Diet news, articles and information:
|12/1/2016 - What if there was a way to permanently heal all sorts of chronic health conditions that stem from the gut by temporarily changing one's diet? That's what many people claim about the "GAPS" (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet, an intensive, intestinal-healing food regimen that's reportedly helped many...|
|11/25/2016 - Do you think it's really possible to actually lose weight eating nothing but a steady diet of pre-processed McDonald's fast food? Well, the restaurant chain would sure like for you to believe that, even though most items on McDonald's menus have been proven to be stuffed with unhealthy ingredients.
|11/8/2016 - As the Western diet spreads around the world, so do Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
The researchers were not surprised by the findings. A large body of research shows that diets high in junk food,...|
|11/2/2016 - Just in case you needed another reason to stay away from artificial sweeteners, a new study has revealed that diet colas can actually interfere with your chances of becoming pregnant during IVF, or in vitro fertilization.
IVF is not cheap, and the process of preparing for it can be quite lengthy....|
|11/2/2016 - Diet soda is the health-conscious choice for those watching their weight, right? It has no sugar, and saves on calories, while still satisfying the sugary urge through artificial sweeteners like aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), saccharin (SugarTwin, Sweet'N Low), acesulfame potassium (Sunett, Sweet One)...|
|10/26/2016 - Many people have been persuaded to ditch their conventional, sugar-laden sodas for diet versions, due to the mainstream belief that diet products are healthier. After all, they don't contain real sugar, so they must be better for you, right? Not so much. Research continues to find evidence that these...|
|10/20/2016 - A British woman suffering from eczema so severe that her skin would ooze and peel off may have cured herself by adopting a raw, vegan diet she told the Daily Mail.
Eczema refers to a cluster of disparate recurring, noninfectious inflammatory conditions in which the skin becomes red, dry, itchy and...|
|10/20/2016 - Men whose diets are high in saturated fat are more likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer than men whose diets contain less, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and published in the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.
|10/19/2016 - My Personal Introduction to Conventional Cancer Treatment Began in 1995
The surgeon pointed his pen at a large tumor on the CAT scan and began to explain the procedure for removing the colon cancer. He then paused for a moment and said to my wife, "This isn't your biggest problem." He then began to...|
|10/18/2016 - The ketogenic diet is a medical diet that is high in fat and low in carbohydrates, and is sometimes used in the treatment of epilepsy. According to emerging research, it may also hold potential for the treatment of a wide range of other chronic disorders, including cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.
|10/12/2016 - There is no doubt that food plays a crucial role in our well-being. It provides building blocks and energy, and directly affects how our bodies and minds function. While there is not a single diet that works for everyone, eliminating processed foods, sugar and refined grains should be the main priority...|
|9/21/2016 - There is no doubt that healthy eating is good for a child's physical and mental health. A recent Finnish study found that children who eat healthy foods in their first three years of school can significantly improve their reading, writing, and comprehension skills.
The study, published in the European...|
|9/20/2016 - The increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes in our modern society may be at least partly due to flawed governmental dietary recommendations that are based on bogus science, some experts say.
A recent article published by Finnish website Ink Tank explores the evolution of mankind and the changes...|
|9/2/2016 - Fish oil has been held in high regard for its myriad of health benefits for a number of years now. Hearing it is good for you is really no surprise, but we are really just beginning to understand how beneficial it truly is. New research has revealed that fish oil supplements can actually help to reverse...|
|8/31/2016 - A review of more than a thousand studies that was conducted by a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has found that obesity is linked to at least 13 different types of cancer. An article published by The New York Times reveals quite...|
|8/28/2016 - One British man from Wirral, Merseyside, has defied conventional medicine and beaten his cancer. After being diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiform 4 brain tumor in July of 2015, Dave Bolton took matters into his own hands. The father-of-two and former police officer claims that ditching carbohydrates...|
|8/14/2016 - Italian parents who force a vegan or vegetarian diet on to their children under 16 could face up to four years in jail if the Italian parliament passes the new controversial bill. The proposal comes from Elvira Savino, from the conservative Forza Italia party, who claims that these restrictive diets...|
|8/10/2016 - The link between the immune system and the worsening of certain mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, has been shown, though not fully understood. The link between the mind, the gut and your immune system has been long established. This is due to the presence of serotonin—the chemical...|
|8/3/2016 - Once people fully understand just how toxic pesticides truly are, their first thought is usually, "How can I get these deadly chemicals out of my body?" Pesticide use is so prevalent that it might seem impossible to avoid it entirely upon first glance, particularly when you take the concept of pesticide...|
|8/3/2016 - Expectant mothers are inundated with an ever-increasing list of foods to avoid while pregnant, but it turns out that men who are hoping to become fathers also need to watch their diet.
Research shows that men's diets have a surprisingly big effect on their children, with men who eat fatty junk food...|
|8/1/2016 - The British medical establishment is finally acknowledging the importance of vitamin D and the fact that exposure to sunlight is actually good for you.
A new report from the Government's Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition recommends vitamin D supplements, a diet that includes foods rich in...|
|7/28/2016 - Guys, if you're over 50 and a grandfather, you may want to take up an exercise regimen and cut out the lousy food – and ask your sons to do the same thing for the grandchildren they'll have someday. That's because a new study has found that grandfathers who are overweight can pass a host of health...|
|7/27/2016 - The list of health benefits associated with a diet rich in oily fish now includes a lowered risk of death in patients suffering from colon cancer, according to a new study.
A team of researchers led by Dr. Andrew Chan of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, found that patients who ate at least...|
|7/22/2016 - We all know that exercise is good for you and can help you lose weight, but when it comes to cutting your risk of cancer and obesity, exercise alone is simply not enough. While exercise is something that should certainly be encouraged, reducing caloric intake and eating healthy food plays an even bigger...|
|7/21/2016 - It may sound too good to be true, but a recent study has shown that a diet that includes an unlimited amount of healthy fats is actually helpful in preventing heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer.
A meta-study led by US Department of Veterans Affairs research scientist Dr. Hanna Bloomfield revealed...|
|7/13/2016 - As Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, said many years ago, the way to dramatically lower healthcare costs in America and reduce obesity-related healthcare issues is through better nutrition. Too many health providers, however, still don't teach and preach the concept, however.
|7/4/2016 - A year ago PepsiCo announced that it would be removing the controversial sweetener aspartame from its Diet Pepsi products, claiming that was the No. 1 request from customers. But now the company says it is putting the sweetener back in Diet Pepsi, allegedly because that's what consumers want.
|6/25/2016 - A daily diet of fast food during pregnancy can dramatically increase the risk of obesity in the next three generations of a woman's descendants, even if those descendants eat a healthy diet themselves, according to a shocking new study conducted by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine,...|
|6/7/2016 - Magnesium is an important mineral to include in your diet – and yet it's not something you hear about on a regular basis. You are probably aware of the importance of calcium or iron for your health, however you might not realize that adequate magnesium levels are crucial for brain, cardiac and...|
|6/6/2016 - Is our national apathy being caused by being physiologically and socially similar to lab rats fed nothing but a diet of junk food? That's the position being posited by Brett Redmayne-Titley at ActivistPost.com, and he may very well be onto something.
That's because both junk-food addled Americans...|
|6/4/2016 - When Australian Janette Murray-Wakelin got the news that she had a highly aggressive type of breast cancer and could only expect to live for about six more months at just 52 years of age, she decided that the news was simply unacceptable.
After extensive research into her condition, Janette decided...|
|6/3/2016 - The answers to some very big questions about your health could lie within a very tiny ecosystem in your gut. The microbiome – often referred to as the body's "forgotten organ" – consists of a collection of tiny bacteria that have an immense impact on a number of health conditions like, chronic...|
|6/2/2016 - Advice from doctors and public health officials to avoid fat and lower cholesterol has done grave harm to public health, according to a new report from the British nonprofits the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration.
Poor dietary advice has caused people to stop eating forms...|
|5/31/2016 - To live a long, disease-free life is a dream we all have. While life expectancy has been slowly on the rise in developed countries, being free of diseases and disability, unfortunately, doesn't follow the same trend.
However, a new study, published in the British Medical Journal, may have found the...|
|5/30/2016 - The waistlines of American children have been expanding for more than 20 years, and modern science claims that it doesn't really know why. But new research published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings strongly suggests that a phenomenon known as non-genetic evolution, or the passing down of fat-prone...|
|5/26/2016 - One of the most potentially severe side effects of diabetes is kidney failure, which occurs as abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood slowly damage and destroy the blood-filtering organs. But according to a new study conducted by researchers from Anglia Ruskin University, and published in the...|
|5/18/2016 - Grape polyphenols may help protect the body from the effects of a diet high in fat, according to two studies conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
"These two studies suggest that grapes and grape polyphenols...|
|5/17/2016 - A recent study has shown that high fructose consumption during pregnancy may lead to defects in the placenta and affect fetal development, causing an increased risk of metabolic health issues later on in a child's life.
The research was conducted by a team at Washington University School of Medicine...|
|5/5/2016 - Just how far is Big Food willing to go to silence dissenters and control the marketplace of ideas?
It was recently reported that investigative journalist Nina Teicholz was uninvited from a panel discussion to be held at the Consumer Federation of America's National Food Policy Conference.
|4/30/2016 - The "ketogenic diet" has become one of the latest diet fads, heralded by Hollywood's healthiest stars. But what exactly does this new buzzword mean? Well, the "keto diet," as some like to call it, is notorious for being low in carbohydrates. Maintaining a low-carb diet influences the body into a state...|
|4/28/2016 - Digestive diseases affect 60 to 70 million people in the U.S., with about 22 million having symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. One of the more common digestive disorders is gastroesophageal reflux disease...|
|4/25/2016 - Common dietary advice is to avoid saturated fats and instead consume polyunsaturated fats, like those found in vegetable oils. But this dietary consensus is starting to crack in the face of study after study showing no health benefit to avoiding saturated fat.
The most recent study was conducted...|
|4/16/2016 - There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet, ranging from lowered heart disease risks to reducing the chances of getting high blood pressure or diabetes. In fact, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that, when compared a diet that included meat, vegetarian diets were associated with lowered...|
|4/13/2016 - New surveys show that fear of getting dementia in our old age has replaced the fear of getting cancer, the UK's Daily Mail Online reports, because people believe there have been some advances in cancer care but not in the treatment for Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases.
The paper noted...|
|4/12/2016 - Diets rich in vitamin C provide a person with multiple benefits, but now researchers believe it also has another use for a more serious condition: cataracts.
"While we cannot totally avoid developing cataracts, we may be able to delay their onset and keep them from worsening significantly by eating...|
|4/4/2016 - Japan takes the prize for having the longest life expectancy of any country in the world, but it's not just a matter of genes and dumb luck. According to a recent study, Japanese citizens owe their longevity to dietary guidelines introduced in 2000, which have been linked to a 15 percent reduction in...|
|4/3/2016 - According to a ridiculous new obesity study from the University of Bristol, drinking Diet Coke and other diet drinks is healthier than drinking water ... What?
As reported by the Alliance for Natural Health, the lead scientist of the study, Peter Rogers, has stated that, "the balance of evidence...|
|4/1/2016 - Although more and more people are jumping on board the natural foods bandwagon, the bulk of the American diet still consists of ultra-processed foods. That is at least according to the insights of a recent study published in the online journal BMJ Open, which found that ultra-processed foods account...|
|3/13/2016 - Not to be confused with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is a non-inflammatory condition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) now affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. IBD, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis,...|
|3/11/2016 - The condition known as ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is largely treated with potentially harmful and addictive medications like Adderall, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, according to a growing body of research, adjusting dietary intake can go a long way towards helping...|
|3/6/2016 - Line up at the nearest Pizza Hut food buffet or McDonald's trough and look around. While we are eating more than ever, we are starving like never before. Our blood, tissues, organs and every cell in our body is starving for nutrition.
White bread, made from bleached white flour, is literally stripped...|
|3/5/2016 - Dr. Charles R. Attwood, a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has spent 35 years teaching the world about the impacts of nutrition and fitness. His involvement in national health and nutrition policy is the reason the 1996 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans...|
|3/4/2016 - A growing body of research suggests that a Western diet high in sugar and fat may cause brain damage, which in turn reduces your ability to decide how much you should eat, according to an article published in The Conversation by American University neuroscientists Terry Davidson and Camille Sample.
|2/29/2016 - Imagine constantly being yelled at, physically harmed, and witnessing traumatic events on a daily basis. Obviously, such abuse and stress isn't healthy or enjoyable, so you'd do your best to try to avoid such situations, right?
Well, according to a recent study published in Frontiers in Molecular...|
|2/14/2016 - That old saying "You are what you eat" has proven to withstand the tests of time, and is more true today than ever before. Author Kelly Hayford, a junk-food addict turned nutritionist, understands this better than most, and shares her journey (which includes some embarrassing moments) to becoming a...|
|2/13/2016 - A 25-year-old British man recently had to have part of his leg surgically removed, after dangerous online diet pills caused his body to heat up so much that it cooked his muscles.
Lewis Brown had been a bodybuilding fanatic since age 20, and had used steroids and intense workouts to bulk up from...|
|2/6/2016 - If your best friend told you that drinking diet soda is healthier than drinking water, would you believe them? What about if a doctor said it?
According to a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity, low-energy sweetener consumption can help you reduce your energy intake and even...|
|1/24/2016 - When a loved one begins to struggle with extreme memory loss and cognitive impairment, we may suddenly be overcome with a loss of words. As dementia or Alzheimer's overtakes a loved one, we often see it as some genetic curse, a tragic genetic code we could never overwrite.
But in the field of epigenetics...|
|12/8/2015 - It is only a matter of time before an organization or individual sues the state over our job licensing laws. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued last year paved the way for this to happen. As of now, at least one group has warned the state to address the mess. A copy of its letter to Gov. Terry Branstad...|
|11/17/2015 - Drinking just two sweetened beverages per day — including "diet" drinks — can raise your risk of heart failure by nearly 25 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and published in the journal Heart.
Although prior studies have linked...|
|11/12/2015 - Sugar causes even more health damage than has been previously believed, suggests a study conducted by researchers from Touro University and the University of California-San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital that was published in the journal Obesity.
The researchers found that when they replaced...|
|11/10/2015 - Most people are so focused on counting calories that they bypass what's really destroying the function of their glands and the balance of their hormones.
It's easy to blame the fats in food for weight gain, but it's the food's chemicals that are destroying a person's metabolism, causing them weight...|
|11/6/2015 - Good news for vegetable lovers and those who enjoy a dietary lifestyle primarily consisting of such foods: A recent study has found that a vegetarian diet can reduce a person's risk of developing colorectal cancers when compared to their meat-eating counterparts.
Researchers from Loma Linda University...|
|10/27/2015 - A 32-year-old Swedish mom was rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening condition after going on a strict low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet to lose her baby weight. When they brought her in, she suffered from severe nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, trembling and spasms in her limbs.
|10/7/2015 7:00:39 PM - This news is the type that could make ordinary readers cynical. In this story, there are no good guys, only bad ones — sellouts with compromised integrity, more specifically.
On the one hand, you have agricultural giants that prefer to pursue profits at the expense of human health and sustainability....|
|10/1/2015 - If you have MS, it is long past time for you to choose to eat the healthiest possible diet. Let's face it, your immune system is in free fall. It is so confused, it is attacking the myelin sheath that coats your nerves and possibly your nerves as well. You know how serious this is. You know the devastation...|
|9/30/2015 - There are many people who believe the whole "gluten intolerance" "gluten free diet" craze is nothing more than a sham, another diet scam created to market specialized foods to the masses. They are wrong. Unfortunately, many of them will continue to suffer from autoimmune diseases or other chronic conditions...|
|9/20/2015 - An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet annually, spending a whopping $33 billion on weight-loss products to achieve their slimming goals. Unfortunately, it's no secret that many of these people eventually stray from their healthy habits, giving into several slices of pizza or check-out aisle...|
|9/17/2015 - My first gray hairs appeared when I was 24-years-old. I was standing in a checkout line with a good friend, buying my baby boy a gift for his first birthday. My friend shrieked when she saw my first two gray hairs, and she automatically reached to pluck them out. I grabbed her hand and emphatically...|
|9/2/2015 - The evolutionary claims of Paleo Diet proponents do not hold water, according to a paper published by researchers from the University of Chicago in the Quarterly Review of Biology. Instead, evidence from a wide variety of disciplines suggests that carbohydrates from starchy vegetables formed an important...|
|9/1/2015 - Eating a "Southern diet" heavy on fried foods, processed meats and sugary drinks increases the risk of heart disease by more than half, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and published in the journal Circulation.
Heart disease is the top killer...|
|8/30/2015 - A diet high in processed grains such as white bread, white flour and sugar could increase the risk of depression in older women, according to a study conducted by researchers from Columbia University that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In contrast, a diet high in whole...|
|8/27/2015 - Soybean oil is more likely to induce diabetes and metabolic syndrome than pure fructose, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Riverside and published in the journal PLOS ONE.
"That was a surprise, given that most people think that unsaturated fatty acids...|
|8/27/2015 - If you or someone you know gets diagnosed with cancer or any other life-threatening disease – what should you do? Conventionally speaking, the answer has been to 'declare war' on the illness and expose the body to a variety of toxic chemicals and risky surgical procedures, while ignoring the true...|
|8/20/2015 6:34:55 PM - Forget fad 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...|
|8/18/2015 - When babies develop diaper rashes, the first assumption is that the baby is not being changed often enough or quickly enough after wetting or soiling the diaper. If this is not the case, the diapers are questioned – especially when using cloth diapers. Diapers are boiled and/or hung outside to...|
|8/10/2015 - Most people have heard by now that increased consumption of meat can be a major risk factor for cancer development - especially when it comes to cancer of the colon. And despite loud protests by the meat industry itself, evidence continues to mount that there is indeed a link between a diet high in...|
|8/6/2015 - In light of a recent study finding that nearly 200,000 people per year are killed by sugar-sweetened beverages, some people might be tempted to switch to diet soft drinks instead. The information from this study was presented at the 63rd Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology...|
|8/1/2015 - The same folks in North Carolina that tried to sue blogger Steve Cooksey simply for sharing information online about how to treat diabetes naturally are now going after all speech related to health and nutrition.
The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition (NCBDN) has launched an all-out assault...|
|7/20/2015 - The mainstream media and their high-paying pharmaceutical sponsors make it seem like disease is random, striking people without warning. In this way of thinking, people start to feel like helpless victims. They can quickly become scared and lose touch with their bodies and minds. They start lining up...|
|7/18/2015 - If your child is challenged with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, chances are you have both doctors and educators demanding you put your child on medication. Take heart. There are natural ways to help your child.
First and foremost, diet plays a crucial and primary role in managing your...|
|7/16/2015 - The numbers, quite frankly, are grim: Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in America and the fourth leading cause of cancer death globally. And even if the colon cancer is not fatal, it can lead to radiation or chemotherapy as well as surgical removal of the colon and the placement...|
|7/15/2015 - Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a diet that creates the same health effects as long-term calorie restrictions such as fasts if followed for just five days a month.
"I think based on the markers for ageing and disease in humans it has the potential to add...|
|7/12/2015 - Candida is a more common problem than most people realize. The right supplements can certainly help, but unfortunately, Candida albicans and other species of Candida (there are over 20 of them) will bounce back if you do not follow the most effective and necessary change – radically changing your...|
|7/9/2015 9:35:38 AM - Colon cancer is a serious issue in the United States, particularly for those over 50. It is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of this disease. Even if it is not fatal, it can often have serious consequences. One common treatment for colon cancer is colon re-sectioning, which is the surgical...|
|7/9/2015 - The rodent feed used for control groups in laboratory studies -- including studies on the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides -- is widely contaminated with those same GMOs and pesticides as well as toxic metals and PCBs, according to a study conducted by researchers from...|
|7/8/2015 - It's no secret that a healthy dietary lifestyle goes hand in hand with improved physical health. Certain foods can help stave off cancer recurrences, keep diabetes at bay and lead to weight loss.
However, many foods also play a role in mental health. How certain foods impact mental well-being has...|
|7/3/2015 - Anyone who reads the paper or keeps up with the news has probably heard about what medical experts are dubbing the "epidemic" of diabetes. In the United States alone, there are between 25 and 30 million diabetics, and about 7 million of those are undiagnosed (and of course untreated). Diabetes can hit...|
|6/30/2015 - I really hate food labels, food pyramids, the USDA, and the FDA. (Story by Daisy Luther, republished from TheOrganicPrepper.ca)
All of the stuff that they say are good for you are bad for you. And the things they say are bad for you are actually good for you.
Here's why: of course, it all boils...|
|6/29/2015 - Struggling with mood swings, anxiety, brain fog or fatigue? If so, you may be GABA compromised. An important neurotransmitter that contributes to our overall sense of well-being, GABA production can become severely disrupted by chronic stress and during the dark winter months. Gut flora imbalance, environmental...|
|6/24/2015 2:38:06 AM - The idea of an all-fruit diet may seem off-putting for some individuals. Fruit, or actually, the sugar it contains, is quite misunderstood. Sugar is generally thought of as a bad food to consume. However, fruit can help beat cancer, despite its sugary content. An all-fruit diet is used to describe a...|
|6/23/2015 - Research shows that eating a Mediterranean diet can reduce memory and thinking decline by 24%. The Mediterranean diet, previously prescribed to prevent heart disease and promote weight loss, has also been shown to increase longevity and prevent depression. The Mediterranean diet is a plant-based diet...|
|6/22/2015 - Bone health is not something that most people think about until it becomes an issue, which usually happens later in life. While men and women can both suffer from weakening of the bones, it is a particular issue for women, especially after they hit menopause. This is because of the drop in estrogen...|
|6/21/2015 9:18:34 PM - Diet is Key. Without changing the diet, all of the supplements and medications in the world won't rid the body of Candida. The right food is the best medicine; it restricts the growth of Candida and aids in the growth of beneficial bacteria.
A Candida diet must eliminate some of the foods that you...|
|6/19/2015 - While most people who drink diet soda probably know it isn't the healthiest choice, they still may be under the mistaken impression that it will keep their weight down. Scientific studies emphasize this is not true.
This was made clear in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...|
|6/5/2015 12:17:56 PM - Low-fat diets sound like a good way to lose weight and get healthy, but when it comes down to nutrition, a low-fat diet actually does more harm than good, depriving cells of key components. Strangely, the federal government's 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee (DGAC) came out in support...|
|5/30/2015 - It could be argued that informed consent establishes the basis of any doctor patient relationship. It is defined as permission given to a physician to perform any type of treatment after the patient has been told all of the possible risks and benefits of that treatment. It is permission granted with...|
|5/27/2015 - Low carb diets, including the ketogenic diet, have been controversial for decades. The belief that fats are bad while carbohydrates are good, which has its origins in scientifically questionable studies from the 1950s, still assumes a strong hold over public consciousness.
However, the tides are...|
|5/25/2015 - The Mediterranean diet has long been researched and touted for its many benefits. High in nutrients and antioxidants, several studies have linked this type of diet to a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and dementia.
According to a new clinical study, a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts...|
|5/23/2015 - How is it that a product that can make people gain weight is allowed to be labeled as "diet"? Doesn't that word imply that it aids in shedding pounds and is something that those hoping to lose or maintain weight should gravitate towards?
Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc.'s advertising and overall branding...|
|5/20/2015 - Many health-minded people often question whether or not a medication prescribed to treat their condition will ultimately be helpful; it's not uncommon for many to wonder if the drugs will do more harm to their body than good. In many instances, people opt to avoid conventional medications and treatments...|
|5/19/2015 - One of the most amazing chapters in the true history of healing foods comes from the final chapter of World War II, in the aftermath of the United States' dropping of two atomic bombs on civilian populations in Japan. Millions of innocent civilians were exposed to extreme levels of ionizing radiation,...|
|5/16/2015 - Mainstream medicine has ways of disguising the fact that their treatments often lead to the demise of cancer patients. It's easy to claim that the patient simply died of cancer, not chemotherapy poisoning or radiation damage.
Their rate of reversing cancer is dismal, even as they play linguistic...|
|5/9/2015 - Fast food companies use tactics reminiscent of Big Tobacco in their efforts to convince people that exercise can make up for the effects of a terrible diet, according to a scorching editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine authored by scientists from the University of California-Davis, University...|
|5/7/2015 - Have you ever heard the expression, "my gut tells me...?" Many people use some form of that expression to refer to how they feel about something or the impression they get. However, in a more literal sense, what does your gut tell YOU? If you pay attention close enough to it, you'll know what it's telling...|
|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....|
|5/5/2015 - The effort by governments and mega-corporations to hide valuable information from the public regarding the foods they eat is not a new development by a long shot. In fact, just a few months ago, reports surfaced that efforts to keep vital, up-to-date nutrition data out of the public's hands were thwarted.
|4/24/2015 - After more than two decades of sweetening its sodas with aspartame -- a chemical sweetener that more and more consumers equate with a neurological poison -- PepsiCo has announced it's dropping the chemical and replacing it with sucralose.
The dropping of aspartame from its sodas is yet another monumental...|
|4/22/2015 - In response to a recent study in Biological Psychiatry, news media have been making claims like "diets high in fat can lead to... depression and behavior changes."
These claims are inaccurate for two reasons: 1) not all fats are the same, and 2) the researchers found no such thing.
|4/5/2015 - Of all the seed oil produced in the US, 90 percent comes from soybeans. The shelf life and temperature stability of soybean oil is increased through the process of hydrogenation, which also generates unhealthy trans fats in the oil.
DuPont developed genetically modified soybean oil that has a fatty...|
|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...|
|3/31/2015 - The paleo diet has been around for more than forty years, but recently, it has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. At present, it is one of the most popular diet trends in America.
This comeback in popularity is due in part to its new supporters, including the Crossfit movement and Hollywood celebrities...|
|3/22/2015 - When Dr. Ruby Lathon, an engineering professional, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, she dreaded the thought of undergoing surgery and taking medications. While such treatments are typically the go-to solution in situations like hers, such drastic measures were something she hoped to avoid. So, whereas...|
|3/20/2015 12:53:40 PM - New research reports that drinking diet sodas cause people to gain weight and develop more belly fat than others. Belly fat is associated with increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. This fat, called visceral fat, is located between the abdominal muscles and the skin. Research shows that people...|
|3/10/2015 - Potentially reversing almost 40 years of government policy, the top nutrition advisory board for the United States has dropped its warning against dietary cholesterol. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee concluded that no evidence supports a link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease.
|3/6/2015 - In a world where meaning is malleable, you can twist the truth however you want. You can create a story to make worthwhile endeavors look bad. You can make harmful practices appear attractive.
The mental health system has recently taken a shot at making healthy food choices appear dangerous, if you...|
|3/6/2015 - You're getting older. You've earned those wrinkles along with every gray hair on your head. You've done a lot of living, but you've decided you'd like to stick around for many more years. The thing is, you'd like the coming years to be quality years - happy, healthy years.
Vibrant health is within...|
|2/21/2015 - When you think of disease, life-threatening disease, what first comes to mind? Cancer? Heart disease?
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 9 million Americans suffer from Cancer on an annual basis; 22 million suffer from heart disease. Autoimmune disease beats them both with an annual...|
|2/7/2015 - I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in March 2014. Today, 11 months later , my symptoms are virtually gone. Not only are my MS symptoms gone, but I am no longer taking medications for the other disease symptoms that I suffered with for more than 30 years, like asthma and migraines. I'm 98%...|
|2/5/2015 - Cancer patients and their loved ones are often in a state of shock immediately following a new diagnosis. But soon after, they will be searching for answers about treatment options and ways to improve their chances for survival. As they seek out this critical information, many will turn to the American...|
|1/26/2015 - You've probably heard it or read it before: The importance of including high fiber foods in our diet. Most probably consider this is good for being "regular" with bowel movements, nothing more than that.
But according to a recent epidemiological meta-analysis, it can be a matter of longer life or...|
|1/22/2015 - It's not difficult to find research exposing the many health benefits of avocados. Studies show that these pear-shaped fruits, which are native to Mexico and Central America, are packed with essential nutrients that can aid weight loss, boost vision and guard us from cancer. Moreover, avocados are rich...|
|1/20/2015 - Most people in our society carry an excess of acidic wastes. This creates a significant burden in the body. The blood stream must be at a 7.365 pH level, if it rises or falls one tenth of a pH unit it creates an extreme emergency. If blood pH moves two tenths either way, it's lethal. Research indicates...|
|1/15/2015 - First of all, artificial sweeteners are linked to diabetes, so let's not even go there. According to a new study, reaching for "fake" sugars means trading calories for type 2 diabetes -- no thanks! A better choice would be to eat organic honey and exercise, but doctors don't tell you that. So we turn...|
|1/9/2015 - A diet high in healthy fats may actually slow the aging process, including stemming off the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen and the Nationals Institute of...|
|12/22/2014 - The most common fungus to negatively affect humans, Candida albicans, primarily colonizes the skin and the mucosal membranes of the mouth, genitals, and digestive tract. There are also a few other types of Candida that can impact our health as well; all strains respond well to naturopathic treatment.
|12/15/2014 - It's no secret that the quest for maintaining longevity is a long sought-after goal for many people. A bevy of options exist, from certain exercise regimens and essential oils to fad diets and creams, many of which promise to keep aging and overall health decline at bay. However, according to a recent...|
|12/15/2014 - Are you sick of "trying" to quit cigarettes? You've tried to lose weight before, right? You don't have time to exercise or you just don't feel like it. Has this line of questioning hit a nerve? That's not the intention. The two BIGGEST hooks in the bad health "arena" are cigarettes and diet soda, and...|
|12/14/2014 - Students attending a panel discussion with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, that took place at Yale University's School of Management last year, thought they were there to learn more about the globalization of technology. But a video montage of what actually took place at the creepy event reveals that...|
|12/14/2014 - When she was just a baby, Ulla Kaczmarek's daughter Maya had eczema flare-ups that covered her body from head to toe.(1) The patchy spots were undone by pediatrician-recommended steroids and the advice to replace cow's milk with goat's milk. Everyone was elated when her scaly skin started...|
|12/10/2014 - A powerful defense against breast cancer might just be found in the daily habit of eating walnuts. Researchers at Marshall University in Virginia have discovered that breast cancer risk dropped significantly in lab animals who ate a regular diet that included a modest amount of the nut.
|12/9/2014 - Of all the diets out there with their ballyhoo promotions by advocates, it appears that the Mediterranean Diet is the most studied of all. Maybe because it's the most accessible for those who actually buy food and cook, and maybe because it fulfills the palate's various taste sensations so liberally.
|11/30/2014 - Managing and maintaining a healthy weight is an on-going, conscious task for many of us; even avid gym-goers have to deal with daily dietary decisions. Fine dining at fancy restaurants, sweet desserts and attractive cocktails are just a few of life's temptations, making the balance between exercising...|
|11/14/2014 - So you've decided to go cold turkey? You can white knuckle it and try to make it through on your own, or you can relieve much of the stress from withdrawals with the following supplements.
Vitamins and minerals to take to help quit smoking:
Vitamin C - 1,000 mg twice daily (remember to titrate...|
|11/11/2014 - The Mediterranean diet doesn't just protect against heart disease: It may actually reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms linked to heart disease and diabetes.
The findings came from a study conducted by researchers from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Hospital Universitari de...|
|11/8/2014 - The simple answer is yes and yes.
Ideally, all of the nutrition we need can come from the food we eat. Unfortunately, in today's world, it usually doesn't. Even if food was grown in nutrient dense soil without contaminates, much of the nutrition is lost in its journey from the field to our table....|
|10/12/2014 - Eating junk food doesn't just make you fat -- it also makes you stupid. Researchers from Australia came to this conclusion after evaluating the dietary habits of young teenagers as part of a large study, determining that those who consume a high amount of soft drinks, fried foods and other processed...|
|9/25/2014 - If you've made the decision that you are truly ready to change your lifestyle and claim your birthright of vibrant health, these are the basic steps that most people need to take in order to restore their health:
If you drill down health to its most critical and essential element, diet...|
|9/22/2014 - Weight Watchers, Fit Female Club, Jenny Craig...etc. whichever weight loss program you choose it seems they all add up to weight loss via their low-fat or low-carbohydrate diets. Recent research has determined that there is little difference among the weight loss programs used (which were unnamed in...|
|9/22/2014 - While studies in the past have acknowledged the role that specific foods play in mental wellness and the reduction of age induced problems such as dementia, a new study looks at the diet as a whole.
The findings are a strong indicator that what you eat during midlife will have a powerful impact on...|
|9/20/2014 - Max Gerson did not set out to cure cancer, his first goal was to cure migraines, his own affliction. After developing a diet that alleviated his headaches, he recommended his diet to his patients who suffered from migraines. One of his patients not only recovered from migraines, his skin tuberculosis...|
|9/19/2014 - You may be reading this and wonder why a man (especially one who is not a doctor) would write about an issue that involves the female anatomy such as PMS and the menstruation period. The author of this article claims no expertise on this subject but rather only seeks to provide information that might...|
|9/15/2014 - The theory that saturated fat is unhealthy has been around for a number of years, with Ancel Keys' research into diet and cholesterol being a primary part during the mid-1900s. The early research of cholesterol awareness and the nutrients needed to live prompted Keys to theorize that saturated fat,...|
|9/9/2014 - Some people believe that regularly smoking the 7,000 chemicals in commercial cigarettes is the quickest way to get cancer in the world. Other folks believe that artificial sweeteners, because they taste so sweet, trick the body into ingesting them and are the "Trojan horses" of the food industry, causing...|
|8/19/2014 - A recent article published in the The Telegraph, a major United Kingdom newspaper, investigated the high cost of diabetes drugs and how they're draining the coffers of the UK's National Health Service (NHS), Great Britain's government medical care system.
The article mentioned that perhaps prevention...|
|8/7/2014 2:41:34 PM - Type 2 diabetics could significantly improve their bodies' responses to stress simply by eating two servings of pistachios per day, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from Penn State University and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
"In adults with diabetes,...|
|8/6/2014 - When people hear the words 'acidic foods' it is likely that they think of many of the citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons and grapefruits, that often have high levels of acidity. However, health experts say that these foods are actually beneficial to the body and do not cause it to produce high levels...|
|7/24/2014 - Yet another reason to remove meat from diets has surfaced, this time from a study that identified the most environmentally harmful animal product in the American diet as beef. (1) The study, which was conducted as part of a collaborative effort from several respectable institutions, aimed to show that...|
|7/20/2014 - There are many reasons why one makes a certain dietary choice. From hoping to heal a specific health condition to seeking to avoid some of the dangers known to exist in many food manufacturing methods (or both), several people embrace a vegetarian lifestyle. However, others have said that such a lifestyle...|
|7/16/2014 - Omega-3 fatty acids may improve joint health and reduce the risk and severity of arthritis, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University and published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases on July 11.
The findings suggest that, contrary to prior belief, the types of fats that...|
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|7/11/2014 - A young child consuming a typical US diet is exposed to phthalate levels more than twice as high as those considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington and published in the journal Environmental Health in...|
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