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Happy National Coffee Day! Why You Should be Drinking Coffee

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Credit: Wikimedia, MarkSweep

Happy National Coffee Day! Did you know that, next to water, coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world

Many people look to a caffeinated mug first thing in the morning, but then feel bad about it. How many times have you heard someone swear to quit drinking coffee? How many times have you said it?

Like many items in nutrition, coffee has gained a bad rep, and rightfully so – if taken in excess, it can cause restlessness, which leads to a slew of other complications. The added sugars and processed ingredients are a caveat as well, but the real problem with coffee goes a bit deeper.

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.

Trailblazing Thursdays: Which Oils to Bring Into The Kitchen

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Simon_sees

As the conversations surrounding nutrition goes from ‘fat is evil’ to ‘what kinds of fats are evil’, we must also consider what we do to these fats (good or bad) before we consumer them. Just like any food, original nutritional value doesn’t matter if the path to get to your tastebuds is wrought with harmful techniques.

A big factor in choosing oils for cooking is how much heat that oil can withstand. The oils that don’t do well in a hot environment can turn rancid and form a lot of free-radicals, which damage our cells. When it comes to long-term health, free radicals are some of the worst things you can put in your body.

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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.

Trailblazing Thursdays: “Sitting Is Killing You” . . . And What to Do About It

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Near the end of last year we shared an informative infographic on the dangers of sitting. The essence of the picture is captured in this poignant sentence: People who sit for most of their day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack.

More and more experts agree that sitting all day, every day can be detrimental to one’s health, even for those who exercise regularly. But what can you do about it? Many people aren’t able to control their work environment, especially when the majority of the office doesn’t share the same health priorities. It would be extremely awkward to be the only one standing in a sea full of sitters. Even worse, the office administration might not be receptive to the expense of a standing desk.

Those who work at home or have the ability to stand all day should also take heed: don’t let the phrase “Sitting is Killing You” scare you into other unhealthy habits. According to Men’s Health, standing for hours and hours on end can lead to musculoskeletal disorders in the legs, knees, and lower back. It’s recommended that you stand as long as it feels comfortable. Taking a seat after that won’t kill you – in fact, it might just make you healthier. Multiple sources suggest splitting standing and sitting time 50:50.

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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.

Trailblazing Thursdays: Whole Foods’ War on GMO’s

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WellnessFX is turning healthcare on its head by putting health data back into the hands of the individual. For decades Americans have been indoctrinated with a certain way to eat, exercise, and be healthy, but more and more we’re finding that not everything is as it seems. Trailblazing Thursdays is a weekly highlight on how new research, individuals, and organizations are challenging the status quo to make you healthier.

First on the list: Whole Foods Takes Stand on GMO Labels

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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.