Should We Eat Low Fat? How The Government’s Upcoming Guidelines Will Affect You

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Flickr creative commons, pj_vanf

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently released their advisory report to the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is not the official guideline for Americans, but suggestions made to help influence the policy, which will be published this year. Continue reading

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We Read the Labels on Popular Non-Dairy Milks – Did You Know About These 5 Ingredients?

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Credit: Flickr Creative Common, Mike Mozart

Starbucks recently announced the availability of a new non-dairy alternative, in addition to the currently offered almond milk and soy milk, by adding coconut milk to the drink menu.

Starbucks states the request for a non-dairy alternative to dairy and soy is the “second most requested customer idea of all time.” As you may have noticed in recent years, coconut products have been widely embraced in the mainstream as a healthy choice/alternative for many reasons: Continue reading

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6 Superfoods You Might Not Have Heard About Yet

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Black Garlic! Wikimedia, Glane23

[This is a guest blog post from WellnessFX practitioner Sarah Brett. Sarah’s background can be found at the end of this post] 

They are a special category of foods that are low in calories and dense in nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. In order to build a healthy nervous system, digestive system, and a healthy skeletal system, you need such nutrients. These can be found in what are now popularly known as Superfoods

These Superfoods contain specific nutrients that we cannot prepare at home, but instead, can only benefit from by consuming the respective food. They are loaded with precious antioxidants which are needed to keep the free radicals at bay (free radicals, oxidative damage created when cells use oxygen).

There are certain Superfoods that can boost your metabolism, slow down the aging of cells, protect you against serious diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cancerous diseases and other problems related to the immune system. Superfoods are rich in phytochemicals, good bacteria that protect your immune system, as well as antioxidants, which play a key role in fighting off the damaging processes of free radicals.

Here are my favorite six Superfoods! Continue reading

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Do You Know These 10 Tricks Food Marketers Use to Make You Buy?

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Flickr Creative Commons, Christian Schnettelker

[This is a guest blog post contribution by Jessie Inchauspe. More information on Jessie is below.]

When it comes to healthy eating, it is all too common to rely on packaging, marketing, and the media to tell us what to eat. Making decisions based on colors, pseudo health statements, and nutritional labels can render grocery shopping confusing and potentially harmful. If you don’t shop exclusively for all of your products at a farmer’s market, chances are you navigate aisles of plastic-wrapped “food products.” Here are 10 techniques food marketers use to convince you to buy more. Be on the lookout for them to avoid getting fooled! Continue reading

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Are You Unplugging On March 6-7? This Biomarker May Benefit From It

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Foomandoonian

When was the last time you powered down your phone or laptop? Do you often check messages when you find yourself with downtime? Binge watching TV shows via Netflix? Do you find yourself packing an iPad when heading on vacation?

undologoThis upcoming weekend may be for you. The folks at Continue reading

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Less Talk, More Do: How Personal Growth and Technology Can Play Together

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Mykl Roventine

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MacLain Christie, COO of Self Spark

This is a contributed blog post from MacLain Christie, COO of Self Spark. Self Spark is a lifehacking lab on a mission to create a healthier, happier, and more effective world.

Christie is a strategist and builder for high-impact projects. You can learn more about MacLain at http://www.maclainchristie.com/, and more about Self Spark and Spark Weekend San Francisco at sparkweekend.com

 

Stop for a second and think about the areas of your life you want to improve but haven’t. Maybe you’re still not getting enough sleep, your social life could use a boost, or you just can’t stick to the optimized lifestyle you want. Why is this?

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.