Nutrition

diet improves heart health

How A Heart Doctor Lowered His Cholesterol

Diet Improves Heart Health Ok… admittedly the Perry Family has a bias toward The Ohio State University but this is a great article regardless. People have known for millennia that food is medicine and that we can use food to correct some disorders as well as prevent others. Only in the last food decades have …

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popcorn health benefits

What Are Popcorn’s Health Benefits?

Popcorn Health Benefits Perhaps it’s just the allure of the weekend speaking but popcorn is a delight! We don’t mean the highly-processed drenched-in-some-goop-that resembles-butter with way too much salt type of popcorn. No. We mean the air-popped, as-Nature-intended popcorn. When prepared appropriately, we even get to enjoy the many popcorn health benefits. Really? Benefits from popcorn? …

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plant based diet can reduce type 2 diabetes risk

A Plant-Based Diet Can Reduce Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Plant Based Diet Can Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk It is readily apparent that a plant based diet can reduce type 2 diabetes risk. Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health promotes a plant based diet for type 2 diabetes and a new study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute adds support for a plant based diet. Type …

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atkins' influences dietary guidelines

Don’t listen to Atkins’ call for cutting carbs in the dietary guidelines | TheHill

Atkins’ Influences Dietary Guidelines A leading problem in healthcare decision-making is communication. Conversations are either so littered with medical / scientific jargon that restrict the audience or so obtuse that the concepts are meaningless. Case in point is how atkins’ influences dietary guidelines. Long an opponent of “carbs”, Atkins Nutritionals has its own line of food …

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white red meats equally bad

A New Study Shows White Red Meats Equally Bad

White Red Meats Equally Bad As more people move to a plant-based diet, there is decreasing demand for meats. Many retail eateries have vegetarian / vegan options or can at least prepare meals without meat. Still, many Americans have the opinion that white meat is healthier than red meat. Whether just good marketing by the …

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gut microbes ignore nutrition labels

Gut microbes respond differently to foods with similar nutrition labels

Gut Microbes Ignore Nutrition Labels Despite all efforts to put nutrition labels on foods and menu items, gut microbes ignore nutrition labels. We have a limited understanding about the trillions of microbes in our guts and their interactions with each other as well as our food.  Foods that look the same on nutrition labels can …

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Nutrition for One? Scientists Stalk the Dream of a Personalized Diet – The New York Times

Nutrition For One In a time of processed food for global mass consumers, nutrition for one seems out of place. Research, however, has shown that nutritional needs varying among individuals, even identical twins. For years we have been concerned about the conventional X calories per day for an individual. Though they can have the same …

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blueberries protect heart health

Can blueberries protect heart health?

Blueberries Protect Heart Health As metabolic syndrome continues to grow and consume human lives and healthcare resources, gut health continues to gain attention. Whether high blood pressure, excess body fat around the waist, high blood sugar levels, or abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels; metabolic syndrome has become epidemic globally. New research has helped shed new light …

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Nutritional Psychiatry

Nutritional Psychiatry: The Next Big Frontier In Mental Health

Nutritional Psychiatry It looks like a more holistic approach to health may be making another stride forward. As mental health (too) slowly gains acceptance as a health condition, so too has many of mental health’s social determinants been acknowledged. The term Nutritional Psychiatry is the mental health version of Food As Medicine (eventually we will …

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Flexitarian Diet

What is the Flexitarian Diet? A Plant-Based Eating Plan That Allows Meat

Flexitarian Diet There is on-going debate about what we should eat. However, there is wide agreement that a plan-based diet packs a number of health benefits. The challenge has been integrating a plant-based diet into a modern Western lifestyle, especially the US love for meat. The Flexitarian Diet tries to strike that balance between vegetarian …

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