Soda

There are so many reasons to stop drinking soda. Here are some of the most compelling reasons that will, hopefully, make you think twice before cracking that next can of pop. A single can of soda contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar. Sugar in this quantity, especially in liquid form, massively elevated …

Grains

Grains have been getting a bad rap recently. So should you be eating them? Let’s talk about it. Before we go into the health benefits of whole grains, it’s important to know the structure of a grain. There are three distinct parts; the bran, germ, and endosperm. The bran is the …

Giving Up Meat

So, what happens when you stop eating meat? Well, for starters you reduce body inflammation. When you eat animal products, your body will produce high levels of inflammation that can last months and years. Now you may be thinking, ok….but what’s the big deal with inflammation? Well, it’s been linked to …

Transitioning to Plant Based

So you want to stop eating as many, or all, animal based foods but you’re not sure how to go about doing it. You’ve got to set yourself up for success and the only person who knows the best way for you to go about a big shift like this …

Fat

Fat gets a bad rap and that’s because it’s very misunderstood. So what is it? It’s a macronutrient and a source of energy. There are 4 major types of fats: Monounsaturated, polyunsaturated (including omega-3s), trans, and saturated.  Unsaturated fats are known as the “Good” fats. They can improve blood cholesterol levels …

Trouble sleeping?

Sleep is more important for overall health than most people realize. Insufficient sleep and sleep quality has a correlation with serious health problems such as heart disease and obesity. Not only that, but a lack of quality sleep has been shown to negatively effect the sex lives of both men …

Need a Detox?

Does the weekend have you feeling like you need a bit of a detox?  While consistency is key, we all have a cheat day (or weekend) here and there…Fortunately there are few small habits we can incorporate even on our cheat days.  Introducing, the lemon…The Detox “C”: 1/4 c of …

Wait … What? Guinness Goes Vegan?!

(Whitney Filloon : eater.com) The Irish beer currently uses fish bladders as part of the brewing process. Iconic Irish beer Guinness is going vegan. The company has announced it will stop utilizing fish bladders during the brewing process, reports The Independent, making it fully animal product-free. Guinness currently uses isinglass, …

Not cutting the mustard? USDA probes alleged egg board intimidation of mayo start-up

( Barnini Chakraborty : Fox News) WASHINGTON –  A controversy over condiments has caught the attention of Congress and sparked a federal probe, amid allegations of dirty tricks and intrigue inside America’s egg industry.  FoxNews.com confirmed Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a review of the government-appointed …

Ask Well: Catching Up on Lost Sleep

(KAREN WEINTRAUB) Q Can I ever re-pay my sleep debt? (I estimate it at 15 years of poor sleep.) Asked by Mike Peterson A It is unclear whether you can make up a long-term sleep debt, because most studies have looked at the effects of sleep loss and recovery only …