When trying to lose weight one of the first questions we ask is – what should we be take away from our diet? But maybe we should be asking what we can add to it, or better yet: what is missing?

Sometimes, even when we are doing most of the right things, like exercising intensely and eating well we can still have trouble losing weight. Our reflex is to keep taking away calories – less carbohydrates, less fats but there is evidence that suggests that all our bodies need is to add something small rather than take away something big. Read More

There is some evidence that Carrageenan, an ingredient often found in store bought almond milk, as well as other processed foods, laxatives, medications and even certain toothpastes may produce an inflammatory response in the intestines. Some researchers even report it as a possible carcinogen.

As of yet the majority of the research has been limited to animal studies. But a review of these studies raises major concerns of the potentially harm this common food additive can have. It is important to note that the effects differ significantly between species but that some of these harmful effects include intestinal inflammation, lesions, ulcerations and malignant tumors. Read More

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