Supplement induced liver injuries – the overview

Photo: Shannon Fagan Supplements containing green tea extract are the subject of many reports of liver toxicity. Several cases of liver toxicity have also association with green tea "infusions." There is only one reported case of liver toxicity from drinking brewed green tea.   A number of reports suggest kava, often taken for anxiety or insomnia, …

Sugar, life without you is better. Here is why and how to get there

Sugar plays a huge role in a modern life. It is added to multiple food products, not only sweets, but also dairy, bakery, meat and seasonings. You can easily find it even in pharmaceutical drugs and infants’ food.  Although it has neither nutritional value nor health benefits, we spoil ourselves, our friends and kids with …

Carbs vs Sugar – Can you Tell The Difference? Part 2

In the previous article we had learned that carbohydrates are not only these “bad sugars” we used to think about. They are an integral part of a healthy and balanced diet we should follow to give our bodies maximum nutrition. Today, let’s focus on each carbohydrates group to better understand their role in meal composition. …

Social health

Photo: @SteeleMatthews1 Social health can be defined as our ability to interact and form meaningful relationships with others. It also relates to how comfortably we can adapt in social situations. Social relationships have an impact on our mental health, physical health and mortality risk. (1) Social health is defined as. … An example of social …

Insulin resistance. What is it?

Insulin resistance Causes, symptoms, treatment, and diet for glycemic disorders Insulin resistance is a condition in which cells have a reduced sensitivity to insulin.  Insulin is a hormone responsible, among others, for regulating blood glucose levels.  The consequence of insulin resistance is abnormal shift in blood and intracellular sugar level, impaired metabolism, and increased insulin …