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!

A Guide to Organic Foods: Are They Really Better?

A Guide to Organic Foods: Are They Really Better?
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...

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

101-Healthy-Christmas-Gift-Ideas-2018
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...

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...

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...

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...

Shocking Study: A Single Energy Drink Harms Your Heart Health

Shocking Study: A Single Energy Drink Harms Your Heart Health
Always thought your occasional afternoon-slump-busting energy drink from the office vending machine was an innocent (and an end-of-presentation-lifesaving) little indulgence?  I’m afraid I’ve got bad news for you. What Do Energy Drinks Do to Your Heart? A new study out of the University of Texas, Houston, suggests that just one caffeine-, sugar- and stimulant-laden energy drink can...

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...

National Cancer Survivor’s Day: 5 Ways to Keep Fighting in Remission

National Cancer Survivor's Day
From the moment my grandpa got his cancer diagnosis, my family had our eyes on a single prize: remission. We were prepared for the countless doctor's visits, the trips to the hospital, the nerve-wracking waiting room campouts, the grocery store runs, the dinner preps, the Grandma-care-days and anything else we needed to do.  Any and...

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