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...

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

What is Food Security
  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 are so often shown on the news and in aid campaigns.  He read that...

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. Or at least not the whole...

The Dummies’ Guide to Foods that Increase Blood Pressure

The Dummies' Guide to Foods that Increase Blood Pressure
Want to learn about foods that increase blood pressure?  Then you've come to the right place! Here, Ana breaks down everything you need to know about what exactly, (high) blood pressure is, its causes, and the natural foods you can eat in order to prevent it! High blood pressure (or, scientifically, “hypertension”) is one of the leading causes...

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 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...

Medical Marijuana Benefits: Cannabis for Back Pain Remedy

Medical Marjiuana Benefits: Cannabis for Back Pain Remedy
Interested in using cannabis for back pain?  Before you pop over to your doctor or dispensary, make sure you know what the science actually says about using medical marijuana to manage pain!  Here, our resident nutritional anthropologist and traditional medicine expert helps you do just that! Many people see the idea of using cannabis for...

Binaural Beats Benefits: Read this to Calm Your Mind

Binaural Beats Benefits: Need to Calm Your Mind? Read This!
Binaural beats are an auditory illusion with surprising benefits for your cognitive and emotional health.  Read on to learn about exactly what binaural beats are, how they work, and how you can use them to calm your mind! Binaural beats benefits. Even if you haven’t got a clue what they are, I know you like them...

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