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 is beneficial. Often, undetected low levels of inflammation can remain for an extended period of time, wreaking havoc… Read More

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 program that focuses on foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains while including healthy fats such as… Read More

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 new habits are generally formed by repeating a behavior until it becomes more or less automatic, forging a direct link… Read More

Chronic Liver Disease – dietary patterns and lifestyle habit

If you have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome or are obese, you are at an increased risk of nonalcoholic kidney disease. While symptoms can include fatigue and pain in the upper right abdomen, NAFLD is usually asymptomatic While genetics play a small role in the condition, prevention is essential and includes management of a… Read More

Fake Fiber

Fiber if a group of nondigestible carbohydrates that are not broken down in your digestive track. They can be broken down into: Intact fiber (in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other plants or a mix of plants) Processed fiber (extracted from plants or made in a lab) The problem is that they don’t all do… Read More