Protein supplements for teens, are they safe?

Football, baseball, field hockey, swimming, basketball, and cross country are just a few of the competitive sports high school students play. And, just like adult athletes, they’re looking for an edge. With ads for protein powder everywhere and drool-worthy protein shake recipes on every health blog, it’s unsurprising that some teens are trying protein supplementsRead More

What is the anti-inflammatory diet?

You’ve been prescribed an anti-inflammatory diet. What does that even mean? In my daily interactions with patients, there are certain buzzwords that always seem to weave into conversation: gluten-free, coconut, protein, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and the big one — and often most obscure — anti-inflammatory. Many people come to me because they read aboutRead More

Simply Cardio

Aerobic/cardiovascular exercise, or cardio for short, targets your heart. In addition to improving your heart health, it also provides benefits to many other areas in your body as you’ll need to work multiple muscle groups in order to perform aerobic exercise. While the good news is that cardio can be great for your entire body,Read More

Think Twice About a Gluten-Free Diet

One piece of good news: A new study in the British Medical Journal reveals that for most people, eating gluten—a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley—is not, as some believe, linked to a higher risk of heart disease. In fact, unless you have celiac disease, going gluten-free might actually harm your heart, reports Andrew Chan, M.D., associateRead More

The Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer

The scientific link between alcohol and breast cancer is strong, but most of the research backing it has been done in white women, not diverse groups of women. Now, in a new analysis published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, scientists find the same risk among black women. They studied more than 22,000 women inRead More

There’s A Major Downside To Going Dairy-Free

If you’re drinking almond and coconut milk instead of dairy, listen up. If you’re drinking almond and coconut milk instead of dairy, listen up. A recent U.K. survey from the National Osteoporosis Society shows that one fifth of young adults are reducing dairy or going dairy-free, possibly because of fad dieting trends and not necessarily because it’s theRead More