Ask the Diet Doctor: Restoring Electrolytes

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Q: Do I really need to drink electrolytes after working out? A: It depends on the duration and intensity of your workout, but most people’s regular workouts aren’t intense enough to need electrolytes immediately after exercise. Click here to read this article in its entirety at shape.com

Ask the Diet Doctor: Maca Root Powder

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Q: What’s the deal with maca powder? A: Maca is a plant from the Andes that is of the mustard family. It was used traditionally in South America to treat infertility and imbalances in female hormones, and has since made its way onto health food store shelves and eCommerce shops across the world where its […]

Ask the Diet Doctor: Happy Hour Strategies

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Q: What are the best ways to approach happy hour so I don’t get too buzzed too quickly?   A: When is comes to controlling your buzz, some factors are out of your control, but there are other things that are in your control that can help you minimize how tipsy you feel. Let’s look at both. […]

Why Salt Doesn’t Deserve Its Bad Rep

Worried about your salt intake? Here’s how it really affects your health

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Are you rolling the dice every time you sprinkle salt on your dinner, or does salt get an undeserved bad rep? Sodium and your heart health is such a controversial issue. Much of salt’s bad rap comes from its effect on blood pressure. But there are also a lot of things that impact blood pressure. […]