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Why Is Sugar So Addictive?

Storytime! My father’s French and loves his wine. He also has quite the sweet tooth. He’s dabbled with Dry January where you start the year alcohol-free, so when chatting with him about his overall health and diet, I asked him “how about trying a month of no sugar?” to which he laughed and said, in his thick French accent, “I would give up alcohol before I would give up sugar.”

Is The Cardiometabolic Food Plan Right For You?

There are various conditions to think of when you talk about heart health risk. Many people are familiar with diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal waist size, and abnormal cholesterol. In functional medicine, we use a different lens, focusing on the things that tie cardiovascular disease to metabolic disease. This includes things like inflammation, insulin resistance, and stress. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a food plan that addressed both cardiovascular risks, and metabolic disease risks?!?! That’s where the cardiometabolic food plan comes in. If you’re someone with an increased risk of developing heart disease due to current risk factors or genetics, you already know how important it is to live a lifestyle that manages and reduces that risk, rather than having a lifestyle and diet that perpetuates those risks. Because remember, while genes may load the gun, it’s diet and lifestyle that pull the trigger.

Sleep Your Way To A Healthier Heart.

How does sleep specifically impact our heart health? As with most health-related questions, the answer is, in more ways than one! It turns out that sleep actually affects pretty much every process that takes place in the body, including our hard-working cardiovascular system. You’ll want to curl up in bed for this read…

4 Simple Steps To Avoid Heart Disease.

With heart disease being the number one killer globally, let’s look at some simple steps that you can take today to lower your risk of heart disease… even if you have a genetic predisposition!

What Is Functional Medicine?

You’ve probably heard the buzz around ‘functional medicine’ and ‘holistic approaches’ but how does functional medicine differ from regular conventional medicine? Why bother going ‘unconventional’?

Is There Such Thing As Good Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is probably nutritions most controversial molecule, often made out to be the bad guy in the modern medical world. While many people might be under the impression that cholesterol = bad, it is, in fact, an important molecule in the body that can work in our favor with the right diet and exercise routine.

What's Really Affecting Our Memory?

Sleep? Diet? Stress? Exercise? Aging? Well… all of it. But issues with any of these elements of our health cause a drop in our overall brain health, at which point our memory is impacted.

2 Life-Changing Medical Accomplishments You Should Know About.

We have more book recommendations for you! These two books dive into the lives of two doctors who have had a history of rewriting the rules of health and wellness. Our first author cured herself of multiple sclerosis, going on to write a guide to help others overcome their Chronic Autoimmune diseases. Our second author Dr. Dale Bredesen has a career history in Alzheimer’s, bringing much-needed research, science, and focus on this often misunderstood disease.

3 Book Recommendations To Shift Your Mindset.

Sometimes, we get stuck in our usual routines and ways of thinking, especially when we have been told the same spiel surrounding health and wellness all our lives! Shifting our mindset is no easy task, but luckily, we do a lot of reading and further education here at Index Clinic, so we have 3 fantastic books to recommend for you that will help you shift your mindset so that you can start seeing the possibilities in your health and wellness as abundant rather than limiting.

Books Index Medical Staff Love That You Should Read.

What are the medical experts in the field of health and wellness reading? Here’s some additional learning inspiration from us at Index!

An Author Index Medical Staff Loves: Who Is Dr. Mark Hyman?

If you work in the health and wellness industry, you’ve likely heard this name before. And if you’re simply a passionate follower of all things health and wellness, this is a name you’ll want to know!

Podcasts Index Staff Listen To.

Educating ourselves and staying up to date with the latest in health and wellness research is an awesome way to empower ourselves to take actionable steps to improve our health. At Index, we’re always looking for the latest scoops and hot topics in the industry. There are a lot of podcasts out there related to health and wellness. This is our comprehensive list of the best (in our opinion) podcasts to stay up to date with the latest in health and wellness.