Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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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!

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

glycemic index of foods and diabetes
Last Updated: September 24, 2019 The glycemic index of foods (or GI) is a value given to foods based on how it impacts your blood sugar levels after you eat it.   This concept was first developed in the 1980s as a nutritional therapy for diabetics....

What Does Apple Cider Vinegar Do to Your Body?

What Does Apple Cider Vinegar Do to Your Body
Ever wondered what apple cider vinegar does to your body? Wonder no more! Here Miranda, a nutrition scientist, breaks it down for you! Last Updated: June 26, 2019 What does apple cider vinegar do to your body?  And why would people think taking...

Everything You Need to Know About Cyclospora Infection

Everything You Need to Know About Cyclospora Infection
Cyclosporiasis, an unpleasant gut infection, is becoming ever more common. Here, Aurora, our resident medicinal herbalist, breaks down what cyclosporiasis is, how to protect yourself, and how you can treat your symptoms naturally. Last Updated: July 29, 2019 Let’s talk about natural cyclosporiasis...

What is Food Security and Why Should You Care About It?

What is Food Security
Last Reviewed: September 23, 2019 A seasoned traveler is visiting Guatemala, and after exploring the countryside, he says, “I still haven’t seen a very poor person.  Where is the hunger that everyone talks about?” This tourist is imagining the children with swollen tummies and feet that...

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,...

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

Cirrhosis Treatments
Last Reviewed: September 23, 2019 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...

11 Best Ways to Increase Dopamine Naturally [Printable Checklist]

11 Best Ways to Increase Dopamine Naturally
Most people who want to know the best ways to increase dopamine naturally don't actually have a good understanding of what dopamine is, or how it works.  They still think of it as a simple happiness hormone - something that we are starting to realize isn't necessarily the truth.

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 thinking about dragging them into bed, but that means moving your legs, so… nah.  You’ll just soak in the last...

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