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High colon cancer risk caused by Western junk food can be reversed with healthy, high-fiber diets, study proves

5/6/2015 - Switching from a Western diet high in meat and fat to a diet rich in vegetables and beans may reduce a person's risk of colon cancer in just two weeks, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Imperial College London and published in the journal Nature Communications....

Fad diets and the decline of the American diet

4/3/2015 - In every measurable way, Americans are in worse health than ever before. It is widely predicted that our lifespan is shortening; the generations that came before us will outlive us, and we are likely to outlive the generations that succeed us. Most Americans simply want to lose weight, but some aspire...

Junk food stealing your manhood? Unhealthy diets cause testosterone to plummet

5/7/2014 - Men with a less healthy diet have lower levels of testosterone, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky and the University of North Texas and published in the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health on April 22. The study was funded by the National Institutes...

Elimination diets gaining popularity as food supply increasingly contaminated

5/2/2014 - Food sensitivities and allergies are becoming so prominent in the Western world today that even the mainstream media is now paying attention. A recent piece in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) draws attention to the growing popularity of elimination diets, or diets that involve removing entire food groups...

Texas woman becomes weight loss sensation after ditching diets, losing 160 pounds with healthy food choices

4/21/2014 - Forget fat diets... and don't leap into unhealthy shortcuts like bariatric surgery. The new weight loss paradigm is based on making informed, daily choices about healthy eating. Using this simple system of avoiding liquid sugars and eating whole foods like quinoa and fresh vegetables, a Texas woman...

Paleo and Weston Price diets beat the SAD diet for nutrition

4/15/2014 - Several diets compete for followers in the holistic medicine world. There are devotees of vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, primal, raw primal, fruitarians and Weston Price. The Paleo and Weston Price Diet are two popular and important real food movements that share primary values, but also diverge in significant...

Scientists say high-protein diets increase risk of kidney problems

2/10/2014 - High-protein diets place people at risk of kidney damage, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada, Spain, and published in the journal Nutricion Hospitalaria. Diets that emphasize the consumption of protein over carbohydrates, such as the Dukan, Paleo or Atkins...

Low salt diets don't work and hurt your body

10/5/2013 - For at least two decades, low salt or no salt diets have been touted as one way to ultimate health, or at least the best way to avoid hypertension and heart disease. Could it have been you were misled? Does anyone else remember when eggs were bad for you too? The truth is you could be facing more serious...

Six weight loss myths that are making you fatter

7/29/2013 - The obsession for losing weight can be the gateway for some to move into a healthier lifestyle that includes eating better with moderate exercise. But with the focus on simply losing weight for the sake of appearance, there are pitfalls looming during or after every effort to lose weight. Weight...

Nutritional approaches and diets safely cure mental illness

4/22/2013 - Safe nutritional approaches have proven to be effective in alleviating the symptoms of mental illness. These approaches include the use of omega-3s, B vitamins, and amino acids, along with changing to a nutrient dense diet of traditional foods. Mental illness long connected to malnutrition and gut...

The top four reasons diets fail

1/11/2013 - Although weight loss is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions, and in fact approximately two thirds of all people in the United States are on a diet at any given time, the vast majority of diets fail to deliver significant or sustained weight loss. "Losing weight is one of the top resolutions...

Low-carbohydrate diets make you lean and healthy, systematic review shows

8/30/2012 - The amount of research on low-carbohydrate diets have skyrocketed the last couple of years; mostly due to the increased popularity of carbohydrate restriction and the "overwhelming" amounts of anecdotal reports from people following these types of diets. Individuals who adhere to a low-carbohydrate...

Children with healthier diets are smarter, research proves

8/24/2012 - Most parents want to do whatever they can to ensure they give their children every advantage and opportunity to succeed in life. According to new research, that also includes making sure they have a healthy diet. According to a new study led by University of Adelaide, public health researcher, Dr....

Medical patients who follow strict GMO-free diets experience dramatic health recovery

8/14/2012 6:44:49 PM - In their quest to achieve better health, many patients with chronic illness are finding that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are one of the primary culprits responsible for exacerbating and even causing their persistent conditions. And patients who see doctors that understand nutrition are also...

The evolutionary approach to weight loss and good health

7/30/2012 - Studies show that people eating "ancestral diets" maintain excellent health and low body fat. Some of these healthy societies have a high carbohydrate intake while others get the majority of their calories from fat. Typically, people living closer to equator have usually gotten more of their energy...

Ecuadorian research into ancient diets unveils a new super food

7/8/2012 - The contemporary American diet can greatly benefit from the innumerable centuries of experience that many cultures have in food science. Stretching back through generations of home cooking and healing, many of these dietary choices can claim tenure as part of a health positive diet. The successful proliferation...

The 5 best springtime detox diets

4/10/2012 - The road to wellness is a journey. And like all undertakings, it is subject to the demands of time and place. Not very long ago, spring announced its arrival. Nature has since then been in a frenzy of change. Flowers started blooming again, trees turned a new leaf, babies were born, and the animals...

Heart surgeon openly admits low-fat diets recommended for years by mainstream medicine actually cause heart disease

3/20/2012 - The belief that maintaining a low-fat diet promotes health and prevents disease is perhaps the single biggest misconception responsible for today's epidemics of high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and early death. In a recent report, Dr. Dwight Lundell, a former heart surgeon with 25 years of experience,...

Intermittent, low-carbohydrate diets - more effective than standard diets

12/20/2011 2:43:17 PM - A new study coming from a team of scientists at the Genesis Prevention Center, University Hospital in South Manchester, England reveals that intermittent, low-carb diets are more efficient in reducing weight and insulin blood levels than regular diets. High levels of insulin are directly linked to the...

Wild grass makes many vegetarian diets work

3/21/2011 - In the health community there's often disagreement about whether to include meat in the diet. Some sources cite vegetarian or vegan diets as key for health, while others note that some people don't do well on these diets over extended periods of time. Ever wonder why? Let's have a look, but let's start...

Vegan diets are not always healthy

8/7/2010 - Vegetarian or vegan diets are often touted as being healthier than conventional diets, but unless you make a concerted effort to get all your necessary proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, you could be hurting yourself more than you are helping yourself. The Los Angeles Times recently...

Nutrient-rich, low-calorie diets actually reprogram fat cells to keep the body thin

1/17/2010 - A study appearing in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Proteome Research has given further insight into the correlation between calorie restriction and weight loss. While it is known that calorie-restricted diets are effective at helping people to lose weight, it has now been found that fat...

Why Diets Make You Fat and How to Regulate Weight Naturally

12/2/2009 - Many diets promoted by companies and individuals rely on calorie restriction or the complete elimination of certain food groups in the quest to lose weight. Additionally, the unhealthy reliance on appetite suppressants and artificial sweeteners is promoted. Diets do not generally work in the long term...

High Protein Diets may Lead to Brain Shrinkage

11/1/2009 - For muscle heads, diets high in protein may be just what the doctor ordered, but a growing bicep may come with a cost: a shrinking brain. According to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Neurodegeneration, when compared to three other diets, high protein diets were the ones that caused...

Matt Monarch Part III: Diets, Diseases and Enzymes

8/2/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Matt Monarch shares on diets, diseases and enzymes. Rawkathon with Matt Monarch. Matt Monarch has been living a raw food lifestyle for nine years now. He is the author of Raw...

Just Say No: Low Fat Diets are Not for Children

3/25/2009 - With childhood obesity levels climbing at an alarming rate, it's no wonder parents are more concerned than ever about what their children are eating. Adults are constantly bombarded with the latest diet foods and weight loss pills, and in a world that's so weight-conscious, it's difficult not to translate...

Low-Carb Diets Do Not Have to be Stressful or Boring

1/3/2009 - In a study comparing an Atkins-type diet with a reduced-calorie regime, Tufts University scientists reported that low-carb diets may impair cognitive performance (D'Anci 2009). Since glucose is the brain's primary fuel, the need for it may not be met when restricting carbohydrates. Granted, some...

Healthy Diets are a Key to Wellness

12/1/2008 - If you are interested in your health and well-being, healthy diets are of prime importance. The science of dietetics is concerned with feeding groups and individuals. Specializing in this area are dietitians, the health professionals with training to provide safe, factual dietary advice and interventions....

Author of 'Diet Failure-The Naked Truth' on Why Diets Fail

8/18/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Phoenix Gilman shares on the neurochemistry of why diets fail. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Phoenix Gilman, the author of "Diet Failure...

Plant-Based Diets: An Overview of Options for Optimal Health

8/12/2008 - The common question surrounding plant-based diets concerns the source of protein. Although food calories also consist of carbohydrates and fats, protein is typically considered the most essential of the three groups. In fact, Americans have long been dogmatic in their regard for the quality and quantity...

Diets High in Glucose Lead to Shorter Lifespan

1/28/2008 - Restricting worms' intake of glucose led to a lifespan increase of up to 20 percent in a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Jena, Germany. "If the findings in worms hold for humans, it suggests that, in healthy people, glucose may have negative effects on lifespan," researcher...

Fad Diets Can Be Ineffective and Dangerous

10/30/2007 - The American Obesity Association reports approximately 127 million US adults are overweight, 60 million are obese, and 9 million are severely obese totaling over one-third of the adult American population. Consequently, fad diet plans and concoctions promising dramatic results have become popular. However,...

High-fat, copper-rich diets associated with increased rates of cognitive decline in older adults (press release)

10/10/2006 - Among older adults whose diets are high in saturated and trans fats, a high intake of copper may be associated with an accelerated rate of decline in thinking, learning and memory abilities, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Although...

High-protein diets curb hunger through PYY production

9/7/2006 - High-protein diets such as the Atkins diet are often successful in helping people achieve and maintain weight loss, and although the reason for this is not known, a study by the Medical Research Council team at University College London found the PPY released into the body when a person eats high-protein...

Rise in Mental Illness Linked to Unhealthy Diets, Say Studies (press release)

8/31/2006 - Changes in diet over the past 50 years appear to be an important factor behind a significant rise in mental ill health in the UK, say two reports published today. The Mental Health Foundation says scientific studies have clearly linked attention deficit disorder, depression, Alzheimer’s disease...

Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here's why nearly everyone needs more folate

12/29/2005 - Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid – found primarily in leafy green vegetables – is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is...

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