a study published online this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine. That finding held even when the people taking the supplements were consuming lower-than-recommended levels of nutrients through their diet. The study also found that getting excess amounts of certain nutrients was linked to an increased risk of death, particularly from cancer — but only when those excesses came from supplements. The study adds to a long line of studies, including two major ones published last year, that have shown most people receive no health benefits — but may experience harm — from taking vitamin and mineral supplements. “As potential benefits and harms of supplement use continue to be studied, some studies have found associations between excess nutrient intake and adverse outcomes, including increased risk of certain cancers,” said Dr. Fang Fang Zhang, M.D., the study’s senior author and a cancer epidemiologist at Tufts University, in a released statement. … [Read more...] about Getting enough nutrients from food (but not from supplements) linked to longer life
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Thursday, March 14, 2019 by: Zoey Sky Tags: blood glucose, blood sugar, depression, diabetes, diabetes prevention, diabetes risk, diabetes risk factors, diabetes risk reduction, diabetes symptoms, diet, Diets, fruits and vegetables, goodfood, goodhealth, mental health, mood enhancer, natural cures, nerve pain, nutrition, plant-based diet, Type 2 Diabetes, vegan diet, weight loss (Natural News) Following a healthy diet can help a person with diabetes manage their blood sugar and lower their risk for cardiovascular diseases. According to a study, a plant-based diet may even help enhance the mood of diabetics. The meta-analysis, which was published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, involved researchers from the University of London. For the study, the team of researchers conducted a review to determine the best nutritional interventions for individuals diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The findings suggest that plant-based or fully vegan diets were the best … [Read more...] about How does a plant-based diet help diabetics have a better mood?
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by: Ralph Flores Tags: badhealth, children's health, disease causes, food cures, food is medicine, functional food, goodhealth, nutrients, nutrition, prevention, superfoods, Vitamin K, vitamin k deficiency (Natural News) A person needs vitamins, so his or her body can grow healthy and strong. For the most part, many people strive to include vitamin-rich foods in their diet: A healthy meal usually has all the vitamins that your body needs in a day, which include: Vitamin A B-vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, biotin, and vitamins B6 and B12) Vitamin C Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin K It’s worth noting that vitamins D and K are synthesized in the body — the former after exposure to the sun (that’s why it’s called the sunshine vitamin) and the latter from bacteria in the human gut. If a person does not have not enough of a certain vitamin, it can cause certain health problems. In fact, vitamin D … [Read more...] about A short introduction to vitamin K deficiency
Saturday, January 05, 2019 by: Zoey Sky Tags: b vitamins, brain development, brain function, brain resilience, children's health, cognitive development, destressing tips, early childhood development, memory impairment, mental health, Methionine, micronutrients, mind body science, mind-brain connection, neurocognitive health, nutritional interventions, stress, stress relief (Natural News) An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and according to a study, this can also apply to your mental health. The results of the study, which was a collaborative effort between researchers from the Academic Medical Center, the University of Amsterdam, and the University Medical Center Groningen, revealed that “[micronutrients] could reduce brain and memory impairment caused by stress in early childhood development.” Can micronutrients make your brain resilient to stress? In the study, the researchers discovered that administering a … [Read more...] about Early life nutrition plays a direct role in how well your brain responds to stress
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... Chuck L. writes: My neighbor says, “Splenda just converts to sugar in our system.” Can you comment or confirm? Dear Chuck, Splenda, also known as “sucralose,” is a no-calorie sweetener, so, no, it does not convert to sugar in our system. But it is made from sugar, which may explain your neighbor’s confusion. According to the company’s FAQ’s, Splenda is made through a patented process that starts with sugar and converts it to a form that the body cannot break down for energy. That means that – after it is ingested – it pretty much passes through the body unchanged. That’s why Splenda tastes like sugar but does not contain calories or raise blood sugar levels. ADVERTISEMENTSkip Ruthann D. writes: Each week I read your column and … [Read more...] about Splenda, from sugar, doesn’t convert into energy