About 1/4 of the entire world has hypertension. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and events such as stroke, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, and overall mortality. (1) Luckily, blood pressure is often manageable naturally with lifestyle changes.
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that presents itself as little red bumps, which are usually found on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks. The bumps are painless, dry, and tend to get worse during the drier and colder seasons. The condition is medically harmless, but it can affect how people feel about the appearance of their bodies. Actually, 40% of those with keratosis pilaris have negative views on self-image and it impacts their quality of life. (2)
My health is my #1 priority, and it should be yours, too. The food that we eat is the strongest predictor of how well and how long we live. (1)
Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is most notably known for regulating calcium and maintaining healthy bones. However, vitamin D is also similar to a hormone, in that it regulates many different process throughout the entire body. It’s likely that if you’re not supplementing, you’re vitamin D deficient or suffering from vitamin D insufficiency and impairing your health.
I like to think of Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD) as the “weird” and “strange” symptoms disorder. Since MCAD can affect nearly any organ in the body, the symptomology is incredibly vast, diverse, and unique to the individual. For most people, it takes an average of 7 years to get diagnosed with MCAD. Being sick for that long and trying to figure out what is wrong can feel like you're wandering and lost in a desert. If you or your doctor are not aware of this illness, then your symptoms may appear seemingly unrelated, as did mine.
The great debate of organic vs conventional, isn’t really a debate anymore. I’m going to summarize it real quick for you. Organic is healthier for you, for your children and family, for the earth, and for society as a whole. Organic can be more expensive, but you can either pay for good food and health now, or pay for your hospital bills later. If you can’t afford it, I get it, I’ve been there. When you can afford it, get as much organic food for you and your family as you can.