Paper Suggests Vitamin B6 May Calm Cytokine Storms Linked to COVID-19

Studies have so far explored the benefits of vitamins D and C and minerals like zinc and magnesium in fortifying immune response against COVID-19 (read more on that here). But research on vitamin B6 has been mostly missing. Food scientist Thanutchaporn Kumrungsee hopes a paper published in Frontiers in NutritionRead …

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The Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis Heart Shunt Part I: The French Paradox, Heart Disease and the Microbiota

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“Part I, of a two-part series published in Microorganisms of concept papers, on the French Paradox, heart disease and the microbiota focuses on novel findings involving nutrition, biochemistry, microbiology and metabolism to suggest a heart shunt, as occurs when two organ systems are coupled and in this case within theRead …

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Soybean Oil Affects Dysregulation of Hypothalamic Gene Expression and the Oxytocinergic System

New UC Riverside research, using mice, shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression. Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is by far the most widelyRead …

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Diet Is the Single Most Important Predictor of Health, with David L. Katz, MD

David Katz, Designs for Health, CASI, Todays Practitioner

In conjunction with John Week’s column, Can the New American Nutrition Association Finally De-Rodney Dangerfield Nutrition in US Medicine?  – where he talks about five nutrition-related organizations have banded together to form the American Nutrition Association (ANA)  – we suggest you read David L. Katz, MD article first on theRead …

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How Does Eating Organically Grown Food Affect The Gut-Microbiome?

An apple a day … yes, we all know, keeps the doc away. But how does eating an organically grown apple versus a conventionally grown apple affect the body’s microbiome? A new study, published in Frontiers of Microbiology, aimed to find out. The results showed the bacterial composition and microbialRead …

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Jeffrey Bland, PhD on the The Dark Matter of Nutrition: Dietary Signals Beyond Traditional Nutrients

If you’ve been paying attention to food trends, you know that it’s all about plants—plant foods for health and plants for sustainability. According to this article by Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, Associate Editor of Integrative Medicine, A Clinicians Journal, this is much more than just a trend. He writes

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Maternal Exposure to Non-nutritive Sweeteners Negatively Impacts Progeny’s Microbiome and Liver Health

Yet another study shows the damage that zero-calorie sweeteners pose to the gut microbiome. About 20% of people above age two in America consume two diet soft drinks per day.  A majority of diet soda drinkers are women. Multiple clinical have shown have detrimental health effects related to non-nutritive sweetenersRead …

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One in Five Deaths, 11 Million Annually, Associated with Poor Diets, says Lancet study

People in almost every region of the world could benefit from rebalancing their diets to eat optimal amounts of various foods and nutrients, according to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study tracking trends in consumption of 15 dietary factors from 1990 to 2017 in 195 countries, published in TheRead …

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Moderate Carbohydrate Diet Extends Longevity by Four Years, says Lancet Study

moderate carbohydrate

Low or moderate carbohydrate intake, which is better for overall health? For the past decade, Americans have touted the benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet, among them the Atkins, Paleo and Ketogenic. While shunning highly processed carbohydrates is always recommended, strict adherence to these diets also snubbed certain complex carbohydrates suchRead …

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Sustainable Diet Mirrors Anti-Inflammatory Diet

By Kimberly Lord Stewart At the 2015, Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives (HKHL) conference at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena, health care providers learned the benefits of healthy diets and the pleasure of culinary arts to inspire their patients to lead a healthier life. No matter theRead …

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