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Debunking the Myth of ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’ A proposed gastrointestinal disorder dubbed ‘leaky gut syndrome’ is currently the topic of numerous debates throughout the medical and natural health communities. Some alternative medicine practitioners claim that leaky gut syndrome is a prevalent problem responsible for ill health in many people. However, most physicians maintain that there is not enough research to prove that it is a legitimate issue. In this article, we will answer some questions you may have about leaky gut syndrome and reveal some of the dangers of diagnosing and treating a condition for which there is no medical evidence. A Hint of Truth – Intestinal Permeability In some individuals, for a variety of reasons, the physical structure of their intestines is compromised.

Are You Overeating? A Guide to Serving Sizes When contemplating a suitable serving size, the quantity of food should be based on your age, gender, level of physical activity and body mass index (BMI).The US Department of Agriculture has replaced the food pyramid with a new symbol that dictates the recommended servings for each food group – the dinner plate. As its name would indicate, this is a dish-shaped icon, divided into 4 sections, and labeled with the essential food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins. Although the dairy group is positioned to the side of the dinner plate, it's still included within the parameters of a well-balanced diet. So why replace the pyramid? Nutritionists maintain that the pyramid was a misrepresentation of healthy eating, as it failed to differentiate nutrient-dense foods, like whole grains and fish, from empty-calorie foods like refined cereals and pasta.

Debunking Common Nutrition Myths [Infographic] – Insight By Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD For cancer patients, a healthy, balanced diet is important for managing symptoms and promoting survivorship and overall wellness. But in a world where it’s nearly impossible to tell one fad diet from the next, it can be difficult to determine which foods are actually good for you. We’re debunking some of the common myths about certain foods: Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD Myth #1: Frozen yogurt is a guilt-free alternative to ice cream.

Top 10 Foods Highest in Protein #1: Turkey and Chicken (Turkey Breast)Chicken: Chicken Breast (58g) provides 17g protein. Chicken Leg (69g) provides 18g protein. Chicken Thigh (37g) provides 9g protein. Click to see complete nutrition facts. #2: Fish (Tuna, Salmon, Halibut)Other fish high in protein per fillet(3oz or 85g): Tuna (22g), Salmon (22g), Halibut (22g), Snapper (22g), Perch(21g), Flounder and Sole (21g), Cod (20g), Tilapia (17g). The fat-fueled brain: unnatural or advantageous? Disclaimer: First things first. Please note that I am in no way endorsing nutritional ketosis as a supplement to, or a replacement for medication. As you’ll see below, data exploring the potential neuroprotective effects of ketosis are still scarce, and we don’t yet know the side effects of a long-term ketogenic diet. This post talks about the SCIENCE behind ketosis, and is not meant in any way as medical advice. It's not bacon; it's therapy! Source: Ren?

7 High Protein Vegetables to Include in Your Diet Eating high protein vegetables is an easy, tasty and smart way to meet your nutrition needs without having to consume higher fat protein options such as animal products. A diet high in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers. High protein vegetables are also a great option for those who want to lose extra weight and keep it off for good. It's important to consume a wide variety of veggies in order to benefit from the nutrients your body needs, so when creating a meal plan that contains plenty of protein consider, implementing one or more of the following options.

Plant-Based Diet for Beginners: How to Get Started Perhaps you read Rip Esselstyn's The Engine 2 Diet or Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals and want to reduce your risk of lifestyle related diseases and avoid factory farms, or perhaps it's the recent U.N. study that said eating less meat is better for the planet -- either way, there’s no doubt that reducing your meat intake and embracing a plant-based diet is one of the best things you can do for your health and the environment. It’s trendy too, thanks to UC Berkeley professor and food writer Michael Pollan, famous for In Defense of Food and Omnivore’s Dilemma. His simple credo re-defined what it means to eat smart today: "Eat food.

Eating for Health - New Health Design I studied under Dr. Ed Bauman, creator of the original Eating For Health model. Our internal environment is important to our health much like the one around us. Eating a cleansing diet helps the body detoxify and achieve balance. A truly cleansing diet is life promoting! Eating for Health Model How Does the Lemon Water Diet Work? Recipe for Lemon Water Detox For many dieters, the complicated and expensive dieting techniques that are being offered by the handful can be overwhelming and downright confusing. It seems, today, that the only way to effectively diet is to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of expensive food and follow an impossibly rigorous workout routine. What if, however, the problem with dieting was inadequate preparation? With three to ten days of a lemon water diet, you can give yourself the energy to start a real dieting regime and increase your success potential!

Prediabetes doesn’t have to be a ‘doomsday message’: What you need to know, and do Almost 90 million Americans have it, but even though the condition can carry long-term life-threatening consequences, they may have no clue. What is it? Prediabetes — which, in up to 30 percent of cases, can lead to full-blown Type 2 diabetes within five years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

Forget ‘detoxing’ with a fancy juice cleanse. Your body has it under control. I still chuckle when I think about the tweet put out years ago by the famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The likelihood that a person uses the word ‘toxin’ correlates strongly with how much Chemistry the person does *not* know” (punctuation his). No doubt we will be pummeled by that word and its cousin “detox” over the next few weeks as the diet industry jumps on its big window of opportunity with resolution makers. Despite that, those who know chemistry agree that some foods and drinks are more protective than others. So apart from all the hype, is there anything true or helpful about the notion of detoxing? I posed that question to Rebecca Katz, author and founder of the Healing Kitchens Institute.