Is Meat Bad for You? A Nutrition Scientist Weighs In.

For quite a while now, nutrition research has agreed that it's healthiest to limit our intake of red and processed meat. But this has recently been challenged by new research from the Nutritional Recommendations International Consortium (NutriRECS), published in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine. The authors from NutriRECS recommended new guidelines to continue with our average 4.5 servings of red and processed meat per week as Americans. [1] 

Q&A: How Harvard's David Sinclair is Fighting Aging—and How You Can, Too

What if someone told you that you could live for another 100 years... while remaining physically healthy and mentally sharp? You’d probably brush it off as science fiction. Turns out, it may be closer to fact. At least, if David Sinclair, PhD has anything to say about it. He’s the author of the New York Times bestseller, Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To, a thrilling new book that asserts that, contrary to scientific dogma, aging is not inevitable—and makes the case for why this ...

Why Avocados Are Healthy: The Science Behind Everyone's Obsession

Avocados have been attracting attention from bloggers and dietitians alike—and for good reason! They're versatile: they can be sliced in sandwiches, diced on salads, smashed on toast or turned into guacamole. And their benefits in the body are equally as versatile: they can help your heart, eyes, and even waistline. Let’s take a deeper dive into why paying the extra $1.95 for guac gets you so much more than an elevated burrito.

What Do Your Fasting Blood Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c Levels Mean?

Blood glucose (aka “blood sugar”) serves as the primary energy source for our brain and body. Healthy blood glucose levels are therefore essential for maintaining overall health and longevity. Unfortunately, several factors including the Standard American Diet and a sedentary lifestyle can increase glucose beyond normal levels, and over time, result in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. If undetected, consistently high glucose can lead to long-term health complications, including nerve damage, ...

How I'm Fighting My High Risk of Developing Dementia

Dementia has an established genetic component, meaning that your risk of developing it increases if someone in your close family has or had the disease. But unfortunate genetics don't solidify your fate. In fact, even people with the highest genetic risk can lower their likelihood of developing the disease with healthy habits and optimized biomarkers. So that's what I'm doing.

Napping is Healthy—But Not for Everyone

  Afraid that your naps or sleeping in on the weekend may not be good for you? Well, not only can they help you make up for lost sleep, but research suggests that they may also be beneficial for cognitive function, memory, and (perhaps counterintuitively) help you fall asleep at night. The next time someone comments on your napping habit or forces you up early on a Saturday morning, you’ll be able to back up your extra shut eye with science!

Cardio vs. Strength Training: Do You Really Need Both?

You may have noticed a great divide in the fitness world between strength and endurance athletes and their approach to training routines. Avid runners and triathletes focus on their aerobic fitness for upcoming races—often to the point of neglecting the weight room. The same holds true for any strength athletes who spend little time away from their lifting routine to to focus on aerobic fitness. But the truth is, if you’re looking for a new PR on the race course or PB in the weight room, or if ...

Nutrition Tips for Baby Boomers: How Needs Change With Age

If you were born between the years 1944 and 1964, also known as the Baby Boomer Generation, your nutrition should differ significantly from others. Increased protein, fiber, vitamin B12, calcium, and vitamin D could extend your years and improve your quality of life. What's more, age-related diseases like osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and adult-onset diabetes are also on the rise (in the millions) in older adults. It is critical, now, more than ever, for Baby Boomers to take their health seriously. ...
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