Top Cardiologist Blasts Nutrition Guidelines

by Larry Husten CardioBrief February 27, 2017 One of the world’s top cardiologists says that many of the major nutrition guidelines have no good basis in science. “I’m not a nutrition scientist and that may be an advantage because every week in the newspaper we read something is good for you and the same thing…

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Modified Atkins diet helps children with rare form of epilepsy

Friday 24 February 2017 Doose syndrome or myoclonic-astatic epilepsy is a rare syndrome accounting for one to two percent of childhood epilepsies. A ketogenic diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat, is an effective treatment, but it is very restrictive and difficult to follow. In a recent study, 25 of 30 children…

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Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Obese patients who followed a Mediterranean type diet, to include fish, peas and nuts, found that they could reduce the inflammation associated with being obese, and thereby, reduce their own pain levels. Published: Friday 24 February 2017 Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests.…

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Vitamin K and osteoporosis: Myth or reality?

Vitamin K is necessary for improving bone health.  Vitamin K is found in plants and green vegetables.  If you decide to take dietary supplements, I would suggest you consider MegaQuinone K2-7. FEBRUARY 09, 2017 Metabolism Palermo A, et al. This study was focused on determining the effect of Vitamin K (plasma levels, dietary intake, and…

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Does Diet Have Any Effect On Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) In Children

I found the article below very interesting.  If we can just get the “junk phood” out of the diet, such as what they mention, i.e., fast-food, sugar, candy, cola beverages and soft drinks.  In my opinion, just doing that is going to help children. February 08, 2017 Pediatrics TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity…

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Western Diet May Cause Divrticulitis

Here’s a study that related the Western Diet with developing diverticulitis. The recommended it would be wise to avoid foods high in processed red meat, refined grains, and high-fat dairy. Risk of Incident Diverticulitis Increases With Western Dietary Pattern and Decreases With Prudent Dietary Pattern February 03, 2017 Gastroenterology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE This prospective cohort study…

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Dietary Supplements for the Prevention of Falls and Fall-Related Injuries

Aleah M. Rodriguez, PharmD January 11, 2017 Question Several dietary supplements claim to prevent falls. Does the evidence support the use of them? Response from Aleah M. Rodriguez, PharmD Natural Medicines Research Fellow, Instructor of Pharmacy Practice, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska Of adults aged 65 years or older, 9.6% have reported falling at least once…

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Recent clinical trial discovers vitamin D supplementation reduces chronic low back pain

Posted on: January 18, 2017 by Amber Tovey A recent clinical trial published in the journal Pain Physician found that treating low vitamin D levels improved pain intensity and mobility among patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In fact, one-half of all working Americans…

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Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects.

In this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, an article is published with updated recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force regarding taking supplemental folic acid to prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy. The recommendations are that all women who are planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg (400-800 µg)…

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Novel diet therapy helps children with crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis reach remission

This article is reviewing a study that used nutritional modifications to include the specific carbohydrate diet to help children with inflammatory bowel diseases.  In my opinion, the specific carbohydrate diet is just getting “junk phood” out of the  children’s diets.  This diet is described as “a nutritionally balanced diet that removes grains, dairy, processed foods and sugars, except for…

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