For years, researchers have debated which diet is best for weight loss: low-fat or low-carb. Now, a robust long-term study has settled the question once and for all. The answer? There’s no one-size-fits-all, but any weight loss diet should emphasize real food. Read on to learn more.
As Hippocrates would say, “All disease begins in the gut.” It seems that everyone, even mainstream medicine, is rallying around the importance of gut health. Today, we chat with Dr. Michael Ruscio, whose new book, Healthy Gut, Healthy You, sets out to create a guide that walks individuals through a step-by-step self-help process of healing. His goal was to create a book that is all-encompassing, intellectually honest, and evidence-based (but not evidence-limited) and could really help someone feel empowered and educated to improve their overall health, by way of the gut. There’s definitely a gut renaissance occurring.
A recent study suggests that a low-carb diet may increase the risk of birth defects. But was it really the lack of carbohydrates, or was it something else? Read on to get the full scoop on the study, learn how many carbs women actually need during pregnancy, and how maternal diet can influence a child’s metabolism and health into adulthood.
You’ve probably heard the term “nutrient density,” but how do you know if you are eating the right mix of foods to achieve your specific nutrient needs? Since everybody is unique, is there really a way for us to know what nutrients we specifically need? Today we talk with Chris Masterjohn to discuss the concept of nutrient density and how to incorporate that knowledge into your daily food choices.
The green smoothie fad has taken the world by storm, with everyone from staunch vegans to Paleo people hopping on the kale-and-spinach-laden beverage bandwagon. While green smoothies have gained a reputation for being extremely healthy, these drinks have a dark side that few people are aware of. Read on to learn about the health problems associated with the “over-enthusiastic” consumption of green smoothies and why drinking these beverages regularly may not be conducive to optimal health.
Do your kids get enough sleep? A recent report by the CDC suggests that most middle and high schoolers are missing some Z’s. Read on to learn how much sleep kids really need, how many kids aren’t getting adequate sleep, and my tips on helping kids get more shut-eye.