Choline is an essential nutrient for proper growth, development, and overall function of the human body, yet nine out of 10 Americans don’t get enough. Even if you supplement with choline, a recent study suggests that certain gut microbes could prevent proper choline absorption. This may be especially harmful during pregnancy. Read on to learn what the research tells us about choline and how to optimize your choline status to support overall health.
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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.
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.
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.
Did you know that needing braces isn’t “normal”? And that the development of your facial structure can have wide-ranging health effects on your breathing, sleep, posture, back pain, immune system, and more? Today I talk with Dr. Steven Lin about the diet–dental disease connection and what you can do to improve your own dental health.