Monthly Archives: August 2020

Helping families with educational needs get back to school during Covid-19

Remote learning is challenging for everyone but has a disproportionate impact on kids and families in need this school year. Through the end of September, we are donating 10% of proceeds to the Education Equity Fund. The Alliance for Education and Seattle Public Schools created the Fund to ensure students can continue to learn during […]

Artificial sweeteners boost blood glucose levels

If you’re trying to reduce the sugar and calories in your diet, you may be turning to artificial sweeteners or other sugar substitutes. You aren’t alone. Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes are big industries now – anywhere you turn, you will find snacks, beverages and food marketed as “sugar-free” or “diet.” In recent years, […]

Want to lose weight? Don’t eat before exercising

Those who exercise to lose weight often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. The short answer is that — to lose weight, don’t eat before exercising. A study published in the American Journal of Physiology — Endocrinology and Metabolism is the first of its kind to show the effects of […]

Fight chronic inflammation with food

Inflammation occurs naturally in the body, but when it goes wrong or goes on too long, it can trigger disease processes. Uncontrolled inflammation plays a role in many diseases, including accelerated aging, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Researches have shown that low grade persistent inflammation is a hallmark of metabolism syndrome. A study […]

Leg stretching helps to prevent heart diseases and diabetes

A research shows that 12 weeks of easy-to-administer passive stretching helps improve blood flow by making it easier for the arteries to dilate and decreasing their stiffness.