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Vitamin B 12

Vitamin B12 is essential for healthy nerves and brain cells. Together, folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 eliminate homocysteine, which can build up in the bloodstream and damage the brain. A good quality Vitamin B12 supplement is highly absorbable. Eating healthy, whole foods will help you balance your needed nutrient intake for a healthy mind…

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Effect of Eggs on Blood Cholesterol

Research distorts effect of eggs on blood cholesterol According to a new review published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, industry-funded research has inappropriately downplayed the effects of egg consumption on cholesterol levels.  Researchers with the Physicians Committee examined all research studies published between 1950 to March 2019 that evaluated the effect of eggs…

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Improve Your Heart Health

Legumes Improve Heart Health According to a review published in Advances in Nutrition, the consumption of beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure. Researchers reviewed publications that assessed consumption of legumes on the risk for cardiometabolic diseases and related markers. Results showed that…

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Reducing Your Medical Expenses

According to new data from the Tzu Chi Vegetarian Study, following a plant-based diet reduces health expenses compared with consuming a diet containing meat.  Researchers from Taiwan looked at more than 12,000 Buddhist volunteers and compared a diet of frequent fruit, vegetables, soy and nuts (vegetarian) compared to a diet characterized by relatively more consumption…

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A New Way to Treat PTSD, Concussions, and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy (MeRT) is showing promise for treating Post Traumatic Brain Injuries (PTSD), as well as traumatic brain injuries and mental health disorders.  MeRT could revolutionize brain-based medicine. PTSD can stem from a variety of experiences; sexual abuse, military combat, severe car accident and other severe trauma’s,  as well as, multiple severe losses over…

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Fibromyalgia & Gut Microbiome

Scientists have found a correlation between Fibromyalgia and alterations in the gut microbiome. A Montreal based research team has found that there are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia.  Approximately 20 different species of bacteria were found in either greater or lesser quantities in the microbiomes of the fibromyalgia…

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Anxiety; a shortage of B6 & Iron the cause?

Approximately 40 million adults in the United States experience anxiety each year.  There are many theories regarding the root cause of anxiety, including brain chemistry, genetics, environmental factors or other medical factors/or disease, however, there is not yet a definitive answer to the root causes of anxiety. A study out of Japan may provide an…

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Lower Risk of Death From Cardiovascular Disease

L Higher adherence to a plant-based diet resulted in a lower risk for heart disease and up to a 25 % lower risk of all-cause mortality and 19% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, compared with lower levels of adherence. Researchers compared four dietary patterns among middle-aged adults and tracked mortality rates. Diets that…

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Shortage of B-12 related to gastric bypass surgery

There are a variety of types of weight-loss surgery, know collectively as bariatric surgery.  In the United States, gastric bypass surgery is one of the most common types of bariatric surgeries performed. After gastric bypass surgery, food bypasses parts of the patients stomach and small intestine.  B-12 usually breaks down into usable form in the…

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Paleo Diet; Harmful to long-term health?

A “paleo diet” increases levels of TMAO, a metabolite associated with heart disease, according to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers tracked TMAO levels and markers of gut-bacteria health for those following a “paleo diet,” which included meat, while excluding grains and dairy products, and compared results to a control…

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