Monday, March 18, 2019

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!

What Does Apple Cider Vinegar Do to Your Body?

What Does Apple Cider Vinegar Do to Your Body
What does apple cider vinegar do to your body?  And why would people think taking apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a good idea?  I remember asking these questions when ACV first became a trending topic. Because, boy did it.  All at once, the apple cider vinegar fat-burning-weight-loss memes were everywhere. For a hot minute, you could not...

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....

Everything You Need to Know About Cyclospora Infection

Everything You Need to Know About Cyclospora Infection
Let’s talk about natural cyclosporiasis treatments.   Yes, there are natural options for helping your body overcome this digestive infection that’s making headlines all over the place right now!  Like other intestinal illnesses, it can be improved by taking care of your normal gut microbes, reducing inflammation and strengthening your immune system.   But to understand...

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

glycemic index of foods and diabetes
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 Best Natural Asthma Treatment No One Told You About

The Best Natural Asthma Treatment No One Told You About
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...

Cirrhosis Treatments: Why You Need to Know Your Options Right Now

Cirrhosis Treatments
Cirrhosis treatments are probably not something you have on your health radar. Diabetes treatments?  Sure!  Heart disease treatments?  All over it?  But cirrhosis treatments?  Mm... likely not so much. But cirrhosis is a condition you might want to think about keeping an eye on, too.  Though it does not yet affect the same number of Americans...

The Truth About Dairy: Is Milk Bad for You?

The Truth About Dairy: Is Milk Bad for You?
Many people want to know the truth about dairy and the dairy-free craze.  These days, limiting dairy intake is as common as the gluten-free fad was a couple years ago.  Unfortunately, people often make uninformed decisions regarding their diet when eliminating whole food groups. Dairy is a food group abundant in today’s diet.  It includes...

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...

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