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Joyce Hollman

Those sweet drinks you love? They’re aging you faster

Everyone knows that too much sugar is associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and premature death. And research has shown that low-calorie, artificially sweetened drinks aren’t any better. But for women, they hold another dreaded side effect: Besides sweet drinks making us sick and fat — the science shows they’re making us older […]

William Davis

How a plant-based diet can do your metabolism good

Plant-based diets have grown in popularity over the last few years. Books like “Forks over Knives” and documentaries like “The Game Changers” have inspired people to give plant-based diets a second look. If you still need a little incentive how about this: Plant-based diets boost after-meal calorie burn and lead to serious weight loss. Advocates […]

Joyce Hollman

The superfood that helps your brain control cravings

You can only cut calories for so long before your brain rebels against the restrictions and increases food cravings to the point where you can’t help but eat more. Luckily, researchers identified a superfood that counteracts this brain activity. On top of that, it’s loaded with other amazing full-body benefits you can’t pass up… So, […]

Virginia Tims-Lawson

Whole30 Salmon

This paleo friendly meal has plenty of healthy fats and is a low-carb option for those looking to cut back on grains. Let us know if you try it in the comments!  FOR THE SALMON: 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets skin on or off 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic chopped, about 2 teaspoons […]

Virginia Tims-Lawson

Mexican Spiced Cauliflower Tacos

Mexican Spiced Cauliflower tacos are a low-carb meal packed full of healthy fats and veggies for a delicious twist on tacos! Here’s an extra tip from us: for some added gut support add some pickled red onions on top! For the Cauliflower: 1 head cauliflower 1-2 tbsp avocado oil optional Spice Mix 1 tsp chili […]

Carolyn Gretton

Is your body blocking this cholesterol-lowering nutrient?

Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene which the body converts into the essential nutrient vitamin A. But researchers studying the role of beta-carotene in lowering cholesterol levels identified an enzyme that’s necessary for this benefit — and some of us are missing out. That means you need to go about getting yours differently. That […]


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New and improved Mediterranean diet reduces heart risks even more

One of the best diets for lowering your risk of heart disease, stroke and even diabetes is the Mediterranean diet. But would you believe researchers have found a way to take those benefits up a few notches to help us lose more weight and lower cholesterol and blood pressure even more? Meet the better, greener Med diet…

Dr. Elizabeth Klodas MD, FACC

Colds, COVID-19 and the flu? Here’s the doctor’s secret weapon

You know the mantra for how to avoid getting sick this winter: Wash your hands and wear a mask. And when the days start getting shorter, the temperature drops and cold and flu season kicks in, we could all use an immunity boost, COVID or no COVID. That’s where my favorite secret weapon comes in… Yes, […]

Carolyn Gretton

The ultimate diet for stress management

As the pandemic continues to spike and uncertainty continues to reign, stress is fast approaching crisis levels in the U.S. Some of us have tried self-care, meditation, exercise and calming herbs. But managing your stress could be even easier — with the right diet… One that’s already well known for its amazing health benefits… And […]

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

Forgetting fiber over the holidays could do some lasting damage

Over the holidays we’re allowed to splurge a bit. But two studies demonstrate the damage of a low-fiber diet and how difficult repairing that damage can be, not just for your colon, but your weight, blood sugar, cholesterol and more. So, enjoy the Christmas cookies but don’t forget the fiber…

Joyce Hollman

3-year study proves lipids keeps Alzheimer’s at bay

Of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes, Alzheimer’s is the only disease where existing treatments don’t really help. But now, scientists are working on ways that nutrition can slow the cognitive decline and memory loss of Alzheimer’s. And lipids hold the key…

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

3 ways chili peppers could help you live longer and healthier

Why do some people gravitate toward chili peppers and enjoy the burn while others can’t stand it? Perhaps they sense something that more and more research is revealing: that chili peppers may help you live longer. So, if you’re not traditionally a fan of spicy foods, it may be time to change your ways…