Thursday, April 05, 2018 by: Janine Acero Tags: depression, Mediterranean-style diet, mental health (Natural News) Traditional Mediterranean diets (MedDiet) are associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, a condition that overlaps with depression. The following study, which was published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, aimed to investigate the effects of MedDiet on mental health and quality of life in people with depression. A total of 163 adults aged 18-65 with self-reported depression participated in a randomized controlled trial providing nutrition education and food hampers and cooking workshops every two weeks for three months, with six months follow-up. The control group attended social groups every two weeks. During this period, the participants completed mental health, quality of life and dietary questionnaires. Data were analyzed using linear mixed modeling and Pearson correlations. The treatment group were found to have a … [Read more...] about Effects of the Mediterranean-style diet on depression, mental health
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: caveman diet, Diets, food science, nutrition, paleo diet, Paleo diet cons, Paleo diet pros, Paleolithic period, weight (Natural News) Like all types of diet, the Paleo diet – or the caveman diet – has its share of benefits and risks. Its moniker comes from the concept, which is based on what our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have consumed 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago, in a time known as the Paleolithic period. The diet encourages the intake of whole foods. These include seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, wild game, and eggs. Dairy products, however, as well as beans, grains, cereals, salt, alcohol, and processed foods are excluded. This stems from the belief that food items that were not available during the Paleolithic period could be dangerous to health. Some studies have shown that the Paleo diet can be a healthy way to lose weight. According to research, the diet takes approximately 30 percent … [Read more...] about The good, the bad and the ugly of eating like a caveman: Pros and cons of the Paleo diet
Monday, April 02, 2018 by: Zoey Sky Tags: blood pressure, cardiovascular damage, chronic kidney disease, CKD, coronary heart disease, diet, dietary potassium load, end-stage renal disease, ESRD, food science, hyperkalemia, ingredients, kidney disease, nutrients, nutrition, potassium, potassium intake, stroke (Natural News) Healthcare professionals usually suggest a sufficient potassium intake to lower an individual’s blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular damage, coronary heart disease, and stroke. But according to a review, for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those with end stage renal disease (ESRD), potassium intake must be carefully controlled to prevent hyperkalemia. The authors of the review, who hail from the University of Pisa (UniPi) in Italy, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of California Irvine (UCI), said that the main hurdle that must be faced when it comes to dietary potassium … [Read more...] about Tips for balancing diet with potassium for people with kidney disease
Thursday, March 29, 2018 by: Isabelle Z. Tags: badfood, badhealth, badmedicine, Dangerous Medicine, depression, diet and depression, disease prevention, Heart, heart health, Mediterranean diet, mental health, mind body science, natural remedies, nutritional deficiency, nutritional psychiatry (Natural News) Depression can be a difficult illness to manage. Most people think of it largely as a mental illness, but the effects it can have on a person’s physical health are significant. For example, those suffering from depression are more likely than others to eat a poor diet that jeopardizes their heart health. The relationship between diet and mental health is a two-way street, and understanding it can lead to improved treatments. Doctors are very quick to prescribe antidepressants for depressed patients, and this approach is flawed because of their poor efficacy and serious side effects. It also completely ignores a crucial aspect of emotional well-being: a person’s … [Read more...] about Depressed adults often put their heart health at risk through poor diet
Chances are, you've heard someone in your run club talk about the ketogenic diet. It's being buzzed about right now thanks to claims that it's an effective way to lose weight. Whether runners should try it, though, is still up for discussion, so we tapped top experts to help set the record straight for you. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The DietUnlike low-carb, high-fat diets, the ketogenic diet (or keto diet) sets very strict guidelines on how to break down your macronutrient—carbohydrates, protein, and fat—intake. Those following keto consume 80 percent of their calories from fat and almost zero from carbs—the fuel source your body and brain prefer to tap first. Staples of the this diet include fish, meat, eggs, dairy, oils, and green veggies. Even healthy, complex carbs like whole-wheat pasta, rice, potatoes, and fruit are off-limits.Here's how the keto diet works: When your body no longer has access to fuel from carbohydrates—either because … [Read more...] about What Is the Keto Diet and Should You Try it?