1 and Type 2, and while the health implications of having either type are the same, they are quite different health conditions. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, whereby the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Insulin is the hormone needed to

Pregnancy Nutrition: Best Foods For Your Bump

OVERVIEW Being pregnant is one of the most joyous and rewarding times in your life. However, diet and lifestyle play a huge role in your baby’s growth and development while in the womb. A healthy diet for pregnant women includes a balance of whole foods high in essential nutrients, getting regular exercise, abstaining

Best Anti-Aging Foods + Herbs to Stay Strong + Vibrant

OVERVIEW Let's start by dispelling a common myth about aging - Very few people actually die of old age; rather they die of diseases associated with old age, such as Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal disorders and various cancers. This need not be the case. Neither do we have to accept

UTI Diet: Best Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW UTI’s (urinary tract infections) also referred to as cystitis, result from a bacterial infection that causes inflammation in the bladder or urethra, causing symptoms such as frequent urges to urinate with pain on urination, and dark and unusual smelling pee. If left untreated it can lead to kidney infections at which point

Libido Lift: Best Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW Loss of libido (sex drive) is a common problem that affects up to one in five men and in even more women during some stage in their life. It is often linked to relationship issues, professional or personal stress, hormone imbalances, or life-changing events such as pregnancy and childbirth. It can also

Osteoporosis Diet: Best Foods + Herbs for Brittle Bones

OVERVIEW Osteoporosis is a progressive condition that diminishes the mineral content of bones and weakens their structure, thus making them porous and highly susceptible to fracture. It's known to affect 1 in 3 women in developed countries. Declining estrogen levels after menopause are directly related to an increase in osteoporosis in older women

Arthritis Diet: Best Foods & Herbs

OVERVIEW Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are inflammatory conditions affecting the joints and surrounding tissue, causing swelling, stiffness, and pain. However, the two conditions have very different causes. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative, sometimes debilitating condition, where joints gradually lose their cartilage (the gel-like substance which protects adjacent bones from rubbing together). It

Depression Diet: Best Foods & Herbs

OVERVIEW Depression can be a devastating mental health condition, impacting one’s life on physical as well as a mental and emotional levels. Depression not only affects a person’s inner landscape, it can impair the ability to function in daily life. Depression can take many different forms, ranging from an unshakeable long-term ‘low mood’