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Soda: an Infographic

Soda: an Infographic

Fruit, though sweet, is an important part of a healthy diet.  At the other end of the sugar spectrum is soda.  It’s devoid of nutrients and so acidic that it erodes tooth enamel.  Cherry Coke is one of the most acidic drinks, registering in with a pH of 2.5.  To...
Are Free Range Eggs Really Better?

Are Free Range Eggs Really Better?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Will Wister, investment fund manager, health advocate and intellectual philanthropist, explains how free range eggs are not necessarily from chickens raised on a pasture: It’s important to distinguish between “free range eggs” and “pastured eggs” According to the law, “free-range” doesn’t really mean much of anything....
If a high sugar diet is bad for you, why is fruit healthy?

If a high sugar diet is bad for you, why is fruit healthy?

Don't look at nutrition through a simple "macro-nutrient" perspective. Fruits and vegetables are not just "calories" or "grams of sugar". They are nutritional packages that combine multiple difference micro- / macro- / phyto- nutrients.
Peakfoods: a new way to know local

Peakfoods: a new way to know local

Peakfoods is a visual database of foods that are in season now where you live. The site automatically detects location. Access from an iPhone and it acts just like a mobile app. Mouse over or tap the food to explore nutrition info and recipes...
The Neurological Benefits of Play

The Neurological Benefits of Play

Bradley Voytek explains via Quora how play has profound neurological impacts, like enhancing your ability to learn and problem solve.
How do Pain Relievers work?

How do Pain Relievers work?

Ever wondered how 2 tiny Advils can make a headache or sore muscles fade away? TEDed, the new educational arm of TED, explains with a short, informative video below.
A cure for MS?

A cure for MS?

Dr. Terry Wahls, a Professor at the University of Iowa College, suffers from MS. In 2007 she was contrained to a chair and could barely walk twenty feet even with two crutches. Two years later she was able to ride 18 miles on her bike and her MS had...
Behind the Scenes @healthsterling

Behind the Scenes @healthsterling

This blog showcases what we think are the greatest ideas in health from conferences to tech revolutions to bioanimation. Today I invite you to take a quick peek at our philosophy plus an inside glance at some of the projects currently underway with Sterling Health. “I like your site..what is it that you do?” Our...
TEDTalk: How to see inside the brain

TEDTalk: How to see inside the brain

How do we know what happens in the brain? Technology and a little color turn out to be a great place to start.  Thanks to advancements in staining and imaging technoques, neuroscientists can make neurons show and glow.  Harvard researcher Jeff Lichtman has even modified a mouse to have a...
Avocado 101

Avocado 101

A guest blog from our friends at Frunzi Farms about those little green wonders known as Avocados: There are close to 500 avocado varieties.  Can you believe it!?  Before we moved to this boutique farm (now known as Frunzi Farms), I never cared for the taste of an avocado.  The primary...
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TEDMED

TEDMED

How would you create the future of health? One approach is to gather 1,500 of the brightest game changers in one location for an epic four day event known as TEDMED. This extraordinary conference is like stepping into an alternate reality. Mingle in the social space among chief innovation officers of giants such as Philips,...
Super Hair-o

Super Hair-o

Fresh from the Sterling Health Creative Lab.. The next time you run your fingers through your hair, remember: Tweet
Animations of Unseen Biology

Animations of Unseen Biology

Drew Berry creates stunning and scientifically accurate animations to illustrate how the molecules in our cell move and interact.
The TED Conference 2012: Reflections, Inspirations, Innovations

The TED Conference 2012: Reflections, Inspirations, Innovations

Think of TED as a marathon for your mind. Topics range from quadrotor flying robots to the abundant future of humanity; basic human rights to next-generation liquid metal batteries. And that's just the first session.
Introducing Healthy Huntsville

Introducing Healthy Huntsville

We’re thrilled to announce a web tool that rewards you for living well.  Introducing Healthy Huntsville + DailyFeats. DailyFeats is a web and mobile platform that allows you to check-in positive behavior, get points and earn rewards that raise money for charity.  And it’s all free. DailyFeats helps you appreciate the positive actions you do each...
TED 2012: Full Spectrum

TED 2012: Full Spectrum

TED 2012 begins one week from today (yes!!!!).  Big thinkers from around the world converge in Long Beach to experience brilliant ideas and caliber conversations. Our Creative Director, Amy Robinson, host of TEDxHuntsville and curator of the TEDx Global Music Project, will represent Sterling Health at TED. Stay tuned for a post-TED wrap up on healthsterling.com.  For...
Local Foods Build Health and Wealth

Local Foods Build Health and Wealth

North Alabama spends $2.4 billion buying food each year.  $2.2 billion of this food is sourced outside the region. These and other findings will be reported at a public presentation of the North Alabama Local Farm and Food Economy Report commissioned by the North Alabama Food Policy Council.  Location:  Huntsville City Council Chamber, 308 Fountain Circle, Huntsville,...
How Your Brain Understands Space

How Your Brain Understands Space

Knowing where you are seems simple enough.  Then again.. “How do you remember where you parked your car? How do you know if you’re moving in the right direction? Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.” <object width=”526″ height=”374″> <param name=”movie”...
Harvard's Inner Life of the Cell

Harvard’s Inner Life of the Cell

Your body is made of about 100 trillion cells.  Ever wonder what happens inside one of them?  BioVisions, a beautiful series from Harvard University and XVIVO sets out to visualize the inner life of the cell.  This science fiction-esque video, “Powering the Cell:  Mitochondrion” is an accurate animated depiction of what happens in your body’s cellular...
Motivational Attire

Motivational Attire

A bit of motivation for the next time you’re thinking about skipping a workout:   Tweet
Kale, Carrot, Coconut & Ginger Salad

Kale, Carrot, Coconut & Ginger Salad

Sterling Healthy Recipe: Kale, Carrot, Coconut & Ginger Salad Slice 1 bunch of black kale into 1″ strips and toss with 1 cup green beans cut to 1″, 4 fresh grated carrots, grated fresh hunk of ginger, seeds from 1 pomegranate, 1 cup unsweetened coconut, 1/2 cup dried currants, 1 container blueberries, fresh squeezed juice...
These are your legs on exercise.

These are your legs on exercise.

“It’s what’s on the inside that counts” Good news for all of us who hope to live long, healthy lives:  a new study illustrates a striking revelation on long-term muscle integrity.  Turns out your muscles do not necessarily atrophy with age as long as they are regularly strenuously exercised. “This study contradicts the common observation that muscle mass...
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