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High Fat, High Sugar Diet - not while pregnant!

By Ann C Wooledge
on August 19, 2016
high fat high sugar diet while pregnant contributes to ADHA in childrenDID YOU KNOW? New research led by scientists from King's College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early in life. See more here

Nuts for weight loss

By Ann C Wooledge
on March 16, 2012

Nuts can help you lose weight!

 

Nuts do contain fat, "BUT the surprising truth is that nuts are one of the best foods for weight loss, according to Harvard researchers. 'Nuts are loaded with protein and fiber, which can help you feel full for longer,' explains Richter. One study in the journal Obesity found that people who ate nuts at least twice a week were less likely to put on pounds over the long run than those who didn't." The fat in nuts is the heart-healthy unsaturated kind.  Keep it to one ounce - 23 almonds, 14 walnut halves, and 49 pistachios." - according to Prevention.com.


Protein to prevent overeating.

By Ann C Wooledge
on March 13, 2012

Protein to preserve lean body mass: 

Did you know that when researchers at Purdue University asked 46 dieting women to eat either 30% or 18% of their calories from protein, the high-protein eaters felt more satisfied and less hungry. Plus, over the course of 12 weeks, the women preserved more lean body mass, which includes calorie-burning muscle. Read more here:

protein to prevent overeating

Calories in - calories out? Nope!!

By Ann C Wooledge
on November 06, 2011

Did you know? Dieters who ate eggs for breakfast lost 65% more weight than those who ate a bagel with the same number of calories according to the International Journal of Obesity. What you eat is not as simple as calories in and calories out that we've been taught for the past 50 years. Read more here! adults who eat eggs lose 65% more weight

Cancer can be prevented

By Ann C Wooledge
on October 18, 2011

Do what you can to prevent cancer:  

Scientists estimate that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by eating a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight. NOTE: Tobacco use is a separate risk factor that is itself responsible for one-third of all cancer deaths. - from American Institute for Cancer Research. Check out their website for lots of sensible and easy ways to prevent cancer and tips on what to give out for Halloween. Click here to see more info from AICR.

"Bad" Estrogen is "bad" for guys too!

By Ann C Wooledge
on June 24, 2011

 "Bad" Estrogen is Problematic for Guys, Too 

The same estrogen metabolite, 2-hydroxyestrone, known to increase the risk of breast cancer, has been shown to also increase the risk of prostate cancer in men. Research has shown that both men and women can balance the estrogen metabolites toward a healthier direction by increasing intake of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussell sprouts for example).

Jeff Bland, PhD, at Institute for Functional Medicine's 20th International Symposium, Bellevue, WA. Read more about eating well to prevent cancer in our blog.


FOODS THAT FIGHT CANCER

By Ann C Wooledge
on June 07, 2011

FOODS THAT FIGHT CANCER!foods that fight cancer 

Some laboratory research has found that the carotenoids in dark green leafy vegetables can inhibit the growth of certain types of breast cancer cells, skin cancer cells, lung cancer and stomach cancer.Check out details on AICR's website and while you're there take a look at what they are doing in the area of cancer research.

GMO food - why not?

By Ann C Wooledge
on March 31, 2011

 GMO food products - another reason why not?

 

Quoted in "AlterNet" is a study done by Dr. Arpad Pusztai who was working on a $3 million grant from the U.K. gov. to test for the safety of GMOs. He found instead that GMO's are "inherently unsafe."  Within 10 days, his supposedly harmless GMO potatoes caused massive damage to rats—smaller brains, livers and testicles, partial atrophy of the liver, damaged immune system, etc. Read more here.



Fight cancer - eat raw broccoli & cabbage!

By Ann C Wooledge
on October 13, 2009

broccoli fights cancer

Fight cancer – eat raw broccoli & cabbage!

The tissue of cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, contain high levels of the active plant chemicals glucosinolates. Read more here...

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