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Diabetes Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Chart

A challenge facing heath care professionals in treating the pre-diabetic and diabetic patient today is the problem of complications arising from polypharmacy prescribing and resulting drug-induced metabolic imbalances. With approximately 48% of people in the United States taking prescription medications (up from 44% in the 1990s), patients with diabetes are (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Artificial Sweeteners […]

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Doctor’s Agree: Climate Change is Affecting Health

Regardless of your political leanings and whether you agree with President Donald Trump’s position on the Paris Climate Accord, doctors say the climate change is affecting health. And to add, agricultural and marine experts say climate change is reducing the levels of important nutrients in our food. Both factors could (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Culinary Nutrition Kitchens: Where the Docs Wear a Different Sort of White Coat

Primary care is shifting from solely the doctor’s office to culinary nutrition kitchens. Why? Health and wellness and even disease therapies are much more than prescription medicine. Among medical professionals who get this, hundreds of hospitals and clinics across the country have been adding teaching kitchens to their square footage. (more…) RELATED ARTICLES HealthyKitchens HealthyLives: […]

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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 II trial at the (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 endocrinology, (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Potential Inhibition […]

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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 kick can also lead to a higher risk of (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Integrative Psychiatry […]

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