Friday, July 20, 2018

Health News

Want to keep up to date with the latest nutrition, wellness, lifestyle medicine and health news? Not so keen on digging through the thousands of scientific studies you’d need to read to understand what the latest hooplah is actually about? We completely understand where you are coming from. You’ve got a million responsibilities as it is! Luckily for you, scouring the scientific literature to understand the newest health breakthrough is right in our wheelhouse. It’s kind of our favorite thing to do, actually. So, whenever there is a viral or groundbreaking health news story, we dig into the nitty-gritty scientific data and wrap it all up in a simple, straightforward summary for you! Check out all the health trends we’ve covered below!

National Cancer Survivor’s Day: 5 Ways to Keep Fighting in Remission

National Cancer Survivor's Day
From the moment my grandpa got his cancer diagnosis, my family had our eyes on a single prize: remission. We were prepared for the countless doctor's visits, the trips to the hospital, the nerve-wracking waiting room campouts, the grocery store runs, the dinner preps, the Grandma-care-days and anything else we needed to do.  Any and...

The Best Natural Asthma Treatment No One Told You About

Best Natural Asthma Treatment
More often than not, “day of the year” holidays baffle me.   A good chunk of the time, I have worryingly nagging questions about the assigning process.  (What day should February 8th be?  I know!  Kite Flying Day.  February.  8th.  I’m sorry, kites are the summer-isty thing ever.  What monster put their day in the...

How Does Malaria Kill You? [A Malaria Cheat Sheet]

How Does Malaria Kill You
The sky is burning reds, oranges and purples.  You’re kicked back on the deck, enjoying the heat of the afternoon’s sunshine steaming off your skin.  The kids are starring sleepy-eyed into the flames.  You’re think about dragging them into bed, but that means moving your legs, so… nah.  You’ll just soak in the last...

Glycemic Index of Foods: What it is and How it Impacts Your Blood Sugar Levels

The Glycemic Index of foods or GI is a value given to a specific food based on how it impacts your blood sugar levels after you eat it.  This concept was first developed in the 1980’s as a nutritional therapy for diabetics with the goal of maintaining and lowering blood sugar by substituting high-glycemic...

The 3 Best Scientifically Supported Benefits of Coconut Oil

Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fats in existence, with approximately 90% of the energy it contains derived solely from saturated fatty acids. Interestingly, it is actually for this reason that it was once demonized (quite unfairly, I might add) by many within the health community. Saturated fat was long thought...

What Does Apple Cider Vinegar Do to Your Body?

apple cider vinegar
What does apple cider vinegar do to your body? Why do people think taking apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a good idea?  I remember asking these questions when ACV first became a trending topic. I can’t remember when it started.  Two years ago?  Five years ago?  I’m not sure.  At some point though, the apple...

Probiotic Bacteria Could Save Your Baby From Deadly Sepsis

Probiotic Bacteria
Probiotic bacteria might be about to get yet another feather in their health-promoting-cap: saving your baby from deadly sepsis. What is sepsis? One of the most dreaded complications of an infection, sepsis is a serious, life-threatening condition.  It occurs when the immune system floods the body with damaging, inflammatory chemicals.  Without proper treatment to calm the immune...

The Truth About the Vitamin D Supplement Buzz: Does the Hype Hold Up to the Science?

Vitamin D
If you follow nutrition news or run in health and fitness circles a lot, you’ve likely noticed an uptick in lavish health claims about vitamin D lately.  There are growing rumors that taking vitamin D supplements can protect you against… well, everything -- the common cold, infections, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, depression, and cancer....

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