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Nutrition: July 2010 Archives



Natural Health News

Link Between High Fat Diet and Risk of Prostate Cancer



Mechanism for Link Between High Fat Diet and Risk of Prostate Cancer and Disorders UnveiledScienceDaily (July 16, 2010) -- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men with an estimated 192,280 new cases diagnosed in the US in 2009. Diet is considered one of the most important controllable risk factors for inflammation and prostate diseases including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis, and prostate cancer.Sanjay Gupta, MS, PhD, Carter Kissell associate professor...

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Plant Compound Resveratrol Shown to Suppresses Inflammation, Free Radicals in Humans



Plant Compound Resveratrol Shown to Suppresses Inflammation, Free Radicals in HumansScienceDaily (July 29, 2010) -- Resveratrol, a popular plant extract shown to prolong life in yeast and lower animals due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, appears also to suppress inflammation in humans, based on results from the first prospective human trial of the extract conducted by University at Buffalo endocrinologists.Results of the study appear as a rapid electronic publication on the Journal of Clinical...

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Of Bugs and Brains: Gut Bacteria Affect Multiple Sclerosis



Of Bugs and Brains: Gut Bacteria Affect Multiple SclerosisScienceDaily (July 20, 2010) -- Biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a connection between multiple sclerosis (MS) -- an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord -- and gut bacteria. The work -- led by Sarkis K. Mazmanian, an assistant professor of biology at Caltech, and postdoctoral scholar Yun Kyung Lee -- appears online the week of July 19-23 in the...

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Gut-Residing Bacteria Trigger Arthritis in Genetically Susceptible Individuals



ScienceDaily (June 18, 2010) -- A single species of bacteria that lives in the gut is able to trigger a cascade of immune responses that can ultimately result in the development of arthritis. Our gut, like that of most mammals, is filled with thousands of species of bacteria, many of which are helpful and aid in the development of a normal, healthy immune system. Gut-residing bacteria can also play a role in disorders of the...

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Watermelon and Feta Salad



Watermelon and Feta Salad   Ingredients Serves 4   3 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon (rind removed), cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups)2 tablespoons fresh lime juice1/2 cup fresh basil leaves,  If you can find purple basil try this if not regular basil will work fine- cut into thin stripsCoarse salt and ground pepper4 ounces feta cheese, broken into large pieces (about 1 cup)     DirectionsIn a large bowl, combine watermelon, lime juice, and half...

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grilling pizza



  Grilling- PIZZA- by Dr. Michael Kane   Yes you can grill pizza-   this simple meal can be quick and nutritious especially with good topping choices and a salad to acompany it. For those with gluten sensitivity- you can find gluten free pizza dough as a substitute.   to start- spray the grill with a olive oil spray--   Prepare your dough- I buy a whole grain dough from whole foods but Trader Joe's...

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Curing diabetes-



Curing diabetes- The vegetarian way. By Dr. Michael Kane  There is accumulating evidence that blood sugar control can be greatly improved if type 2 diabetics can adopt a vegan or vegetarian diet.  Diets that focus on eating foods that are lower in the glycemic index and low in saturated fats help do a number of things that are important for those with blood sugar issues.  1. increase of insulin sensitivity 2.  lower lipid/cholesterol3. reverses arteriosclerosis in...

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Anti-Cancer Effects of Broccoli Ingredient Explained



Anti-Cancer Effects of Broccoli Ingredient Explained ScienceDaily (July 12, 2010) -- Light has been cast on the interaction between broccoli consumption and reduced prostate cancer risk. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Molecular Cancer have found that sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, interacts with cells lacking a gene called PTEN to reduce the chances of prostate cancer developing. Richard Mithen, from the Institute of Food Research, an institute of BBSRC, worked with...

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Honey as an Antibiotic



Honey as an Antibiotic: Scientists Identify a Secret Ingredient in Honey That Kills BacteriaScienceDaily (July 12, 2010) -- Sweet news for those looking for new antibiotics: A new research published in the July 2010 print edition of the FASEB Journal explains for the first time how honey kills bacteria. Specifically, the research shows that bees make a protein that they add to the honey, called defensin-1, which could one day be used to treat burns...

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