A Little Soy In Your Diet Can Prevent Breast Cancer..

A recent study published in November, 2010 found that increasing phytoestrogens, from dietary soy food sources found it decreased the risk of some types of breast cancer. These findings are presented at the Ninth Annual Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held in Nov in Philadelphia.

Anne Weaver, a graduate student at the University at Buffalo and […]

Vitamin B12 and Brain Shrinkage

According to a recent study published in the journal Neurology, higher B12 levels may protect against brain shrinkage in the elderly.

David Smith and Anna Vogiatzoglou of the University of Oxford in Britain led this study learning that people in the upper third of vitamin B12 levels were six times less likely to experience brain […]

Americans Need More Vitamin D To Be Healthy

Researchers from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine found three out of four Americans had insufficient levels of vitamin D, the so called “sunshine vitamin”. Ironic as it is: spending 10 minutes in the sun with legs and arms exposed can help to battle the deficiency our modern world allows us ever more […]

Mothers and newborns deficient in Vitamin D

According to recent studies, more then 1/3 of mothers and more than half of their infants had a vitamin D deficiency at the time of birth.

Anne Merewood, Director of the Breastfeeding Center at Boston Medical Center, and her associates measured vitamin D levels in 433 women and 376 newborns just 72 hours after birth, […]

Our Kids Need More Vitamin D…and How to Get It To Them

A recent report in Pediatrics showed that US kids have a raised risk of weak bones and possibly heart disease from deficient vitamin D levels. Far from parental “mega-dosing”, most children could see increased levels from just getting a little more sunshine. Dr. Michal L. Melamed of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the […]

What is Holistic Nutrition and How Can It Help Me?

A lot of people ask me about the different types of nutrition counseling, so I wrote a quick article on holistic nutrition. I found holistic nutrition allowed me to help many people. At that time that was of the forms of nutrition counseling I had been trained in and found it the most therapeutic. Later […]

Eczema: Natural Treatments, Diet and Nutrition

Eczema and Natural Treatments

 

What Exactly is Eczema?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an inflammation of the skin that is usually itchy and very dry. The condition is frequently caused by some form of an allergy, which may include foods or inhalants.

Description of Eczema

Atopic dermatitis or eczema is sometimes described […]

Heart Disease Prevention and Good Quality Protein

On Aug. 18, 2010 a study reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that females who ate more protein-rich foods(nuts, seeds, fish, beans) in place of red meat had a drastically lower risk of developing heart disease.

When participants consumed more red meat and processed red meat along with high-fat dairy foods […]

Nutrition Is Essential in Cancer Treatments

Nutrition is very important for all individuals, but especially for those who are fighting cancer. For this reason, proper nutritional support is now being included in comprehensive cancer treatments and is a important component of integrative and holistic oncology. While proper nutrition in most cases will not cure cancer, it can provide strength and health […]

Avoiding Depression Through Diet and Nutrition

What we eat not only affects us physically but also affects our moods and ability to handle stress. Our brain chemicals, known as neurotransmitters are closely linked with what we eat. The most common of these; dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine are only working properly when we have adequate complex carbohydrate and protein consumption in our […]