The Human iPHONE

When you look at your phone and a window pops up that says low battery – 10% of battery remaining – most of us feel a little panic and find a charger immediately. Thoughts may run through your head such as “what if my phone dies? How will I get home? Send emails? Play candy […]

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Zero Calorie Brownies?

Wouldn’t it be great if this brownie actually existed? We all know a zero calorie brownie would taste like cardboard so let’s get real about the meaning of calories. What do those calories actually provide? Is it really about calories or the nutritional content in those calories? Society has created a stigma that calories equal […]

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The TurKEYS to a successful Thanksgiving

As much as we would like to forget the caloric intake of this holiday, let’s grasp the reality of it all. The average Thanksgiving meal contains 4500 calories and 229 grams of fat. This is not including the days leading up to or the days grazing on tasty leftovers after turkey day is long gone. […]

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WAZE, Outsmart Food, Together

Wouldn’t life be that much easier if we had an app that helped with making food decisions – like a WAZE food app? Not only could you avoid traffic on your way to work but also rush hour in the kitchen. Police reported ahead: the all you can eat buffet. In reality you’ve heard on […]

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To Chew or not to Chew?

If anyone knows me well, they know I am a gum chewer. This really had me thinking… what is the deal with gum? Is it good for our health or detrimental to it? Let’s sort through the conchewsion. On the one hand chewing gum has been touted to aid with heartburn, stress, cognitive function and […]

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Low Carb or Low Fat?

This week’s research study in Cell Metabolism examined this question and came up with an answer: low-fat. So is that the end of the story? What did this study involve and can we apply it to our day-to-day lives? And do we really need to continually label our diets as such? This study examined 19 […]

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Nearly Naked Foods

With so many food terms thrown around such as “raw,” “naked,” and “clean” eating how does one stay centered and know how to navigate with our ever-changing food supply? Sometimes the simplest way to eat healthfully is eating “nearly naked foods.” What does nearly naked foods look like? How can we keep our meals simple […]

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Carbs in your Condiments?

You’re trying to be carb conscious – avoiding bread, pasta and starchy foods and somehow the weight is not coming off. Are you eating too much, not exercising enough OR could carbs be sneaking up on you in your condiments? Our food supply is becoming more and more sweet, but is it sweet for our […]

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Superbowl 2015 Food Frenzy

Any plans for Superbowl Sunday? Is about the game, the half time show or the food?   People all across the country are planning their Sunday around this one event. Did you know that Superbowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year behind Thanksgiving? The average consumption of calories is 2400 during just […]

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An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Apps have made our lives so easy now, haven’t they?  For instance, wouldn’t it be convenient if there were one that could tell me where the closest available bathroom is? …..Wait, it already exists! It’s called Toilet Finder! There’s an app for almost everything. Fortunately, app abundance extends to the health and nutrition categories, too. […]

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