Oregano oil is best known as a natural immune support nutrient, demonstrating both broad spectrum anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. A new animal study shows that the active component of oregano oil, carvacrol, can prevent diet-induced obesity by modulating genes and reducing inflammation in white adipose tissue.Read More...
Many people suffer from sluggish thyroid performance even though lab tests do not show hypothyroid or subclinical hypothyroid. The failure of doctors to appreciate the importance of optimal thyroid function means that metabolic problems are being ignored even though a constellation of symptoms is obvious. A new study evaluates thyroid hormone levels within the normal range and finds that iodine is lacking when weight is gained. It also finds that weight gain itself may actually be inducing the thyroid problems as a form of stress.Read More...
The plot thickens. How simple it once was for endocrinologists to identify a few organs, like the thyroid, measure their hormones, and then prescribe hormone replacement when seemingly lacking in them. While this method may have been easier, it was often not very helpful in solving the obvious thyroid problems that many experience. In 1994 that simplicity changed forever. With the discovery of the hormone leptin and the fact that the adipocyte, fat cell, was busy not only making leptin but also making many other hormonal signals, this picture takes on even more complexity. It is now clear that your muscle cells, myocytes, are also making hormonal signals that cross-talk with your fat cells and your thyroid. Anyone for a game of chess?Read More...
Thyroid cancer is one of the few cancer types that are on the rise. Also swelling are the waistlines of Americans. A new study connects the emerging science to show that leptin problems are a likely cause of thyroid cancer and many other cancers.Read More...
Do the cells in your body have two eyeballs to look about and see what is going on around them? Well, not exactly. What they do have is an incredibly high-tech antenna, projecting out from the surface of every cell in your body called primary cilia. New research proves that disruption of these cilia cause out-of-control eating and obesity.Read More...
The idea of taking calcium for your bones is fairly straightforward, as your bones are made of calcium. The new gene science is opening up a different view of nutrition, one in which various nutrients can prevent gene weaknesses from manifesting as disease. A new study shows that high calcium intake offsets gene weaknesses that not only lead to weight gain but to the full metabolic syndrome.Read More...
A 16-week double-blind, placebo controlled trial with overweight adults found that supplementation with 1050 mgs of calcium and 300 IU of vitamin D resulted in a statistically significant decrease in belly fat (visceral fat), the type of fat most associated with disease risk.Read More...
The historical use of pine nuts and pine nut oil is extensive. For example, there was often a shortage of food during harsh Siberian winters. The local people either ate pine nuts or a tablespoon of pine nut oil, sometimes as their whole meal, knowing that it produced a lasting feeling of fullness. Other traditional uses include boosting sex drive in men, combating respiratory infection, repairing digestive inflammation, and supporting circulatory health.Read More...
Fisetin, a unique polyphenol flavonoid found in strawberries and other fruits and vegetables, is adding to its science showing that it can help regulate blood sugar. Previously I reported that fisetin can reduce the caramelizing effect of sugar on body structures known as advanced glycation end products – a major issue for type 2 diabetics and general aging for everyone. A new study shows that fisetin can restore the metabolism of carbohydrates by correcting key metabolic enzymes that are malfunctioning. This finding could help offer a path to solution for many people who struggle to incorporate carbohydrates in their diet without gaining weight.Read More...
Overweight individuals consuming strawberry powder extract over a 3-week period reduced total cholesterol while boosting the size of LDL particles (too many small LDL particles are risky for cardio health). The U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers stated their study suggests “a potential role for strawberries as a dietary means to decrease obesity-related disease.”Read More...
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