• Health

    Why bacterias can save your life?

    For some people, bacteria is a synonym of disease, but in fact, they are essential to our well being. Bacterias are in fact a key element of our health and populate mostly our gut. They are helping our body to process nutrients and fight against bad bacterias or other invaders like yeast. Do you know that a big problem of our society crankiness is that we live in a too aseptic environment? Our homes are so clean, that we kill also the gut bacterias that we need to be healthy, and bad bacterias more resistant take over. We are too clean and it’s harmful to our body.   How bacterias are responsible for…

  • are dairies good
    Diet,  Health

    Do we really need dairy to be healthy?

    Being vegetarian and seeing all the benefits of it, the question of stopping dairy came also to the scope. In Europe, the population started to eat dairy 8’000 years ago, but before that, most of the population was intolerant. Today, we assume that only 5% are intolerant (or don’t have the lactase enzyme). So we introduced, milk for example, as a new product into the food market and we adapted to it. Population like Japan or China, which have not dairy in their nutrition are still nowadays mostly dairy intolerant. Cheese (fermented milk) having less lactose is more accepted than milk in those regions. Mainly, it’s because in our life being…

  • Two brain
    Health

    We have two brains and we don’t know it

    A healthy gut is so important that it can influence our energy, our weight loss, but also improve our mood and intellectual performance. Do you know that the gut, is our second brain? Your gut can influence your behavior, your mood, your energy and even take over your main brain. If your gut is “happy” or is a healthy gut your mood will be improving so as well. It has been proven that the gut has neurons with the same efficiency as the brain. If an intoxication happened in your gut, you will not be able to think or focus. Lack of sleep, lack of energy, being moody, bad sensations,…

  • Sitting still kills
    Health

    Sitting still kills more than smoking

    100 years ago, working while standing was the norm, today it becomes the trend again. For anyone working in an office, spending 70% of their day sitting, is an increasingly recognized health problem by Doctors. Immobility or being static can cause arthritis, infections, intoxication, and especially weight gain. The body is made to move. Moving to make the body, regenerating itself and that works only when you are active. No movement is equal to a slower metabolism. Sedentary life promotes all musculoskeletal disorders, back pain, neck, shoulder, which are responsible for a large number of work sick days. Finally, being sedentary promotes the development of several disorders into our daily lives: heavy…

  • Pesticide
    Health

    Do you know that hundreds of chemicals are in your fruits and vegetables?

    Eating vegetables to get more fibers and vitamins is one way of doing a healthy diet. But like for the meat industry and the over-commercialization, the market is full of harmful metals, and chemicals. How to be sure that my vegetables are pure and will not harm my body, with persistent exposure? The answer is not easy but if you buy local and check labels, you could be in a safer place.   What are the risks of contaminations? Since the overproduction of vegetables which started in the 60’s, the toxic chemicals have risen 17 folds in 40 years. And you can find yourself also exposed to, mercury, lead, cadmium, tin,…

  • Flaming wok
    Health

    Top 5 best cooking methods to keep nutrients

    We all take care of what we eat! If it is bio, organic, fair-trade, and more, we are happy. Because we want the best, with the best nutrients and trace elements, do we? Do you know that cooking the wrong way can ruin all those great nutrients, you seek for? And you probably do it wrong! Yes, cooking can be bad! And following a survey I did for you, most of the people are getting it wrong. We don’t know what is the best way of cooking vegetables while keeping nutrients. Because yes, microwaving has a bad reputation and yes slow cooking is so trendy. AH! And why don’t we…

  • Butcher Shoo, the only place where to buy good meat
    Health

    Do you want the best meat?

    With industrialization we know now, we hear, and sometimes we taste that the meat could be better, and healthier. Bacterias, hormones, and corn-fed meets are more common than ever. And it’s maybe the time, to return to a culture where we eat meat, one day a week, to help the system. With my ethic, I would say so… Before we can buy vegan Beyond Meat or even Elk meat in all part of the globe, some knowhow has to be followed.   Buying local, at the butcher, is the only way, to eat clean and delicious meat. Here is how you should shop now: Hello, I would need this piece of meat,…

  • Les additifs dans la nourriture
    Health

    How many additives are in food and is it good for our health?

    Most of the foods we buy in a normal supermarket today are industrial. Those products are made with multiple types of additives and are convenient for the supply chain and the brand’s marketing.   What are those additives for? The most commons additives used for the colors, texture, filling and flavors are Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Artificial Food Coloring, Sodium Nitrite, Guar Gum, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Artificial Sweeteners, Carrageenan, Sodium Benzoate, and more (check healthline.com for more details). On top of that, we can add the unhealthy fats or sugar. Sugars which increases the sales, when added is a major health issue worldwide (see cbsnews.com).   Why is it so much…

  • seven oils in glass bottles
    Health

    Top 7 oils for a perfect weight loss diet

    Fatty acids brought by lipids are essential nutrients for humans as well as vitamins. Since humans are not able to make them, these essential fatty acids (AGE) must be supplied imperatively by food, especially by vegetable seeds. There are 3 large families of fatty acids. Saturated fatty acids (such as those found in butter, meat, milk), consumed in excess, tend to promote cardiovascular disease by elevating blood cholesterol levels. Vegetable oils contain relatively little compared with animal fats (around 10% for the most part). Polyunsaturated fatty acids are more interesting, including Omega-6 (mainly linoleic acid) and omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid or ALA). These fatty acids are called “essential” because our bodies…

  • Superfood in a plate
    Diet,  Health

    4 superfoods that helps and detox your body

    Chlorella, Spirulina, Goji Berries, Aloe Vera gel. You have already heard of those superfoods which contain a concentrated dose of nutrients. Let’s talk about 5 of them as a bonus for your diet.   Chlorella Chlorella contains the highest percentage of chlorophyll of any known plant on earth and is one of nature’s most powerful cleansing agents. Sixty percent of Chlorella is a high-quality protein that is easy to assimilate. It supports the body’s tissues, metabolism and immune system with nucleic acids and key RNA and DNA factors that help protect every cell. Moreover, it is rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and many other naturally occurring nutrients, including the powerful…