Are These Pro-Inflammatory Foods Making You Sick?

We said it once, but we’ll say it again — inflammation gets a bad rap. Unfortunately, we’ve been conditioned to believe that all inflammation is harmful, but that’s not the case. As with most wellness-y things, there’s a delicate balance between too much and not enough. When it comes to inflammation, we want just the … More Are These Pro-Inflammatory Foods Making You Sick?

Eat These 13 Foods to Help Lower Cholesterol, Improve Heart Health, and So Much More!

From energizing acai bowls and smooth dark chocolate to creamy kale salads and perfectly roasted sweet potatoes, colorful plant foods have one particular thing in common: Antioxidants. Abundant in many of our daily staples, antioxidants reign supreme. They’re essential for the survival of all living things. They’re foundational to our wellbeing, much like vitamin B12 … More Eat These 13 Foods to Help Lower Cholesterol, Improve Heart Health, and So Much More!

Are Lectins the Source of Inflammation?

Technically no and yes — When consumed, lectins in their active state can cause negative side effects. The most publicized accounts report severe reactions in people eating even small amounts of raw or undercooked kidney beans. They contain phytohaemagglutinin, a type of lectin that can cause red blood cells to clump together. It can also … More Are Lectins the Source of Inflammation?

Not All Inflammation Is Bad – What It Is, Why It’s Important & How to Find the Balance

Inflammation gets a bad rap. Across social media, news, outlets, and the pharmaceutical industry, we’ve been conditioned to believe that inflammation in and of itself is harmful. But that’s actually not the case. As with most things wellness-related, there’s a gray area. When it comes to inflammation, we want not too little, not too much … More Not All Inflammation Is Bad – What It Is, Why It’s Important & How to Find the Balance