Wednesday, January 16, 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...

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...

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...

101 Healthy Christmas Gift Ideas for the Ones You Truly Care About

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Whether you are on the hunt for healthy Christmas gift ideas to buy for the health nut or fitness buff on your list or to tack on the end of your own letter to Santa (we just know you’ve been super good this year and your list can be extra-long!), you have come to...

Top 20 Foods For Increased Productivity in the Workplace

20 Best Foods for Productivity at Work
On the hunt for highly-nutritious whole foods for increased productivity in the workplace to make sure you’re on top of your game at work?  You’ll want to read on for the 20 best delicious (and nutritious!) options! How are Productivity and Nutrition Linked? Have you ever thought about the fact that your brain needs fuel?  Just...

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....

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...

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...

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