Category Archives: Diet

Diet Rich in Slowly Digested Carbs Reduces Markers of Inflammation in Overweight and Obese Adults

ScienceDaily (Jan. 11, 2012) — Among overweight and obese adults, a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes and other high-fiber foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with chronic disease, according to a new study … Continue reading

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Go Green For St. Patrick’s Day

Green foods can help fight disease, provide vitamins and minerals (calcium, folate, vitamin C, and beta-carotene), are high in fiber, support a healthy digestive system and offer a boatload of health benefits.   The stuff that gives plant foods their natural, … Continue reading

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High Soy Consumption found to reduce Prostate Cancer

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/13/high-soy-diet-reduces-risk-prostate-cancer/ Large population studies have also illustrated a strong relationship between soy consumption and reduced prostate cancer mortality. Soy is a unique dietary source of isoflavones, such as genistein and daidzein. These compounds act like the hormone estrogen in humans … Continue reading

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Paula Deen – A Doctor’s Response

Popular Food Network host Paula Deen recently made national headlines when she revealed that she has been living with type-2 diabetes and has made a deal to promote the diabetes drug, Victoza. In writing this article, I have been watching … Continue reading

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Neem (Leaf) Antimutagenic and Anticancer

Azadirachta indica (Urdu: نیم – Neem) is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta, and is native to India and Pakistan growing in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Its fruits and seeds are the source of neem oil. (Wikipedia) NIH There was a significant inhibition of … Continue reading

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Indian Gooseberry / Amla and Rich in anti-cancer, cholesterol lowering, anti-disease properties

Amla is also reported to possess radiomodulatory, chemomodulatory, chemopreventive effects, free radical scavenging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic and immunomodulatory activities, properties that are efficacious in the treatment and prevention of cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21317655 other studies/ links showing benefits http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19172666 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2529383/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17917427 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16521700Continue reading

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Soluble Fiber / Beta Glucan Your Immune System on Roids

Apparently Beta Glucan & Soluble fiber helps boost the way the immune system finds and deals with pathogens and illness.  I heard it described like if the invading army (your immune system) had the key to the front door of the castle … Continue reading

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