Ask the Diet Doctor: Is Dairy Healthy?

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Q: What’s the deal with dairy? I’ve heard so many different things! A: Milk, despite being a dietary staple for a very long time, does have its controversial side: On the one hand, you hear that milk and dairy are good sources of calcium, so you should consume them; on the other, you’re told that […]

Ask the Diet Doctor: The Power of Probiotics

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Q: Should I take a probiotic supplement? A: The bacterial landscape of your digestive track is in a constant state of flux due to a variety of factors such as diet, stress, medication, and more, many of which we don’t fully appreciate. Click here to read this article at shape.com

Ask the Diet Doctor: Benefits of Plant Waters

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Q: Are there any health benefits to the new wave of water alternatives? A: Thanks to the booming popularity of coconut water, many new twists on plain old H20 have arrived at grocery stores, positioning themselves as alternatives to traditional sports drinks and claiming additional health benefits. Click here to read this article at shape.com

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 […]

The Deal with Detoxifying Foods

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Are any foods truly “detoxifying”? I’ve previously written about how you should be very wary of any product that claims to be detoxifying. However, our world is full of chemical and natural toxins (caffeine, for example) that our body needs to deal with in order to maintain optimal function. The good news is there are foods […]

“Can I Eat Ice Cream After A Workout?”

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Q: I’ve seen people advocating using ice cream as part of a post-workout shake. Is there any merit to this? This idea has been floating around online and in fitness magazines for a few years. But honestly, I wouldn’t recommend it. Adding ice cream to your post-workout shake isn’t a great strategy. Regardless of your […]