Category Archives: Nutrition

Antibiotics Can Damage Your Digestive Tract: Can Probiotics Help?

Antibiotics Can Damage Your Digestive Tract: Can Probiotics Help?

Most everybody has had to take antibiotics for infections or other. Antibiotics kill bacteria, that’s what they do. Unfortunately,  there are in your gut good, benign and beneficial bacteria as well as the noxious bacteria you took the antibiotics against. Usually the person’s digestive system will be resettled by the …Read the Rest

Study shows Flaxseed to be an appetite suppressant

Study shows Flaxseed to be an appetite suppressant

Flax seed has many documented benefits. WebMD has a good entry [1] Cancer Cardiovascular disease diabetes inflammation Hot flashes Flax seed’s active compounds are Lignans Omega-3 fatty acids Dietary fiber Phytoestrogens, or plant estrogens An added benefit could be appetite control: The main conclusion from [2] is : “A small …Read the Rest

Chocolate’s health benefits: How real?

Chocolate’s health benefits: How real?

A study published in the journal of Physiology shows that cocoa  contains epicatechins, one of several flavonoids found in red wine, green tea, apples and in particularly high concentrations in dark chocolate [1]. The study shows that epicatechins translate into better cardiovascular health for the consumer. Then again , cocoa …Read the Rest

Study shows vitamin D substantially decreases pancreatic cancer risk

Study shows vitamin D substantially decreases pancreatic cancer risk

MND: If there were a “top ten” list of the most sought for nutrients today,  Vitamin D and Omega 3 fatty acids would certainly fight for the number one position. At MND, we keep an eye on the hype factor for nutrients, sometimes the good news seem compelling. Take the …Read the Rest

Mushrooms are not for taste only: Many are serious nutraceutics

Mushrooms are not for taste only: Many are serious nutraceutics

Mushrooms, fungi: Those words do not usually raise the attention. But it should, because many mushrooms have significant nutraceutical properties.  This curious sounding word means this nutrient has some medicinal properties.  Is there an ambivalent attitude about mushrooms because of the abhorrence of molds and other nasty fungi by the …Read the Rest

Food industry and the FDA are involved in a tussle over the safety of new probiotic bacteria

Food industry and the FDA are involved in a tussle over the safety of new probiotic bacteria

It all started by the publication of the Federal Drug Administration of a draft of New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) containing a section on probiotics, the gut friendly bacteria that are all the rage in current nutrition science. We have discussed probiotics and their pros and cons in several previous posts. …Read the Rest

Study Claims Immune System Boost from Specific Probiotic Bacterium Strain

Study Claims Immune System Boost from Specific Probiotic Bacterium Strain

We have posted earlier about the merits and challenges of deliberately introducing probiotics, or beneficial bacteria in your diet. [1]. This area of nutrition is all the rage at this time, and the food industry has brought to market many products, particularly in the form of “Greek style” yogurts, and …Read the Rest

Are Probiotics Gut Bacteria Good or Bad For Multiple Sclerosis Or Other Autoimmune Diseases?

Are Probiotics Gut Bacteria Good or Bad For Multiple Sclerosis Or Other Autoimmune Diseases?

In a stunning results, researchers at the Max Planck Institute ( Yes, they do not do only fundamental physics..) propose that, quoting from  [1-3]; “…Natural intestinal flora involved in the emergence of multiple sclerosis” . In other words, “…Beneficial intestinal bacteria can activate immune cells and trigger the overreaction of …Read the Rest

Multiple Sclerosis, Anemia, and Iron Deposits in the Brain (Rev. June 2013)

Multiple Sclerosis, Anemia, and Iron Deposits in the Brain (Rev. June 2013)

There is a strange paradox in the relationship between Multiple Sclerosis and iron: On one hand, too little iron in expectant mothers’ blood translates in too little iron in the foetus, which in turn translates into the future baby growing into an adult at risk of many health issues such as …Read the Rest

Glucosamine as an Multiple Sclerosis treatment?

Glucosamine as an Multiple Sclerosis treatment?

There is interesting research on the benefits of a specific form of glucosamine, N-acetyl-glucosamine, for MS patients [1,2]. N-acetyl-glucosamine is one of 8 essential sugars the human body needs.  Glucosamine is it’s metabolic byproduct of, it is part of the glyconutrients family, known as a natural remedy for joint pain.  For an excellent, …Read the Rest

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