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Why Was The Mediterranean Diet Study Controversial?

Why Was The Mediterranean Diet Study Controversial?

July 25, 2018

The Mediterranean Diet has grown in popularity over the past few years, especially after the release of the famous 2013 study that concluded that "a Mediterranean diet can cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes by about 30 percent in those at high risk." However, the legitimacy of this study has come under increased scrutiny and the original study had to be adjusted. This isn't the first time that a study around diets has attracted criticism from the science community. This begs the question - why do studies around nutrition and diets seem to be so controversial?

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Our Dietitian Breaks Down The 'No White Food' Diet

Our Dietitian Breaks Down The 'No White Food' Diet

May 05, 2018

When talking about weight loss, you’ve may have heard the advice to “just avoid any white foods”. The principle behind the No White Food diet is to lose weight by avoiding white foods. Specifically, this diet avoids foods high in simple sugars such as white rice, potatoes, sugar, flour, milk, and white bread. But, does this No White Food diet have any merit? 

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Why Most People Don't Understand Weight Loss

Why Most People Don't Understand Weight Loss

March 21, 2018

There are a lot of manipulative diet programs in our world. How can we discern the difference between a weight loss scam and legitimate advice? In this piece, we are going to highlight some of the red flags you should be aware of regarding weight loss advice. Here are some of the outrageous diet claims on the internet followed by our advice on what to do instead.

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5 Low Sugar Smoothie Bowl Recipes That We Love

5 Low Sugar Smoothie Bowl Recipes That We Love

February 22, 2018

If you follow us on Instagram you'll already know these two things: first off, our smoothie game is dope. But more importantly, we're huge fans of smoothies that are low glycemic but still nutrient dense and tasty. In this post, we've compiled our all time favorite recipes and explain what makes each of them so good. Let us know if you have any other recipes that we should try!

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Top 6 Crazy Health Solutions of All Time

Top 6 Crazy Health Solutions of All Time

February 15, 2018

From snake oil to jade eggs, we look back at some of the most over the top health claims of all time. It's shocking to see the extreme measures that people would go through to be healthier. We may laugh at these antiquated practices, but it begs the question - what health "solutions" are still popular today that we will laugh at in 100 years time (juice cleansing, anyone)? In this post, we break down the top 6 crazy health solutions of all time. Do you notice a pattern amongst them?

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6 Tips To Control Your Sugar Cravings

6 Tips To Control Your Sugar Cravings

January 29, 2018

It's clear that most Americans need to cut down on their sugar intake, but controlling ones sugar cravings can be hard. Marketing schemes and precise product placement in the grocery store (impulse candy bar purchase, anyone?) can all work against your hopeful plans to avoid high sugar foods. Moreover, approximately 75% of items in your average grocery store contain added sugar.  With the right techniques, you can effectively decrease your sugar intake. Start with these tips to help control your sugar cravings!

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The Best and Worst Health Trends of 2017

The Best and Worst Health Trends of 2017

January 08, 2018

2017 was a year with many highs and lows in the health and wellness world - we saw fantastic things like more awareness of excess sugar consumption, some great food documentaries and overall more of an awareness for a healthy, balanced and mindful lifestyle. However, some less than legitimate trends gaineda a lot of popularity too (why are juice cleanses still a thing?!). In this post, we break down the best and worst trends of the past year and explain what makes the best trends so memorable!

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Why You Shouldn't Have A New Years Resolution

Why You Shouldn't Have A New Years Resolution

December 28, 2017

Only 9 percent of people can keep their New Year’s resolutions. We love the idea of a fresh start. It’s the same rationale for the elusive statement “I’ll start my diet on Monday”. There is nothing fresher or cleaner than January 1st. But, by placing a “start date” on our goals and pressuring ourselves to be included in the 9 percent success group, we are setting ourselves up for failure. Instead, try to form long term habits and a shift in your mentality to actually improve your overall lifestyle. Heres how you can do that. 

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10 Tips To Improve How Well You Sleep

10 Tips To Improve How Well You Sleep

December 12, 2017

One health practice that you may not be too familiar with is the concept of “clean sleeping” or sleep hygiene as referred to by the American Sleep Association. Similar to eating a balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise, getting the right amount and proper quality of sleep each night is essential for optimal health. Given the fact that 33% of American’s get fewer than 7 hours of sleep a day, we all could use some pointers on how to improve the quality of our sleep. Heres are 10 tips to improve the quality of your sleep. 

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How Food Affects Your Hormone Levels

How Food Affects Your Hormone Levels

December 04, 2017

We usually only talk about hormones when someone we know is going through puberty or menopause. Apart from that, hormones don’t usually make an appearance in our daily conversations, especially when it comes to food and eating. It seems that hormones levels may be affected by our diet, resulting in effects on our mood, appetite, and overall health. This makes yet another case for the importance of always eating a balanced diet. In this article we’ll go over the basics about hormones and discuss what the research says regarding the relationships between food and our hormone levels.

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7 Tips For Eating Clean This Thanksgiving

7 Tips For Eating Clean This Thanksgiving

November 20, 2017

One of our favorite meals is around the corner - but does that mean you should stop all your healthy habits for an intense 48 hour feast of unhealthy epic proportions?! Of course not - you can still maintain your healthy choices and enjoy all the yummy food that Thanksgiving has to offer with a few simple tricks. In this blog post, we tell you what types of food to go light on, how to practice portion control and what to do when you're not eating to make sure your Thanksgiving is as yummy, enjoyable and healthy as possible.

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How to Form and Keep Good Habits

How to Form and Keep Good Habits

November 07, 2017

We all want to improve our lives in many different ways, whether that means working out more, eating better, relaxing more or just having better relationships. But it's one thing to simply want these things and it's another to actually form habits to achieve these things. Forming habits is one of the most important skills you can learn to continually improve your overall lifestyle! Interestingly, the mechanisms that form good habits are very similar to those that help you form bad habits. In this piece, we break down how both good and bad habits are formed, and what you can do to improve your good habit making skills! 

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