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Fasting Mimicking Trial Shows Promise for Chronic Disease Reduction

Fasting is more than a popular diet fad, according to a recently released University of Southern California Davis study. A five-day fast once a month could reduce one’s risk of life threatening diseases and result in weight loss. For 71 adults, participating in a fasting-mimicking” phase (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Postnatal supplementation and early life infant stress

Postnatal supplementation with micronutrients could play a role in countering the negative effects of early life stress (ES) for infants. The significance of this recent study shows that when lactating mothers receive adequate essential miconutrients their children are less likely to suffer from cognitive problems later in life as a (more…) RELATED ARTICLES High-Protein Animal […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: Advances in dietary alpha-linolenic acid

The December 2014 issue of Fats of Life highlighted the results from the Cardiovascular Health Study, a large prospective cohort study of elderly Americans. In that study, the association of linoleic acid with cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes of death in elderly people was reported. Significant associations were shown to exist in elderly people between a […]






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Omega-3 fatty acids reduce breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

The anti-inflammatory effect of omega-3 fatty acids may lower the breast cancer risk of obese, post-menopausal women. A study published in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids have a specific protective effect for obese, post menopausal women with dense breast tissue. Andrea Manni, professor and division chief of (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Potential Inhibition of […]






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Personalized Nutrition and Metabolic Response

As you sit down to a dinner with family and friends you can learn a lot about the unique aspects of your tablemates’ metabolic response. Uncle Joe’s blood sugar may rise more from mashed potatoes than from Aunt Sue’s apple pie. But for your own blood sugar, the results could (more…) RELATED ARTICLES






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Potential Inhibition of Cognitive Decline with B Vitamins & Omega-3s

This article, provided by our content partner Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED), discusses a previously unknown association related to the possible inhibition of progressive brain atrophy in mildly impaired elderly people with higher omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and B-vitamins. Previously published in Fats of Life, a GOED publication, and edited […]






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Adding ginger to spicy foods may lower cancer risk

by Peyton Pritikin A compound in ginger, called 6-gingerol, could counteract the risk of stomach cancer in Asian cultures who consume high amounts of spicy foods. Capsaicin has many health benefits, but research shows that the compound that gives peppers their (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Integrative Psychiatry Effective but Overlooked for Cancer Patients Inactivity Linked to […]






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Organic Farming vs Conventional Farming Methods, By Andrew Campbell MD

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a review on organic farming by Dr Crystal Smith-Spangler and others titled: “Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?” The article states: “The purpose of this study (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Martha Stark, MD: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger Pesticides from Food Negatively Impacts Male Fertility […]






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Chronic Inflammation and the Western Diet

Chronic inflammation is the 21st century’s leading health epidemic. It is the single common factor that contributes to the development and progression of chronic illnesses, many of which can be caused and modified by diet. As seen in this commentary by John Neustadt, ND, pathologies once viewed as unrelated are (more…) RELATED ARTICLES TOP READ: […]











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#7 TOP READ Research Review of Curcumin

The evidence is growing that curcumin, the substance in tumeric, should take a bigger role in the human diet for its ability to act as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and lipid lowering agent. Western Australian researcher, Gautam Sethi, from Curtin University (Australia), and his colleagues see strong potential, based on this scientific review of past clinical […]






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