Here are 10 articles from 2014 that I found especially interesting. There are 3 articles about the microbiome and the bugs in our gut. The most fascinating one is the research showing that the bugs in our gut may be driving our appetite, cravings and moods, driving us to eat what they want. I had to include the important piece from Men's Journal, on how every time you walk into a physician’s office, you run the risk of overtreatment. This is essential reading if you haven't seen it yet! There are also articles on some unusual beneficial effects of exercise and the detrimental effects of sitting too long. And obviously I had to include posts about the benefits of fat and the evils of sugar.
A Conversation with investigative journalist, Nina Teicholz, author of THE BIG FAT SURPRISE: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
I love this book for many reasons, the most important being, that in it, Nina reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fats is wrong. Combining scientific rigor with riveting storytelling, she argues that more, not less fat—including the saturated fats in meat, dairy and eggs—is what leads to better health and weight loss.
I love nuts and eat them every day. Portable, convenient, delicious and packed with fantastic benefits, they’re one of nature’s most overlooked superfoods. If you’re trying to snack smarter and are looking for foods that sustain and enhance health, nuts are the answer. Here’s a quick guide on what you need to know, to go nuts for nuts:
Here at Be Well, we’ve been hearing a lot about intermittent fasting lately, and a few of us in the office have been trying it out as an experiment. As I always do with any new health-related endeavor, I’ve been feverishly researching everything about it. I’ve spent hours learning about the benefits, best practices and widely varied opinions that come along with intermittent fasting, and I’m here to share some of my findings with you. Personally, I find it fascinating.