The Latest in Nutrition Research
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Friday Favorites: Best Foods to Avoid for Eczema & Exclusion Diets for Eczema
Randomized, double-blind, controlled trials suggest that excluding certain foods, such as eggs and chicken, can significantly improve atopic dermatitis. Infants of mothers randomized to cut out eggs, milk, and fish were significantly less likely to have eczema even years later.
Vinegar for Blood Sugar Control and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment
Apple cider vinegar may help with ovulatory function in those with PCOS.
Does Getting Enough Sleep Help You Lose Weight?
Even getting just one more hour of sleep a night may help with weight control.
Friday Favorites: How Much Lead Is in Organic Chicken Soup (Bone Broth)?
Let’s review lead from occupational exposures, shooting ranges, eggs, and bone broth.
Does Lack of Sleep Cause You to Gain Weight?
Those randomized to 8.5 hours of sleep a night lost significantly more body fat than those who got 5.5 hours.
The Best Diet for Fibromyalgia and Other Chronic Pain Relief
Anti-inflammatory diets can be effective in alleviating chronic pain syndromes.
Friday Favorites: Benefits of Beans for Peripheral Vascular Disease
Do legumes—beans, chickpeas, split peas, and lentils—work only to prevent disease, or can they help treat and reverse it as well?
Treating Parkinson’s Disease with Fava Beans (Faba or Broad Beans)
Fava bean sprouts and soy nuts are put to the test for Parkinson’s disease as natural sources of L-dopa.
Treating Parkinson’s Disease with Velvet Beans (Mucuna pruriens)
Since Parkinson’s is caused by a dopamine deficiency in the brain, what if you ate foods rich in the dopamine precursor levodopa?
Friday Favorites: How to Shop for, Handle, and Store Chicken
Poultry is the most common cause of serious food-poisoning outbreaks, followed by fish, then beef. But aren’t people more likely to order their burgers rarer than their chicken sandwiches? The primary location where outbreaks occur is the home, not restaurants.
The Fat-Blocking and Appetite-Suppressing Effects of Thylakoids
What is a natural way to cut down on unhealthy food cravings?
How to Clean Your Tongue
What is the best technique and the best frequency for tongue scraping?
Friday Favorites: Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Dandruff, Athlete’s Foot, and Nail Fungus?
Are the effects of tea tree oil anti-fungal or merely anti-inflammatory? Tea tree essential oil is pitted against the antifungal cream lotrimin for the treatment of fungal nail infection, but what about treating the underlying cause?
How Tongue Scraping Can Affect Heart Health
Tongue scraping can boost the ability of the good bacteria in our mouth to take advantage of the nitrates in greens to improve our cardiovascular health.
Does Tongue Scraping Cause Cancer?
Tongue cleaning should be carried out gently with low pressure to avoid unnecessary tissue trauma.
Friday Favorites: Benefits of Blueberries for Blood Pressure May Be Blocked by Yogurt
What happened when researchers tried to tease out what’s in dairy that interferes with the health benefits of berries and tea?
Tongue Scraping vs. Tongue Brushing for Treating Halitosis (Bad Breath)
What causes bad morning breath, and what can you do about it?
Effects of Tongue Scraping on Plaque, Gingivitis, and Cavities
Tongue scraping and tongue brushing have been practiced for centuries in many continents around the world, but do they do anything?
Friday Favorites: Best Supplement for Canker Sores
Vitamin C, turmeric, beta-glucan fiber, and vitamin B12 are put to the test for recurring canker sores (aphthous ulcers).
The Best Diet for Cancer Patients
What diet should oncologists recommend?