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Food & Nutrition

The food you eat has a profound effect on your health. Here you will find resources on how you can use that to your advantage with great recipes and the pros and cons of all the latest trendy diets.

Beyond coagulation: the little-known benefits of vitamin K

If there’s one vitamin that hasn’t gotten the respect it deserves, it’s vitamin K. For years, it’s been viewed as the “redheaded stepchild” in the world of supplements and nutrition. Lately though, vitamin K is enjoying a resurgence of sorts. Research is starting to reveal the very diverse benefits of this important nutrient—and some of […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Restaurants and takeout fuel overeating epidemic

Restaurant pizza. Large size leads to overeating
Too many Americans are too big these days. Let’s not mince words—they’re fat, and getting fatter. This is not a momentary thing. It’s been trending for decades. The average American man? Today, just under 5’10” tall and 196 pounds—up 15 pounds from 20 years ago. The average American woman? Just under 5’4″ and 169 pounds, […]
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