Are Our Orders Getting Enough Protein?

In health and nutrition news for the lay public, fats and carbohydrates garner the lion’s share of attention. The second half of the 20th Century saw a nearly across-the-board demonization of all fats, and then a shifting of the focus specifically to saturated fats. In the new millennium, the pendulum has begun to swing toward…

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January 24, 2017
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Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Autism

A recent study found that women with low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to babies with traits of autism. New research has found that low vitamin D is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders and that for pregnant women at 20 weeks’ gestation, if their vitamin D levels are low,…

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January 11, 2017

Cilantro: 7+ Reasons to Love this Super-Herb for Your Health

Cilantro is known as Chinese parsley, and also coriander, although typically Cilantro refers to the leaves and stems of this plant and Coriander refers to the seeds of the plant, but in many places these names are used interchangeably. Cilantro looks a lot like parsley, but it has a definite lemony-green distinctive flavor that many…

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December 7, 2016
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Marijuana Decreases Brain Blood Flow, Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Discriminative Properties of Hippocampal Hypoperfusion in Marijuana Users Compared to Healthy Controls: Implications for Marijuana Administration in Alzheimer’s Dementia Background: Few studies have evaluated the impact of marijuana use on regional cerebral blood flow. Objective: To determine whether perfusion in specific brain regions on functional neuroimaging, including those affected by Alzheimer’s disease pathology, are abnormal…

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December 5, 2016
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Too Much or Too Little Sleep Linked to Inflammation

Inflammation is a hot topic these days, as it contributes to numerous health concerns. A new study in the journal Biological Psychiatry reports that inflammatory markers were found in people who have sleep disturbance issues as well as long sleep duration. This highlights the fact that both too little and too much sleep may cause…

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October 28, 2016
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Do You Have Compromised Gut Health?

Gastrointestinal function is critical for good health. Emerging evidence has associated overall GI function and gut microbiome status with a wide variety of common illnesses. Assessing and normalizing GI function can have profound effects on overall health, leading to improvements in conditions such as IBD, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, Celiac, mood disorders, autoimmune and malabsorption…

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October 11, 2016
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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

SIBO occurs when bacteria that may (or may not) normally live in the GI tract have overgrown in a location not meant for so many organisms. This results in the interference of normal digestion and assimilation of food, and may lead to damage of the lining of the small intestine. Unwanted symptoms are common such…

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October 11, 2016
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DFH Paleo Cleanse & Lean Body Program

Feel great as you lose weight! Step 1. Start with Detox A 14 day detoxification program is a great way to kick-start weight loss and feel great as you lose weight. Why? Because many of the toxins in our bodies are stored in body fat. Research shows that when we lose fat, these toxins are…

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October 11, 2016
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Can Green Tea Extract Improve Acne?

Does supplementation with green tea extract improve acne in post-adolescent women? A randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical trial. Green tea is believed to have beneficial effects in the prevention and treatment of acne. To examine the effects of a decaffeinated green tea extract (GTE), providing a daily dose of 856 mg of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)…

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September 23, 2016

Gut Microbiome of Infants

According to a new study published this past Monday in Nature Medicine, researchers link the gut microbiome of one month old infants to an increased risk of allergies and asthma later in life. This paper identifies that imbalances in the gut microbiome in at-risk infants causes immune dysfunction, leading to a hyperactive immune system. Many…

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September 16, 2016
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