Health or Hype: Why is Everyone Drinking Bone Broth?

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The Paleo community swears by it , Kobe Bryant reportedly drinks it to keep him on top of his game, and your grandmother was probably making it 70+ years ago.

It’s soup. Beef stock? Chicken stock? Yes.

While bone broth is not new, the trend of it as a nourishing, cure all, superfood is.

Broth drinkers claim endless benefits – that it boosts immunity, aids digestion, promotes healthier bones and joints, and even better looking skin and hair. The explosion in popularity has it being sipped by the mug, or used as a base for other dishes. Continue reading

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The Big Fitness Disconnect – How Your Bars, Shakes and “Go Big” Attitude May Be Hurting You

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There’s a disconnect between health and fitness. Observe trends like the explosion of fitspo, proliferation of obstacle course races, and flocks of jocks eyeing a chiseled physique; Many products, foods and philosophies are focused on achieving this look at any cost, leaving health and long-term health to the wayside. What makes you fit isn’t always what contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading

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Weight Loss Balloons, Surgery Risks, and Managing Weight Loss Without Surgery

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A new weight loss surgery has been approved to fight obesity.

The new procedure places a balloon into the stomach using an endoscope, after which the balloon is then filled with saline solution. The entire procedure takes fewer than thirty minutes during which patients are sedated.  The balloon is intended to be temporary Continue reading

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Statins for Everyone? See the Risks and Side Effects First (and changes you can make for a healthy heart)

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Half a million Americans die of of heart disease every year.

Two new studies have emerged regarding the new 2013 guidelines on statins, the medications used for lowering cholesterol in those at risk for cardiovascular disease. The 2013 guidelines were based on the notion that many people can benefit from statins, beyond those at risk for heart disease. When announced, this opened the door for millions of Americans to begin taking more prescription pills. In the JAMA-published studies–here and here–physicians weighed in on statin therapy for primary prevention – prevention designed to prevent the occurrence of disease and promote health – of cardiovascular disease, and cost effectiveness. Continue reading

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Why Everyone is Talking About Your Gut

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The microbiome – specifically, your gut –  is getting a spotlight like never before. Fortune Magazine even deemed 2015 the “year of the microbiome.” Why? Because more and more research is being done to inspect the 6lbs of bacteria that reside in your body and its connection to a variety of diseases and conditions, from anxiety and mood to obesity and IBS. Continue reading

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How the New Trans Fat Ban Will Affect You (and the Foods You Love)

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized it: No more trans fats.

Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” or GRAS for use in human food. Food manufacturers will have three years to remove PHOs from products. This means that PHOs may no longer be added to food after June 18, 2018, unless they are otherwise approved by FDA. Continue reading

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