Lion's Mane Mushrooms and Their Untapped Potential

If you ever cook with mushrooms, you may be familiar with several types, such as white button, crimini, portobello, and shiitake mushrooms. Chances are, though, you have never heard of lion’s mane, and that is because lion’s mane mushrooms, or Hericium erinaceus, play more of a supplemental and nutrient function than a cooking and culinary purpose.

Antioxidants 101

In most simplified terms, antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in the human body. If free radicals outnumber antioxidants, it can lead to a scenario called oxidative stress.

In this article, we will examine the basic properties of antioxidants and free radicals. *

Antibiotics: Adverse Effects and Natural Alternatives

Antibiotic medications are some of the most commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals. According to a Pew research center, in 2015, there were nearly 270 million antibiotic prescriptions, which does not include the 18.4 million pounds of antibiotics that were used in agriculture [1]. Remember, antibiotics are live organisms, and when they are dumped into the environment, they become part of the environment and have the potential to change the world’s microbiome.

How to Fight Candida Through Diet

According to researchers at Rice University, it is estimated that 70 percent of people have Candida colonies in their intestines, mouths, or on their skins [1]. In most cases, this yeast is commensal, meaning it does not harm people, even though it depends upon them for food. However, if Candida colonies grow too large, they can lead to a yeast infection.

A Guide to Food Labels

For the average person, reading labels can be complicated. Since consumers are becoming more health-conscious than ever, many companies are marketing their products to be healthier than they truly are. Consequentially, many consumers are purchasing food products that are not as healthy as they believe.

Study Shows How Sugar Causes Cancer

According to the New Hampshire Depart of Health and Human Services, the average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar annually, which equates to three pounds weekly [1]. Ironically, although sugar is generally known to be harmful to human health in general, hospitals consistently offer their patients this cancer-causing substance, along with a high-carbohydrate diet.