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What Should You Eat To Start Your Heavy Metal Detox?

In our daily lives, we are exposed to toxic heavy metals through the air, water supply, and food pollution. Considering their prevalence in our environment, researchers are raising questions about their impact on human health. In emerging research, scientists are now beginning to connect the dots. The growing body of scientific literature on heavy metals suggests…

6 Label-Reading Mistakes to Avoid, According to RDs

 BY CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE MAY 23, 2019 Good nutrition sounds simple enough: Eat mostly foods that come from the ground, fill your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables and splurge only on occasion. But realistically, you probably find yourself confused when trying to decipher an ingredient list, label or packaging at the grocery store. If you’re confused, you’re far from alone: Some data suggests half of…

Is It Possible to Boost Your Metabolism? The Truth About Metabolic Flexibility

Eat carbs before you work out. It will improve your performance. No, don’t – eat fats like peanut butter or avocados. No, actually, don’t eat at all and your body will burn more calories. Refuel with carbs. No, recover with protein to build muscle. Is your head spinning yet? You’re not alone if you ever…

The Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

With the modern prevalence of cheap fast food and the standard American Diet, it’s no surprise that most Americans don’t hit the daily recommended intake of 2 to 3 cups of fruits and vegetables. However, nutrition-conscious Americans aren’t immune to it, either. The rising popularity of restrictive diets like the Ketogenic Diet and the Carnivore Diet may also…

The Connection Between Stroke and Obesity

Stroke is a common cause of disability and is a prevalent worldwide health concern. It is reported in the literature as the fourth leading cause of death within the United States and for those who survive and work through the rehabilitative process, the impact of stroke can be devastating on a person’s health and overall function. Given…

How Do Different Exercises Impact Your Body Composition?

Despite the tremendous amount of medical research produced in recent years, preventable chronic diseases continue to impact countless families. The most common health condition that is currently on the rise, being obesity. Obesity is defined as being excessively fat or overweight with the cornerstones of obesity treatment as diet and exercise. With that being said,…

Can You Drink Too Much Water?

You probably can’t count the number of times you’ve been told to drink lots of water, stay hydrated, drink before you get thirsty, etc. — especially when you’re exercising. And at face value — and further — this is solid advice. Your body needs water to perform its basic functions, the sweat you lose when…

What’s Better for Dehydration: Water vs Sports Drinks

Water makes up about 60% of your bodyweight and is the most important chemical in your body. It’s involved in everything, from regulating your internal temperature to protecting sensitive tissues and cushioning joints. Every single cell, tissue, and organ depends on proper hydration to function optimally.  When your body lacks enough water to function properly, it’s known as…

All About Blood Pressure: Methods and Readings

Walk into your family doctor’s office for a physical examination. Of the many tests that may be performed, your blood pressure will almost certainly be checked. This is because blood pressure is a well-known measurement of cardiovascular health that gives insight into the inner workings of your heart, and your overall state of health. When…

Winter Brain Fog Is Real. Here’s How to Beat It

By Hannah Chenoweth | February 26, 2019 Research shows that cognitive performance declines during winter and early spring. Adopt these simple strategies to stay sharper than ever, no matter the season. It’s no secret that most people feel like hibernating in the winter, but new research reveals your memory may actually go into hiding during the…