Eat For Your Heart

Of course, we all know that we should eat healthier for our heart, but what exactly is a heart-healthy diet? Well, it’s DASH. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are finally providing some heart-healthy diet specifics. Their study found that both the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, and a diet rich in…

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Please Stop

If you’ve hung around us here for more than a minute, you know that we’re big believers that what we eat significantly impacts our health.  And you know that ultra-processed foods like candy, soft drinks, pizza, and chips obviously don’t contain enough beneficial nutrients the body requires. Generally speaking, the more ultra-processed foods people eat,…

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Un-Sweet

In some not-so-surprising news, a recent study found that participants who consumed sugar substitutes showed an altered microbiome and spikes in blood glucose. Since the introduction of diet drinks in the 1950s, the decades-long controversy around the safety of sugar substitutes has continued. Theories surrounding sweeteners such as saccharin, sucralose, and stevia contend that they…

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Youths, Anxiety, & Vit B6

According to a new study, researchers from the University of Reading found that young adults who took high-dose vitamin B6 supplements for a month reported feeling less anxious and depressed.  “Vitamin B6 helps the body produce a specific chemical messenger that inhibits impulses in the brain, and our study links this calming effect with reduced…

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Chicken Kisser

Stop kissing your chickens! Apparently that’s a message the CDC wants people to hear… And, apparently, they’ve said it for the last several years as salmonella cases rise. In a recent investigation notice titled Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry, the health agency explained that domestic fowl like chickens and ducks can be salmonella carriers,…

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Doped Up Fish

Bad news for the fish in Florida. As human wastewater makes its way into oceans, the fish are testing positive for a mess of pharmaceuticals! Researchers at Florida International University and the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust studied the two types of fish found in Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys since 2018. They found that…

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You Are What You Eat

According to a recent exploratory study out of Clarkson University, researchers suggest microbes in our gut may play a role in certain personality traits.   The authors of the study published in the journal Nutrients said the purpose of the study was to “investigate the correlation between mental energy (ME), mental fatigue (MF), physical energy (PE),…

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Heal Wounds Faster

Raise your hand if you love blueberries! Us too! They taste great, are packed with vitamins, and have a very low glycemic impact. They’re a perfect sweet fix for just about everyone, no matter what your health challenges… but that’s not all! It seems those little blue superfood orbs of deliciousness may hold the key…

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The Cocoa Trials

It looks like chocolate may be the secret to stopping heart disease.  Well, kind of.  A new study has found that a key extract in cocoa significantly reduces the chances of dying from cardiovascular problems. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that consuming cocoa flavanols lowered the risk of cardiovascular death by 27 percent. The findings…

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Food is Medicine

It’s always fun when modern research confirms what we already knew. If you follow us, this won’t be a surprise: eating healthy may be the fastest way to lower cholesterol.  Shocking, right? A new study done by Mayo Clinic and the University of Manitoba found eating a “Step One” Foods product twice per day effectively…

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