Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Fri, December 05, 2014 00:00
Trans fats are low-hanging fruit for nutrition researchers because they have no redeeming nutritional qualities and damage our arteries leading to more heart attacks and strokes. In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration moved last year to completely ban the artificially-manufactured fat — found in pie crusts, microwave popcorn, and other foods with partially hydrogenated oils — from our food supply. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Thu, December 04, 2014 00:00
This diet has been around for at least 50 years as a treatment of epilepsy. Researchers are finding it beneficial for many types of cancer and now they are looking at the research on brain cancer, read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Wed, December 03, 2014 00:00
It seems to take us a long time to get rid of our thoughts about fat in our diet. In the 80s low fat was all the craze, but this misrepresented research is taking a long time to go away. A new study finds that even doubling saturated fats, doesn't do much to our blood levels of fats but a high carb diet does. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Tue, December 02, 2014 00:00
I have many clients who are tested by their doctor for their vitamin D levels. When they take vitamin D from their doctor, sometimes the don't go up. I am always surprised when doctors who prescribe vitamin D don't recommend that they take it with a fat containing meal, like something with oil, nuts, seeds, butter or even fatty fish. Now the doctors are twigging on, fat soluble vitamins need to be taken with a fat. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Mon, December 01, 2014 00:00
Well since the time of hippocrates, natural healers have preached that all diseases begin in the gut. For those with asthma or COPD researchers find a link to gastrointestinal health, read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Thu, November 27, 2014 00:00
A new study has revealed that reducing the sitting hours can help people in protecting the aging of DNA and possibly extend their lifespan. It was found that reducing sedentary activity appeared to lengthen telomeres, which sit on the end of chromosomes, the DNA storage units in each cell. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Wed, November 26, 2014 00:00
Researchers found that eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia can increase an individual's risk of developing certain somatic illnesses such as type 1 diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease. Certain autoimmune health issues like these can further boost the risk anxiety, depression and even schizophrenia in some individuals. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Mon, November 24, 2014 00:00
Supplements of calcium or non-dairy products fortified with the mineral may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to meta-analysis of prospective observational studies by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Fri, November 21, 2014 00:00
Peppermint tea, using mints or chewing gum can aggravate the symptoms of heartburn/acid reflux. If you suffer from GERD, do not use peppermint since it increases acid production in the gut.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Thu, November 20, 2014 00:00
All the more reason to go for your yearly physical, women with Crohn's disease have a higher incidence of cervical cancer studies show, read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Wed, November 19, 2014 00:00
Probiotics may have beneficial effects on the treatment and prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other related conditions, according to a new review.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Mon, November 17, 2014 00:00
A group of researchers from the University of Chicago conducted a study utilizing mice and a certain bacteria called Clostridia. They found that this common gut bacterium helped prevent sensitization to food allergens. In fact, the immune responses to food allergens were reversed when the Clostridia bacteria were put back into the mice. (4) Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Fri, November 14, 2014 00:00
Hospital mortality was substantially and significantly lower in the vitamin D compared to the placebo group (relative reduction of 44%, absolute reduction of 17.5%). Originally, we had chosen hospital length of stay as a primary endpoint because we were unable to imagine that the mortality benefit could be so large. Read on.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Thu, November 13, 2014 00:00
A recent report in the British Medical Journal draws attention to the link between low vitamin D and the risk of dementia.
A new study has found that being severely deficient in vitamin D is linked to a more than twofold increased risk of developing dementia. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Wed, November 12, 2014 00:00
Based on a recent study conducted on mice by Cathryn Nagler, an immunologist at the University of Chicago, Probiotics can help prevent Peanut Allergies. Researchers reveal that bacteria on the gut may be a solution for people suffering from the toxic food allergy. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Tue, November 11, 2014 00:00
Researchers have speculated for some time that the myelin degradation seen in MS is due, at least in part, to autoimmune activity against the nervous system. Recent work presented at the MS Boston 2014 Meeting suggests that this aberrant immune response begins in the gut. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Mon, November 10, 2014 00:00
This news is pretty darn cool! Researchers have found that a particular good bacteria found in yogurt can help remove arsenic and mercury. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Fri, November 07, 2014 00:00
Multiple sclerosis can be a devastating disease if it progresses. Researchers have found that MS rates are lower closer to the equator where it is sunny. New research shows that MS may be prevented with a whole food diet, that helps one avoid "leaky gut", read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Thu, November 06, 2014 00:00
Well researchers have found out what we already know, such as that bird of a feather flock together. If you tend to eat with heavy friends you will tend to make choices that may make you heavy as well. Keep in mind that you can also influence your friends more positively by eating more healthfully. Sharing food when you get together that is tasty and healthy. Look at it more positively and influence your friends by setting a good example.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Wed, November 05, 2014 00:00
In the clinic we don't often recommend people eat most of their meals on the run or eat out. Simply because fast foods tend to lead to weight gain due to high fat, sugar, glycemic and chemical laden foods being ingested. Researchers believe that families that dine together provides opportunities for emotional connections among family members, the food is more likely to be healthy and adolescents may be exposed to the parental model of healthy eating behaviour. Read on
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