New Year, New Goals: Use Motivational Science to Win Big in 2017

The start of the New Year is always an exciting time for the fitness community: It’s a time for goal setting; for dreaming big… basically a fresh, clean slate waiting to be filled with all potential the New Year brings. But before you let your daydreams of shattered PRs get away from you, lean on the InsideTracker team for the tips to make 2017 your most game-changing year yet! If you’ve been following the blog, you know that the team here at InsideTracker is all about the science behind ...

The Golden Ratio - How to Manage your Blood Lipids for Better Health and Performance

Cholesterol: You might know it as some evil “fat” that clogs your arteries and causes heart disease. But recent research has unveiled that healthy levels of certain kinds of cholesterol are actually good for you. In this article, we take a fresh look at HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol – two poorly understood lipid biomarkers monitored by InsideTracker. Then, we offer strategies on how you can optimize your cholesterol levels using your InsideTracker data along with research-proven ...

Artificial sweeteners: Is it time to find a new substitute?

You consider yourself a bit of a health freak. You roll your eyes as you watch your coworker grab another soda from the office vending machine. Please. Doesn’t he know what 55 grams of pure sugar will do to his waistline? Not so fast, oh healthy one. Put down your zero-calorie sports drink and listen up. New research suggests that diet drinks, once endorsed for promoting weight loss, may actually have the opposite effect. Read more to learn if you should ditch the artificial sweeteners.  

Is Organic Food Worth the Premium?

What is “organic”? We all have our own ideas about what it means to be organic. In food speak, the term “organic” actually refers to the way agricultural products are grown or raised and processed. In the US, specific requirements—which are set and regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – must be met and maintained by manufacturers in order for products to be labeled "organic."

The War on Gluten: What Does the Science Say?

In case you missed it, gluten-free dining is a pretty hot topic right now. Gluten seems to have become the new villain in the world of nutrition. The market for gluten-free items is exploding, with Americans spending billions of dollars on gluten-free products each year. Are more of us developing gluten intolerances or is eating gluten-free just perceived as a healthier lifestyle? Read more to find out what the science says about the GF diet.

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin: What Every Woman Should Know

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, also known as SHBG, is an awesome little glycoprotein that most of us have never heard of. Since SHBH is related to testosterone and other sex hormones, many women remain in the dark about their SHBG status. But SHBG is an important biomarker for women to pay attention to! Read more to find out why.

Is fast food really that bad for you?

  We’ve all been there. You see the golden arches in the distance and your mouth immediately begins watering at the thought of those salty fries. Maybe there’s a twinge of guilt as you pull off the road and around the drive-thru to order a #6… the value! The convenience! Just how bad for you is fast food, anyway? Read more about the health effects associated with indulging in your favorite guilty pleasure.
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