What we eat influences our health. But how much we eat does too.  Studies show that fasting, or even periodically adopting a low-calorie diet that mimics the effects of fasting, may generate a wide range of health benefits. These include increased weight loss, normalizing insulin sensitivity and even slowing down the aging process. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author […]

Did you know? Almost 2 million pounds of food were collected in 2016 and distributed free of charge to shelters, daycares, after-school programs and clinics, to name a few centers, in 12 cities in the greater Boston area. This food, which includes fresh fruits and vegetables, helped to feed around 30,000 people. In the United States, food […]

The good news? Dr. Deepak Chopra, the alternative medicine expert, says, “In the last decade or so mounting research has shown how lifestyle changes, including exercise, stress management, and diet can prevent almost ninety percent (90%) of chronic illnesses in our society. … We now know that Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular illness in general, and many types […]

Here’s a story worth repeating from The New York Times. It’s about a place they call “The Island Where People Forget to Die“. The place is the island of Ikaria, in Greece. Already in the 17th century it was known as a place of longevity: its bishop wrote at the time, “The most commendable thing on this […]

Most of the world eats insects – only in North America, Europe and Australia do people not usually include this staple in their diets. Yet insects as food provide quality nutrients (protein, omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and vitamins) and are an excellent environmentally and ecologically beneficial alternative to the production of expensive beef and other […]