Most people know that antibiotics can have adverse effects on the composition of the gut microbiome. But did you know that nearly a quarter of non-antibiotic drugs can as well? Read on as I discuss the results of a recent study, and learn which of your prescriptions might be influencing your gut microbiome—for better or for worse.
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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.
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.
With flip-flopping dietary advice coming from every direction, it’s hard to keep track of what we should or shouldn’t eat. Dr. Mark Hyman set out to make deciphering the information easier with his new book: Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? Today, we chat with Dr. Mark Hyman and not only discuss what you should eat, but we also the “why” and the “how”, and various ways you can sift through the changing and conflicting overload of dietary information.
Acetaminophen, more commonly known as Tylenol, is one of the most popular over-the-counter painkillers. Most people don’t think twice about taking it for the occasional ache or pain. Yet acetaminophen may be one of the most dangerous medicines in the drugstore. Read on to learn why.