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Diet & Fitness

Diet and fitness are essential to healthy living. Learn about the pros and cons of all the latest diet trends and exercise programs. Get food swap advice and learn new exercise programs.

Telomeres—the secret to healthy living and longer lifespans

The article below was written by Tracey Roizman, DC. Learn more about Tracey and our other experts here. The two strands of your DNA—the iconic double helix of genetic information coiled within the nucleus of every cell, are loosely held together with weak bonds so that, at any given time, sections can be carefully “unzipped” […]

The truth about the health effects of sitting

Several years ago, a study reported on the health effects of sedentary behavior. And when its findings made the rounds, the catchy new phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking,” was coined. As a result, a whole new segment of office furniture—standing or treadmill desks—surged in popularity. Of course, no one would ever dispute that being […]

The not-so-sweet truth about chocolate

As a chocoholic, I’ve often reveled in the knowledge that dark chocolate is considered a healthy treat—and even a “super food.” After all, news and research headlines have touted chocolate as good for the heart, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, brain function, mood and depression, and even anti-aging. For these reasons and more, I love giving […]

Control your blood sugar, prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Nearly 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, that number is expected to more than double to around 14 million. One in three seniors dies of Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia.1 These are scary stats. They mean that nearly everyone has a loved one, or knows someone, who suffers with […]

Mediterranean vs. Nordic diet: which is best?

Searching for a diet that provides not only spectacular health benefits but also delicious food? Look no further than the Mediterranean diet. But there’s a “new” diet in town that boasts even bigger benefits – is it the “real deal”? Let’s find out. The Mediterranean diet isn’t really a “diet.” It’s the way Europeans have […]

Go Crazy for Kombucha

Kombucha is a popular beverage made by fermenting green or black tea. While it has only just recently become everyone’s favorite “trendy” health drink, kombucha has been around for millennia. Kombucha originated in the Far East, with the first recorded use coming from China in 221 BC. Back then, it was called the Tea of […]

Impossible Burger and other Faux Meat Health Concerns

impossible burger
Veggie burgers have been around for a while, and while many brands offer an acceptable alternative to traditional beef burgers, most people would agree that “meaty” and “juicy” are two words that would never be used to describe them. Until now… If you’ve stepped foot into certain burger chains across the country, you’ve likely noticed […]

Exercise Improves Cardiovascular Health, Lung Capacity, and Muscle Tone

seniors running with the heart health of 40 year olds
How heart-healthy exercise makes you younger You may remember when joggers were considered a little, well, weird. Why run anywhere just to run back to the beginning, sweaty, breathless, and heart pounding? That dismissive attitude was held decades ago, but many joggers ignored it and kept moving. Researchers recently got to wondering how the health […]

What are essential nutrients and are you getting enough?

In America, we have an abundant food supply. And a lot of people take full advantage—which has led to an obesity rate of 35%. Yet despite being well fed—even overfed—most Americans are undernourished and don’t get nearly the amount of essential nutrients they need to stay healthy and prevent disease. Even if you’re eating a truly healthy diet, chances are you’re not getting enough of these essential nutrients…and here’s why.

Are fruit and veggie chips healthy to eat

Veggie chips on a cutting board
Table of Contents The chip-making process and its dangers Sugar: the anti-nutrient in dehydrated fruits Recommended Snacks Are juices healthy? Reference The grocery store snack aisle has gotten a major makeover in the past decade. Sure, you have your standards – potato chips, pretzels, tortilla chips. But some unseemly snacks are taking up an increasing […]
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