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Train the Brain to Eat Healthy

Can your patients learn to like healthy food? Or after years of making poor food choices, are they programmed to crave fatty, sugary foods forever? A small study by Tufts University shows that it may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthier foods over processed high caloric foods. Brain scans of adult men […]

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Oh, What a Relief! Exclusion Diets Curb GERD

Food Intolerances Linked to GERD This trial tested the theory that gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) could be reduced with exclusion diets based on food intolerance tests, specifically for patients who don’t respond to proton-pump inhibitors. Published in World J. of Gastroenterology, Dec. 2014. A simple blood test for food intolerances could go a long way […]

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Reducing Inflammation with Diet & Exercise

Inflammation plays a major role in diabetes-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, there is uncertainty whether diet and physical activity interventions can be successfully integrated into healthcare settings and reduce markers of inflammation and risk of CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study, funded by the British Heart Foundation, examined the systemic markers […]

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Iron Improves Exercise Performance in Women

A University of Melbourne study has found that women who take iron supplements, experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance. Published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers undertook a systematic review and analysis of the effect of iron supplementation to the exercise performance of women in child-bearing years. Lead researcher, Dr Sant-Rayn Pasricha from […]

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Unwrapping Stress Reduction Tips

Dr Doni Wilson’s Gift for Every Busy Practitioner & Stressed Patient By Kimberly Lord Stewart Interview with Doni Wilson, ND, licensed naturopath and author of the Stress Remedy Whether you and your patients embrace December holidays with joy or dread the overzealous pace of shopping, entertaining and visiting relatives, it’s simply exhausting. A little stress […]

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How Are Your Supplements Dried?

by  Erin Stokes, ND This may sound like an odd question. Unless you are inquiring about whole food supplements, then asking about drying methods is a crucial question. The use of whole food supplements has increased significantly in the last decade. This is in large part due to the widespread recognition that phytonutrients, which are […]

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Addressing the B6 Status of your Patients

By Karen Raterman It’s no surprise that many Americans are overworked and highly stressed. A fast-paced lifestyle often leads to fast-paced eating which may include an overabundance of processed and refined foods. As a result, Americans are overweight and undernourished. Unfortunately, nutrient deficiencies are an increasingly common issue that has wide ranging implications for long-term […]

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