Towards More Personalized Nutrition

By staff on Thursday, May, 31st, 2018 in Diet & nutrition, Heart Health No Comments

Of course, the red wine we looked at last time is hardly the only source of heart-healthy antioxidants – nor are antioxidants the only kind of nutrient that supports heart health. No doubt, you’ve probably come across many a list of foods purported to keep cardiovascular disease at bay. A recent post over at Medical […]

Not the Red Wine but the Antioxidants in It

By staff on Thursday, May, 17th, 2018 in Diet & nutrition, Heart Health No Comments

You’ve probably heard that a little red wine each day is good for your heart. So maybe it was just a matter of time before someone got the idea of putting its antioxidants into a stent. Commercial stents can release chemotherapy agents that are toxic and can cause the blood vessel to narrow again. LSU […]

Zero-Calorie Sweeteners: “Doing Everything Else That Glucose Does”

By staff on Tuesday, May, 1st, 2018 in Diet & nutrition, Weight loss No Comments

Though artificial sweeteners – aspartame, sucralose, Ace K, and the like – may contain zero calories, they do pack a punch of unintended consequences. We’ve looked at some of these before. One of the oddest potential consequences? Weight gain, as well as health problems associated with overweight, such as metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. […]

The Diet-Cancer Connection

By staff on Tuesday, February, 20th, 2018 in Diet & nutrition, Integrative Medicine No Comments

Though the news was hardly surprising, the media went to town last week about a new French study linking ultra-processed food with cancer. Specifically, the analysis of data from over 100,000 adults found that a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet was associated with significant increases of 12% in the […]

New Insight to Sugar’s Role in Metabolism

By staff on Tuesday, July, 25th, 2017 in Diet & nutrition, Weight loss No Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice if weight were really just a matter of calories in, calories out? But science has made it increasingly clear that not all calories are equal – nor is calories in/calories out the sole equation when it comes to overweight and obesity. For instance, different combinations of foods can have very different, […]

White Bread Is Good for You?! What?!

By staff on Tuesday, June, 13th, 2017 in Diet & nutrition No Comments

Did you catch the headlines last week declaring that “White Bread May Not Be Bad for You After All”? The hype around this study seemed a little reminiscent of last year’s “pasta won’t make you fat” study. Just as back then, the spin is more than a little misleading.   For the study, researchers had […]

Supplement or Sunshine? How to Get the Vitamin D You Need

By staff on Tuesday, May, 30th, 2017 in Diet & nutrition No Comments

Over the past decade or so, there’s been a real avalanche of research on vitamin D. Just last week, word came of two new studies – one suggesting the nutrient could play a role in pain management; the other, that supplementation could help improve fertility in both men and women. A little earlier this year, […]

Is It the Fat or Is the Actually the Sugar?

By staff on Tuesday, May, 2nd, 2017 in Diet & nutrition No Comments

Recently, old research records were found, which cast even further doubt on “the dogma that eating vegetable fats instead of animal fats is good for the heart.” Meanwhile, a new commentary in the British Journal of Sports Medicine pounded home the point we’ve mentioned before: Saturated fat is not the bad guy. As its authors […]