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Stop Eating Fat-Free Food

Stop Eating Fat-Free Food The low-fat craze hit in the late 1980s—some pinpoint a particularly distressing issue of TIME from March 1984 for sounding the alarm on cholesterol and fat, stating: “Cholesterol is proved deadly, and our diet may never be the same.” It wasn’t long after that food companies saw a great opportunity and began manufacturing all kinds of fat-free and cholesterol-free products. Enter: SnackWells, WOW! Chips (Olestra, anyone?), Slim-Fast, Egg Beaters, reduced-fat Jif, margarine, fat-free cheese and pretty much low-fat anything and everything.  Read More

On 4/26/2018

9 Heart-Healthy Tips You NEED to Know

9 Heart-Healthy Tips You Must Follow Heart disease tops the list for leading causes of death in the United States. Without a doubt, this stat is alarming, but there are a lot of things you can do improve your heart health and decrease your chances of disease—starting today.  Read More

On 2/12/2018

5 Heart Health Tips for the Fit Fellow

5 Heart Health Tips for the Fit Fellow Happy Men’s Health Month, boys! Today we’re chatting matters of the heart—like, your actual heart. More than one in three adult men have some form of cardiovascular disease. It’s the leading cause of death in American men. So, if you’re not already, it’s time to start paying extra attention to your heart health! But, what exactly puts you at risk and what can you even do about it? We’ve got the details.  Read More

On 6/13/2017

Is Coconut Oil Really A Superfood?

Is Coconut Oil Really A Superfood? Coconut oil—the magic potion. The all-in-one health giant. The superfood. You’ve seen the headlines all over the place the past few years. Things like “90 Uses for Coconut Oil” or “The Best Moisturizer You Never Knew You Needed” or “The One Thing You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen.” But is coconut oil really all it’s cracked up to be or is just another hyped-up food trend? Let’s take a look!  Read More

On 3/06/2017

Why Chia Seeds are the Latest Health Craze

Why Chia Seeds are the Latest Health Craze
Chia seeds have exploded in popularity over the past year. Stroll through the local health foods store (or even the local grocery store) and find chia seeds, chia bars, chia drinks and a variety of snacks. Scroll through popular sites like Pinterest and you’ll find recipe after recipe. The increasingly high demand for these products is not without reason—chia seeds are incredibly good for you. Read More

On 1/25/2016

Over-the-Counter Doesn't Mean Safe: NSAIDs to Receive Stricter Labeling

Over-the-Counter Doesn't Mean Safe: NSAIDs to Receive Stricter Labeling
Pop open your medicine cabinet and count how many NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium) you have on hand. (Common brands include Bayer, Excedrin, Advil, Motrin and Aleve.) Or walk down the pain reliever aisle at your local drug retail store and see hundreds lining the shelves. We're all pretty used to these seemingly benign over-the-counter products and many people use them quite liberally.  Read More

On 1/19/2016

All Trans Fats to be Eliminated from U.S. Foods by 2018

All Trans Fats to be Eliminated from U.S. Foods by 2018
In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that companies have three years—by June, 18, 2018—to remove all artificial trans fats from their foods. This is incredible news! Chiropractors and others in the health world have been advocating for this change for years. Trans fats are extremely harmful to our health, and have been in our foods for too long. In their consumer update announcement, the FDA states that, "This step is expected to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year." Read More

On 8/19/2015

The Shake Out on Sodium, Part II

The Shake Out on Sodium, Part II
If you caught some of the recent studies on sodium—you may be left confused at whether you should increase or decrease your current sodium intake. We’re here to help clear this up a bit. Read More

On 6/29/2015

The Shake Out on Sodium, Part I

The Shake Out on Sodium, Part I
Most people know that too much sodium is a bad thing, but the body needs a certain level to maintain proper function. So before you lock away your salt shaker, take a look at some of the basics about sodium and health and read Part II to learn whether the 2013 study on health problems caused by low sodium affects you. Read More

On 6/28/2015

Why Do We Crave Chocolate?

Why Do We Crave Chocolate?
Nibbled on some chocolate today? You’re not the only one. This week will account for 5 percent of the total chocolate sales for the year in the United States—a whopping $345 million spent on more than 58 million pounds of the sweet stuff. Whew! It’s no secret that people love chocolate, but why do we love it so much? Turns out, your body might actually be asking you for it. Read More

On 2/11/2015