Entries by Eric Lecras

Faux Meats: Good for the Planet – But What About Your Health?

Are you curious about the surge in popularity of plant-based burgers like the Impossible and Beyond Burgers? Wondering our thoughts on these new food products? This article provides insights and recommendations that will help you make the best decisions for your health and your principles.  Eating it up… Both Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat (makers […]

Activated Charcoal: The Natural Way to Detox and Slow Down Aging

Activated charcoal is trending, but its use as a detox and healing remedy goes way back. Charcoal binds to certain poisons, heavy metals, and other toxins and flush them from your body, making it a wonder substance for acute and general detoxification. Activated charcoal is the byproduct of burning a carbon source like wood or […]

The Benefits of Wakame Seaweed Salad on Blood Pressure

I used to think of seaweed as just a beneficial whole-food source of minerals like iodine, for which it is the most concentrated dietary source. Indeed, just a daily half-teaspoon of mild seaweeds, like arame or dulse, or two sheets of nori should net you all the iodine you need for the day. But, the […]

Benefits of walking

Recent survey results showed that an estimated 80% of American and British people aged between 25 and 64 don’t get enough weekly exercise to meet government recommended levels of daily activity. Although fitness seems to be on the rise as more people are doing some form of exercise, most adults find it difficult to manage […]

The Difference Between Ceylon Cinnamon VS Cassia Cinnamon

Cinnamon – it’s one of the healthiest spices in the world and has been used as a traditional herbal medicine for centuries. (1) (2) However, there are different types of cinnamon – and they are not all created equally. That’s right – you may not be getting the true benefits of cinnamon at all, even if […]

The difference between tempeh and tofu.

We called it: 2019 is the year of the alt-meat. But while food innovation has gifted plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian eaters with an array of meat-like options (looking at you, “bleeding” burger patty), the OG sources of vegan protein—tempeh and tofu—have proven that they aren’t going anywhere. But in the battle of tempeh vs protein, who reigns […]

The Benefits of Soaking Nuts and Seeds

Nature has set it up so that the nut, grain, and seed may survive until proper growing conditions are present. Nature’s defense mechanism includes nutritional inhibitors and toxic substances that can be removed naturally when there is enough precipitation to sustain a new plant after the nut, grain or seed germinates. When it rains the […]

Truth About The Ketogenic Diet

If you’ve looked into the trendy diets of today, you’ve probably come across at least one diet that focuses on getting enough protein and minimizing carbohydrates. The truth is that there are many high protein and low carbohydrate diets that have been trendy over the last few decades. Today’s ketogenic diet is just one of […]

High blood pressure

High blood pressure, also known as “hypertension,” is the number one reason people visit their doctor in the United States. Each year, more than 100 million doctor visits are made for medical management of this condition. High blood pressure is both a sign, as well as a causal factor, in heart attacks, strokes, and congestive […]