Radiant Health Blog

Making Healthy Changes in the New Year: 3 Tips for Success

One of the most common – if not THE most common – new year’s resolutions is to “lose weight.” While there are plenty of sketchy diets that many, unfortunately, will try, the healthy way to do it necessarily involves a couple things that are also the stuff of...

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Chocolate for Health: Too Good to Be True?

Earlier this year, there was a bit of noise over a deliberately bad study – one designed to “prove” an alluring but fantastical notion: eating chocolate can help you lose weight. Surrounded by all the sugary goodies that the holiday season brings, plenty of us are...

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Why 7 Sleeping Hours Matter So Much

Earlier this month, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society released a joint consensus statement that confirms what most of us have “known” in some way all along: You need at least 7 hours of sleep each night for optimal health. That...

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Fast Food Medicine or Individualized Health Care?

Fast Food Medicine or Individualized Health Care?

Ever since the 2004 release of Super Size Me, there’s been the occasional “debunking” story about this person or that who ate nothing but McDonald’s and still lost weight. Of course, unlike Morgan Spurlock, they strictly controlled their calorie and carbohydrate...

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Yet More Evidence that Dietary Fat Is Not the Bad Guy

It’s interesting how people sometimes talk about “science” as though it were a settled body of fact. Science is actually a process: a data-driven method of empirical testing and observation that has given us an amazing understanding of the physical world and the...

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Getting “Hormonal” – & Finding Balance Again

Have you ever heard someone apologize for something they said or did when they were “hormonal?” Emotional volatility is just one signal that a person’s hormones may be out of balance. It’s why teenagers are the way they are. They spend years in hormonal chaos as their...

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Natural Boosts for Better Mental Health

If you were to judge by prescription drug use alone, you couldn’t help but come to the conclusion that illness is the new normal. According to Mayo Clinic research, almost 70% of Americans take at least one. More than half take two. Many of these are psych meds. Only...

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