Interactive Food Labels Plus GMO Labelings

Nutrition Labels

We are all becoming more aware of the labels on the backs of food containers. Some of us are better than others at deciphering the nutritional facts and what may be positive or negative about the numbers. Davidson’s Safest Choice posted in their August newsletter about the FDA’s new website tool; it makes nutritional facts labels interactive!…

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Negative Effect of a High Fat Diet Reversed by Gut Microbe Manipulating?

High Fat Diet Reversed by Microbe Manipulation

We all know high fat diets have negative consequences, but have you thought about what it might do to your gut? Science Daily covered this in their article: Manipulating gut microbes may reverse the negative effect of a high fat. Did you know that your gut sends neural messages to the brain to tell it when…

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Improve Obesity-Related Inflammatory Profiles With Plant-Based Diets

Plant-Based Diets

Being a vegan/vegetarian may have more benefits than first thought. Obesity-related inflammatory profiles may improve when those who suffer consume a plant-based diet – as written about on Endocrinology Advisory in the article Plant-Based Diets May Improve Obesity-Related Inflammatory Profiles.   (HealthDay News) — Plant-based diets are associated with improvement in obesity-related inflammatory biomarker profiles, including…

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Brisk Walks for Improving Glucose Tolerance in Prediabetes

exercise: glucose tolerance

Do you prefer walking over running or jogging? That seems to be just fine and could actually be more effective for improving glucose tolerance! In a recent study, according to an article posted by HealthDay titled “Brisk Walking May Help Ward Off Diabetes,” researchers determine the best amount of brisk walking for lowering elevated blood sugar.…

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Seniors and Exercise

Seniors Exercise

The editorial staff at FamilyDoctor.com wrote a wonderful article about exercising when you’re older. The most important questions you may have in regards to the safety – and even which exercises to do – are included in this article. Exercise and Seniors: Is it safe for me to exercise? It is safe for most adults…

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10 Day Sugar Detox

Sugar Detox

Sugar is taking over and we need to help ourselves by not only cutting back, but detoxing from the overload. In an article posted on The Chopra Center website by Mark Hyman called “How to Detox From Sugar in 10 Days,” we find out the truth about this sweet additive and it’s not so sweet…

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Record High Obesity Rate for US Women

US Women Obesity Record High

According to Stat’s article Obesity rate among women reaches record high in the US, by ANNA VLASITS @AnnaIntegrated JUNE 7, 2016 A shocking 40 percent of women in the US are obese. Survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association also found that 35 percent…

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Exercise: Don’t Worry, Be Active

be active

People with Panic and anxiety disorders may want to go to the gym. According to a study, exercising regularly may prevent anxiety, stress and even future panic attacks.  Researchers tested the anxiety levels of adults without panic disorders and asked them how often they worked out and how hard. The participants then breathed in a…

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Long-Term Bone Health Linked to High-Load Exercise

bone health

Article as posted on Healio Endocrine Today…  Compared with nonweight-bearing activities, such as cycling, running and other exercises that put greater strain on bones may help improve long-term bone health, according to study findings presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Munich. “Chronic large and repetitive loads — as in mountain ultramarathon, but also…

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NUTRITION & NEWS TIDBITS

Nutrition News & Tidbits

Fiber’s Good For the Waistline. Looking for a snack? Pick something with soluble fiber. A study of African Americans and Latinos found that for every 10-gram increase in how much soluble fiber they consumed daily, their amount of visceral fat which surrounds the organs was reduced by nearly 4 percent over five years. Good sources…

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