Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Mon, April 28, 2014 00:00
A diet higher in fiber from vegetables, fruits and grains helps reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Any diet that reduces the transit time and aids in healthy bowel movements is great for colon cancer. Read on.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Fri, April 25, 2014 00:00
Interestingly low carb diets have people a little confused. Low carb diets that work for weight loss are ones that limit starchier carbs for the best results. Those who eat more complex carbohydrates, non starchy, nutrient dense and low calorie vegetables tend to fair better health wise and with weight loss. Read on.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Thu, April 24, 2014 00:00
A recent study by Newcastle University found that seaweed can help to boost fat loss. It is interesting because kelp has been used by alternative health practitioners for years to aid in thyroid function. Kelp contains iodine and other beneficial trace minerals. A homeopathic tincture fucus vesiculosis has been used for over a century in weight loss. It is good mainstream science is finally catching up! Read on.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Wed, April 23, 2014 00:00
A recent study found that vitamin A can help boost the immune system in Tuberculosis infections, read on.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Tue, April 22, 2014 00:00
It has been known in alternative health circles that gluten is the cause of many mental illnesses. However, there is a link between our gastrointestinal flora and our mood as well. Our flora is the balance between our good bacteria and bad bacteria in our stomach and intestinal tract. Interestingly it has been difficult for researchers to pinpoint exactly what works for most. Read on.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Mon, April 21, 2014 00:00
Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than three to six months and exceeds what is considered a normal amount of time needed for healing and recovery. Stanford School of Medicine’s Chronic Pain Self-Management Program says there is no such thing as a “chronic pain diet,” however; nutrition is an important part of the self-management process. Eating healthy can help people with chronic pain in many ways. Read more
Autism, which is characterized by abnormal social behavior, has previously been linked to low levels of serotonin in the brain and to low vitamin D levels, but no mechanism has linked the two until now.
In this study, Dr. Patrick and Dr. Ames show that vitamin D hormone activates the gene that makes the enzyme tryptophan read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Fri, April 18, 2014 00:00
A number of studies have suggested that a ‘moderate’ running regimen — a total of two to three hours per week, according to one expert — appears best for longevity, refuting the typical ‘more is better’ mantra for physical activity, CBS News reported. The researchers behind the newest study on the issue say people who get either no exercise or high-mileage runners both tend to have shorter lifespans than moderate runners. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Thu, April 17, 2014 00:00
The study, by University College London, found that eating large quantities of fruit and vegetables significantly lowered the risk of premature death. People who ate at least seven portions of fruit and vegetables each day were 42%less likely to die from any cause over the course of the study.
The researchers also discovered that canned and frozen fruit increased the risk of dying by 17%, and fruit juice was found to have no significant benefit. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Wed, April 16, 2014 00:00
An interesting correlation was found between those who consume miso soup daily and a decrease in stomach cancer. Interestingly, miso is fermented soy bean paste which may contain some beneficial bacteria. It may be wise to note that those who eat miso soup may also follow a more Asian diet, rich in vegetables, sea food, legumes and healthy fats. Those who follow this diet also tend to be leaner than those following the standard American diet. Read on.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Tue, April 15, 2014 00:00
Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in the world. It has affected many of our friends and family. Studies have found that obesity tends to trigger abnormal cancer cell growth in the colon. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Mon, April 14, 2014 00:00
An interesting study finds that vegetarians tend to have more incidence of cancer, mental health issues and trips to the doctor than omnivores. In the clinic I have always said if you cannot do vegetarianism right, best not to do it at all. That means eating more whole foods, combining foods properly to get amino acids, supplementing with omega 3s, b vitamins and iron. Vegetarians with a higher incidence of cancer can be linked to a lower fat diet and a lack of amino acids in the diet that are known to interfere with the brain's neurotransmitters and feel good hormones. A low fat diet impairs one's ability to absorb fat soluble anti oxidants from vegetables such as vitamin A, E, K and D. To read this study, click here
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Fri, April 11, 2014 00:00
EATING like our Stone Age ancestors, with a diet rich in lean meat, berries and vegetables, could be the key to kick-starting weight loss for post-menopausal women, according to a new study. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Thu, April 10, 2014 00:00
The results of recent study show that the beneficial effect of breast-feeding is clearly seen when nutritional intake up to the age of 2 is considered and is significantly linked to a reduction in body fat at 20 years old. Furthermore, in the statistical model, higher fat intake at 2 years are linked to a reduction in fat mass at 20 years. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Wed, April 09, 2014 00:00
Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a key molecule that could lead to new therapies for people with celiac disease, an often painful and currently untreatable autoimmune disorder. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Tue, April 08, 2014 00:00
An interesting study found that vitamin A was an effective treatment against precancerous cells in the breast. Other vitamins and supplements have been known to aid in breast health such as iodine, selenium, DIM and indol 3 carbinol. In the clinic when we see women with suspicious breast cysts, after they are checked out by their doctor we do a nutritional analysis to detect any missing nutrients. To read more about vitamin A in the news, click here.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Mon, April 07, 2014 00:00
An interesting report found that diet drinks are correlated to an increase in cardiovascular disease in post menopausal women. This is not the first time that diet drinks have been in the news. They are linked to obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes. In the clinic we don't recommend fake food products, only whole foods. We find this gives our patients the best results for achieving their health goals. Read more about diet drinks and heart disease, click here.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Fri, March 28, 2014 00:00
Nutrition greatly affects physical and mental health. In recent studies, researchers examined the relationship between nutrition and dementia. According to a new study, changes in one's nutrition could offset the onset of dementia. Read on
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Thu, March 27, 2014 00:00
I read the headline on this news, and thought, you see how great your joints feel carrying around all that extra weight? Okay some folks do not exercise and have fallen into some bad habits, but for the most part, what they need is a lifestyle program to learn how to work nutritionally with their metabolism to help them feel a little more energy and perhaps the exercise may come later. Read this study info.
Posted by Heather Caruso, This article was posted in News/Research at Wed, March 26, 2014 00:00
The small study was based on data from 135 people, of which 65 people had suffered from a blood vessel rupture in the brain- intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke. Researchers looked at the levels of vitamin C in participants' blood. Read on
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