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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

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

HIIT for your Health

HIIT for your Health
Cardiovascular workout new kid, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), boasts big benefits for folks that try it. HIIT refers to any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and longer periods of less extreme effort. If you’re looking to improve your heart health or your health in general, here’s what you need to know about HIIT and its numerous benefits. Read More

On 1/12/2014

All About Cooking Oils

All about Cooking Oils
Which oil is your go-to when cooking? You may be surprised to learn some misconceptions about cooking with oil—especially when it comes to an oil’s smoke point. Read our rundown of the different oils and their smoke points, and then choose the best option for your next dish.  Read More

On 10/09/2013

The Raw Food Diet

The Raw Food Diet
Heard of the latest “it” diet? Athletes and celebrities alike are trying and touting the benefits of raw food. There are variations, but typically, a raw food diet is where 75 percent of your diet consists of plant-based foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds never heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Many followers tend to be vegan, but some will eat raw animal products, such as unpasteurized milk and cheese, certain types of raw meat, sashimi and raw fish. But why are people becoming raw foodists?  Is it a difficult diet to follow? Here are the pros, cons and a simple recipe to try.  Read More

On 10/07/2013