The health impact of dairy consumption is constantly up for discussion. While we hear about "lactose intolerance" all the time, there are also "dairy sensitivities" that show up as inflammation and are just as negatively impactful on your health.
Taking a wholistic approach to health means taking into account the whole person: inside and out. Our environment and even relationships have an impact on our health.
Sleep is terribly undervalued in the American culture. In fact, it's a badge of honor for a college student to pull an all nighter and adults that only get 5 hours of sleep are often looked at has high achievers. But getting more sleep is not for the weak, nor is it the enemy.
We are often told that our mental health stems from our brain. But what if your gut was equally responsible for your mental wellbeing?
If you've thought about making your health more of a priority in this new year, it's worth considering the ketogenic diet.
In 2020 it's almost cliche to claim your New Year's resolution is improving your health, losing weight or some other variation of working on wellness. We've become unfazed by the countless magazines, news outlets and companies releasing diet advice and offering solutions to help you meet those resolutions. It's almost as if there is an expectation to fail.
The start of a new year often brings self reflection while preparing to look towards the future for growth. For Avena, this self reflection means digging into our roots.
Is Your Weekend Warrior Routine Creating Chronic Conditions
We all know someone living the "weekend warrior" life: they eat clean during the week so they can cheat on the weekend. Maybe this is even describing you. Living the weekend warrior lifestyle sounds like the best of both worlds and you might even be able to maintain a consistent weight living this way. But your weekend eating habits don't leave your system once Monday hits.
Medicine has come a long way from a time when one virus could kill off entire communities. Today, the medical community constantly continues to expand its knowledge and understanding of disease. But some time over the last ten years, our wellness needs have pivoted while conventional medicine maintains a steady course.
In the midst of the holiday season, diet habits built throughout the year often seem to fly out the window. The treats at gatherings look extra sweet and the month-long festivities allow bad choices to add up quick. So many of us allow our eating choices in December to spiral out of control with the thought that January will bring the opportunity to start fresh.