Myths & Truths

RHR: Debunking Paleo Diet Myths—with Sarah Ballantyne

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In this episode we discuss: Sarah’s new book and bringing scientific validity to the Paleo movement and Feeling empowered to experiment; a diet shouldn’t be a set of rules Learning to listen to your body and how it reacts to certain foods Where is all the research for Functional Medicine and the Paleo diet Fact checking and pseudoscience; not all ...

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The Dangers of Acetaminophen

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Each week, around 23 percent of U.S. adults, or 52 million Americans, use a medication containing acetaminophen, according to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (1). The ubiquitous use of acetaminophen, both by itself and as a component of over-the-counter and prescribed medications, is a major public health issue. Acetaminophen is generally considered safe when taken as recommended, but the margin ...

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RHR: What the Heck Should We Eat? With Dr. Mark Hyman

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In this episode, we discuss: Why are people so confused about what to eat? Food is medicine Transitioning from vegetarian to meat-eater “It’s not the cow, it’s the how” and studies that don’t prove cause and effect The false demonization of meat, saturated fat, and cholesterol The Paleo template and avoiding strict diet dogma Cellular and acellular carbohydrates Show notes: ...

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Sleep Deprivation in Kids and Teens: A Real Cause for Concern

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Sleep is an absolute necessity for optimal health. I’ve written before about the risks of sleep deprivation in adults and why maximizing sleep quality is essential to achieving optimal health. However, children and adolescents are arguably even more at risk, since sleep is so crucial for proper growth and development. In this article, I’ll discuss the health impacts of too ...

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The Dark Side of Green Smoothies

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Green smoothies: Not necessarily a “health food” In the health community, the green smoothie has become the poster child for healthy eating. If you are a green smoothie fan, your typical recipe probably looks something like this: 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk 2 cups stemmed and chopped spinach or kale 1 cup broccoli This ...

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Do Low-Carb Diets During Pregnancy Increase the Risk of Birth Defects?

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I’m constantly inundated with concerns over the latest media headlines. Last month, a study titled “Low carbohydrate diets may increase risk of neural tube defects” was published in the journal Birth Defects Research (1). Media sources picked up the story: Women with low carbohydrate intake are 30 percent more likely to have babies with neural tube defects, when compared with ...

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