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George Wang
How Food Affects Inflammation

How Food Affects Inflammation

With the hustle of everyday modern life, good nutrition often goes overlooked. Some may think, "I’m going to eat my vegetables for lunch, so I’m good for the rest of the day." But that is not how your body actually works. Your body is constantly working. This means it needs certain nutrients to carry out essential functions throughout the day. While your body craves energy – fat, protein and sugar – it needs many other important nutrients that it simply assumes you will get when you take in natural sources of energy, grown from the earth. But because of modern day...

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George Wang
Diet Optimization for Immunity

Diet Optimization for Immunity

Plant-based diets are growing in popularity for a very good reason. Plants offer nearly all of the vital nutrients the human body needs, but there are a five essential vitamins and minerals which are difficult to obtain in a vegetarian or vegan diet

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Why Less is More, When it Comes to Your Health 

Why Less is More, When it Comes to Your Health 

It may seem obvious that vitamins and nutrients are essential to a healthy diet, but judging from the continued growth of our bellies, the message has not been coming through clear enough.  Granola bars, dried fruits, and the array of flavored nuts sound good for you in theory, but offer too many simple carbohydrates that your body can’t process in large amounts. In terms of convenient and easy to carry foods, it is important to understand that less is more, when it comes to your health.  Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint If your life is full of constant,...

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Caffeine: The World’s Most Overused Psychoactive Drug

Caffeine: The World’s Most Overused Psychoactive Drug

Many people depend on a cup of coffee or a can of energy drink for a quick boost during the day, whether they are on an early morning commute to work or putting in late hours for a college study session. However, excessive consumption of caffeine has several drawbacks in terms of personal health. Caffeine: Friend of Foe?  Caffeine works by blocking the brain’s adenosine receptors, but also stimulates adrenaline and dopamine production. These combined effects result in the elevated energy and mood people experience after drinking a cup of caffeine. Because of this, we generally see caffeine as being...

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