Category Archives: Nutrition

Research on The Sensory Capabilities of The Gut Opens New Treatment Paths For Obesity and Diabetes

Research on The Sensory Capabilities of The Gut Opens New Treatment Paths For Obesity and Diabetes

Your gut does not just process the food you eat. Recent studies have shown multiple other functions. Most studies have evaluated the role of bacteria in the gut, and probiotics have taken the nutrition industry by storm. We have published a number of articles on the topic [1], particularly on …Read the Rest

Dairy Products Shown To Help Prevention Or Control Type 2 Diabetes

Dairy Products Shown To Help Prevention Or Control Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes type  2 is an all too common affliction: From the data at the Center For Disease Control [1], we estimate that approximately 2 million Americans have diabetes type 2 , and the numbers are growing. Drugs like Metformin, or supplementing the body’s natural insulin production by insulin injection are …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: CoEnzyme Q10 Shown To Decrease Fibromyalgia Pain

IN BRIEF: CoEnzyme Q10 Shown To Decrease Fibromyalgia Pain

The journals “Nutrition” [1] and Anti Oxidant Redox [2] recently published articles on the benefits of CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) against Fibromyalgia (FM). The team of researchers is essentially the same in both articles: Cordero MD et al.  What is CoQ10? CoQ10 is a quinone organic compound that  transfers electrons through Reduction/Oxidation …Read the Rest

Vitamin D and Calcitriol Shown As Effective Against A Multiple Sclerosis Model in Mice

Vitamin D and Calcitriol Shown As Effective Against A Multiple Sclerosis Model in Mice

 A new study published in the Journal of Neuroimmunology [1] purports that a combination of vitamin D and Calcitriol (a hormonal for of vitamin D) was effective against Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE), an Multiple Sclerosis (MS) model,. The times of India even claimed full remission in the mice… We are …Read the Rest

Impact on Pre-Eclampsia of The FDA’s NewTime Limits On  Magnesium Treatments

Impact on Pre-Eclampsia of The FDA’s NewTime Limits On Magnesium Treatments

Injections of magnesium sulfate were used to stop pre-term labor. The FDA [1,2] is now warning about administering it for more than  5 days, because of a risk to damage the bone development of the foetus. Even more troubling is that the FDA has not determined that injecting Magnesium sulfate for …Read the Rest

IN DEPTH: Natural Remedies Against Asthma: Ginger And Vitamin D

IN DEPTH: Natural Remedies Against Asthma: Ginger And Vitamin D

Recent research,  mostly in the past two years, supports the idea that two naturally available ingredients have come up as potential help against Asthma:   Ginger and Vitamin D About Vitamin D: Why would it work? The mechanisms by which vitamin D acts to control Asthma symptoms are not yet well …Read the Rest

Urinary Tract Infections: Can Probiotics help?

Urinary Tract Infections: Can Probiotics help?

Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs are a common problem for women, but men are not immune. We have posted previously on the topic [1-4]. UTIs are a particularly vexing problem for the wheelchair community, because for most in that category, the bladder does not fully empty out. That goes for …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Vitamin K2’s MK-7 Form has More Bio-Availability than MK-4

IN BRIEF: Vitamin K2’s MK-7 Form has More Bio-Availability than MK-4

This is a follow up on our previous post on nutraceuticals and heart disease[1] In a nutshell, vitamin K controls where the calcium is going to take hold. On the bone, where it should, or on endothelial (heart and blood vessels) tissues, where it should not. The consumption of vitamin K2 …Read the Rest

Sunburns Effects On Skin Vitamin D Synthesis

Sunburns Effects On Skin Vitamin D Synthesis

Is Too Much Sun As Bad As Too Little for Vitamin D Synthesis? By now most of us have heard that many illnesses (Insulin resistance, high blood pressure,immune function heart disease and cancer) have in common a lower level of vitamin D in the blood serum than the general population. Multiple Sclerosis …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

We have posted several times about the efficacy of cranberry juice against Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) [1] Cranberry juice has been accepted by the nutrition and alternative medicine communities as the first line of defense against UTIs [2,3] UTIs affect particularly women, and people who must  use  a wheelchair for mobility. How …Read the Rest

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