April 2020 / 110 posts found

Obesity can trigger hypertension, diabetes: Eat right and workout to ditch the silent killer

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Dr Sridar Govindaraj is a pandemic disease and is one of the primary causes of preventable death. About 13-15% of the world’s population — a large number — is . To know if you are obese, calculate your body mass index (BMI) by dividing your weight in kg by your height in metres squared. For Indians, over 25 is critical. Among Asians and Indians, central obesity, that is, excessive fat around the waist is common. Waist size greater than 35 inches for women or 40 inches for men should ring an alarm bell. Calculate your BMI here WORRISOME NUMBERSThe health […]

Psoriasis: A Functional Medicine Approach

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As a person who has struggled with psoriasis most of my life, I often wonder what more I can do to get to the root of the problem. I’ve tried prescription shampoos, creams, pills, and even injection therapy. Some of these temporarily cleared my skin, only to experience a more intense flare when the medication stopped working. When I started working at the Ultrawellness Center, I learned about how to address the root causes of a problem, not just the symptoms, and have found a new way of approaching psoriasis. If you aren’t familiar with psoriasis, you may not realize […]

This Week in Biohacking Health: MSG Is in Everything You Eat, Alcohol Linked to Dementia, and New Study Says Stop Counting CaloriesThis Week in Biohacking Health: MSG Is in Everything You Eat, and It’s Causing Chronic Pain

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Why is restaurant and packaged food so dang good? Secret ingredient MSG enhances flavor, for sure, but a new study finds it’s linked to chronic pain — and it’s hiding in everything. Speaking of inflammatory culprits, another study shows conclusive evidence that alcohol causes dementia. If you drink two glasses a day, it could spell trouble. And on the topic of consumption, a survey reveals that humans grossly underestimate the amount of calories they eat. Get the details below, plus find out what other health headlines we clicked this week.   MSG Is in Everything You Eat, and It’s Causing […]

Ketogenic diet: What a scientist who’s done keto diet for 6 years eats

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Six years ago, David Harper considered himself relatively healthy. The anatomy and physiology professor loved an occasional cookie, but he exercised often, cooked nutritious meals at home, and tried to stick to conventional nutrition advice: not too many calories, low amounts of fat. But Harper started to realize that saturated fat may not be so bad, and that maybe it was the carbohydrates he ate that were causing him to pile on extra pounds and increasing inflammation. “We’ve been telling people to eat the wrong diet for 40 years, and we’ve seen the results,” Harper told Business Insider. He’s is […]

Trump suggests ‘injection’ of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and ‘clean’ the lungs

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President Donald Trump suggested the possibility of an “injection” of disinfectant into a person infected with the coronavirus as a deterrent to the virus during his daily briefing Thursday. Trump made the remark after Bill Bryan, who leads the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology division, gave a presentation on research his team has conducted that shows that the virus doesn’t live as long in warmer and more humid temperatures. Bryan said, “The virus dies quickest in sunlight,” leaving Trump to wonder whether you could bring the light “inside the body.” “So supposing we hit the body with a […]

Can intermittent fasting prevent diabetes-related blindness? – Medical News Bulletin

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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Since retinopathy is a diabetes-related disease and intermittent fasting has been found to help diabetic patients, a research team investigated the role of intermittent fasting on retinopathy. Diabetes-related blindness, known as retinopathy, affects over 4 million Americans. It is related to complications in the cells of the retina which is followed by alterations in the blood vessels that supply these cells with nutrients. Therapies for retinopathy include surgery and injection of antibodies; however, these are only used to treat late-stage disease. Strategies for combating early-stage retinopathy are limited and include changes in diet. […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Is There Hope for Lasting Remission? | Kansas City | KC | Overland Park | Functional Medicine | Holistic | Integrative Doctor | Crohn’s | Ulcerative Colitis

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IBD and Prevention Not only is more of a WFPB diet beneficial in addressing Crohn’s and UC once the diagnosis has been made, research suggests that a WFPB diet actually protects against inflammatory bowel disease in those who don’t have Crohn’s or UC. We believe this is mainly because of its high fiber content. Here are the details: Carbs are important in IBD because of your gut bacteria. When we eat dietary fiber, our gut bacteria (provided we have substantial amounts of the right ones, of course) break the fiber down into butyrate. Butyrate is well-known as a short-chain fatty acid […]

Young people capitalize on cheap coronavirus flights: ‘If I die, I die’

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As people around the world canceled their trips because of fears of the new coronavirus, Ashley Henkel booked three. Henkel, 20, is taking advantage of cheap flights to see North America. She lives in California’s Central Valley, but this summer she’ll be in Vancouver, New York City and Portland, Oregon. A college student itching to travel, she’s one of many people staring the deadly virus in the face and saying, “Whatever.” As flight schedules are scaled down and airline stocks plunge, carriers are offering deals that have put air travel within reach for people who usually can’t fly. It’s a […]

Opinion | You Call It Starvation. I Call It Biohacking. – The New York Times

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It’s clear I’m not the only one — and not the only guy — who sees something appealing here. If fasting started as a life hack for the billionaire class, which in turn saw would-be billionaires follow suit — as if food was the thing that was holding their start-ups back — today, run-of-the-mill bros everywhere are studying how to eat only during six-hour windows in the pages of Men’s Health and Men’s Journal. We live in a time of wellness not as health but as transcendence. It’s not a coincidence that all of the supposed cures of wellness-adjacent diet […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Is There Hope for Lasting Remission? | Kansas City | KC | Overland Park | Functional Medicine | Holistic | Integrative Doctor | Crohn’s | Ulcerative Colitis

by health and nutrition advice journalist
IBD and Prevention Not only is more of a WFPB diet beneficial in addressing Crohn’s and UC once the diagnosis has been made, research suggests that a WFPB diet actually protects against inflammatory bowel disease in those who don’t have Crohn’s or UC. We believe this is mainly because of its high fiber content. Here are the details: Carbs are important in IBD because of your gut bacteria. When we eat dietary fiber, our gut bacteria (provided we have substantial amounts of the right ones, of course) break the fiber down into butyrate. Butyrate is well-known as a short-chain fatty acid […]