Tag: medications

Tart Cherries for Insomnia

we know that not sleeping enough is associated with changes in diet people 10d worse but what about the opposite question can food affect sleep we saw from the kiwifruit study that this seemed possible but the mechanism they suggested for the effect that serotonin levels and kiwifruit doesn’t make any sense and serotonin can’t…


Flax Seeds for Hypertension

“Flax Seeds for Hypertension” A recent article in the journal Meat Science acknowledged that a sector of the population perceives meat as a food that is detrimental to their health because of studies associating meat consumption with heart disease and cancer. For these reasons, these meat consumers look for healthier food alternatives as a means…


How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure

“How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure” High blood pressure is the #1 risk factor for death in the world, affecting nearly 78 million Americans— that’s one in three adults. And as we age, our pressures get higher and higher, such that by age 60 it strikes more than half. Well, if it affects…


Spin Doctors – How the Media Reports on Medicine

“Spin Doctors – How the Media Reports on Medicine” In a study of the dietary advice given by newspapers in the UK, no credible scientific basis was found for most claims. The misreporting of dietary advice was found to be widespread and may contribute to public misconceptions about food and health. And potentially not just…


Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin

“BOOSTING THE BIOAVAILABILITY OF CURCUMIN” Historians from around the world have produced evidence to show that apparently all primitive peoples used herbs, often in a sophisticated way. Quinine from Cinchona bark was used to treat the symptoms of malaria long before the disease was identified. And the raw ingredients of a common aspirin tablet had…


Update on Cinnamon for Blood Sugar Control

the use of cinnamon to help treat diabetes remains controversial we know that cinnamon is so good at controlling one’s blood sugar that you can cheat on a diabetes test by consuming two teaspoons of cinnamon the night before your glucose tolerance test basically they make you drink some sugar water and see how well…


Amla vs. Diabetes

“Amla vs. Diabetes” Dripping plant extracts on cancer cells in a test tube is a far cry from testing whole foods on whole people. Another amla study published recently, though, tried Indian gooseberries on patients with diabetes. A normal fasting blood sugar is considered under 100. Between 100 and 125 is called pre-diabetes, and over…


Treating Parkinson’s Disease With Diet

caffeine consumption both in Asian and Western populations appears to protect against the development of Parkinson’s disease but what if you already have it a new study found that giving folks the equivalent of about two cups of coffee a day worth of caffeine significantly improve symptoms of the disease of course it’s only so…


The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of Defense

[Music] our greatest exposure to the environment our body’s greatest interface with the outside world is not through our skin but through the lining of our gut which covers thousands of square feet and in our intestine all that separates us from the outside world is a single layer of cells 50 millionth of a…


Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet?

“Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet?” Dr. Walter Kempner introduced the first comprehensive dietary program to treat chronic kidney disease, and in doing so also revolutionized the treatment of other disorders, including obesity. Kempner was Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Duke, where he came up with the so-called “rice diet,” which basically consisted of…