Wednesday, February 20, 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!

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

How Does Malaria Kill You
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...

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...

The Best Natural Asthma Treatment No One Told You About

The Best Natural Asthma Treatment No One Told You About
More often than not, “day of the year” holidays baffle me.   A good chunk of the time, I have worryingly nagging questions about the assigning process.  (What day should February 8th be?  I know!  Kite Flying Day.  February.  8th.  I’m sorry, kites are the summer-isty thing ever.  What monster put their day in the...

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...

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 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...

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...

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