health

The 5:2 Diet Works for Weight Loss

There’s growing evidence that intermittent fasting and conventional calorie…


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New Connections between Cancer and Insulin Resistance

In a recent study published in Cancer Cell, researchers in Colorado found that…


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What’s the Deal? Making Science Accessible.

Hi all! I’m Emily and I am thrilled to be joining the LIFE Apps blogging team.…


A Guide to Enjoying Thanksgiving Without Getting Uncomfortably Stuffed!

Stuffing is only good for turkey. We’ve all had that sick, distended tummy…


Does a Ketogenic Diet Change Our Microbiome?

Do you know the old saying, “you are what you eat”? Research on the gut…


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She Traced the 2001 Anthrax Letters. Now She's Protecting Your Gut Health.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Rita Colwell, a “giant”…


How Your Gut Microbiome Unlocks the High Fiber Diet

Investigation into the function and evolution of the human microbiome, our ‘old…


Haunted by Sugar? How to Beat Insulin Resistance

The Halloween sugar high can be scary. Sometimes we find ourselves eating as…


Your Menstrual Cycle on Intermittent Fasting

As intermittent fasting becomes more popular, women who fast regularly might…


Nourish My Gut: A Blog on Everything Gut and Keto

I question everything. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. I’m…