Posts Tagged ‘nutrtional nuggets’

Nutritional Nuggets for July

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Here are some Nutritional Nuggets that my new “interns” gathered for me. Thanx, Summer & River. (These are daughters of my friend Krista who are helping with health digest/nutritional nuggets. )

Salad I made from a recent Nutrition ActionMagazine. Waiting for permission to post it.

1. Low carb diets are unsustainable therefore many people on diets should drink more water. It is important to cut carbs, as well as fat and cut calories from sugars and white flour. It is also important to pick a diet you can complete. Source: Nutrition Action Healthletter, 1/16

2. Low Carb Diets Peel away the Pounds: Cutting carbs and or fat from foods such as pizza, French fries, burritos, lo mien, ice cream, doughnuts, popcorn, pastries and lasagna will help you lose weight. Nutrition Action Healthletter, 1/15

3.What to Eat: According to the OmniHeart and Dash studies, this diet contains vegetables, fruit, fiber, low sugars, low carbs and low saturated fat. Daily servings include vegetables and fruits, grains, low fat dairy, legumes and nuts, poultry, fish, lean meat, oils and fats, desserts and sweets, and a wild card of your choosing. Nutrition Action Healthletter, 1/15

4. Looking for Mr. Goodbug: Are probiotics worth taking? by David Schard. There are approximately 5001,000 species of microorganism located in the gut. The genus, species, and strain matter depending on the probiotics. It is important to only take a probiotic if necessary and to use caution. Nutrition Action Healthletter, 1/16

5. On Health (a pub. from of Consumer Reports) Products made with wholegrain flours reduce the risks for cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. Brown rice, buckwheat, farro, millet, oats, and wheat berries, contain endosperm, and bran which provide a variety of phytonutrients and fiber. 5/16

6. Five Natural ways to Balance your Hormones by Valencia Porter: Although hormone replacement therapy has become verypopular and extremely useful for women, many are still looking for an alternative. Techniques worth exploring are eating broccoli,maintaining a healthy weight, including phytoestrogens in the diet, usage of herbal remedies, and deep breathing.
Journey into Healing 4/16

7. Stop the Fat Cycle by Marcus Phillips- Being overweight and or obese is recently recognized as a genuine disease condition due
to their complicated biology and impact on chronic disease and premature death. Restoring ailing fat cells using the flavonoid components of citrus fruit and guarana helps normalize cells and burn off excess fat. Life Extension, 6/15

8. Osteoporosis: Magnesium intake and bone mineral density are major factors in the development of osteoporosis. Pumpkin seeds rich in magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc improve bone health and the prevention osteoporosis. Pumpkin seed oil has shown its powerful antioxidant properties that might ease inflammation associated with arthritic symptoms, and a relief from bladder dysfunction, anxiety, and arthritis. Consider adding pumpkin seeds into your diet daily for a complete mental and physical health benefits.  Life Extension, 10/12

9. Sweat Smart by Gretchen Reynolds (Not sure which magazine; will fill in when I find it. es) New evidence has found that physical activity can forestall mental decline in aging brains with the incorporation of brain scans. The scans showed more grey matter compared with their peers in those parts of the brain related to memory and higher level thinking. More grey matter which consistsmostly of neurons is generally equated with greater brain health. 4/10/16

You’re never to old to exercise, even if it is doing it in a chair, or running, like this older women is doing.

Nutritional Digest: Part Two

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Here is Part Two of the Nutritional Digest compiled from articles I clipped and then summarized by my friend Krista, also a writer. Thanx again!

Here is the link to Part One in case you missed it at the end of March. https://www.menupause.info/archives/18342

  • Bijal Trivedi’s article in the New Scientist, “Eat You Way to Dementia?” asks if the western diet is poisoning our brains. Insulin helps in promoting memory and learning. Abnormally low levels of insulin or a disrupted insulin system can lead to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Type 2 diabetes which indicates insulin resistance is unfortunately on the rise thanks to fast food consumption. The bad news is that junk food isn’t only bad for our bodies, it’s also bad for our minds. The good news is that understanding this can lead to new forms of treatment involving changes in insulin levels with the use of nasal insulin sprays, diets rich in fatty acids, and exercise which combat insulin resistance.

  • Flax seeds can help ease the symptoms of hot flashes, but did you know they help lower cholesterol levels too? Eating Clean’s article, by Sarah Tuff “The New Facts about Flax,” also lists flaxseed as a helpful aid against constipation.
  • Deadly Carbohydrates – “The Lethal Sugar/Cancer Connection,” by Stephanie Martinson published in Life Extension magazine, opens with pronouncements about post menopausal women treated for breast cancer and the relationship between re-occurance and their intake of carbohydrates. The bottom line is that excessive carbohydrate intake is negatively associated with re-occurance and is critical for cancer prevention in general. What’s more, the deadliest types of breast cancer can be prevented with diets high in vegetables and low in carbohydrates. When reducing simple sugars and carbohydrates is difficult, supplements that limit or slow the breakdown of starches in the intestines and reduce blood sugar levels.
  • Let the sunshine in. Vitamin D supplements are related to reduced mortality and lower risk of common diseases, as reported in Life Extensions’, “Why Isn’t Everyone Supplementing with Vitamin D?” The report explains that researchers are devoting resources to discovering and documenting new applications of vitamin D. And new studies are being released at the time of this writing. Imagine, traditional treatments for certain cancers, psychiatric disorders, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, stroke, and autoimmune diseases being replaced with simple vitamin D supplements.
  • Sore throats didn’t this coming. A once-daily lozenge probiotic supplement S. salivarius K12 can prevent the bacterial as well as viral infections that lead to sore throats which are all to often treated inappropriately with antibiotics. Life Extension’s “A Novel Probiotic To Reduce The Risk Of Strep Throat.”
  • An apple a day may keep more than the doctor away. Anti-aging is now associated with identifying poorly functioning older cells throughout the body and getting rid of them with a quercetin, a nutrient found in vegetables and fruits. Now, by ingesting quercetin found in apples, onions, and other vegetables the aging process can be delayed. Scientists are saying that not only is delay possible, but also regeneration of youthful function. Christopher Wilson writes about this in “Sweep Away Senile Cells,” in Life Extension Magazine.