Giving the body a break from food now and then is good for our health but for many people fasting for a day or even missing a meal regularly is too extreme. The good news is that you can get many of the benefits of intermittent fasting by simply eating dinner earlier. Even a three hour extension to the time between dinner and breakfast is associated with lower blood sugar levels and a healthier vascular system. This reduces: the risk of insulin resistance, oxidative stress and inflammation.
Bacteria are critical for human survival, living both within and on your body. It may sound unappealing, but having the right types of bacteria in the right balance can help your body function optimally. For every one human cell in your body, there are ten bacterial cells; this means you are about 1% human and 99% bacteria! There are billions of different types of bacteria in your body, all playing different roles to keep your health in check.
Detoxification is a process that your body undertakes every day to help eliminate toxins and restore a healthy balance. Your body is constantly exposed to toxins from the external world, as well as those created within. The human body is amazing in the way that it has evolved since prehistoric times to adjust to the ever- changing world; but what happens when the toxins in our world are evolving faster than humans? This can increase the body’s toxic burden and impact on its ability to clear toxins.
The increasing awareness around the wide-ranging benefits of fish oil mean chances are either you or someone close to you is taking a fish oil product. Their therapeutic effects are widely accepted by both the lay and medical communities alike and they are readily available to purchase in health food stores, pharmacies and even supermarkets. Nevertheless, are you getting precisely what you bargained for in terms of both efficacy and purity when you purchase that mega-tub of fish oil from your local supermarket?