Nutrition and Diet Articles & Stories

Overeating Causes Brain Chemistry Imbalances

Overeating Causes Brain Chemistry Imbalances

Excessive eating can cause the brain to lose control and can lead to damage possibly resulting in diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to U.S. research. Overeating appears to cause a usually dormant immune system pathway in the brain to send out immune cells to seek and destr... Read More


Treatment Overview for Improving Fertility

Treatment Overview for Improving Fertility

You probably know that changes in diet and exercise can effect improve you heart and decrease your risk of cancer. But a study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology found that women who followed a combination of five or more lifestyle factors, including changing specific aspects of their diet... Read More


New Hope for Victims of Crohn's Disease

New Hope for Victims of Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a condition associated with chronic intestinal inflammation that causes pain, bleeding, and diarrhea, affecting 400,000 to 600,000 people in North America. There are several innovative therapies that are on the horizon that may revolutionize how we treat this problematic dis... Read More


When is Cholesterol Good for You

When is Cholesterol Good for You

Cholesterol. Dangerous to our health? Yes and no. The story of cholesterol is complex. It is essential for our health. Too much can be a signifier of cardiovascular disease. But too little cholesterol also poses potential health risks. Read More


The Hidden Dangers of Energy Drinks

The Hidden Dangers of Energy Drinks

A study presented to the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions back in 2007 found a link between consumption of energy drinks and high blood pressure and heart disease risk. Newer studies extend the dangers found associated with these highly-marketed drinks. Read More


More Benefits From Drinking Red Wine

More Benefits From Drinking Red Wine

Would you like a list of the benefits of drinking wine? Here are nine good reasons to drink... in moderation. And even a novel one... wine drinking might prevent the common cold. Read More


PCOS, Exercise, and Acupuncture

PCOS, Exercise, and Acupuncture

While polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 10 percent of women and is the most common cause of infertility among women, yet it remains a relatively unknown condition. Polycystic ovary syndrome or (PCOS) isn't an easily diagnosed disorder because it is a collection of symptoms i... Read More


Alcohol Consumption Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

While alcohol is commonly used as a social lubricant, recent studies have linked alcohol consumption to aging and also an increased cancer risk. The organic chemical compound acetaldehyde which is responsible for hangovers also represents an increased risk of cancer, particularly to heavy drin... Read More


Watch your Alcohol Intake, Gastric Bypass Patients

Watch your Alcohol Intake, Gastric Bypass Patients

Gastric bypass patients are educated about food and the importance of limiting their food intake and practicing careful moderation. However a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, shows that gastric bypass patients need to be careful with their alcohol intake ... Read More


Childhood Allergies Tied to Low Vitamin D Levels

Childhood Allergies Tied to Low Vitamin D Levels

In a recent study published in the online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology children who had lower levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of developing allergies. This study was done by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Read More


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