The Juice Illusion

As we sit down for family meals every day, it’s commonplace to serve the kids a cold glass of OJ with waffles, sweet apple juice at snack time or share a delicious smoothie as a treat – BUT did you know that by swapping whole fruits and veggies with juice each day provides the family […]

Statin vs Stabbin’: Is There a Better Way to Lower Cholesterol?

For most people with high cholesterol, statin drugs are remarkably successful in reducing it. But if you’re taking a statin and you aren’t seeing the results you expected (or need), there may be another option: an injection of a new class of drug called “PCSK9 inhibitors.” By blocking certain proteins, these drugs enable your body […]

Bye, Bye BMI?

For years, doctors, nutritionists, and anyone with a calculator have been using a mathematical formula called Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine whether someone is overweight or not. BMI does a pretty good job of determining whether or not you’re obese, and since obesity is known to play a major role in one’s health and […]

Diverticular Disease: What Is It and How to Manage It

It is estimated that about 50% of people over the age of 60 are living with diverticular disease.  Many people have heard the name, but many more are unsure of what it is, seeing as a large percentage of those who have diverticulosis do not suffer from any symptoms.  Diverticulosis is characterized by pouches forming […]

Ouch! My Muscles Hurt! 6 Tips to Remove Lactic Acid Faster

When we work out strenuously, our muscles compensate for lack of oxygen by producing lactate, a.k.a. lactic acid, which allows the muscles to utilize glucose for energy. Once lactic acid is produced, it can remain in the muscles, causing pain and soreness that usually peaks between 24-72 hours after the vigorous workout. Unfortunately, anyone who […]

Pomegranates: The New Miracle Food?

Pomegranates have been around since the beginning of time—legend has it that Adam and Eve snacked on them in the Garden of Eden—and the odd-looking fruit’s benefits have been known for nearly as long. Here are a few reasons you should rush out to your nearest grocer and pick up a few of these odd-looking […]