A Patient’s Journey: Learning to Eat Right

– If ‘all disease is inflammatory’ is diet the first line of defense? by Howard Wolinsky, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today October 11, 2017 I’ve paid attention to diet and weight on and off as an adult. Mostly off. Through my 30s, I was thin as a dime. But eventually, middle-age caught up with me as…

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Dietary and Lifestyle Risk Factors Associated With Kidney Stones

October 04, 2017 The Journal of Urology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Using data from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study and the Nurses’ Health Study, this study characterized the association of modifiable risk factors with the incidence of stone disease. Investigators found that maintaining a normal BMI, consuming an adequate amount of fluid, eating a balanced diet rich…

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Too much sugar? Even ‘healthy people’ are at risk of developing heart disease

Date: October 4, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. A ground-breaking study from the University of Surrey found that a subject…

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Diet Sodas Raise Risk of Stroke & Dementia

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:15 By Jill Carnahan, MD, Contributing Writer Diet sodas are garnering negative attention yet again, and for good reason. A recent report from the ongoing Framingham Heart Study indicates that drinking as little as one can of sugar-free soda per day is associated with higher risks of stroke or developing dementia. Heavily…

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Sugar Intake and Risk of Throat and Stomach Cancers

This article reports a 51-58% rise in throat cancer incidence in association with table sugar, sweetened desserts/beverages and high carbohydrate (starchy) foods. International Journal of Epidemiology | September 26, 2017 A pooled analysis of dietary sugar/carbohydrate intake and esophageal and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma incidence and survival in the USA Li N, et al. – This…

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Dietary Supplement With Ketones May Mitigate Migraine Attacks

Daniel M. Keller, PhD September 21, 2017 VANCOUVER, Canada — Preliminary evidence indicates that a daily dietary supplement providing ketones can reduce the frequency of migraine headaches with no adverse effects. Increasing evidence suggests an energy deficit disorder exists in migraine, the researchers note. By supplying ketones as an alternative fuel to glucose, several deleterious…

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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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