Category Archives: Health & Nutrition

Your Brain and Obesity

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

Obesity is a catch-phrase and a condition that you’d have to be living under a rock not to know about. Much media hype surrounds the condition, and there are a lot of misunderstandings about its true causes. Most people have a grasp on the factors surrounding obesity (the calorie intake/burn balance, genes, metabolism, behavior, culture, environment, and socioeconomic status), and much of the debate

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Forks Over Knives: A Film That Can Save Your Life

Amy Coplen

Marketing Queen at HUMAN Everywhere
A southern bell with a salty attitude, Amy moved to the big city to fulfill her dreams! As a social butterfly with a strong desire for success, Amy found internet marketing to be her one true calling in life. With a passion for personal development and a strong dedication to live her life with a positive mindset, she found HUMAN to be the perfect atmosphere to spread her wings and flourish.

Food you can eat with only a fork: good. Food you must cut with a knife: bad. That’s the inconvenient truth of the entrée on the plate of this thoroughly researched and persuasively argued documentary about worldwide dietary decline and the health benefits — and then some — of a whole-food, plant-based diet instead of one dominated by animal products and processed food. It’s

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Healthy Vending Snacks Evolve: Captain HUMAN at Expo West

Annabel Adams

Communitcations & Media Director at HUMAN Healthy Vending
Annabel Adams is a Los Angeles-based writer and the blogger behind Feed Me, I'm Cranky where she tackles food and obesity politics. To fuel her barefoot running and powerlifting, Annabel loves to snack on anything vegan she can get her hands on. Annabel has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Fitness, Health, and Redbook magazines.

by Annabel Adams This past weekend, HUMAN’s CEO, Sean Kelly, Captain HUMAN himself, and I attended Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show, held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. If there’s any question in your mind as to the state of the natural products industry, consider that when Expo West first started in 1981,

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Living Large When It’s a Small World

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

Disney is currently facing a media frenzy given its recent anti-childhood-obesity campaign exhibit at Epcot Center in Florida, which many health professionals say used shame tactics, weight prejudice and, clearly, poor judgment in its effort to educate children on how to acquire healthy habits. Disney’s exhibit, called “Habit Heroes,” is a joint effort with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield who invested millions of dollars

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The Shocking Truth Behind Childhood Obesity

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

Curbing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic Web Series Lays Out the Problems AND the Solutions Every day, we hear about what’s wrong with society—the tanked economy, high unemployment rates, crime, etc. However, we rarely get reports on one of the biggest problems facing our country today: childhood obesity. Did you know that the current generation of children is the first generation that will live shorter

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Congress and School Lunches

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

The Latest National Food Fight Congressional Decision Sparks “Tomato Paste” Debate If you’ve been following the national headlines recently, you’re probably aware of the “pizza vegetable” controversy. To be clear, Congress is not saying that pizza in itself is a vegetable. In fact, pizza was already considered a vegetable according to the federally-funded school lunch program. The issue here is what goes into the

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15 Tips for Awakening Creativity

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

15 Tips for Awakening Creativity and Innovation It’s not easy being creative. Whether it be overcoming writer’s block, designing a new website, or attracting new clients, figuring out the best way to be creative is a challenge. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stared at the wall, hoping the next big thing will pop into my head. So, instead of waiting for

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The World’s Got a BIG Problem

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

The World’s Got a BIG Problem Global Obesity Rates Have Doubled in the Past 30 Years The headline says it all. Scary stuff that shows obesity isn’t just an American epidemic, it’s a global epidemic. Everywhere you look, you hear about the world’s economic crisis. People are losing their jobs, no one can seem to sell their homes, certain industries are plummeting; from the

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Imitation Spurs Innovation

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

9 Ways It Pays to Imitate How Imitation Can Lead to the Next Best Innovation Let me ask you this: What constitutes something as an “innovation?” What sets an innovation apart from an invention? For most people, there really isn’t a clear-cut answer. Of course, an innovation improves an existing product. For example, mp3 players were around long before Apple introduced the iPod. However,

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7 Leadership Lessons to Live By

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

7 Leadership Lessons from an NBA Coach New Jersey Nets Coach Avery Johnson Shares Lessons by Which to Lead, Learn, and Live In every high school, there are motivational posters scattered along the walls to remind us to live by certain core values. We all know them well–the poster with the words “LEADERSHIP” with an image of a four star general and an inspirational

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