Our Top 10 Be Well Blogs of 2014

What a year it’s been! When I look back at the top Be Well blog posts of 2014, the theme that I see is myth-busting. It starts with the post “6 Foods People Think are Healthy But Aren’t,” where coach Jenny Sansouci reveals the truth that soy milk, agave nectar, whole wheat and others aren’t as healthy as we once thought. This post went “viral” with over 20,000 shares.

From there, we move to a better understanding of cholesterol and the shortsighted rush to statins, eating the whole egg instead of egg whites only, getting over your fear of fats, why incorporating bone broth into your diet is so helpful, why Glutathione is such a valuable supplement and the importance of the gut bacteria. Oftentimes, reclaiming your health is about questioning the “conventional wisdom” that has been promoted by Big Food and Big Pharma. As you’ll see in these most popular blog posts, eating whole foods that have not been processed or altered is the way to go.

Thank you all for reading this year, continuing to educate yourself and your loved ones about health, and being on the journey with us. Here’s to a great 2015!

6 Foods People Think Are Healthy But Aren’t

By Jenny Sansouci

7 Things You Need to Know When Your Doc Says Your Cholesterol Is Too High

By Dr. Frank Lipman

5 Reasons To Eat The Whole Egg

By Jenny Sansouci

A Patient Story: Autoimmunity, Inflammation and the Be Well Cleanse

By Kerry Bajaj

Letting Go Of Your Fear Of Fats

By Laura Kraber

What Do You Do When You’re Craving Sugar

By Janice Lipman

Build A Better Microbiome

By Dr. Frank Lipman

5 Reasons to Add Bone Broth to Your Diet (With a Recipe)

By Laura Kraber

Glutathione: The Super Antioxidant Your Body Makes – And Why You Need More Now!

By Dr. Frank Lipman

Are Gut Bacteria the Secret to Losing Weight?

By Katrine van Wyk

PIONEER IN FUNCTIONAL AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINEFor Dr. Frank Lipman, health is more than just the absence of disease: it is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing. Dr. Lipman is a widely recognized trailblazer and leader in functional and integrative medicine, and he is a New York Times best-selling author of five books, How To Be Well, The New Health Rules, 10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat, Revive and Total Renewal.After his initial medical training in his native South Africa, Dr. Lipman spent 18 months working at clinics in the bush. He became familiar with the local traditional healers, called sangomas, which kindled his interest in non-Western healing modalities.In 1984, Dr. Lipman immigrated to the United States, where he became the chief medical resident at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx, NY. While there, he became fascinated by the hospital’s addiction clinic, which used acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat people suffering from heroin and crack addiction. Seeing the way these patients responded so positively to acupuncture made him even more aware of the potential of implementing non- Western medicine to promote holistic wellbeing. As a medical student, he was taught to focus on the disease rather than the patient, and now as a doctor he found himself treating symptoms rather than the root causes of illness. Frustrated by the constraints of his training, and the limitations in helping his patients regain true health, he began a journey of discovery to search for the path to meaningful long-term health and wellness.He began studying nutrition, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, functional medicine, biofeedback, meditation, and yoga. Dr. Lipman founded the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in 1992, where he combines the best of Western medicine and cutting edge nutritional science with age-old healing techniques from the East. As his patient chef Seamus Mullen told The New York Times, "If antibiotics are right, he'll try it. If it's an anti-inflammatory diet, he’ll do that. He’s looking at the body as a system rather than looking at isolated things."In addition to his practice, Dr. Lipman is the creator of Be Well, an expanding lifestyle wellness brand he founded in 2010 to help people create, sustain and lead healthier lives.