The first thing that any doctor should discuss with an arthritic patient is his or her diet. In fact, I have seen many arthritic patients completely overcome their symptoms simply by improving their diets. All arthritic patients should have a thorough workup for food allergies, which create and fuel inflammation in the body. If arthritic patients eliminate and/or treat food allergies, they will experience far less joint pain. The most common food allergies I see are dairy and gluten. I have tested thousands of patients for food allergies, and more than 80 percent of adults exhibit high antibodies for casein — the most prevalent protein in cow’s milk. A simple blood test for IgG antibodies to casein can identify a dairy sensitivity. IgG testing is more clinically reliable than IgE testing. There are many labs that conduct tests for food allergies. NAET is an acupressure program designed to diagnose and treat food and environmental allergies. I have been doing NAET for more … [Read more...] about Good Diet Fights Arthritis
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(Reuters Health) - To lose weight, or just avoid gaining it, pasta is not one of the harmful carbs that needs to be sacrificed, researchers say. Volunteers prepare “Amatriciana”, a type of pasta dish created in Amatrice, in Sant’Angelo, central Italy, August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca Although pasta is made from refined grains, it’s low on the glycemic index, a measure of how quickly a person’s blood sugar levels rise after a food is eaten, the authors write in BMJ Open. They analyzed data from 32 previous trials that compared eating pasta as part of a diet based on other low-glycemic foods versus eating a high-glycemic diet without pasta. The researchers found that people lost more weight on the low-glycemic diet with pasta, and that pasta itself did not cause weight gain or increases in body fat. “We work in the areas of carbohydrate quality, doing randomized trials on glycemic index and plant-based diets that are higher in … [Read more...] about Pasta, as part of a healthy diet, not tied to weight gain
0 Comments Northern Ireland teacher Sharon McBride on what it’s like living with Raynaud’s disease BelfastTelegraph.co.uk TV presenter Jenni Falconer, who also has the condition which affects blood circulation, shocked fans when she posted pictures of her blood-deprived finger. Bangor schoolteacher Sharon McBride tells Una Brankin how she copes with it. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/northern-ireland-teacher-sharon-mcbride-on-what-its-like-living-with-raynauds-disease-36791437.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36791432.ece/2e517/AUTOCROP/h342/Bride-7-_Read-Only_.jpg Email TV presenter Jenni Falconer, who also has the condition which affects blood circulation, shocked fans when she posted pictures of her blood-deprived finger. Bangor schoolteacher Sharon McBride tells Una Brankin how she copes with it. At 42, Sharon McBride owes her fresh complexion to keeping out of the sun and her factor 50 SPF creams. Hot sunshine brings … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland teacher Sharon McBride on what it’s like living with Raynaud’s disease
Story highlights There is limited evidence that chicken soup has medicinal properties Hot chicken soup was more effective than hot water in helping the body rid itself of respiratory infection (CNN)We all know the grandmotherly wisdom of serving chicken soup to someone with a cold, but does this particular meal really have medicinal properties? Could slurping up chicken soup save me a trip to the local pharmacy? You won't find studies in humans that prove chicken soup can fight a cold, but there's enough evidence to make it worth trying. One study published in the medical journal Chest suggested that chicken soup might have anti-inflammatory effects, which could possibly ease symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections. Researchers specifically studied the movement of neutrophils -- a type of white blood cell -- when combined with soup. They found that the movement of neutrophils was reduced in the presence of soup, suggesting a possible anti-inflammatory mechanism that … [Read more...] about Does chicken soup really help fight a cold?
Dear Doc: Soy products are primarily GMOs (genetically modified organisms). When you process the soybean to make a veggie burger, the DNA is not recognized by our DNA. And that can lead to severe gastrointestinal problems. Your readers should know this. Tell them. — R.B. from NebraskaDear R.B.: Sorry, but you’re wrong. Our bodies digest GMO soy ingredients the same as they do heritage soy.But let’s look at that artificial product, the veggie burger, usually loaded with soy. The one I found had vegetable ingredients (sounds good), textured vegetable protein (soy), wheat, egg whites, cooked brown rice, rolled oats, corn oil, calcium caseinate (a milk-based protein) and soy sauce.This is artificially constructed, made to look and taste like a burger product, so you need to beware. I worry more about what goes into making this stuff than I do GMOs. Which means if you want a non-burger “burger,” you need to shop well. Pick one that has more natural … [Read more...] about Dr. Zorba Paster: Soy today is different but bodies process the same