Monday, May 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Truth About 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, and cancer....

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...

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...

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