New study demonstrates an increase in HDL and lower lipoprotein(a) in type 2 diabetes patients with this nutritional intervention

Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, CNS There are only a few natural products that have demonstrated such a wide range of protective properties as curcumin. Turmeric has three main bioactive components, namely curcumin, desmethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. These curcuminoids have many biological effects including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. According to a new study…

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Dark chocolate with olive oil associated with improved cardiovascular risk profile

8/29/2017 European Society of Cardiology News Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to research presented at ESC Congress. “A healthy diet is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” said lead author Dr Rossella Di Stefano, a cardiologist at the University of Pisa,…

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Study Shakes Up Nutritional Field: Finds High Fat Intake Beneficial

This is an important pull quote out this article/study, “They also suggest that the processed foods, including added sugars and refined grains, are likely driving the adverse mortality effects with carbohydrates.” Sue Hughes August 29, 2017 BARCELONA, SPAIN —  A new study of dietary habits in 135,000 people around the world is set to shake…

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Vitamin D Helps Reduce Chronic Non-Specific Widespread Pain Including Fibromyalgia

The authors of this study suggest that supplementation with Vitamin D in patients with low serum levels seemed to help decrease pain scores in patients with chronic non-specific widespread pain, including fibromyalgia.  This was a meta-analysis which looked at the results of several studies. Effect of vitamin D supplementation in chronic widespread pain: a systematic review…

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Can Cranberries Contribute to Reduce the Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections?

August 23, 2017 The Journal of Urology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common and result in considerable morbidity. While the ingestion of cranberry products has long been promoted to reduce the risk of UTIs, the effect of cranberry products on risk reduction remains controversial. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the relationship between…

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In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center AUGUST 17, 2017 Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated that consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with…

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Saturated fat does not clog the arteries

This article explains how the theory of saturated fat clogging arteries is just plain wrong… Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions  Aseem Malhotra British Journal of Sports Medicine Volume 51, Issue 15 Coronary artery…

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Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough

By GARY TAUBES JULY 19, 2017 I’ve been eating a high-fat, carb-restricted diet for almost 20 years, since I started as an experiment when investigating nutrition research for the journal Science. I find it’s easy for me to maintain a healthy weight when I eat this way. But even after two decades, the sensation of being on…

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Eating Flaxseeds May Help In Weight Loss

JUNE 27, 2017 The effect of flaxseed supplementation on body weight and body composition: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 45 randomized placebo-controlled trials Obesity Reviews Mohammadi–Sartang M, et al. – Evidence reporting the impacts of flaxseed consumption on body weight and body composition was analyzed by researchers. Findings reported the benefit of whole flaxseed…

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Artificial Sweeteners No Boon for Body Mass Index

July 17, 2017 by Scott Harris, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Artificial sweeteners don’t appear to have any significant effects on body mass index (BMI), according to a review and meta-analysis. In randomized controlled trials, these sweeteners had no effects on BMI, and in cohort studies, they were actually associated with a modest increase in BMI,…

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