How the Gut Microbiome Could Provide a New Tool to Treat Autism

By |2019-07-16T12:20:20+00:00July 16th, 2019|

A growing body of evidence suggests the behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorder could be linked to bacteria in the gut At a young age, Ethan was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. By age seven, despite heroic efforts by family and rehabilitation specialists, his vocabulary, diet and social interactions were all extremely limited. He [...]

Daily Sampling Reveals Personalized Diet-Microbiome Associations in Humans

By |2019-07-16T12:13:22+00:00July 16th, 2019|

Highlights •    Daily microbiome variation is related to food choices, but not to conventional nutrients •    Daily microbiome variation depends on at least two days of dietary history •    Similar foods have different effects on different people’s microbiomes     Credit: CC0 Public Domain Read more...

Glucose Control: Why Timing Your Exercise After Meals Matters

By |2019-07-16T12:03:03+00:00July 16th, 2019|

When to start post-meal workouts if you have diabetes If you have diabetes, you’re always fighting to keep blood sugar under control. Here’s a way to dial up your efforts: Consider the timing of your workouts after meals. Exercising soon after eating has positive effects on blood sugar, says endocrinologist Betul Hatipoglu, MD. Another plus? Doing this can [...]

LGBT people more likely than counterparts to report memory problems, survey finds

By |2019-07-16T11:56:41+00:00July 16th, 2019|

LGBT Americans report increased rates of memory loss and confusion — two early signs of dementia — compared to their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts, a large survey has found. The observations present new risk factors to consider for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, and raise questions about the potential influence of social [...]

Stress Dreams: Why Do We Have Them ― and How to Stop?

By |2019-07-16T11:30:09+00:00July 16th, 2019|

Learning to control stress is your best defense against these anxiety-ridden dreams Contributors: Michelle Drerup, PsyD, DBSM and Alexa Kane, PsyD. There are a lot of areas of sleep that science and medicine can understand and explain. But dreams are an entirely different territory, as the question ‘why we dream’ remains largely unanswered. Vivid and frequent dreaming [...]

Want to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes and Colon Cancer? You May Want to Double Your Fiber Intake

By |2019-07-16T11:24:13+00:00July 16th, 2019|

Study: Adding fiber has big benefits Pears. Oatmeal. Popcorn. Artichokes. Most of us have probably heard at one time or another that we should eat more fiber. But now a recent study shows that adding fiber to your daily diet can benefit your health in a big way. The study looked at data on 4,635 adults from 185 [...]

10 Iron Deficiency Treatment Myths

By |2019-07-16T11:17:49+00:00July 16th, 2019|

This happened: I had an iron deficiency for years, perhaps decades before I finally figured it out how to effectively treat it. Iron deficiency treatment is far from perfect and there are many myths about food sources and supplements of iron. Why would a nutritionist not know how to recognize their own iron deficiency?! In [...]

More breastfeeding could save the world $1 billion every day

By |2019-07-16T11:05:58+00:00July 16th, 2019|

KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Not enough breastfeeding costs the global economy almost $1 billion each day due to lost productivity and healthcare costs, researchers said on Friday, as health experts urged more support for nursing mothers. A new website developed by researchers in Canada and Asia showed that the world could [...]

Why Kidney Stones Are On the Rise (and What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk)

By |2019-07-16T10:45:29+00:00July 16th, 2019|

6 tips to lower your risk Kidney stones are becoming more prevalent, with the risk rising more quickly in women, younger adults ― and even kids, experts say. Urologist Sri Sivalingam MD, says kidney stones are also appearing in patients with historically low risks of stone disease. “With the declining health of the American public, one [...]