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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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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...
Beautiful skin begins in the produce department.

Beautiful skin begins in the produce department.

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Healthy Huntsville 2012

Healthy Huntsville 2012

Being healthy is not easy.  It takes work.  Eating well, exercising, managing stress  and remaining curious are learned habits that are easier when you have a community encouraging you.   With this in mind, we are proud to introduce Healthy Huntsville, the gamified, crowd-sourced, community health initiative brought you as a collaboration between HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Sterling...
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day

In 2010 Jamie Oliver received the TEDPrize for his wish to create a food revolution.  Now, two years later we are excited to share the next chapter.  You’ve seen the show and heard about his aggressive public campaign to change the way kids experience food.  His wish has grown into a global community of people...
Bean Salad, Crowd-Sourced Recipe

Bean Salad, Crowd-Sourced Recipe

Bean Salad by Challice Freeman of Huntsville, AL   1 can garbanzo beans 1 can cannellini beans 1 can kidney beans ½ red onion, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley 1 cup fresh cilantro   1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup sugar ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste   Mix vinegar, oil,...
2012:  The Future of Health

2012: The Future of Health

The health firms of tomorrow will collectively create something more than any individual technology or company.
3D Printing: biomimicry

3D Printing: biomimicry

3D printed structures mimicking the human nervous system by Jessica Rosenkrantz.  Beautiful, no? Tweet
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