Monday, August 19, 2019

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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!

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...

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.

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

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

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...

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,...

6 Ways to Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine

6 Ways to Boost your Energy Without Caffeine
Here, Sasha, our resident nutritional anthropologist, breaks down when you might need to rethink your third cup 'o joe and what you can do to boost your energy levels without caffeine.

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...

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...

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