Results of Fasting and Energy-Restricted Diets on Leptin and Adiponectin Levels in Humans

Fasting and energy-restricted diets have been evaluated in several studies as a means of improving cardiometabolic biomarkers related to body fat loss. However, further investigation is required to understand potential alterations of leptin and adiponectin concentrations. Thus, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to derive a more precise estimateRead …

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Special Report: Toxic Metals Exposure Linked to Cardiovascular and Coronary Disease and Stroke Risk

In recent years, exposures to environmental toxic metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury, and copper, have become a major global public health concern. A study in the British Medical Journal suggests that exposure to toxic metals such as these may be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. A recently released

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Alkaline Diets Reduce Risk of Kidney Failure

Low acid diets that emphasize alkaline fruits and vegetables have gained attention in the diet of the day world, but critics cited a lack of scientific evidence. The evidence is growing that low acid diets may indeed have significant merit for kidney health. An estimated 26 million people in theRead …

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Retrain the Brain for Healthier Eating

Can your patients learn to like healthy food?  Or after years of making poor food choices, are they programmed to crave fatty, sugary foods forever? A new but small study, by Tufts University, shows that is may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthier foods over processed high

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Adult Food Allergies Linked to Prenatal BPA Exposure

If it seems like more of your patients are allergic to, or intolerant of, more and different kinds of foods than ever before, there might be a reason why. A new research published in November 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists show, for the first time, that there is a link between perinatal exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) at low doses and the risk to develop food intolerance in later life. By Sadrine Menard et al, The FASEB Journal, November 2014.

Naked Mole Rat, “You are My Detox Hero,” by Kara Fitzgerald, ND

There’s no disputing naked mole rats are hideous. They’re beady-eyed, hairless, with massive protruding front teeth. They are so ugly we didn’t want to post their picture on our site for fear of scaring and permanently scarring our readers. But there is a lot we can learn about DETOX from NMRs, says Kara Fitzgerald ND, a speaker at the upcoming DETOX Summit. For instance, “they live forever, feel no pain, and they don’t get cancer,” she says.

Integrating Diet and Physical Activity in Type-2 Diabetes Therapy to Reduce Inflammation

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As studies show, inflammation plays a major role in diabetes-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD). Yet, many clinics are reluctant to integrate diet and physical activity interventions into healthcare settings and reduce markers of inflammation and risk of CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study examined the systemic markers

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Mercury in Fish Negatively Outweighs Positive Impact of Omega-3s

Little agreement exists as to whether low-level mercury (Hg) exposure causes damage to the central nervous system in adults. Although eating fish is associated with intake of methylmercury, researchers in this field have generally thought that the beneficial effects of a diet rich in long-chain, n-3 fatty acids (N3FA) can outweigh the cognitive neurotoxicity of mercury. This study clarifies the impact of Hg and intake of seafood on cognition. By Steven C. Masley, MD, FAAFP, CNS, FACN; Lucas V. Masley; C. Thomas Gualtieri, MD, published in Integrative Medicine a Clinicians Journal