Category Archives: General Nutrition

Very low calorie regimen could stops diabetes type II?

Very low calorie regimen could stops diabetes type II?

MND: How does a 600 calories /day regimen for 8 weeks sound? More like near starving? What if it could get you free of diabetes? Results show that 7 of the 11 participants were diabetes free after the 8 weeks [1] Don’t try this without your Doctor’s agreement and supervision!! Even …Read the Rest

Broccoli and cauliflower phytochemical can ‘target’ prostate cancer cells and help prevention

Broccoli and cauliflower phytochemical can ‘target’ prostate cancer cells and help prevention

“MND: An study posted in nutraingredients [1] shows that an extract of broccoli has beneficial effects against prostate cancer in particular. The original paper appears in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research [2] . When we hear extract, several questions pop-up: What extract(s)?: Sulforaphane, which is one of the main phytochemicals How concentrated? …Read the Rest

Nutrition and Your Health: Too much Omega-6 and not enough Omega-3 Can Be  Hazardous to Your Health!

Nutrition and Your Health: Too much Omega-6 and not enough Omega-3 Can Be Hazardous to Your Health!

MND: Yes, nutrition is a science,   but it is  also  a market that many large corporation salivate about, if you pardon the pun…So we should take a hard look at what is being pushed on us.  Recent years has seen a great increase of  the consumption of vegetable oils. This …Read the Rest

UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections): Another Study Shows Cranberries Might Help Fight Recurences

UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections): Another Study Shows Cranberries Might Help Fight Recurences

MND: Cranberry or no Cranberry, that is the question…To fight recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, that is. A new French study [1] claims “activity” against UTIs. How does the Cranberry do it?:  It proanthocyanidins (PAC) which helps reduce the adhesion of E. coli bacteria to the urinary tract walls. MND: So, …Read the Rest

Cocoa: The story gets better all the time!

Cocoa: The story gets better all the time!

MND: A study on the properties of cocoa shows potential as a carbohydrate blocker. This means that cocoa polyphenols might help in weight management! MND:Ok, so the study was sponsored by Hershey….But still, cocoa’s polyphenols have been shown to be beneficial. We are talking here about high coaoa content chocolate …Read the Rest

Limitations of red wine’s resveratrol restorative capacity against tobacco smoke

Limitations of red wine’s resveratrol restorative capacity against tobacco smoke

MND: The benefits of Resveratrol on the cardiovascular system have been evaluated by a Canadian study on pigs. The pigs were exposed to Environmental Tobacco Smoke ETS for 14-days. (Doesn’t sound that long) MND: Then the following cardiovascular function were evaluated Endothelial function (flow-mediated dilation), The endothelium is the inner …Read the Rest

Do iodine and potassium iodide protect against nuclear disaster radiation?

Do iodine and potassium iodide protect against nuclear disaster radiation?

MND: Following the nuclear disaster resulting from  the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, some small amount of radiation has made its way towards the US and particularly the west coast. Some folks are buying and probably ingesting  iodine and potassium iodide protect against radiation.  An article posted in KevinMD attempted …Read the Rest

European Food Safety Agency: Preview on statement on sweetener studies

European Food Safety Agency: Preview on statement on sweetener studies

MND: Few food safety issues are as controversial as the artificial sweeteners.  The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) is working on a statement regarding two studies that put some questions regarding the safety of artificial sweeteners Quoting the article in FoodNavigator “…EFSA has said it will issue a scientific statement …Read the Rest

Nutrition:  Study shows low levels of Omega-3 bring relief in mood disorders

Nutrition: Study shows low levels of Omega-3 bring relief in mood disorders

MND: Omega-3 have been known to help combat mood disorders such as depression. So much so that the US Army is sponsoring clinical trials to investigate Omega’s anti-PTSD  and anti-depressive effect Quoting Nutraingredients: “..The study aims to determine whether taking omega-3 EPA/DHA fish oil daily (2.52 grams) for eight weeks …Read the Rest

Nutrition:French Set Up An “Adverse Event” Reporting System For Dietary and Food Supplements

Nutrition:French Set Up An “Adverse Event” Reporting System For Dietary and Food Supplements

MND: This can be a good thing or a bad thing. It might stifle a trend for people to look beyond the Pharma-Medi complex for their health needs. But on the other hand,  we understand so little about the full spectrum effect of supplemental nutrition. As far as we are …Read the Rest

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