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  • How I Stopped Binge Eating and Started Living September 26, 2018
    Most people have experienced overeating or emotional eating at some time in their life. Sometimes it’s a lighthearted occurrence like mindlessly eating a whole bag of potato chips while watching Netflix. However, some people become held captive by binge eating disorder. Binge eating disorder is defined in the DSM 5 as recurrent and persistent episodes... […]
    Brynn Johnson
  • Degenerative Disc Disease + 6 Natural Remedies September 24, 2018
    If you’ve been dealing with back pain, you may be living with degenerative disc disease. What is it, how does it happen and can you reverse degenerative disc disease? This guide has everything you need to know about the condition, including ways to relieve the symptoms with natural remedies. What Is Degenerative Disc Disease? Degenerative... […]
    Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS
  • Citric Acid Pros & Cons: Is Citric Acid Harmful to the Body? September 22, 2018
    Citric acid: It’s one of the most common food additives found in our food supply today, yet for many of us it remains a mysterious ingredient. In some countries, citric acid has been used as an additive in foods, cosmetics and many other products for more than 100 years, mostly as a preservative and flavor... […]
    Jillian Levy, CHHC
  • Interstitial Lung Disease + 5 Natural Remedies September 21, 2018
    Interstitial lung disease (or ILD) is more than one disease; in fact, this term describes more than 200 different lung disorders that all affect the tissues and spaces around the alveoli (air sacs) in the lungs, called the interstitium. (1) Today, ILD is believed to be more common than previously thought. Research indicates that in the... […]
    Jillian Levy, CHHC
  • Protease: The Enzyme that Makes Protein & Amino Acids Tick September 20, 2018
    Maybe we don’t give enzymes enough credit. They are required for literally every single chemical action that takes place in our bodies — from digestion to immune function and blood flow. We are able to see, think and breathe because of protease. What are proteases? They’re enzymes that allow for the breakdown of proteins in... […]
    Christine Ruggeri, CHHC
  • Lymphedema + 7 Natural Ways to Manage Lymphedema Symptoms September 19, 2018
    Breast cancer treatment is the most common cause of lymphedema in the United States. Worldwide, it most often occurs due to filariasis (a parasite infection). Experts have called lymphedema “one of the most poorly understood, relatively underestimated, and least researched complications of cancer or its treatment.” (1, 2) There are other possible causes of primary lymphedema, including... […]
    Annie Price, CHHC
  • Truffle Salt Pros & Cons: Is Truffle Salt Good or Bad for Health? September 18, 2018
    Do truffles taste good? That can be a matter of personal opinion, but many people find truffles to be absolutely delicious! Truffles have been highly prized as a food culinary delicacy since the Classical era. With their pungent scent and flavor, the addition of truffles to any dish instantly makes it extra memorable. Truffle salt... […]
    Annie Price, CHHC
  • Chief Medical Officer from Memorial Sloan Kettering Reveals Conflict of Interest September 18, 2018
    Dr. José Baselga, the chief medical officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the author of numerous scientific papers since 2013, has officially resigned his position at the highly acclaimed cancer treatment and research institution in New York City. His resignation comes amid surfacing reports that he neglected to disclose millions of dollar he has received... […]
    Annie Price, CHHC
  • Colon Polyps Symptoms + 4 Natural Remedies September 17, 2018
    Colorectal cancer —  now the second most common cause of cancer death in the U.S. — usually begins as a “polyp,” which is why another name for colon polyps is “colorectal polyps.” The type of colon polyp called an adenoma is a known precursor of colorectal cancer. While in some cases small colon polyps will develop... […]
    Jillian Levy, CHHC
  • 25 Quick Keto Chicken Recipes September 17, 2018
    I know there are a lot of keto recipes out there today, but sometimes it can be hard to find ones that are loaded with flavor, healthy and easy to make. This roundup of quick keto chicken recipes definitely checks all of those important boxes. The ketogenic diet is really popular theses days, but it’s actually... […]
    Annie Price, CHHC
  • Benefits of Chiropractic Care and Autism: the Untold Story September 16, 2018
    by Dr. Brent Wells, DC Millions of parents are seeking answers and assistance when their children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. Parents are not often told that chiropractic care offer benefits for autism, even as autism rates continue to increase. Can a holistic chiropractor help autism? In short, yes, it can! As... […]
    Ethan Boldt
  • Monsanto Lawsuit: Agricultural Giant Ordered to Pay $289 Million in Cancer Case August 23, 2018
    A recent Monsanto lawsuit outcome feels like a win for the people. Finally. More than two years after the World Health Organization labeled the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” the court system ruled the billion-dollar company is liable for its product’s potentially cancer-causing effects. Roundup is the most popular weedkiller in... […]
    Christine Ruggeri, CHHC
  • Top 7 MSG Side Effects + 15 Foods with MSG to Avoid August 23, 2018
    MSG is one of the most controversial ingredients on the planet. While some claim that it’s a totally safe and healthy food additive that can help ramp up flavor and minimize sodium intake, others have dubbed it a cancer-causing food and have tied it to side effects like headaches and high blood pressure. Despite being... […]
    Rachael Link, MS, RD
  • Glyphosate in Cereal: Monsanto’s Weedkiller Detected at Alarming Levels, Report Says August 22, 2018
    Less than a week after a jury found Monsanto liable in a $289 million-dollar-cancer verdict, independent lab tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) report large doses of glyphosate in cereal for kids, oat bars and other oat-based products. Previously, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculations suggest that 1- to 2-year-old children likely experience the... […]
    Christine Ruggeri, CHHC
  • Is Gum Arabic Harmful or Helpful? Pros & Cons of This Natural Thickening Agent August 21, 2018
    Wondering what the ingredient called “gum arabic” that’s found in foods like cake, candies, ice cream and soft drinks really is? Gum arabic is a type of plant-derived fiber. You can think of it as an edible “glue,” natural thickening agent and binder that helps hold ingredients together. Gum arabic’s structure allows it to dissolve in... […]
    Jillian Levy, CHHC
  • 3 Key Nutrition Considerations for a Healthy Vegan Pregnancy August 19, 2018
    by Janet Kearney Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It can also be one of the most stressful, dealing with various symptoms and changes all while figuring out how to eat to provide the best nutrition for a growing fetus. Pregnancy is a high metabolic and nutritionally demanding phase... […]
    Ethan Boldt
  • Portion Sizes: 10 Ways to Trick Your Brain into Eating Less August 17, 2018
    Experts agree: There may be multiple causes for the rise in obesity in recent decades, but one major factor is the drastic increase in portion sizes. This holds true for home and restaurants meals. But the fact we eat away from home so frequently plays a big role in American’s expanding waistlines. Americans (and people... […]
    Rebekah Edwards
  • How An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Helped Me Reverse Chronic Health Conditions August 12, 2018
    by Kate Kordsmeier of Root + Revel Perhaps you’ve heard the term ‘anti-inflammatory diet’ over recent years and wondered what all the hype is about. I’m here to tell you that it’s not some trendy diet trend about anti-inflammatory foods or crazy fad (or really even a diet at all!), rather a holistic way to... […]
    Ethan Boldt
  • 6 DEET Dangers + Safer Science-Backed Swaps August 5, 2018
    In an effort to avoid bug bites and insect-borne diseases like Zika, West Nile, Keystone virus and Lyme disease, you may automatically turn to products containing DEET, which is known to be the most effective insect repellent on the market. Although the synthetic compound’s been in use for more than 40 years, researchers point out that... […]
    Christine Ruggeri, CHHC
  • Hydration Tips for Runners, Including Race Day Prep July 30, 2018
    by Holly Martin As runners, we all know that we need to be hydrated, but what does that really mean, and what happens if we fall short? In this article, I’m going to dive into exactly what happens — both internally and externally — when we’re dehydrated. In addition, I’m going to examine the best ways... […]
    Ethan Boldt