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Resveratrol, Diabetes, and You

In a recent study, Resveratrol (a supplement derived from red grape skins), has been shown to improve glucose levels, insulin control, and blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes.  This was a human randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study, the gold standard in medical research. It has been known for years that Resveratrol can [...]

By |2013-10-11T15:16:45-05:00October 11th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

Can a Western Style Diet Increase Your Risk of Premature Death?

Following a Western Style Diet May Lead to Greater Risk of Premature Death Data from a new study of British adults suggest that adherence to a “Western-style” diet (fried and sweet food, processed and red meat, refined grains, and high-fat dairy products) reduces a person’s likelihood of achieving older ages in good health and with [...]

By |2019-05-31T19:06:10-05:00May 29th, 2013|Nutrition|0 Comments

Can Garlic Supplements Help You Fight A Cold?

Supplementation with aged garlic extract improves both NK and γδ-T cell function and reduces the severity of cold and flu symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled nutrition intervention. BACKGROUND & AIMS: Earlier studies show that dietary bioactive compounds can modify proliferation of γδ-T cells. Garlic contains numerous compounds that have this potential and, in addition, has [...]

By |2019-05-31T19:06:10-05:00May 15th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

Could cherries lower your risk of gout?

A tart, sweet fruit could help to decrease gout attacks among people with the condition, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, shows that eating cherries over two days reduced the risk of experiencing a gout attack by 35 percent. And the effect was even greater when the [...]

By |2013-07-15T14:46:23-05:00April 15th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

Mercury Exposure Linked to Diabetes Risk

A recent study suggests that mercury exposure in young adulthood may be linked to an increased risk for diabetes later in life. Mercury is a neurotoxin, meaning it affects the nervous system. Mercury exposure may lead to excessive mercury levels in the body that can permanently damage or fatally injure the brain and kidneys. Mercury [...]

By |2013-07-15T14:50:55-05:00March 15th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

It’s the Sugar, Folks

Sugar is indeed toxic. It may not be the only problem with the Standard American Diet, but it’s fast becoming clear that it’s the major one. A study published in the Feb. 27 issue of the journal PLoS One links increased consumption of sugar with increased rates of diabetes by examining the data on sugar [...]

By |2019-05-31T19:06:10-05:00February 28th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments