Food Sensitivities & Weight Loss

When we’re talking about food sensitivity or intolerance, we’re looking at the IgG portion of the immune system, which is the delayed immune response (up to 72 hours after eating). Without finding these culprits, damage to the gut is repeated – meal after meal – and this establishes an environment ideal for weight gain, inflammation,Continue reading “Food Sensitivities & Weight Loss”

Scientists Pinpoint Neural Activity's Role in Human Longevity

The brain’s neural activity – long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy – also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by scientists in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. The study, published Oct. 16 in Nature, is based on findings from human brains, mice andContinue reading “Scientists Pinpoint Neural Activity's Role in Human Longevity”

Why People Gain Weight as They Get Older

May people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has uncovered why that is:: Lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during aging and makes it easier to gain weight, even if we don’t eat more or exercise less than before. The studyContinue reading “Why People Gain Weight as They Get Older”

Chiropractic Care for Migraines

Studies area showing that migraines are significantly reduced by chiropractic care – the lone non-drug care to impact the debilitating condition to a high degree. Migraine headaches involve severe, stabbing or throbbing pain that can be incapacitating for anywhere from four to 72 hours. These headaches affect 39 million U.S. adults and children, and 1Continue reading “Chiropractic Care for Migraines”

A Purr-fect Solution for Healthy Aging

While exercise and a balanced diet are vital for healthy aging, owning a pet can be just as important to good health later in life. According to new data from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, more than three-quarters of pet owners aged 50 to 80 said their animals reduce stress and two-thirds said theirContinue reading “A Purr-fect Solution for Healthy Aging”

Go Nuts for Better Brain Function

Going nuts for nuts could be the answer for better cognitive health in older people. According to a new study from the University of South Australia, eating 10 grams (about a hefty handful) of nuts each day was positively correlated with enhanced mental capacity, including improved thinking, reasoning, and memory. The research published in TheContinue reading “Go Nuts for Better Brain Function”

Pill-ions of Opioids

Last month new opioid news broke when investigative reporters unearthed that the Drug Enforcement Agency maintains a database that tracks every pill sold in the U.S., and that drug companies pushed 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006-2012 at the height of the opioid epidemic. That’s enough to supply every person in theContinue reading “Pill-ions of Opioids”

Link Between Sugary Drinks and Cancer

A study recently published by The BMJ reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer. While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing restrictions, might contribute to a reduction inContinue reading “Link Between Sugary Drinks and Cancer”

Natural Medicine by the Numbers

70-80% The rate by which French grape seed extract reduces the number of live cancer cells. Source: Toden S, Goel, A. Oligomeric proanthocyanidins inhibit Hippo-YAP pathway and prevent colorectal cancer stem cell formation $18 Billion Total alternative health care industry revenue in 2018. Source: Alternative Healthcare Providers Industry in the U.S. Market Research Report, IDISWorld,Continue reading “Natural Medicine by the Numbers”

Americans are Eating 80% Ultra-Processed Foods

According to a new Northwestern Medicine study, Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt. This study reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy. About 80% of Americans’ total calorie consumption comes from store-bought foods and beverages (packaged andContinue reading “Americans are Eating 80% Ultra-Processed Foods”