A review article published by Loyola University's nursing school researchers concluded that adequate intake of vitamin D may prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and reduce complications for those who have already been diagnosed. Management of vitamin D deficiency may be a simple and cost-effective method to improve blood-sugar control and prevent the serious complications associated with diabetes.
Treatment with vitamin C rapidly improves the emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients, according to a study carried out by researchers at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and the affiliated Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (LDI).
We have been told that we need to eat at least 5 portions of fruit/vegetables a day for our health, but many people are hazy as to what that means. Here are some practical examples courtesy of the UK Department of Health.
Daily tablets of certain B vitamins can halve the rate of brain shrinkage in elderly people who suffer from mild memory problems, an Oxford University study has shown. The two-year randomised clinical trial is the largest to study the effect of B vitamins on mild cognitive impairment, and one of the first disease-modifying trials in the Alzheimer’s field to show positive results in people.
Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health says "source of protein in our diet has an important impact on our health, and we can’t consider red meat, chicken, fish, beans, and nuts to be interchangeable ...This should not be surprising because when we eat red meat we get a large dose of saturated fat, cholesterol, and a form of iron that can override our control mechanisms. If instead we eat nuts as a protein source, for example, we get unsaturated fats that reduce our blood cholesterol, no cholesterol itself, and lots of fiber, minerals, and vitamins.”
Nutritional supplements cost money and you’ve got to remember to take them, so are they really necessary? It would be great to think we can get all the nutrition we need from our food, but sadly this doesn’t seem to be the case. Taking nutritional supplements can help a whole range of problems. Here are 10 reasons to take nutritional supplements to improve your health.
It is important to remember that as long as we treat water with love and respect, it will love and respect us in return, nurturing our bodies and providing us with the key to longevity. Tantric scripts tell us that water is ‘prana’, the vital breath that brings life, without which we could not live.
While fish can serve as the main dietary way to obtain the long-chain omega-3s eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, which have been shown to be essential in supporting brain health, low intake of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in vegetarians won't adversely affect mood, according to a new research (Nutr J. 2010;9:26. DOI:10.1186/1475-2891-9-26).
I was recently eating in the Bean Inn in Carbis Bay, Cornwall and one of the staff was wearing a T shirt saying “Beans Don’t Scream”. This really made me smile, but afterwards I was thinking about the message and the implications of it.
Eating habits have shifted dramatically over the last few decades. Research suggests that fast foods lead us to feel more impatient, less willing to save and looking for instant gratification.