Remember when getting a lump of coal from Santa meant you were bad? These days, coal — or activated charcoal, to be exact — is offered in health stores, smoothies, and supplements as a “cure-all” cleanser for a variety of health ailments. While most cleanses or detoxes have no science behind them (primarily because most […]
People are constantly posing the question: “does alcohol make you fat?” The relationship between alcohol and weight loss is complicated. Here, we break down and offer suggestions on how to manage that relationship.
Research in the Journal of Applied Physiology shows carb loading can be great for certain types of workouts. Here’s when — and how much — to carb load.
Here’s how much times have changed. Less than 20 years ago, I used to drive past billboards warning against the use of marijuana. Use it or possess it, the signs warned, and you’ll go to jail. Two weeks ago, I was in a health food store with a 60-year-old relative who bought a (perfectly legal) […]
Here’s what research does — and doesn’t — say about the effects of milk on your health, and how to tell whether milk is actually doing your body any good.
You were wrongly taught to fear saturated fat for decades. Now it’s making a comeback, however, claims about saturated fat’s benefits may be going too far.
Some protein sources are better than others, according to science. Here’s how to tell whether a protein is—or isn’t—high quality.
Collagen comes with a big price tag and even bigger health claims. But are they justified? Here’s what the experts and science have to say about this increasingly popular supplement.
Probiotics and their healthy bacteria can be good for you, but — despite what marketers would you have believe — eating foods fortified with probiotics might be a big mistake.
Protein is important for building muscle (and losing fat). But what do you do on a vegetarian diet? Eric Helms, Ph.D, shares how to follow a plant-based diet and still get all the protein, vitamins, and nutrients your body needs.
You might not have a noticeable digestive issue, but focusing on your gut (AKA microbiome) might be the biggest change you can make to significantly improve your health.
What if you could eat the foods you love and still lose weight? The new approach to fat loss nutrition breaks all the rules and delivers results.