Nutrition

World Experts Unite in Call To Change Food System

Change Food System The cliche “you are what you eat” is unfortunately quite true. Scientists and healthcare providers from around the world want to change the food system so that what we eat will make us healthy instead of subject to chronic diseases. True Health Initiative (THI) is the global voice for lifestyle as medicine. …

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Study Links Gut Microbiome With “Ridiculously Healthy” Aging

Gut Microbiome And Ridiculously Healthy Aging  A recent study has linked the human gut microbiome and ridiculously healthy aging. Unfortunately, the study did not establish whether the micorbiome caused healthy aging or was produced by healthy aging. 8-( People who live to be 100 years old have distinctive gut microbiome ecosystems. Each of us has …

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Black Tea Benefits Gut Health & Weight Loss

Time for Tea We have long valued Tea for its positive effect on health. Thanks to research from UCLA we may now understand how tea benefits gut health and even weight loss. For the first time, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have identified that the polyphenols in black tea alter gut microbiome profiles …

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How to make your Starbucks PSL healthier

A Healthy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte “Although pumpkin itself is loaded with nutrients, the pumpkin spice lattes traditionally served at coffee shops are artificially sweetened and contain little, if any, real pumpkin,” says certified holistic health coach Kara Mosseso. “The combination of the caffeine from the espresso and that high refined-sugar load with no fiber to …

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Ayurveda Means Life Knowledge

Ayurveda Means Life Knowledge “The first time someone hears the word ‘Ayurveda,’ they say, ‘Ayuer-what?’” jokes Carol Nace , Ayurveda practitioner and founder of Bodhi Ayurveda . Ayurveda is a wellness system that originated in India thousands of years ago, well before modern medicine supplied evidence for the mind-body connection, Nace says. “It is broken down …

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How Gut Health Helps Make Us Fat and Thin

Gut Health It is amazing that such a complex “rain forest” exists inside our gut. Each person has his / her own internal ecosystem. However, we seldom hear of physicians prescribing medication for “gut health” for obesity. For the 35 percent of American adults who do daily battle with obesity, the main causes of their …

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Food as Medicine Pays Off in Pennsylvania

Food as Medicine The Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Food as Medicine is certainly not a new idea but it has been absent in most American lives. With proper nutrition many chronic diseases, like diabetes, can be brought under control. Food as Medicine is not “sexy” like …

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It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet

The Myth of Exercise A recent report from the UK’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges described ‘the miracle cure’ of performing 30 min of moderate exercise, five times a week, as more powerful than many drugs administered for chronic disease prevention and management. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, …

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Breaking the mold: A doctor’s illness journey changes her practice – Peninsula Press

Gut Instinct? Gut health has grown among consumers and physicians but, as this Peninsula Press article shows, not all providers are ready to question conventional Western medical authority. Dr. Cynthia Li turned to alternative solutions for her own mysterious medical condition — something that would soon change her approach to life and to medicine. Of …

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