A recent study out of Harvard found a lack of data proving that eating dairy leads to better bones, weight loss, or improved health. The researchers found, instead, a number of serious health risks, including cancer, tied to dairy consumption.
At the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, new products and innovations are launched and food trends come to life. Here are the top five food trends spotted there.
Drawing on first-rate research and scholarship, Dr. Gnaulati makes a very strong case for going "back to normal," and taking care of our more challenging children in the ways that are most likely to help them, and the least likely to traumatize them.
Cancer is a monster. But in this fight or any other, I'm putting my money on Jen.
Trained at four-year, in-residence, full-time naturopathic medical schools, NDs are trained to get patients to make the sometimes difficult changes needed to find a healthier balance. We're schooled in gentle yet effective areas of therapeutic nutrition and botanical medicine.
The FDA is worried about poop, a basically free substance that can cure C. diff and potentially other inflammatory bowel diseases, but is fine with adding food additives, antibiotics, and GMOs to our food supply without adequate testing or conflict-of-interest-free determinations.
Just as cars can differ dramatically in everything from handling, to torque, to acceleration, to fuel efficiency, so too do our bodies differ in all the nuances of metabolism. Some of us are natively predisposed to be faster, or stronger, or slower, or weaker.
NIMH director Insel now agrees with treatment reform activists that many people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychoses could be better served by a more selective and limited use of drugs and more diverse treatments.
Its significance derives from its insistence that the terms on the death certificates of our nation's forms are wrong. Heart, and stroke, and cancer aren't the actual causes of death. The actual causes are the antecedent behaviors, the lifestyles factors, which lead to the terminal events.
High BMI and smoking remain among the top three risk factors that contribute to the highest burden of disease in Western Europe and the U.S., and the research mentioned above highlights this issue and discusses potential solutions, with implications far beyond South Africa.
Despite 20 years of public education about SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths, the practice of sleeping with infants and babies has become more common -- especially in the Hispanic and African-American communities.
"It's been proven that time lost is brain lost; every minute that therapy is delayed, millions of brain cells die. Katherine Wolf's story is a great example. Had her husband not arrived when he did, her story probably would've been far worse."
Because being overweight is associated in our culture with failure -- moral failure, failure of will, failure to comply with social norms -- it's a matter of some shame for many. Me, too.
You and I can let ourselves be defined and weighed down by a medical diagnosis or any other of our lives' difficult experiences. We can keep our world flipped over if we choose to. Or we can choose to claim our power and live while we are alive.
To avoid our own personal January 2 shutdowns, let's learn from Congress' transgressions. Let's be moderate, aim for pre-emptive physical and psychological wellness, and lead by example in both our voting and holiday season behaviors.
When stress mounts, the urge to self-soothe can lead us in some counter-productive directions -- drugs, alcohol or overeating, for example. But some of the most powerful mood-enhancing chemicals are not swallowed, smoked, snorted or injected. They've been within us all along.