Most of us by now know the ongoing problem of plastics building in our environment and point to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic, floating trash halfway between Hawaii and California, that has grown to more than 600,000 square miles, twice the size of Texas. It's continuing to grow and accumulate plastic rapidly according to this 2018 study published in Nature. But plastic is also a problem when it's small.
"Some of the worst offenders in the Clean Label Project’s tests were organic, plant-based protein powders. More than 75 percent had measurable levels of lead. And certified organic products averaged twice the heavy metals of their uncertified counterparts."
‘Ridiculously healthy’ elderly have the same gut microbiome as healthy 30 year-olds - overall microbiota composition of the healthy elderly group was similar to that of people decades younger, and that the gut microbiota differed little between individuals from the ages of 30 to over 100.
Back to school is in full swing which means in addition to schoolwork, homework, and after-school activities it’s crunch time once that alarm goes off for preparing a healthy breakfast and lunch during the hectic morning rush of getting your children up, dressed and out the door on time. As Marcie Beth Schneider, M.D., FAAP, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee On Nutrition reminds us, "Study after study shows that those who eat breakfast function better. They do better in school and have better concentration and more energy"
Here are some tips to minimize any stress and maximize your time to provide your family asmart startfor their day!
You may not be aware that studies have found that botanicals, especially organic, were found to have high levels of heavy metals. Some even with levels that could be harmful to your health. All ingredients in IQed are food, and tested free of heavy metals, hormones, pesticides and herbicides, stimulants, preservatives, genetically modified ingredients or synthetic contaminants. This includes all of the ayurvedic foods Turmeric, Amalaki, Haritaki, Gymnema, Green Tea, Guggul, Cocoa, Cinnamon, and Cayenne Pepper
In this study, people with lower levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin had to use more brain power and relied more heavily on different parts of the brain in order to remember the word pairings they were taught. People with higher levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin found naturally through the foods in IQed, on the other hand, were able to minimize the amount of brain activity necessary to complete the task. In other words, they were more "neurally efficient."