Category Archives for "Diet & Food"

Is There a Connection Between Diet & Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a range of developmental disorders that affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact socially, among other effects. ASD encompasses three common diagnoses: Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders have three main areas of difficulty: Communication (both verbal and […]

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Carbs, Not Fats, are the Culprits Behind Heart Disease

If you shy away from fats for fear of heart disease, you aren’t alone, you may be surprised to learn that carbohydrates, not fats, are the culprits in heart disease. For decades scientists and doctors have blamed dietary fats — especially saturated fat — for heart disease. We’ve been advised to stick to a low-fat, […]

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Excess Salt Kills Gut Bacteria

A high-salt diet has long been connected with cardiovascular disease. Too much sodium in the bloodstream causes fluid retention, which makes the heart work harder to move the extra volume of blood. This can stiffen blood vessels and lead to high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and kidney disease. However, a recent study shows a […]

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Cholesterol, Good fats, Bad Fats, and Heart Health

Conventional medicine is slowly admitting that instead of fat, sugar and refined carbohydrates are the biggest sources of high cholesterol. Excess sugars and carbs drive good cholesterol down and triglycerides up, leading to the small, dangerous particles that encourage plaque buildup in the arteries. This contributes to heart disease and insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes. High […]

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No More Egg Shaming; Cardiovascular Risks Unfounded

For years we’ve been warned the cholesterol in eggs raises the risk of cardiovascular disease, however new research shows that in people with pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, eggs do not raise cardiovascular risk if they are part of a healthy diet. What’s more, they pose no additional challenges to weight loss. These findings, along […]

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