Most people think all you need for a healthy gut is to consume bacterial-fortified yogurt products. In reality, the balance of bacteria in your gut may hold a key toward managing systemic inflammation in our bodies.
Every now and then it’s worth going back over the published literature to see how the Zone diet stacks up in various areas of nutritional research.
When I first heard about the discovery of a potential obesity gene on the news, I ignored it …. Nonetheless, I decided to read the research paper in its pre-publication form. Even though it is an incredibly scientifically dense paper, rich in genetic jargon, it finally did it begin to make sense.
In the last week there has been a constant buzz about an online pre-publication of a new research article that suggests that high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids promote aggressive prostate cancer. Well, that really isn’t the case, in spite of the press reports.
I am constantly amazed by the lack of understanding by neurologists of basic essential fatty acid biochemistry in the treatment of brain trauma and concussions.
A new study from Harvard Medical School strongly suggests that childhood obesity begins in the mother’s womb.
In part 1 of this blog, I discussed how dietary changes can alter gene expression and how those epigenetic changes can be mediated from one generation to the next by fetal programming. This is very clear from animal studies.
One of the best ways to reduce cellular inflammation in the fat cells is by increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
It was recognized many years ago that fish oil has a dose-dependent effect on lowering blood pressure. So how does it do it? There are a lot of different ways.
Today we continually hear about the health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet. For example, a recent analysis of more than 50 published studies indicated that a Mediterranean diet would lead to a 30-percent reduction in metabolic syndrome (1). Since metabolic syndrome can be considered pre-diabetes, the public health implications are enormous. However, are we… Read more »