December 1, 2012
The two key brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) in ADHD are dopamine and norepinephrine. Protein and fat play a critical role in their regulation. Can we rebalance our brain chemistry with our diet?
Read more … Attention! Is Your Diet Causing Your ADHD?
November 25, 2012
Get answers to common questions about cranberries and health. Does cranberry juice prevent urinary tract infections? Why are cranberries sour?
Read more … Cranberries for UTI Prevention: Crimson Crusader or Juicy Gossip?
November 22, 2012
As fall approaches, let's take a look at our favorite pumpkins and squashes. Are they really the vitamin-A-rich, cancer-fighting powerhouses we are told they are?
Read more … Are Pumpkins Cancer-Squashing Superfoods?
November 14, 2012
Can people with gout eat meat? What is the best diet for gout? In this post we take a closer look at purines, alcohol, and sugar in the management of gout.
Read more … Got Gout but Love Meat?
November 5, 2012
Public health officials and nutrition experts love to sing the praises of the virtuous cruciferous vegetable family. But could crucifers have a dark side?
Read more … Is Broccoli Good for You?
October 27, 2012
Could your diet prevent mania, mood swings, depression, or anxiety? Sound far-fetched? Maybe not. Dietary changes can have very powerful effects on brain chemistry—especially low carb diets.
Read more … Bipolar Disorder and Diet Part II: Low Carbohydrate Diets
October 23, 2012
People are often told that bipolar disorders are the result of a “chemical imbalance” that must be corrected with medications . . . but what causes this chemical imbalance?
Read more … Bipolar Disorder and Diet Part I: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
September 30, 2012
Dancing in the dark? Your diet may be causing your restless legs syndrome. Here are seven specific recommendations for how to treat RLS without medications.
Read more … 7 Tips for Restless Legs Syndrome
September 27, 2012
Constipation can cause significant inconvenience, discomfort, and even disability for some individuals, but can usually be alleviated by knowing which foods are gumming up the works.
Read more … The 5 Most Common Constipation Culprits
September 19, 2012
What makes a carbohydrate refined and at what point of refinement does it become unhealthy? Refined carbohydrates are forms of sugars and starches that are not found as is in nature.
Read more … Refined Carbohydrates List
September 18, 2012
Meat-phobia is sweeping the country. Alarming headlines proclaim that meat, especially red meat, will kill us. How did a food we have eaten for millennia become so dangerous?
Read more … Five Meaty Myths to Chew On
September 17, 2012
Isn’t it interesting how we are told that dairy products are vital to our health and well-being, yet we shouldn’t eat them in their natural, unprocessed form because that would be dangerous to our health?
Read more … Are High-Fat Dairy Products Better for You?
August 16, 2012
A 20-question carbohydrate sensitivity quiz to help you discover whether you might have pre-diabetes or insulin resistance and what you can do about it.
Read more … Carbohydrate Sensitivity Quiz
August 14, 2012
All animals must eat protein regularly to survive—proteins form enzymes, muscles, hormones, and other vital bodily components. How much protein do we need, and does it matter where we get it?
Read more … Does It Matter Where You Get Your Protein?
Fascinating facts about cholesterol—what it is, where it comes from, what it does in the body, and how it is connected to heart disease.
Read more … Cholesterol Is Good for You
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