Cellulite: Inevitable or Preventable?

Cellulite: Inevitable or Preventable?

Few conditions are more sensationalized, yet poorly understood, than cellulite. What really is behind that dreaded lumpy flesh? Exploring the research elucidates hormonal, genetic, and other factors linked to cellulite development, answers common questions regarding the condition, and provides guidance towards minimizing its development.

Food Additives: A “Gummy” Subject

Food Additives: A “Gummy” Subject

Chances are, inspecting any bottled, bagged, or otherwise packaged food will reveal a longer than expected ingredient list that includes foreign substances, known as food additives, that the typical consumer does not recognize. Three of the most common, yet underdiscussed additives are xanthan gum, guar gum, and sodium benzoate. Find out what these substances really are, discover their uses in the pharmaceutical and food manufacturing industries, and most importantly, determine whether they elicit negative health effects.

Is Yogurt Really Healthy?

Is Yogurt Really Healthy?

From children’s lunchboxes to trendy breakfast cafes, yogurt is a staple. In fact, individuals in the United States consume, on average, fourteen pounds of dairy yogurt each year. Still, with emerging research raising questions regarding dairy’s health implications, is yogurt really the health panacea it has been characterized to be?

Maryam Jawid

Common Chemicals Found in Supplements: What Are Their Health Effects?

Common Chemicals Found in Supplements: What Are Their Health Effects?

Magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and titanium dioxide are three widely used supplement additives that function as binders, fillers, and preservatives. While regulatory health authorities like the FDA approve these substances for commercial use, research studies indicate that serious health consequences could manifest if consumers regularly ingest these chemicals.

Lauren Fang

Fat as Fuel: Can the Ketogenic Diet Effectively Support Exercise?

Fat as Fuel: Can the Ketogenic Diet Effectively Support Exercise?

Nutrition guidelines consistently evolve, and athletic dietary recommendations are no exception. While sports nutrition has traditionally emphasized high-carbohydrate meals, experts are now considering fat’s ability to support, and even enhance, athletic endeavors via the ketogenic diet. From casual exercisers to elite athletes, discover whether the ketogenic diet is an efficient solution to maximize sports performance.

Maryam Jawid

The Sirtfood Diet: Fast Track to Weight Loss and Vitality or Questionable Fad?

The Sirtfood Diet: Fast Track to Weight Loss and Vitality or Questionable Fad?

Between its popularity among celebrities and promises of dark chocolate and red wine, the Sirtfood Diet has stormed into the weight-loss sphere. Amidst a sea of different diet recommendations, gathering science-backed information is key to finding the most sustainable and health-promoting eating pattern. Find out what the Sirtfood Diet really is, uncover the pitfalls that media headlines fail to acknowledge, and discover whether the Sirtfood Diet really merits a place in the spotlight.

Maryam Jawid

From COVID-19 to the 2020 Election, How to Thrive in the Face of Uncertainty and Change

From COVID-19 to the 2020 Election, How to Thrive in the Face of Uncertainty and Change

Between the global coronavirus pandemic and a precedent-shattering election, life-altering change has become the norm. Recent studies show that anxiety, stress, and other mental health symptoms are on the rise. Change has the potential to produce excessive stress, which research links to potentially enduring negative effects, both mentally and physically. Better understand how humans respond to change, and more importantly, discover four easy, free, and natural ways to thrive—even during uncertain and changing times.

Maryam Jawid

4 Tips to Relish Holiday Foods without Indigestion

4 Tips to Relish Holiday Foods without Indigestion

Visiting family and friends during the holidays and enjoying rich, sumptuous meals is exciting and festive. It is quite common to deviate from normal eating habits during these special times. Unfortunately, doing so may cause indigestion, bloating, and general abdominal discomfort. By taking a few precautionary measures, however, circumventing these potentially aggravating and disruptive issues is possible.

A Modernized Approach to the Paleo Diet: The Strong, Weak, and Sustainable Forms

A Modernized Approach to the Paleo Diet: The Strong, Weak, and Sustainable Forms

Our genes were largely selected during the million years that Stone Age hunter-gatherers occupied the Earth. We are therefore genetic Stone Agers. Consequently, hunter-gather eating patterns best fit our biology. Changing environmental conditions, however, dictate that some of us partly deviate from this regimen and customize the hunter-gatherer nutritional pattern in light of sustainability and individual health needs.

Dr. Boyd Eaton, MD

Readin’, ‘Ritin’ & Russian Roulette

Readin’, ‘Ritin’ & Russian Roulette

“We can’t become immune to this level of suffering . . . Georgia is in no shape to open its public schools in most of the state, the virus levels are too high.”

Dr. Ashish Jha, CNN, August 10th

Many schools throughout the country face a challenging decision, to either resume some version of normal instruction or implement virtual learning. Some are invoking the former without the necessary safeguards, which still aren’t foolproof, and consequently endangering the lives of children, who can effectively transmit the disease to their families and others.

Dr. Melvin Konner, PhD, MD