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Why Detoxing and Going on a Juice Cleanse Are Not the Same
Why Detoxing and Going on a Juice Cleanse Are Not the Same
Surprise, going on a juice cleanse isn’t the same as detoxing your body. It’s really about the little things, like using a water filter to take out toxins from your tap water, eating organic, and avoiding plastics, author and health coach Amie Valpone told WellBe. Valpone doesn’t believe in fasting or juice cleanses— especially if it’s non-organic juice. Drinking that is like eating condensed pesticides, she said. Detoxing is really about supporting your body’s ability to get rid of toxins on its own on a daily basis. Watch our clip to hear two ways to do just that.
Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Bad For Your Gut Microbiome
Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Bad For Your Gut Microbiome
You got the memo that added sugar is pretty terrible, right? So, fake sugar is better? Nope. We talked to Dr. Gerard Mullin, associate associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and renowned integrative gastroenterology and nutrition expert, about artificial sweeteners. We’re talking about the packets that get dumped into tea and coffee, the ingredient in (most) chewing gum, mints, and sugar-free sweets— that stuff. It turns out, artificial sweeteners destroy and injure the gut microbiome. Yikes. For diabetics who use them to manage their blood sugar, taking a hit to the microbiome isn’t great, either. Watch this clip from our full interview with Mullin to see what he recommends instead.
Anxiety and Depression Aren’t Just Genetic
Anxiety and Depression Aren’t Just Genetic
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year, according to the National Institutes of Mental Health. Depression and anxiety disorders are two of the most common mental disorders in the country; 6.7 percent of adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year and an estimated 18.1 percent of adults experience anxiety disorders (when anxiety becomes excessive). Integrative psychiatrist Dr. Ellen Vora discusses the factors that play into these diagnoses in this clip from WellBe's full interview with her.
Dr. Robert Graham on Changing the “Pill for an Ill” Mentality in Medicine
Dr. Robert Graham on Changing the “Pill for an Ill” Mentality in Medicine
Conventional medicine has the attitude of a “pill for an ill,” but Dr. Robert Graham of FRESH Med in Brooklyn, NY, is working to change that in favor of getting to the root cause of disease using a food-first approach. Graham started out as an internal medicine doc and then got his Master’s of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health while also getting a fellowship in Integrative Medical Therapies at Harvard Medical School. When he was at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, he started the first education and edible rooftop garden at a hospital in the city. Patients and employees got to enjoy the fresh produce. In 2016, he started FRESH Med, an integrative health practice located within Physio Logic, a wellness center in Brooklyn.  

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