TYPE OF MIGRAINE MAY BE DUE TO LOW IRON

Many women who have migraine toward the end of menstruation may be best treated with iron supplements. This is a not-uncommon yet not previously typified headache disorder, which are simply called ‘end-menstrual migraine’…due to its proximate occurrence with the terminal days of menstrual bleeding each month.  A recent report describes 30 women with this condition,.. read more →

PALEOLITHIC DIET HEALTHIER FOR OVERWEIGHT WOMEN

  Overweight women after menopause who eat a Paleolithic diet can maintain weight loss in the long term. The levels of risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases also decrease. This according to a study at Umeå University in Sweden. The results are remarkable. Despite giving the women free rein to an unlimited.. read more →

Weight loss – It’s More Than Just Calories In Vs. Calories Out

Weight loss – It’s More Than Just Calories In Vs. Calories Out Weight management is actually much more complex than just ‘energy in’ versus ‘energy out’. But what are the other factors that our ancestors didn’t have to deal with, but we do? Factors Affecting Our Weight Gain Stress Stress is a common factor for.. read more →

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME or POST GASTROENTERITIS GLUTEN INTOLERANCE?

Gastrointestinal infection can act as triggering factor for inflammatory conditions in susceptible individuals. This can result in acquired gluten and lactose intolerance leading to abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea with urgency previously known as post gastroenteritis Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Viral or bacterial gastroenteritis can cause structural changes to the small bowel mucosa, including locally reduced digestive.. read more →

THE SOUNDS OF EATING MAY REDUCE HOW MUCH YOU EAT

Researchers from Brigham Young University have found that the noise your food makes while you’re eating can have a significant effect on how much food you eat. So no music, and no watching TV while eating.     read more →

The Surprising Root Cause of Anxiety and Depression

Most people would not automatically think about their gut when they think about brain health… but this is actually a perfect place to look, one that may very well hold the secret to improving your mood and  mental health. Does Your Gut Hold the Key to Better Brain Health? You may not be aware that you actually.. read more →

THE INFLAMMATORY ROOTS OF DEPRESSION

THE INFLAMMATORY ROOTS OF DEPRESSION Chronic inflammation may be a most important underlying risk factor for depression Scientists have also found that your mental health can be adversely impacted by factors such as vitamin D deficiency and/or unbalanced gut flora — both of which, incidentally, play a role in keeping inflammation in check. Eating Real.. read more →

EXPOSURE TO PHTHALATES COULD BE LINKED TO PREGNANCY LOSS

A new study of more than 300 women suggests that exposure to certain phthalates,  substances commonly used in food packaging, personal-care and other everyday products, could be associated with miscarriage, mostly between 5 and 13 weeks of pregnancy. The research, appearing in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, is the first epidemiological study on non-work-related.. read more →

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LINKED TO RISING DIABETES, OBESITY RISK, INFERTILITY AND CANCER RISK

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LINKED TO RISING DIABETES, OBESITY RISK, INFERTILITY AND CANCER RISK Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) exposure to two of the biggest public health threats facing society – diabetes and obesity, according to the executive summary of an upcoming Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society. EDCs contribute to health problems by mimicking,.. read more →

COPPER-ZINC IMBALANCE: UNRECOGNIZED CONSEQUENCE OF PLANT-BASED DIETS AND A CONTRIBUTOR TO CHRONIC FATIGUE

A commonly reported consequence of vegetarian or vegan diets, or even diets that rely too heavily on plant foods, is chronic fatigue. Disruption of the copper-zinc ratio is an overlooked contributor to intractable fatigue that follows excessive reliance on a plant-based diet. The result is toxic accumulation of copper in tissues and critical depletion of.. read more →