Several studies suggest most Americans consume about half the daily amount of dietary fiber they need. Low calorie dietary fiber is mainly found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Soluble fiber is found in (more…)
Many nutritionists have long warned that high fat/high sugar foods are addictive. Now there is even more scientific evidence. Joseph Schroeder, associate professor of neuroscience at Connecticut College, and Jamie Honohan, a scholar in the College’s (more…)
Last month, researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University reported more evidence affirming the health benefit of compounds found in red grapes and blueberries. But this time, there was a new twist. (more…)
Our bodies produce dozens of hormones that control most aspects of our physical and mental health. When hormones are out of balance, they cause numerous mental and physical health issues. Proper exercise and diet, stress management, a high (more…)
Medical researchers from the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Connecticut have found evidence suggesting that adding walnuts to one’s diet can protect against diabetes and heart disease in at-risk individuals.
For the study, a sample of 46 adults aged 30-75 were selected. Participants were all overweight and had excess (more…)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) afflicts around 400,000 people nationwide, with 200 new cases diagnosed each week. Initially, this debilitating autoimmune disease causes weakness, loss of balance, disturbances to vision and difficulty thinking. As it progresses, people may lose the ability to (more…)
Is coffee good for you or not? Over the years there have been numerous studies supporting both positions. An older study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that drinking more than 2 cups of coffee per day might increase your risk of (more…)