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Ginkgo Biloba: Can Mental Clarity Grow On Trees?

Existing for over 270 million years, Ginkgo Biloba is an ancient species of trees that has been widely cultivated for use as a source of food and traditional medicine in Asian cultures. Its broad fan shaped leaves have captivated humans for thousands of years and have been used widely in oriental medicine ranging from treating[…]

Studies: 3 Ways Zinc Boosts Digestion

Along with other metals such as Iron, Magnesium, and Copper, Zinc is part of a group called “trace minerals”, which act as helpers in tasks such as cognition, maintaining mood, growth, and digestion*. Zinc, specifically, aids in digestion by attaching to over 300 enzymes (structures made of proteins that break down other molecules); including ones[…]

Studies: Folate Status May Play A Role In Your Eating Habits

Folate is one of the most studied B vitamins in the B vitamin complex. It has been known as an essential nutrient in the human body. Folate deficiency has been linked to a variety of health problems, such as anemia, birth defects, and heart disease among many others. Recently, there has been more evidence that[…]

Studies: 3 Ways That Folate And Vitamin B12 May Influence Your Mood

B vitamins have been recognized as essential for converting food and water into energy after consumption. There are a total of eight B vitamins, which work together to help metabolism and other processes in the body. Specifically, Vitamin B12 and folate are widely known for their associations. Additionally, it is extremely vital to maintain a[…]

How A Near-Death Accident Taught Me The Art of Listening

Most of us find it easy and enjoyable to talk about ourselves. I think that partly explains why social media is so popular. Where else can you endlessly share with the world what you are doing or thinking, where you have traveled, or what you care about with such a large and seemingly welcoming audience?[…]

Are You A Superfoodie? The Eating Revolution Bringing Uber-Delicious & Ultra-Nutritious Together

Are you a superfoodie? su·per-food·ie, adj sü-per-,fü-d? A Foodie: To answer that, it helps to know both the origin of the core word “foodie”—and what superfoods are all about.  These days anyone who’s passionate about food might be called a “foodie.” Foodies don’t just eat for hunger or convenience; for them, food is a hobby or avocation. To[…]

Is Your Busy Life Derailing Your Healthy Eating Goals?

Did you have a nutritious breakfast this morning? Or were you like me, replacing a nutritious breakfast with a cup of coffee and sugary snack to see you through a crazed morning? If so, you’ll have likely experienced this lack of nutritional fuel manifesting itself in severe cravings later in the day. Perhaps this has even led to[…]

Ask Dr. Kel: Everytime I Diet, I End Up Out Of Control With Food. Help!

Q. Hi Dr. Kel! I’m trying to lose weight and feel more balanced but every time I go on a diet I can’t seem to stop eating ravenously and I find myself bingeing and out of control.  This leads to feelings of regret and remorse and I end up on an emotional eating roller-coaster and[…]