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KetoFast Explained

In the featured JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast, I discuss my KetoFast protocol, which is the topic of my latest book by the same name. KetoFast is the term I coined to describe a protocol that combines three key strategies: a cyclical ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting and cyclical partial fasting. In this interview, I describe...

Senate Panel Makes Surprisingly Fast Work Of ‘Surprise Medical Bills’ Package

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). It may seem as if the Senate, or at least certain key senators, have decided on a way forward to fix the nation’s “surprise medical bill” problem. But make no mistake: The door is still open to try another solution. Members of the Health, Education, Labor...

208: Understanding Superbugs & Antibiotic Resistance With Marjory Wildcraft

208: Understanding Superbugs & Antibiotic Resistance With Marjory Wildcraft Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, an organization working tirelessly to protect the environment and create a greener Earth. Marjory shares why commercial agriculture and conventional medicine are two of the most destructive forces on the planet, and why we...

How providers are deciding if their innovations make business sense

There is no denying that high tech has made its way into hospitals across the nation. Amazon Alexa apps are cropping up in patient rooms and virtual reality headsets are making their way to clinic shelves. While these tools may look shiny on the outside, providers are now starting to have serious discussions about what tech makes...

CVS Health kicks off digital health-friendly service for PBM clients with Big Health’s Sleepio

Yesterday, CVS Health unveiled Vendor Benefit Management, a new service that will help CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients roll out and manage third-party health products. As the service is applicable to both digital and non-digital health and wellness products, the company has decided to inaugurate its initiative by announcing Big Health — maker...

‘No day is a given’

Chelsea Boet, a doctor and young mother of a 1-year-old and 4-year-old, experienced sharp abdominal pain shortly after she gave birth to her son, Oliver. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat) Tests revealed it was metastatic colon cancer, which had already filled her liver with tumors. As a doctor, she knew the grave implications of...

8 Comebacks For Keto Criticisms

It’s easy to forget how weird we all are. You spend your days reading this and other health blogs, communing with Primal and keto folks on social media, staying abreast of the nutrition literature, arguing about arcane metabolic minutiae on forums, counting your linoleic acid intake, and you forget that most people don’t know 2%...

Protein-Packed Pancakes

Protein-Packed Pancakes High-Protein Chicken Salad Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie 20-Minute Mango Chicken Bowls Avocado Toast With Poached Egg & Crispy Prosciutto Avocado Brownie Peanut Butter Banana “Sushi” Misty Copeland’s Pasta-Free Zoodles Primavera Banana Berry “Nice” Cream Misty Copeland’s Healthy Bran Muffins Watermelon...

The high-fiber hunt

Researchers recommend consuming a range of high-fiber options to ensure maximum benefit. (For Spectrum Health Beat) The more we learn about fiber, the more important the recommendation to get enough of it becomes.The key health benefits of fiber: Lowering cholesterol Lowering blood sugar Easing elimination Improving heart health Possibly reducing colon cancer risk Helping with weight control Fiber is actually an umbrella...

GMO wheat and frankenfish are here to stay

Genetically engineered crops are widespread in the U.S., particularly when it comes to GE corn, soybeans and cotton, but one crop that has not been approved as a genetically modified organism is wheat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “There are no GE wheat varieties for sale or in commercial production in the United...

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