Review – 5/28/18

1. Weight gain and metabolic dysfunction in adulthood could be linked to maternal omega-3 fatty acid intake during gestation and lactation. A recent mouse study found that maternal PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acid) production during pregnancy and nursing significantly reduced weight gain and markers for metabolic dysfunction in male offspring fed a high fat diet. The […]

Review – 5/9/18

1. Patterned hair loss could be due to gut bacteria imbalance. Antibiotic-induced dysbiosis, characterized by an overgrowth of Lactobacillus murinus (a gut bacteria strain that depletes biotin – vitamin B7, a nutrient associated with hair growth), in mice fed a biotin deficient diet altered gut metabolic function and resulted in alopecia (or hair loss). When […]

Review – 4/23/18

1. Cancer risk in the distal colon in women is lower in those who avoid eating red meat. In a 17-year study in over 32,000 women, researchers found that those women who did not eat red meat had a reduced risk of distal colon cancer. A red meat-free diet was not protective against cancer elsewhere […]

Dates with Nut Butter

This is the perfect energizing snack that takes only minutes to make. Just slice open a fresh date, remove the pit, and fill it with almond butter (or any no-sugar-added nut butter). Then sprinkle with raw cacao nibs, shredded coconut, or just enjoy au naturel.   Ingredients Fresh Medjool dates Nut butter (almond, cashew, peanut, […]

Review – 4/6/18

1. The question we’re all wondering as we pop our daily probiotic – is probiotic supplementation in healthy adults helpful, or is it all hype? A 2018 review of probiotic supplementation in healthy adult populations analyzed the literature published between 1990 and August 2017. The review included 45 studies. Results showed that probiotic supplementation can […]

Sauerkraut

Cabbage is a wonderfully nutritious food. It provides vitamin C and other essential nutrients, protecting the human body against diseases such as cancer. The Lactobacilli that colonize the sauerkraut release bound-up nutritive factors in the cabbage. Sauerkraut contains twenty times more bioavailable vitamin C than raw cabbage! It also offers an excellent source of probiotic […]

Review – 3/16/18

1. A 20-year long study, including 6,235 participants with an average age of 34, uncovers the long-term impact of spray cleaners on lung function in women. The study found that women who regularly clean with cleaning sprays experience worsening of lung function over time when compared to women who don’t clean. To put the findings […]