The internet buzzes with fad diets
claiming amazing results for all-comers even to the extreme of becoming a
Breatharian (eating only air and light).
While I profess no interest in giving up food for a breakfast of air and
light, I do strive to guide others in finding an optimal nutrition plan for
them. Several factors go into my
patient’s optimal nutritional approach.
The internet buzzes with fad diets
Guest Blog by Dr. Potter’s Wife, Jennifer
There it is again. That old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”. Well, as I have said before, sometimes it takes awhile to get to the lemonade stage. Sometimes the sugar is in short supply and you are doing good to decrease the tartness of the lemon by making lemon water.
Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of some conversation, listening in? Well, researchers are trying to do just that as your sweet little baby’s poop sends messages to his or her developing brain.
Research methods over recent decades have allowed scientists to “see” so many more bacteria in our guts and how they interact with our bodies.
Autism – its one of the day’s great debates.
Many spend their time arguing about whether vaccines or some toxin has created the epidemic. Others search for the magic gene convinced that genetics or epigenetics can explain it all. None of these avenues are wrong or fruitless as understanding origins may lead to therapies.
Numerous supplements are proving to benefit diabetics and pre-diabetics in controlling their glucose control, however a list of supplements which might worsen glucose control garners little press. Maybe the good guys need to step back for a moment and allow the guilty parties to stand alone in the spotlight. Let’s take a moment to examine our lineup.
Prooftexting is the act of taking a verse out of context to prove a doctrine or practice.
We are all guilty of prooftexting from Scripture on occasion. We are also all guilty of accusing others of this splinter while we have a beam in our own eye.
Consider snake handling churches as a possible example of prooftexting.
For those who deal with histamine excess, Yasmina offers many helpful tools and recipes to manage the histamine overload which produces migraines, palpitations, rashes, and many other symptoms. I look forward to reading more about the connection between histamine blockers and heart health she describes below.
As is often the case, an elaborate scientific study must occur for scientists to better understand something that we all recognize with a “Duh?”. In this case, researchers from the University of Zurich devised an experiment to study how people (test subjects) come to prefer tasty foods over healthy foods while under some form of stress.
With all the nutritional challenges living in today’s world, dinnertime often brings practical questions of what to put on the table. Most families can’t afford to pay 3 to 5 times the conventional price for everything to be organic, non-GMO, or whatever label du jour. Choices must be made. If something doesn’t “need” to be organic,
Scientists as the 67th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting heard some intriguing study results just last month. Papers are pending from some of the discoveries, but presentations regarding links between vitamins and multiple sclerosis have doctors’ more than a little excited.
In one study Stephanie Tankou, MD, and colleagues looked at how vitamin D levels interact with the gut microbiome to influence multiple sclerosis symptoms.