What they are and why you need them By Franz Gliederer, MD, MPH and Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD (Proactive Health Labs)     Iron, chromium, copper, zinc, iodine, manganese, magnesium, selenium— are we talking about science class or my dinner? Not many of us read cereal boxes and think, “great, I’m getting […]

Grabbing something quick at the nearest place may be tasty, and may even seem healthy, but here are some wrong choices and their better alternative. Jamba Juice  Peanut Butter Moo’d (Large) Calories: 980 Total Fat: 29 grams Health Swap: Orange Carrot Karma Smoothie
(Large) Calories: 310 Total Fat: 1 gram Vitamin A (daily value): 720% Vitamin […]

Written by Tina Homolik  With summer right around the corner, everyone is looking forward to some barbeque heaven. Warm weather and good company are only made better by a juicy hot dog or hamburger right off the grill. Before enjoying the wonders of grilled meat, however, you must brave a tidal wave of meat options with their confusing labels, like “farm-raised,” “organic,” and “free-range.” […]

Controversy of the Month How the beverage industry shapes the conversation and the affects legislation surrounding sugary drinks In the past six years, dozens of states and cities across the nation have tried to pass legislation putting a tax on sugary drinks in order to decrease consumption. Two arguments clash […]

Written by Michael Richardson Is the long-awaited zombie apocalypse finally here? People are eating desiccated connective tissue, and telling their friends about the benefits. Granted, the hydrolyzed tissues mostly come in powder form. And they aren’t human. If you’ve ever spent a second at a beauty salon or on a […]