Posts tagged "Nutrition"

California Nutritionist Stella Metsovas explains High Fructose Corn Syrup

The bad-bacteria in your Gut can make you fat!

A fascinating new area of research is proving that unfavorable bacterial-growth in your gut can make you obese!  Scientific American magazine put together a fabulous article that can be found here:

Genetics in the Gut: Intestinal Microbes Could Drive Obesity and Other Health Issues

Excessive Alcohol = (-) (uh, duh!)

Excessive use of alcohol has been linked to oxidative stress and inflammation, two mechanisms that accelerate telomere shortening.  Telomere’s are components of your DNA that protect the chromosomes from damage (e.g., aging). 

When you consume alcohol, the metabolic result is acetaldehyde which is extremely toxic—forming free radicals simultaneously.

I don’t recommend drinking alcohol on a daily or even weekly basis.  If you’re engaging in binge-like drinking (2 or more drinks/glasses), you make want to consider taking a product like Life Extensions ‘Anti-Alcohol Antioxidants’

**Always consult with you licensed primary healthcare provider before taking new vitamin/mineral therapies.

New Post: Beat the Bloat: Probiotics & Your Health

MS study suggests key role of environmental factor in the disease

Olive oil could guard against developing ulcerative colitis

When you put on weight, your fat tissue grows and begins to produce a pro-inflammatory molecules.

The increase in these inflammatory molecules leaves the fat tissue in a state of chronic inflammation. This plays an important role in the development of insulin resistance, an early stage of type 2 diabetes, where the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels using its own insulin.

Belly fat or hip fat: It really is all in your genes, says researcher #obesity #healthy

Tibetans developed genes to help them adapt to life at high elevations #nutrigenomics #genes