Wellness

August 2017

Why You Should Feed Your Dog Natural Dog Food

By | 2017-09-17T20:10:03+00:00 August 20th, 2017|

Nothing is better than feeding dogs with food as nature intended: a balanced mixture of proteins, carbohydrates and fats from healthy sources. Proteins in natural dog foods Dogs need protein to build strong muscles and bones. Proteins are also important neurotransmitters that send messages to the brain and nerves throughout the body. Proteins can come [...]

Specifics on Vegan Alcohol

By | 2017-09-17T20:11:19+00:00 August 20th, 2017|

Most new vegans look at me in total surprise when I start talking about vegan alcohol. I understand that though because it also never crossed my mind that alcohol couldn’t be vegan. Isinglass is used in the refinement process of some alcoholic brands and is a form of gelatin prepared from the internal membranes of [...]

What Restaurants are Doing to Clear up Gluten-Free Confusion

By | 2017-09-17T20:11:55+00:00 August 20th, 2017|

There is growing consumer confusion about what gluten-free means as more companies, such as Chuck E. Cheese’s and Domino’s Pizza, continue to introduce gluten-free products. For example, while Domino’s called its pizza crust gluten-free, it also said it is appropriate only for people with mild gluten sensitivity, not those with celiac disease. Dr. Stefano Guandalini, [...]

Tick Bites Spreading Red Meat Allergy

By | 2017-09-17T20:12:04+00:00 August 20th, 2017|

An individual without food allergies enjoys a lovely steak dinner one evening and then wakes up almost six hours later suffering from hives and/or anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that could potentially lead to death. From then on, he finds he can’t eat red meat without experiencing a reaction. While this may sound like an [...]

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

By | 2017-09-17T20:12:15+00:00 August 20th, 2017|

Gather round, boys and girls. In recognition of Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 13 to 19), we’re going to, well, make you aware of something you probably don’t know much about unless you’re part of the 1%. No, not that 1% — the 1% of adults with food allergies. See, you already learned a statistic [...]

The Basics of Tackling Baby Diets

By | 2017-09-17T20:12:35+00:00 August 20th, 2017|

One of the important responsibilities of parents is to plan a proper diet for their baby. A balanced diet is essential for the proper growth and development of the newborn. The best diet for the newborn is breast milk. Breast milk has the ideal components for wholesome nutrition of the baby. Ideally, a child should [...]

10 Ways to Kick-Start a New Healthy Eating Lifestyle

By | 2017-09-17T20:12:44+00:00 August 20th, 2017|

There is a huge amount of sometimes conflicting, often confusing, nutrition and diet information available. Therefore, it’s very understandable when people become discouraged about selecting an eating plan for themselves. Even scientific studies often contradict each other. How can we figure out how best to eat for overall health or weight loss? We can focus [...]

The Practice of Ayurvedic Medicine

By | 2017-09-17T20:12:54+00:00 August 20th, 2017|

Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India and has evolved there over thousands of years. In the United States, Ayurvedic medicine is considered complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)—more specifically, a CAM whole medical system. Many therapies used in Ayurvedic medicine are also used on their [...]