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heart healthy diet questionnaire

Heart-Healthy Diet Questionnaire Does Not Improve Referral of Patients to Nutritional Counseling

Posted 10 July 2020 | By | Categories: cardiology, heart health, heart-healthy diet, medical news, nutrition, nutritional counseling | No Comments

A heart-healthy diet is essential for patients with heart disease, but a new questionnaire on diet quality does not improve referral rate to dietitians.

spices reduce inflammation

Basil, Turmeric, and Other Spices Reduce Inflammation After High-Carb Meals

Posted 07 July 2020 | By | Categories: medical news, nutrition | No Comments

A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that the consumption of several herbs and spices reduce inflammation after high-carbohydrate meal rich in saturated fat.1 Spices shown to reduce secretion of postprandial pro-inflammatory cytokines (ie, inflammatory markers in the body) in this study included basil, turmeric, bay leaf, cinnamon, and black pepper, among many others. New Research Supports Potential […]

alcohol and liver

Alcohol Increases Liver Fat Just as Much as Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Posted 02 July 2020 | By | Categories: medical news, nutrition, Stevia | No Comments

Sugar-sweetened beverages — including soda and energy drinks — may increase liver fat content to the same extent as alcohol in middle-aged men and women. This is according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition.1 Study Examines Impact of Sugar and Alcohol on Liver Research has previously reported associations between the excess intake of alcohol […]

plant-based diet and diabetes

Eating a Plant-Based Diet Reduces Markers for Obesity, Insulin Resistance

Posted 01 July 2020 | By | Categories: diet, glycemic index, healthy weight, medical news, nutrition | No Comments

Long-term adherence to a mostly plant-based diet is associated with lower levels of leptin and insulin, greater blood glucose control, and favorable changes in markers for obesity. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

flavonoids and dementia

Flavonoids May Reduce Risk of Dementia

Posted 01 June 2020 | By | Categories: Alzheimer's, medical news, neurology, nutrition | No Comments

A study suggests that intake of flavonoid-rich foods may reduce the risk of dementia.

fish oil during pregnancy

Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Increase Length of Pregnancy and Birth Weight

Posted 30 May 2020 | By | Categories: medical news, nutrition, omega 3, pregnancy | No Comments

In a randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Nutrition, pregnant women who supplemented with fish oil during their third trimester had longer gestation and were more likely to have infants with higher birth weight compared to women who did not supplement with fish oil.1 Is Fish Oil During Pregnancy Safe? Study Weighs In […]


Eating Fast Food Should Not Just Be a Political Statement

Posted 27 July 2012 | By | Categories: nutrition | 1 Comment

Courtesy Chick-fil-a You have probably heard about the recent controversy surrounding Chick-fil-a. I’m not very politically minded, and I do not bring politics up here very much, unless it has to do with the politics of food and pharmaceutical medications. The recent controversy will not be discussed here in this post, as we all know […]


Spicy “Noodle” Bowl

Posted 09 June 2012 | By | Categories: gluten free, grain free, health food, healthy foods, nutrition | 3 Comments

Here’s a spicy, simply “noodle” bowl I put together for lunch today. In my previous post, I mentioned the top 7 health benefits of cayenne pepper. In this recipe, I use jalapeƱo pepper, which has many of the same health benefits, including raising the body’s metabolic rate and increasing cardiovascular health. Have you ever made […]

Top 10 Natural Health Websites

Top 10 Natural Health Websites

Posted 26 January 2012 | By | Categories: health food, nutrition, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I wanted to share with you my picks for the top health websites that I frequent quite a bit and trust. This list may be updated throughout the year depending on any changes within the sites, but for now here are the top 10 websites I love to visit in regards of natural health, gluten-free […]

paula deen

Paula Deen May Have Diabetes, But Don’t Blame the Butter!

Posted 14 January 2012 | By | Categories: health, health food, healthy body, healthy foods, healthy weight, nutrition, nutrition myths | 3 Comments

Paula Deen It is expected, but not yet confirmed, that Paula Deen, the popular down home country cooking girl has type II diabetes. Critics report that her high calorie, refined carbohydrate recipes promote unhealthy lifestyles in America. Although it is true that her fried and sugary foods do play a large role in the development […]

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