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What is the Western Diet, and How Long Have You Been On It?

What is the Western Diet, and How Long Have You Been On It?
Processed ingredients, too much red meat and little to no fiber... these eating habits make up what is called the Western Diet. Does it describe YOUR diet?

The Diet Debate: What does Healthy Really Mean?

The Diet Debate --Is there Really a Definition for "Healthy"?
When everyone has their own definition of the word healthy ... who is right? Dr. Dhruv provides a solid definition for the term "healthy".

Why Am I Supposed to Avoid Fake Sweeteners, Exactly?

Why Am I Supposed to Avoid Fake Sweeteners, Exactly?
We're told every day that we are supposed to avoid artificial sweeteners... but why, exactly? MHL investigates.

4 Ways Your Gut Bacteria Is Controlling the Rest of Your Body

4 Ways Your Gut Bacteria Is Controlling the Rest of Your Body
Your gut has a much stronger grip on your overall health than you may realize...

This is What Happens When You Cut Out Meat for a Single Week

This is What Happens When You Cut Out Meat for a Single Week

Dr. Dhruv talking about why you should consider taking a short break from meat, as well as the benefits your body can expect during this time away.

How To Get Your Gut Health Back On Track After the Holidays

How To Get Your Gut Health Back On Track After the Holidays
Dr. Dhruv breaks down how you can quickly rebalance your body's gut bacteria here in the post-holiday season.

There May Be More Glue In Your Dinner Than You Think

There May Be More Glue In Your Dinner Than You Think | Malibu Health Labs
Can you please pass the... glue?

What's the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics?

What's the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics?
Often thought to be one and the same, Dr. Dhruv explains the difference between Probiotics & Prebiotics, and breaks down what each do within the body.

Skipping Breakfast May Lead to Heart Troubles, New Study Shows

Skipping Meals May Lead to Heart Troubles, New Study Shows | Malibu Health Labs
Not giving yourself the time for breakfast places your health on the fast track towards making poor health habits.

Study Shows That the Feeling of Fullness Is Harder and Harder to Achieve

Study Shows That the Feeling of Fullness Is Harder and Harder to Achieve | Malibu Health Labs
This is how easy it is for your brain to learn to replace the I'm full, stop eating! signal, for Keep eating, I can eat more.

Elderly Eaters Need to be More Mindful of How Often They Eat, Report Reveals

Elderly Eaters Need to be More Mindful of How Often They Eat, Report Reveals | Malibu Health Labs
A desire to eat often drops when we get older, but in some extreme cases, seniors may lose the desire to eat altogether.

This is What Caffeine Really Does When It Enters Your Body

This is What Caffeine Really Does When It Enters Your Body
A breakdown of the lifespan of caffeine --from energy high to inevitable crash.