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High-Protein Diet Could Be Harmful, Even for Healthy Kidneys

A high-protein diet, often recommended as a way to lose weight and stay healthy, appears to be harmful to the kidneys in individuals with apparently normal kidney function. Many previous studies have shown that a high-protein diet may harm…

PAIN… and The Role of nutrition

Chronic pain can be debilitating and have a significant socioeconomic impact. Beyond surgery and other interventions, both prescription and nonprescription medications have been standard protocol to help mitigate chronic pain. Pain is one of…

THE PUZZLE OF PLATEAUS

Hitting a slump can happen but there are things you can do to get back on track You’ve started a new healthy eating plan to attain your optimal weight but at some point, you find you just can’t lose more weight.  Though common to happen…

HEART DISEASE ROARS BACK

Younger people and women are more often stricken: obesity and diabetes stall the decline One of America’s greatest achievements over the past century has been a huge decline in death rates from heart disease and strokes. However, progress…

THE SKINNY ON FATS: How Dietary Fats Influence Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Poor diets are a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death among adults in developed countries.  While there is no doubt that poor diets contribute to CVD, precisely what constitutes a poor diet in terms of…

FOODS AND INFLAMMATION: COOLING THE FIRE WITHIN

How dietary patterns can influence our inflammatory response: Inflammation can be a positive reaction of fighting bacteria or viruses or of bringing blood flow to an injured area to help the healing process. However, not all inflammation…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Can Diet Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? As the American population ages, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease also continues to rise.  Recent studies suggest diet may play a role in its prevention or delayed onset. A plant based eating…

HABITS – A key to weight loss success

For successful weight loss, Interventions that exclusively focus on changing behaviors will be more successful if they incorporate changing habits.  Strategies are required to break the unhealthy habits and/or to form new healthy habits. These…
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Fake Fiber – What You Need to Know

Fiber is a group of nondigestible carbohydrates - meaning, they are not broken down in your digestive track. The can be divided into: Intact fiber (found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other plants or a mix of plants) processed…
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The Human Microbiome

  Each human body has a unique array of microorganisms, collectively called the “microbiota”. There may be 1000 different species and over 100-fold more genes that are in the human genome.  Studies have demonstrated a symbiotic…