Can you eat your way into depression? Can you eat your way out of it? Inflammation is thought to cause many diseases, depression among them, and the anti-inflammatory diet is put to the test.Read More
Recent studies find that the state of the inhabitants of our gut may affect our immune system, our weight status, our susceptibility to disease, our energy levels, our mental state and our mood.
But how does one get the kind of microbial society that’s most conducive to wellness?
The better the adherence to the Mediterranean diet, the lower the environmental cost – natural resources use and emissions go down with Mediterranean adherence. Meat – especially beef meat – eggs and dairy consumption have the highest detrimental impact on the environment.
If you’re looking for an easy to follow, realistic, positive, healthy living goal for 2018, try eating real. I’m not suggesting you make all your food from scratch. It would also be highly impractical to mill your own wheat, or press your own oil. Just try to avoid the highly processed stuff.Read More
When it comes to storing fat it isn’t just how much we eat, but also what we eat. Some foods – and no, it isn’t just beer that causes a big belly – lead to fat storage in the worst-for-health places – in the liver and around internal organs.Read More
The belief that gluten-free foods are better for the general population has many downsides.Read More
Cutting just soda, a new study shows, leads naturally to other positive dietary changes. Participants, in fact, ate 285 fewer daily calories, and the sugary drinks they skipped accounted for just half of this reduction.Read More
Spices for healing are an old belief with a modern incarnation. A new study, that I’m sure will please hot sauce fans, looked to see if people who eat hot peppers live longer.Read More
Your digestion will rock, you skin will glow, your inner Zen will take over.Read More
Fruit and veggie pigments, such as lycopene and carotenoids, make their way into the skin and change its hue. For the better.Read More
In skin disorders, much like in other fields of medicine, further research shows that what we eat, unsurprisingly, affects our wellbeing.Read More
I was heartened to hear that one of the big trends for 2016 is vegetables. Vegetables have moved from the side to the center of the plate and vegetable-centric dishes are becoming the hot item in many menus. But the more plant-centric movement isn’t limited to restaurants.Read More
The World Health Organization’s recent findings, connecting red and processed meat with cancer reverberated throughout the world, but they’re hardly a surprise.Read More
Whole grains are gaining ground, and ‘whole grain’ is one of the hottest selling health claims. The USDA’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend that at least half of daily grains be whole, and school lunch programs are required to serve half of the grains offered during the school week as whole ones.Read More