Fish oil: can it keep your brain sharp and your heart fit?

By Perrin Braun Jan 08, 2014

 

Fish oil has become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, as more people have started to understand the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in growth and development. Thanks to extensive amounts of scientific research and reporting by the media, fish oil is one of the most popular and widely-accepted supplements in the country. Americans spend nearly $1 billion per year on over-the-counter fish oil supplements.  Should fish oil become a part of your nutrition regimen?

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How Will the New Cholesterol Guidelines Impact Your Health?

By Perrin Braun Dec 11, 2013

 

Big news for those of you who are concerned about your heart health: the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently released revised cholesterol treatment guidelines that are designed to reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke. The new guidelines, which were last updated in 2004, mark the most significant change in cardiovascular disease prevention in nearly thirty years!

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Do You Need More Energy? Look to Your Blood for Some Answers!

By Perrin Braun Dec 04, 2013

 

Is your energy low? Don’t just chalk it up as “one of those weeks”—you might be deficient in certain nutrients! Fatigue is a common complaint for many individuals, and it becomes more common with age. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple ways to boost your energy levels, but you need to find out what’s going on inside of your body first.

 

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Inflammation and Heart Health

By Perrin Braun Aug 06, 2013

 

Do you have high cholesterol? While you may know that high levels of cholesterol don’t spell good news for your heart, cholesterol and inflammation often work hand-in-hand to damage your body.

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How the Home Kit Delivered

By Emily Wei Jun 22, 2013

 

Less than two weeks after clicking the “Order” button for my InsideTracker Home Kit, my results were in.  I received an e-mail in the morning, notifying me that my results were ready on the InsideTracker website. Here’s the scoop on what I saw when I picked up my results:

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The Two Faces of Cholesterol

By Perrin Braun Jan 30, 2013

 

Are you worried about your cholesterol? Your doctor may have told you to lower your cholesterol levels, but it’s important to understand that the story of cholesterol is complex.

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InsideTracker Works: I'm a believer

By Meghan Johnson May 16, 2012

 

After my last blood test, I received some pretty embarrassing results. As a master’s student studying nutrition, I had both high cholesterol and low ferritin, a blood marker for iron.  Despite eating a very healthy diet, I was still missing the mark on some seriously important nutrients.

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The Skinny on Dietary Fat

By Perrin Braun Apr 11, 2012

 

Fat may no longer be a dieter’s worst enemy, but misconceptions about this important macronutrient still run rampant. In the 1990s, the low-fat diet was thought to be a straightforward route to preventing heart disease, some cancers, and obesity. The USDA Food Pyramid perpetuated the idea that an ideal diet should be low in fat, and didn’t differentiate well between sources or types of fat. But things are changing.

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My Eye-Opening InsideTracker Experience

By Meghan Johnson Jan 11, 2012

As a public health and nutrition graduate student, I didn’t think I had much to worry about when I went to have my blood drawn for my personalized InsideTracker analysis. Given my education and resources, having nutrient deficiencies would be not only a surprise, but a bit of an embarrassment. I believe in walking the walk in addition to talking the talk and try to set an example with my diet and exercise regimen. I cook the majority of my own meals, which generally consist of whole grains, vegetables, fish, bean or soy-based proteins and occasionally lean poultry. I typically snack on fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, granola, or yogurt.  Now of course, I sometimes stray from my dietary staples when dining out to celebrate birthdays or promotions, during holiday parties, and for the occasional ‘just because’ dinner with friends. You only live once, right? But I stick to a plant-based, whole foods diet for the majority of my meals. Click here to learn how InsideTracker can recommend personalized diet and exercise plans that will fit your unique physical needs!

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