Making Friends With Your Microbes


By Kevin Spyker, Certified Healing Foods Specialist from Culture Den What does it mean to be human? Really, truly human? In a moment, you’ll understand why we are 1/10th as human as we previously thought, and how this realization has profound implications for modern medicine and nutrition… all with a little help from my friends… … Continue reading Making Friends With Your Microbes

Dance Like the Irish


According to the U.S. Census in 2013, more than 35.5 million Americans listed their heritage as Irish.  So, it is not surprising that for many Americans the month of March has become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day, and the chance to embrace Irish culture.   Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, St. Patrick’s Day … Continue reading Dance Like the Irish

A Heart Healthy Diet


A healthy diet is one of your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease.  Simple tips for a heart healthy diet can keep heart disease away! Stay away from the S’s! That means salt, sugar, starches, and saturated fats. Sodium functions in the body to retain fluid, and as a result, raises blood pressure, which increases … Continue reading A Heart Healthy Diet

February is American Heart Month


February is American Heart Month.  Despite continued advances in medicine, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. One in every 3 deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equaling 2,200 deaths per day.   Each February marks the campaign to increase awareness of heart disease and focus … Continue reading February is American Heart Month

The Importance of Finding Freedom in a Fast-Paced Modern World


Freedom enables us to make choices. We often take this granted. Of course, freedom means many different things. Freedom means feeling less bogged down and less burdened. Having the time to focus on a new hobby, to focus on developing good health, and to focus on building relationships. Freedom means not being bound to current … Continue reading The Importance of Finding Freedom in a Fast-Paced Modern World

Cardiovascular Disease in Women


By: Monica Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE Cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents a major public health crisis in the US and worldwide, and despite increasing awareness, women remain disproportionately affected. According to recent statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA), CVD remains the single largest killer of American women, with an estimated 700,000 deaths annually.1, 2 … Continue reading Cardiovascular Disease in Women

13 Tips For Eating On A Budget


Feeding a family can be an expensive so it’s unfortunate when unused food goes to waste. More than 1/3 of food produced globally is wasted or spoiled. Americans throw away up to 40% of the food they buy, and organic matter in landfills provides 20% of methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes considerably … Continue reading 13 Tips For Eating On A Budget