5 Natural Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure By Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 09-11-2020
A few years ago, more than 45 million Americans developed hypertension overnight. Okay, not exactly — but it probably felt that way to those people whose borderline-but-fine blood pressure numbers quite suddenly entered the too-high zone. The change came when the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (AHA) announced new guidelines that lowered (...) Read more
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The Immortal Life of Your Microbiome
Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 08-28-2020
In the past several years, focusing on the microbiome as a ticket to lasting wellness has certainly become popular. There’s a lot of information out there, and some of it is good. But most of it is not entirely accurate, and following the wrong “facts” can have a significant impact on how you feel today (...) Read more
The Great Debate: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil
Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 08-28-2020
By now you’ve likely heard about the many health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, a type of dietary fat called polyunsaturated fatty acids that occur primarily in marine sources. Indeed, getting enough omega-3s has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, depression, and anxiety; it’s been shown to fight inflammation and decrease (...) Read more
Vital Plan Featured Recipe: Crispy No-Fry Slow-Cooked Chicken
Meghan Splawn Posted 08-11-2020
Who says meat in the slow cooker has to be reserved for pull-apart dishes like tacos and sandwiches? With this super-simple make-ahead recipe from Meghan Splawn, the Food Editor for Kitchn’s Skills content, you can enjoy crispy chicken thighs tonight — no frying in unhealthy oils needed. To keep it Phase 1-friendly, serve over white (...) Read more
The Case of the Missing Phytochemicals and How to Get Them Back | Vital Plan
Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 07-31-2020
Pretend you eat a perfect diet every single day. I say “pretend” because I don’t think it’s truly possible for anyone to eat perfectly all the time, but for argument’s sake, let’s say you eat exactly as top nutritional experts recommend: You get all the nutrients you’re supposed to and avoid every ingredient on the (...) Read more
How to Find Calm When You're Surrounded by Stress
Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 07-17-2020
Stress is often an inescapable fact of life. We all have responsibilities, deadlines, and bills. Relationships are never smooth sailing forever. Add in world and national events, politics, and the like, and life can feel pretty overwhelming and heavy. But if you’ve been feeling especially frazzled, anxious, tense, and stressed lately — and even more (...) Read more

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