Thursday, January 28, 2021

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
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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 apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a good idea?  I remember asking...

8 Tips to Protect Your Teen from the Dangers of Online Dating

8 Tips to Protect Your Teen from the Dangers of Online Dating
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Are your kids hitting the age where they are becoming interested in dating?  Here's what you need to know to keep them safe from the dangers of online dating. With online dating becoming increasingly popular thanks to apps like Tinder, gone are the days when you could easily track a teenager’s dating habits simply by...

Everything You Need to Know About Cyclospora Infection

Everything You Need to Know About Cyclospora Infection
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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 treatments.   Yes, there are natural options for helping your body overcome this...

The 13 Best Blenders for Your Healthy Lifestyle: A Fitness Expert’s Picks

The 13 Best Blenders for Your Healthy Lifestyle
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If you want to give your healthy lifestyle a quick boost and take your diet to the next level, you need the best blender you can get! For the bulk of my career, I have worked between a gym and a university (I am what many would consider a “perpetual student”).  This means early mornings,...

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

How Does Malaria Kill You
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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...

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

glycemic index of foods and diabetes
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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.  This article discusses blood glucose in the body and how...

A Guide to Organic Foods: Are They Really Better?

A Guide to Organic Foods: Are They Really Better?
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You’ve heard about “organic foods” before and you know they’re meant to be better for you, but have you ever really thought about why they’re better?   It’s not just because Jessica Alba says so!   There are so many reasons organic foods are better for your health, your community and the environment.  Let’s start with...

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

Cirrhosis Treatments
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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 think about keeping an eye on, too.  Though it does not yet affect the...

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