Depression is one of the most common and debilitating conditions in the world; according to figures from the World Health Organization, over 300 million people suffer daily, often in silence and with little help. Depression ruins lives – not only the lives of sufferers, but often the lives of those who love and care for them too.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
This article was written by Greg Thurston, Creator of 7 Minute Mindfulness.Watching videos of centurions, you start to see a theme: they seem content. That might be shocking to younger people, especially anyone who fears old age.Maybe we fear missing out on opportunities in life, and worry that we’ll find ourselves too old to do…Read more
Thanks to the exponential growth of technology, modern society is evolving fast. Unfortunately, disease is also on the rise. Our bodies are suffering from exposure to petroleum byproducts, air pollution, processed foods, agrichemicals, and radiation.
In this context, prevention is critical. One of the easiest ways to promote overall wellness is by eating a nutritious diet high in beneficial vitamins and minerals. Cruciferous vegetables cannot be neglected! This class of veggies includes broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, radish, rutabaga, turnip, and arugula.
What makes cruciferous vegetables so potent is that they contain an important phytochemical called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane has been getting a lot of attention in research for the last quarter-century for its anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant promotion.
Sulforaphane has been shown to prevent oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is when the body starts producing a lot of ROS (reactive oxygen species) as a natural immune defense. The ROS synthesize into free radicals and the body doesn’t have enough antioxidants available to cope...