AMPK Activation/Mitochondrial Biogenesis.
Minerals. Antioxidants, Flavanoids and other Phytochemicals. 7 Nutrients You're Probably Deficient In. The Effects of Popular Supplements. Marathon Drugs Increases Price 70-Fold – 2/10/17 More predation by pharma.
Marathon has gotten a decades old muscular dystrophy drug, deflazacort, approved and is charging $89,000 a year for it. It’s price in Europe is under $1500/year. Where are the free market forces? Why aren’t our elected officials protecting us from this egregious practice? Lowest Stroke Rates in Older Baby Boomers; Younger People Rising– 9/12/16 reports the American Heart Association, here.
Sugar Lobby Promotes Sugar– 11/13/16 Surreal. Zika Breakthrough– 8/30/16 Reported here and elsewhere, two existing (already approved) drugs appear to be effective against Zika. AHA Limits Added Sugar– 8/17/16 A sensible recommendation from the American Heart Association limits sugar for children aged 2-18 to fewer than 6 teaspoons a day. Calcium Supplements Linked to Dementia– 8/17/16 A report in the journal Neurology, here, links calcium supplements to dementia in some groups of women.
Micronutrient Deficiencies: An Underappreciated Cause of Hypothyroidism. 11 Essential Nutrients Your Body Needs Now. By Rachael Link, MS, RD With so much information circulating out there about nutrition, it can be challenging to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need each day.
In fact, with some sources listing as many as 90 essential nutrients, following a balanced diet can quickly become overwhelming. However, getting all the nutrients you need doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, by just being mindful about a few specific nutrients, eating a healthy diet full of nutrient-dense foods can be pretty simple. Breaking it down into essential versus nonessential nutrients can help simplify and streamline your diet, making it easier than ever to achieve better health. Bowel Disease, Part III: Healing Through Nutrition. Food Fortification: A Risky Experiment? When You Are Serious. Many of the recommendations I’ve made over the years are now ‘conventional wisdom’ though they were not so at the time of my advocacy.
Fine; I was lucky. One position I hold is still far from ‘conventional wisdom’ and is perhaps the most controversial point for which I make recommendations: I am generally opposed to the use of dietary supplements. It is my opinion that their use almost, not always, but almost always makes worse the very thing their use was intended to make better and worse other things besides. A recent article in the September 2009 “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise” is illustrative.
This journal is the official publication of ‘The American College of Sports Medicine.’ Okay now to the study: “Antioxidants Do Not Prevent Postexercise Peroxidation and May Delay Muscle Recovery.” Top 11 Science-Based Health Benefits of Apigenin - Selfhacked. Top 10 List of Foods High In Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) How many types of antioxidants are there?
Thousands. It would be impossible to pinpoint an exact number, since researches are discovering new ones constantly. Take flavonoids, which are polyphenolic plant compounds. To date there are more than 6,000 types of flavonoids which have been identified (1). What is Betaine? Benefits, Signs of Deficiency and Food Sources. Betaine is an amino acid that has been shown to have potential benefits for fighting heart disease, improving body composition, and helping promote muscle gain and fat loss because of its abilities to promote protein synthesis in the body.
Never heard of betaine before? Betaine, also known as trimethylglycine, is becoming more popular in supplements recently, but is actually not a newly discovered nutrient. Butyrate. I have personally found butyrate and butyrate-producing foods to benefit my GI tract greatly, particularly in the area of improved, faster motility and also in minimizing my food intolerances.
But research touts that it has far-reaching effects above and beyond that, from cancer to diabetes to beyond! Manufacturers of food have considered ways to boost the butyrate or butyrate-producing power of their processed foods because of its health-promoting power. I don’t like processed foods; they’re a deforested, barren land. I much prefer real foods. My series on butyrate intends to explain butyrate and how the body can get improved butyrate access and/or production.
Begins to discuss butyrate. Recaps part one a bit. Includes a recap. “Fun” quiz at beginning about butyrate. Whole Health Source: Butyric Acid: an Ancient Controller of Metabolism, Inflammation and Stress Resistance? An Interesting Finding Susceptible strains of rodents fed high-fat diets overeat, gain fat and become profoundly insulin resistant.
Dr. Supplements 101: Carnitine. 40 Highest Food Sources of Carnosine and Benefits Studied. Regardless of whether you are an omnivore or a vegan, this antioxidant is unique and we highly recommend supplementing with it.
Here is the one we use ourselves 3x daily. Since it’s synthesized, it’s also suitable for plant-based dieters. Most people are shocked to see just how little antioxidant content there is in meat, dairy, and eggs. An exhausting analysis of how much antioxidants there are in 3,100 different foods was published a few years back. These foods weren’t cherry picked, either.
Best Foods High In CLA: List of 25 Natural Sources. It is one of the most popular dieting ingredients on the market.
Sure, you can just buy the supplements containing it, but conjugated linoleic acid is found in what foods? The good news is that there are many natural sources of CLA and the items containing it are ordinary things, not exotic and expensive superfoods. The bad news is that even the best sources have tiny amounts, relative to the dosages that were used in human clincial trials (where weight loss and belly fat benefits were seen).
Regardless, getting a little extra from your meals and snacks probably isn’t a bad idea either, right?
Creatine. Curcumin. DGL Licorice Benefits For Acid Reflux May Just Be The Start. Whether it’s Dr.
Oz, Andrew Weil, or the Mayo Clinic talking about it, this root extract has been a trending topic in the media. Some natural remedy websites purport it offers heartburn benefits which might rival omeprazole (i.e. Prilosec, Zegerid), ranitidine (Zantac), and lansoprazole (Prevacid). In addition to using licorice for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux), you also hear some reviews claim it helps their stomach ulcers, H. pylori infections, gastritis, IBS, and to reduce gas and bloating. 12 Amazing Health Benefits of Fucoidan - with Mechanisms - Selfhacked. Fish Oil and Omega-3-Fatty Acids.
Inisotol. Dr COURTNEY CRAIG. Top 11 Science-Based Health Benefits of Luteolin - Selfhacked. The Health Benefits of D-Mannose - Healthy Focus. Malic Acid. NAC - N-Acetyl Cysteine. NAD - Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide. 4 Reasons to Avoid Oxalates. Oxalates are very powerful oxidants that initiate free radicals and can damage organs, tissues and cells. Oxalates are found in certain foods. Here are 4 reasons to avoid oxalates. I’ve talked about oxidants and anti-oxidants several times and so you probably know that oxidants are very dangerous, highly reactive molecules that cause tissue damage. Are Phytoestrogens Good or Bad for You? Know from Dr. Axe. Phytoestrogens, or plant-based estrogens, are an almost mysterious part of nutrition. Just like it’s hard to tell if soy is bad for you or not, sometimes phytoestrogens are bad for you, and other times they can fight certain cancers! To illustrate just how confusing phytoestrogens are, there are countless studies that show they can, in fact, fight and inhibit breast cancer … while at the same time, research out of Canada warns that low concentrations of certain phytoestrogens actually promote breast cancer tumor growth and inhibit certain drugs that treat the disease!
No wonder they’re so difficult to wrap our heads around! Phosphatidyl Choline - Blog. Phosphatidyl Choline: A simple yet necessary nutrient. 16 Health Benefits of Phytic Acid: The "Anti-Nutrient"
D-Ribose. Fix Your Gut Guide to Omega 3s. 54 Natural Supplements and Drugs to Increase Dopamine (and 12 things to AVOID) What's an AMPK Activator? Food To Boost The Antiaging Enzyme.