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!

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

Cirrhosis Treatments
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 same number of Americans...

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...

Probiotic Bacteria Could Save Your Baby From Deadly Sepsis

Probiotic Bacteria
Probiotic bacteria might be about to get yet another feather in their health-promoting-cap: saving your baby from deadly sepsis. What is Sepsis? One of the most dreaded complications of an infection, sepsis is a serious, life-threatening condition.  It occurs when the immune system floods the body with damaging, inflammatory chemicals.  Without proper treatment to calm the immune...

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 the Raw Water Craze According to Science

The Truth About the Raw Water Craze According to Science
Have you heard about this raw water thing?  I had never heard of it until a couple of weeks ago.  And, now, all of the sudden, it seems to be everywhere!  Articles, news reports, blog posts, YouTube videos -- everybody’s talking about the raw water trend.   I’ll be honest with you and say I...

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...

The 3 Best Scientifically Supported Benefits of Coconut Oil

The 3 Best Scientifically Supported Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fats in existence, with approximately 90% of the energy it contains derived solely from saturated fatty acids. Interestingly, it is actually for this reason that it was once demonized (quite unfairly, I might add) by many within the health community. Saturated fat was long thought...

Best Fitness Holiday Destinations: 23 Summer Getaway Fitcations

Best Fitness Holiday Destinations
Skipping off to the best fitness holiday destinations for balmy summer vacations is becoming an ever more popular holiday get-away trend!  And, really, why shouldn’t it be?  Fitness holidays are amazing! Like a typical vacation, a fitness holiday lets you get away from all the stresses of everyday life and go somewhere new, exotic or...

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