4 Key Blood Biomarkers Associated with Female Fertility

By Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, LDN May 22, 2019

 

Female infertility can be confusing, discouraging, and all-around difficult to talk about. But if you're experiencing it, know that you're not alone. The truth is, female infertility is a common problem in the United States – roughly 10% of all women aged 15-44 experience difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant.1 Some contributing factors, like age and conditions affecting the female reproductive system, are out of anyone's control. But there are steps you can take to improve your fertility status, as certain lifestyle changes can improve critical blood biomarkers.2

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Our Most Bizarre Recommendations

By Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, LDN Apr 23, 2019

Eat more oats, spend less time sitting, drink more water…You may have encountered some of these more common recommendations at InsideTracker, but today we’re spotlighting our most bizarre recommendations including why we recommend using B12 fortified toothpaste!

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The Health Advice We Always Hear but Continue to Ignore

By Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, LDN Mar 05, 2019


You hear about it, you read about it, you even talk about it, but for some reason you ignore it… it’s the health advice you know you should follow but choose not to. It's easier and, at times, more gratifying to dismiss it, but have you thought of the long-term implications of continuously ignoring it? In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, we’re reigniting the conversation on the health advice you continue to overlook. In this article, we provide you with the research behind the advice and present tips to help you implement it once and for all.

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5 Science-Proven Ways to Lose Fat

By Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, LDN Jan 31, 2019


Did you know that people start abandoning their New Year’s resolutions by January 12? And that more than half of all New Year’s resolutions are health-related?Fad diets and impractical exercise regimens often fail to deliver long-term success. After a little investigating, we found that ‘lose fat’ was among the top Google searches in January. Fortunately, the InsideTracker platform covers this very topic! When you choose “Lose Fat” as your goal, we provide you with personalized nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations based on your blood work. For now, we felt a sense of responsibility to share some top science-based recommendations for achieving sustainable fat loss.

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New Year, Improved InsideTracker - 2018 Review

By Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, LDN Jan 13, 2019

2018 was the year of innovation! Last year brought along tremendous successes and exciting challenges that led to both growth and establishment among the science community. We listened to our customers, cheered on our athletes, added new products and features, strengthened existing partnerships while welcoming new ones, and proudly published a scientific paper. We’ve compiled some of the top moments and developments that led to a successful and innovative 2018. 

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Back To School: Lifestyle Hacks 101

By Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, LDN Sep 18, 2018

In case you missed it, we’re doing a two-part series - Nutrition and Lifestyle - on ways to mentally and physically prepare yourself for the school year ahead. In last week’s edition, we examined the best ways to improve your cognitive ability through diet and nutrition. This week, we’re discussing lifestyle practices you can build into your routine to help you overcome the unexpected curveballs of a hectic ‘back to school’ schedule.

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Back To School: Nutrition For Improved Learning 101

By Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, LDN Sep 13, 2018

School’s back in session so we did a little studying ourselves. Whether you’re in college, grad school, or just affected by a student’s schedule – hello moms and dads – improving certain aspects of your life can better equip you for those unexpected late nights, missed meals, and undue pressures of a hectic routine. 

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Eat Your Red, White & Blue this Independence Day!

By Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, LDN Jul 02, 2016

It’s 4th of July weekend and what better way to celebrate than with food? Naturally, we’re showing our patriotism in the form of nutrition – with a list of the healthiest red, white and blue foods to chow down on as you celebrate. Plus, we’ve added our favorite recipe to each color group so that you can make a healthy (but yummy) contribution at your BBQ. To borrow from our favorite film: May the Fourth be with you!

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How Going Vegan Affected My Body

By Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, LDN Jun 01, 2016


Some people hesitate to pursue a vegan diet because they fear not getting adequate amounts of protein. This, however, should not be the case as beans, nuts, seeds, quinoa, edamame, and peas all provide sufficient amounts when consumed as part of a balanced vegan diet. As a nutrition graduate student at Tufts University, I recently completed a course called Nutritional Biochemistry: Micronutrients. In this class, we rigorously analyzed the metabolism of vitamins and minerals and their requirement for the functioning of the human body. Along the way, I discovered that despite popular opinion, a more pertinent concern for vegans revolves around micronutrients rather than protein.

This left me asking the question, "Does a plant-based diet provide sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals?" Well, I decided to find the answer on my own, and thus began my two-month vegan challenge. In this blog post, I share a recap of my results and the important lessons learned.

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National Nutrition Month: The Best Bites for your Blood

By Diana Licalzi, MS, RD, LDN Mar 23, 2016

 

Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? We take nutrition pretty seriously around here, so we figured it's a perfect time to pay homage to foods that best fuel our blood. Forget the Oscars — we're joining the action with the inaugural InsideTracker Food Awards! Actors get a nod for their great performances; why shouldn't the modest mushroom, or the stellar steak?

We’ve grouped the body's biomarkers into eight categories and awarded each category a "winning food," based on its nutritional content and ability to pack a performance and health punch.  Plus, we’ve created a recipe around each food (free to download) so you can whip up a healthy storm in the kitchen!

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