ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS HAVE TOXIC EFFECTS ON GUT MICROBES

An Israeli collaborative study indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k) and 10 sport supplements containing these artificial sweeteners. The bacteria found in the digestive system became toxic when exposed to concentrations of only one mg./ml. of the artificial sweeteners. This is further evidence that consumption of.. read more →

SOIL CAN HELP REDUCE DEPRESSION

HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM ANTIDEPRESSANT MICROBES IN SOIL Most gardeners will attest that the act of gardening can reduce stress and improve your mood. There are obvious benefits from tending a garden. You’re outside in the fresh air and Vitamin D producing sunshine (which helps regulate your serotonin levels). But now science is proving through.. read more →

NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE SUMMER?

NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE SUMMER? MINDSET DURING MEAL PLANNING CHANGES FOOD CHOICES AND BRAIN RESPONSES TO FOOD  A simple instruction to change your thinking as mealtime approaches can help cut calories, according to new research from the University of Tübingen, Germany. By encouraging study participants to concentrate on different types of information when planning.. read more →

FOOD PACKAGING COULD BE NEGATIVELY AFFECTING NUTRIENT ABSORPTION IN YOUR BODY

Food packaging could be negatively affecting the way in which your digestive tract operates, according to new research by faculty and students at Binghamton University, State University at New York. Researchers found that zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles at doses that are relevant to what you might normally eat in a meal or a day can.. read more →

PRECONCEPTION ZINC DEFICIENCY COULD SPELL BAD NEWS FOR FERTILITY

Micronutrient availability can have early and long-lasting effects on egg quality. A new study from Pennsylvania State University shows that zinc deficiency can negatively affect the early stages of egg development, reducing the ability of the egg cells to divide and be fertilized. This may affect fertility months in the future. While a variety of.. read more →

LARGER WAISTLINES ARE LINKED TO HIGHER RISK OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

Higher levels of belly fat are associated with lower vitamin D levels in overweight individuals, according to data presented in Barcelona at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2018 Higher levels of belly fat are associated with lower vitamin D levels in obese individuals, according to data presented in Barcelona at the European.. read more →

IRON DEFICIENCY MAY INCREASE RISK OF MATERNAL DEPRESSION IN PREGNANCY

Pregnant women who were iron-deficient were more likely to have higher levels of perinatal depression, according to Canadian researchers from the University of Toronto and McMaster University. A constant supply of vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, and other micronutrients is very important for both the developing foetus and the expectant mother. Given that pregnancy increases.. read more →

INSOMNIA!! – TURN OFF YOUR TABLETS

  DO YOU SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA? There has been an explosion on the amount of SCREENS in our lives these days, resulting in an increase in suffering from insomnia. A major factor in how human sleep is regulated is exposure to light or to darkness. Exposure to light stimulates a nerve pathway from the retina.. 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 →