Cravings for Fatty Foods Connected to Gut-Brain Axis

There is a new link between the gut-brain axis — and it appears to fuel our desire for fatty foods.   In a new study published in Nature, scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute discovered that fat entering the intestines of mice triggers a signal. This signal — conducted along nerves to theRead

For a Long Life, Eat More Mushrooms and Algae

Scientists have discovered a food pairing that just might add years to your life. According to a large prospective cohort study in Nutrients, long-term consumption of mushrooms and algae reduces all-cause mortality among older adults. Previous observational studies have linked higher intakes of mushrooms and algae with lower risks of cancer,Read

Links to Fatty Liver Disease Discovered

A new study published in Chinese Medical Journal points to two new possible contributors to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) — bile acids and lipid metabolism dysregulation. Typically associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes, NAFLD is characterized as a metabolic disease. NAFLD can progress into Nonalcoholic steatohepatitisRead

Meta-Analysis: CoQ10 Helps Fight Fatigue

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) helps combat fatigue, says a new meta-analysis published in Frontiers in Pharmacology. Several clinical studies have suggested that fatigue can be reduced by antioxidant supplementation, and CoQ10 is a potent antioxidant. But the actual data on this topic has been sparse to date. This is why researchersRead

Pycnogenol Calms Restless Legs

New scientific findings offer hope and a natural solution to those who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) — characterized by sensations of crawling, pulling, throbbing, aching, and itching in the legs. This sleep-disrupting condition affects close to 10 percent of the U.S. population and can lead to other healthRead