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5 key nutrition lessons we learned in 2016

Another year is in the books! And with it, many thousands of new research studies. Here are five important lessons we learned about nutrition, as we scoured the research for you:

1) The sugar industry continues its hijinks

A study dating from December of 2016 suggests that industry-funded sugar research may be more likely to show favorable results for sugar. This confirms something you probably already knew as an reader, which is that published research isn’t necessarily true just because it’s peer-reviewed.

What have we learned about nutrition in the past 5 years?

As we celebrate our 5-year anniversary, we thought it would be fun to look back at the last 5 years in research.…

Low-carb. Red meat. Sugar. Paleo.

Those are complex topics, but you might not be able to tell from all the frenzied and simplistic arguments on either side.

The top 17 nutrition myths of 2017


It’s a new year, which means you’re probably reevaluating all your poor health choices and setting a few fitness goals for 2017.

Alas, the internet makes it easier than ever to spread misinformation, often with the best of intentions. Myths that were previously passed through word-of-mouth in gyms and health clubs now spread like wildfire through social media, blogs, forums ...


What's Really in Your "Extra Virgin" Olive Oil?

Ever since the much-lauded effects of the Mediterranean diet became widely known, people have been buying olive oil by the gallon. A diet that prevents heart disease, is based on fresh, seasonal foods, and includes a tasty as hell fat like olive oil? Duh—that's a no-brainer.

After all, while many oils are great for different types of cooking, extra virgin olive oil has been rightfully celebrated as one of the most delicious and healthful. Plus, it has several other surprising uses around the house!


Dangers of Standing on the Job

Do you have a job that requires you to be on your feet for most of the day? If so, it can probably get really tiring. On the bright side, however, you’ve probably been somewhat relieved when hearing all of the news stories about how sitting at a desk for hours can ultimately kill you. But don’t start to feel too pleased just yet. There is now research that suggests standing too much at work might be just as bad for your health as sitting too much.



The pomegranate has been consumed and used for thousands of years. It is even believed by some that the pomegranate is the fruit that grew in the Garden of Eden, and not actually the apple. Literally meaning seeded apple, the pomegranate is one of the world’s most popular fruits. When you look a little closer, it's easy to see why.

Study: Broccoli Good for Leaky Gut and Other Digestive Problems

Broccoli.Raw fresh broccoli on old wooden table.

by Paul Fassa Health Impact News

Among cruciferous vegetables, which include cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussel sprouts, broccoli seems to be the most researched for its antioxidant, cancer preventative, and anti-carcinogen qualities.

A 2017 study at Penn State University was centered on how broccoli and cruciferous vegetables may affect gut health, including permeability or leaky gut and other gut disturbances.


Medicinal Uses of Parsley | Herbal Library

Parsley may possibly be considered the world’s most popular herb and, as you can imagine, has quite a long history. From the Apiaceae family, parsley is native to the central Mediterranean region, but it is also widely cultivated around the globe. The parsley plant is a relative to celery, and its name is actually derived from the Ancient Greek word petrosélinon which means "rock celery."

The Buzz About Bee Stings

When I was a kid, I had the unfortunate experience of stepping on a yellow jacket nest while scavenging the woods looking for teepee poles. In seconds, it seemed, a cloud of the flying things swarmed my body from head to foot, stinging me all over many times. My parents ran to my aid when they heard me screaming, and though they swatted at the yellow jackets with their bare hands, neither of them got stung even once. I, on the other hand, ended up with dozens of stings and a cortisone shot.