How to Count Carb Correctly to Manage Diabetes

How to count carb correctly to manage diabetes

When carbohydrates, sugars and starches are digested, they break down to form glucose in the blood stream. If you have diabetes, your quick acting insulin...
Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed findings that, at first glance, are not that surprising: Saturated fat in the diet is...
Can diet help reduce disability

Can diet help reduce disability, symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less disability and...
Omega 3 fatty acid could help you avoid liver cancer

Omega 3 fatty acid could help you avoid liver cancer

A new study suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people who are obese or have a poor diet a chance...
What you should know about counting carbs

What you should know about counting carbs

You’ve probably heard of glycemic index and glycemic load. Some studies suggest that sticking to foods with a low glycemic index may help prevent diabetes,...
Eating more healthy fats can cut risk of diabetes

Eating more healthy fats can cut risk of diabetes

Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fats lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin resistance...
You may need to cut half of your daily vitamin D intake

You may need to cut half of your daily vitamin D intake

After re-measurement of vitamin D by improved technology, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D intake drops from 800 to 400 International Units...
Are high-fat, low-carb diets the way to lose weight?

Are high-fat, low-carb diets the way to lose weight?

The currently popular high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets promise quick, dramatic weight loss. But they’re not the route to healthy, long-term weight management. A diet high in fat,...
Should you take vitamin E supplements?

Should you take vitamin E supplements?

Until recently, it was believed that antioxidant vitamins, particularly vitamin E and beta carotene, might protect against heart disease and stroke, as well as...
To fight cancer, put these foods on your plate

To fight cancer, put these foods on your plate

Not only will a healthful diet add color and variety to your meals, but it also can help thwart cancer or reduce the risk of a...
Why the Brain Prevents Us Burning Fat When We Are Dieting

Why the brain prevents us burning fat when we are dieting

A new study may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to...
Do we crave the food our bodies need

Do we crave the food our bodies need?

Food craving is an intense desire to consume a food that is difficult to resist. This is different from hunger, as consumption of any...
What you should know about blood pressure and the DASH eating

What you should know about blood pressure and the DASH eating

If you have high blood pressure or prehypertension, you may want to follow an eating plan called DASH. DASH stands for “Dietary Approaches to Stop...
Vitamin D linked to lower body fat in toddlers

Vitamin D linked to lower body fat in toddlers

Vitamin D in the first year of life may help children gain muscle mass and avoid excess body fat as toddlers, say researchers who...
Does your tea or coffee make you gain more weight

Does your tea or coffee make you gain more weight?

More than 160 million people in the U.S. drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored...

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Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

A recent study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications. The surprise...
Vegan diet best for weight loss

Vegan diet: best for weight loss

Holidays often bring about a sense of dread at the thought of food filled parties and gatherings, but those who eat a plant based...
How to Prevent Pancreatic Cancer

How to prevent pancreatic cancer

Surgical resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy remain the best options for patients with pancreatic cancer to save life. Because symptoms of pancreatic cancer are hard to...
Sugar and cancer

Sugar and cancer: what you need to know

There’s a lot of confusing information and advice out there around sugar. It’s been made the villain of our diet, but where does the consensus...
Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary artery disease

Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary...

A published research led by Western’s Dr. David Spence shows that eating egg yolks increases atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes. Surveying more...
5 Nutrient Pairs That Do Wonders to Your Health

5 nutrient pairs that do wonders to your health

Nutrition guidelines can make things look very cut and dry. They tell us to get this amount of that vitamin and that amount of...
Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

In a study, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplements, has a greater...
9 myths about healthy diet that you may still believe

9 myths about healthy diet that you may still believe

As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper...
Apple cider vinegar may help with diabetes and blood sugar control

Apple cider vinegar could help with diabetes and blood sugar control

Fall always makes me think of apples … crunchy raw apples, baked apple crisp, caramel apples and apple cider vinegar. Wait, vinegar? Apple cider vinegar has...
How to Have a Healthy Diet that Protects Your Heart

How to have a healthy diet that protects your heart

To protect your heart, you need to eat a variety of foods that are low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol but high...