Dangers of Sugar in “Fruit” Drinks

Dangers of Sugar in "Fruit" Drinks Fruit drinks are the devil, apparently. According to this illustration by healthscience.net, the sugar-pumped cocktails contain more calories than coca-cola and in some cases, a fried chicken leg! The problem is that almost any liquid concoction can be called a "fruit drink" as long it contains some fruit juice … Continue reading Dangers of Sugar in “Fruit” Drinks

Resveratrol extends the lifespan of diverse species

Resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene) extends the lifespan of diverse species Resveratrol shifts the physiology of middle-aged mice on a high-calorie diet towards that of mice on a standard diet and significantly increases their survival. Resveratrol produces changes associated with longer lifespanAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govResveratrol improves health and survival of mice on a high-calorie diet.Nature. 2006 Nov 16;444(7117):337-42. Epub … Continue reading Resveratrol extends the lifespan of diverse species

Resveratrol improves health and survival of mice on a high-calorie diet.

Resveratrol produces changes associated with longer lifespan, including increased insulin sensitivity, reduced insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-I) levels, increased AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator 1alpha (PGC-1alpha) activity, increased mitochondrial number, and improved motor function.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govNature. 2006 Nov 16;444(7117):337-42. Epub 2006 Nov 1.Resveratrol improves health and survival of mice on a high-calorie … Continue reading Resveratrol improves health and survival of mice on a high-calorie diet.

Sitting is Deadly

Time spent sitting was associated with 34% and 17% increased risk of death among women and men. When sitting was considered in the context of the level of physical activity, the risk of death increased to a 94% higher likelihood for women and 48% higher likelihood for men, respectively, compared with their less sedentary counterparts.Amplify’d … Continue reading Sitting is Deadly

The MGB is Good but not Perfect

How often I get called/emails from MGB patients that are not doing well. I ask for a "food diary" Low an behold they are eating "crap," sugar, fat, candy, processed meats etc and not eating yogurt fresh fruits and vegetables. Surprisingly they do not feel well .... The American "Junk Food" diet damages us and … Continue reading The MGB is Good but not Perfect

The Bacteria in Your Gut; Good/Bad

The Bacteria in Your Gut; Good/Bad Keys to both Health and Many DiseasesAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govPhysiol Rev. 2010 Jul;90(3):859-904.Gut microbiota in health and disease.Sekirov I, Russell SL, Antunes LC, Finlay BB.Michael Smith Laboratories, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.AbstractGut microbiota is an assortment of microorganisms inhabiting the length … Continue reading The Bacteria in Your Gut; Good/Bad

Soy is Good for your Bones

Soy is Good for your Bones Soy Isoflavones appear to stimulate osteoblastic bone formation and inhibit osteoclastic bone resorption. Evidence of a beneficial effect of isoflavones on bone health in peri- and postmenopausal women when high-isoflavone soy protein is incorporated in the diet. Conclusions‚ÄÉMost of the studies suggest a positive relationship between isoflavones and bone … Continue reading Soy is Good for your Bones

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) not very effective

Diet and exercise interventions to reduce obesity are potentially cost-effective but have a negligible impact on the total body weight-related disease burdenAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govInt J Obes (Lond). 2011 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print]Cost-effectiveness of diet and exercise interventions to reduce overweight and obesity.Forster M, Veerman JL, Barendregt JJ, Vos T.The University of Queensland, School … Continue reading Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) not very effective

Lighten Up to a Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Watchers are not very effective

Lighten Up to a Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Watchers are not very cost-effective strategies for reducing obesity, and the potential benefits for population health are small. Both programs produced * small * improvements in population health compared to current practice. The time and travel associated with attending group-counselling sessions, however, was costly for patientsAmplify’d from … Continue reading Lighten Up to a Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Watchers are not very effective

Creatine Good For Bone Health

creatine supplementation, with and without resistance training, has the potential to influence bone biology.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govJ Nutr Health Aging. 2010 Feb;14(2):149-53.Potential of creatine supplementation for improving aging bone health.Candow DG, Chilibeck PD.Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Darren.Candow@uregina.caAbstractAging subsequently results in bone and muscle loss which has a negative … Continue reading Creatine Good For Bone Health