Food & Nutrition

Omega-3s May Protect Against Hearing Loss

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have long held a reputation as “brain food” because they help preserve healthy cognitive function; now new research suggests they may protect against...

#OptimalU: Which Oils Does Your Body Need (And Which Should You Avoid)?

When you hear the word “oil,” what comes to mind? A car? A spill in the ocean? Onion rings? I used to associate the word “oil” with negative connotations, but as my knowledge and...

Top Butter Substitutes for Cooking and Baking

"Health" is a somewhat subjective word. What works for one person will not work for another because no two bodies are the same. We all have individual needs that need to be met the way our own body...

26 Drool-Worthy Quest Bar Recipes to #CheatClean!

You love Quest Bars. And why wouldn’t you? They’re packed full of protein, fiber and flavor without a lot of the untrustworthy additives of other protein bars. It’s no wonder they’re well-loved by...

August #OptimalU "Kid’s Health"

Our #OptimalU focus for the month of August centers around children’s health, which is a topic you can follow via my photo and video tips on Facebook or Instagramwith the help of some of our family...

I Bought a BlenderBottle For Protein Shakes... Then All This Happened

At Swanson, we absolutely love our BlenderBottles. At any meeting, you are likely to see 2-3 in the room - at minimum. They have become the go to water bottle for many of us - even if we aren't mixing...

40 Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar: weight loss booster, all-purpose cleaner, upset stomach-fixer. A popular kitchen staple, apple cider vinegar (ACV) dates back to ancient times. It’s said to have been used by...

Sugar at Breakfast Will Destroy Your Energy Levels

Dear Friends, We’ve all been told that breakfast is the most essential meal, but exactly what you’re eating for breakfast can make all the difference. iHealthTube.com had the chance to sit down with...

Dr. Bob's June #OptimalU: Dinner & Dessert!

This month for my #OptimalU we are continuing our meal planning section (last month we covered breakfast & lunch) and for June we are focusing on dinner and dessert. Here the most common questions...

Egg Substitutes: The "Why" and the "How" of Replacing Eggs in Your Favorite Recipes

First we brought you Food Replacement Hacks and then Sugar Swaps. Now we want to continue with our efforts to expose the simplicity and “how to” of how to make the chosen (or necessary) swaps in your...

50 Ways to Use Coconut Oil to Better Your Life

  Scientific research on coconut oil has revealed health benefits that affect your entire body, inside and out. You've heard good things about it and now you have a tub of it sitting in your pantry. So...

Going Gluten-Free: Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Dear Friends, More and more people are going gluten-free these days, including many who don’t even know what gluten is. A recent episode of the Jimmy Kimmel Live show featured a segment where they...