Thursday, April 25, 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!

Medical Marijuana Benefits: Cannabis for Back Pain Remedy

Medical Marjiuana Benefits: Cannabis for Back Pain Remedy
Interested in using cannabis for back pain?  Before you pop over to your doctor or dispensary, make sure you know what the science actually says about using medical marijuana to manage pain!  Here, our resident nutritional anthropologist and traditional medicine expert helps you do just that! Many people see the idea of using cannabis for...

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...

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...

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...

Health Benefits of Love Making: Add Healthy Muscles to the List!

Health Benefits of Love Making: Add Healthy Muscles to the List!
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd take a step back and look at the lighter side of health for a moment or two. Yep, you guessed it!  (Or maybe you didn't?) Sex. While most of you are likely aware that sex can have a positive impact on your mental health and well-being, there...

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...

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...

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