Archive | July, 2009

Understanding our Bodies: Dopamine and Its Rewards

31. July 2009

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Understanding our Bodies: Dopamine and Its Rewards

As much as we’d like to deny it, there’s a lot more involved in our decision making when it comes to food than just the advice of our inner and outer nutritionists. For the most part, we know that we should be eating. Yet time and time again when a friend asks us if we [...]

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Autism and GFCF Diet Results

30. July 2009

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Autism and Gluten Free Casein Free Diets: The Latest Findings

30. July 2009

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Autism and Gluten Free Casein Free Diets: The Latest Findings

Monday, the Mayo Clinic published one of the first comprehensive examinations of autistic dietary patterns in the journal Pediatrics, finding that autistic children suffer from some but not all digestive maladies more than did their non-autistic counterparts over the study's 18 year examination. Pediatrics also published an equally compelling finding about the autoimmune disorder Celiac's disease (gluten allergy) and autism, confirming for the first time there is a strong correlation between the two often bewitching conditions. Both studies underscore the nature/nurture debate surrounding the still obscure causes of autism; is it merely a genetic disorder or a genetic predisposition pushed by environmental toxins? And what can dietary interventions, like the oft prescribed gluten-free casein-free diet, do for autistic children? (Image part of the outstanding series HUMaN BeING from flickr user alainelorza)

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Food as a Household Tool: The Other Uses for Food Besides Eating

27. July 2009

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Food as a Household Tool: The Other Uses for Food Besides Eating

Got some extra food lying around the house that you don't know quite what to do with? Maybe you can use that food for something...more interesting. Food as household tools, coming up following the break >

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Vitamin C the King of Antioxidants, 260 years later

23. July 2009

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Vitamin C the King of Antioxidants, 260 years later

From British Naval ships to 21st century micronutrient labs, the tale of Vitamin C is a long winding journey through scientific discovery and antioxidant sales pitches.

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Coconut Blasted Pork Loin With Grilled Scallions

20. July 2009

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Coconut Blasted Pork Loin With Grilled Scallions

Recipe makes 4 to 6 servings

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Understanding Our Bodies: Amino Acids Are Important

20. July 2009

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Understanding Our Bodies: Amino Acids Are Important

Whether the strategy is to cut carbs or to cut fat or to cut calories in general, just about everyone agrees that protein is good for you. But why? And do the sources make a difference? What about protein makes it so important, and what do you need to include in your diet to reap the benefits? What happens when we don't have it? (Thanks to Flickr user TKnoxB for the image)

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Behavior Change and Brain Disease: Lessons from History

15. July 2009

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Behavior Change and Brain Disease: Lessons from History

How did our lives become 30 years longer? Modern medicine? The last time I checked, there still wasn't a magic pill (or assortment of pills, for that matter) that increased our life expectancy by that much. I believe that history has shown us that the 30-year addition to our lives is really due to an intense collaboration between the medical community that developed new drugs, and society, which improved health education, changed public health policy, and altered people's behaviors.

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Green Tea Coco Chiller

13. July 2009

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Green Tea Coco Chiller

Recipe makes two drinks

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Welcome the Brians!

9. July 2009

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Welcome the Brians!

We have some exciting news: we have added two quality fellows to our team here. First up is Brian Mossop, a professional neuroscientist that wants to bring health information to the public. Specifically, Brian will be dealing with conditions effecting the brain, like Alzheimer's, Dementia and Autism. His posts will be forthcoming on a bi-weekly basis at first and will hopefully grow from there. Additionally, Brian Rice has joined the team as a Publications Manager. Mr. Rice will be helping us increase the frequency we are posting information to the website as we move towards our year end goal of having a major content contribution every business day of the week. (Welcome sign thanks to Flickr User romulusnr).

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