Can dark chocolates keep heart disease away? Cardiology Basics
A study published in ‘Circulation’ – the flagship journal of American Heart Association, suggested that eating dark chocolate can decrease your risk for myocardial infarction. Myocardial infarction is usually due to a coronary obstruction, though there are other varieties as well, according to the Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction. High oxidative stress and limited availability of antioxidants can cause endothelial damage in the arteries, leading to increased chances for a thrombosis. Dark chocolates (which contain 70% cocoa) have lots of flavonoids – potent antioxidants which helps to overcome the oxi...
Source: Cardiophile MD - October 24, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Johnson Francis Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs

How to choose a probiotic
The world of commercial probiotics is evolving rapidly as the science of the microbiome continues to unfold. Unfortunately, the current crop of commercial probiotics provide limited benefits, as they are generally concocted in a haphazard fashion. Most current commercial probiotics are a slap-dash collection of microbes, each of which is believed to be beneficial or at least not harmful.They provide limited benefits that include helping suppress the proliferation (but not usually eradicating) unhealthy species such as Klebsiella and Staphylococcus, encourage production of intestinal mucus and strengthening the intestinal i...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 23, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open microbiota probiotic super gut Source Type: blogs

5 inflammation-fighting food swaps
Inflammation: if you follow health news, you probably hear about it often. When is inflammation helpful? How can it be harmful? What steps can you take to tone it down? What is inflammation and how does it affect your body? If you’re not familiar with the term, inflammation refers to an immune system reaction to an infection or injury. In those instances, inflammation is a beneficial sign that your body is fighting to repair itself by sending in an army of healing white blood cells. As the injury heals or the illness is brought under control, inflammation subsides. You’ve probably seen this happen with a minor ankle sp...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelly Bilodeau Tags: Arthritis Autoimmune diseases Health Heart Health Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Green tea: Does it really do anything?
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora undoctored Source Type: blogs

Do pro-inflammatory diets harm our health? And can anti-inflammatory diets help?
This study also showed that pro-inflammatory diets were associated with a poor cholesterol profile. This finding was also seen in other another study, also published in JACC, which found that pro-inflammatory foods had a harmful effect on cholesterol levels while some anti-inflammatory foods had favorable effects. What foods are pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory? Foods with a higher pro-inflammatory potential are red meat, processed meat, and organ meat; refined carbohydrates such as white bread, white rice, and many desserts; and sweetened beverages including colas and sports drinks. Foods that have a higher anti-inf...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Food as medicine Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Clove Green Tea for intestinal health
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle Inflammation intestinal microbiota mucus prebiotic undoctored Source Type: blogs

The Runway to a 30-Day Challenge
I often do diet experiments in the form of 30-day trials (or longer). I define a crisp plan to follow, and then I strictly adhere to those boundaries for the time of the experiment. Usually before I begin a clearly defined challenge, I first go through a period of whittling away temptations. This phase typically begins a few weeks before the start of the challenge. During this time, I’ll identify the most tempting foods and gradually eat them till they’re gone. I try not to overdo it by binging on them. I just naturally let them run out at whatever rate I was eating them before. I stop replenishing those foo...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - November 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Productivity Source Type: blogs

Is dry shampoo bad for your hair and scalp? episode 223
Welcome to the Beauty Brains, a show where real cosmetic chemists answer your beauty product questions and give you an insider’s look at the cosmetic industry. Hosts: Valerie George and Perry Romanowski. On today’s show we’re going to answer questions about… Whether you should get a cosmetic fridge? If dry shampoo is bad for your hair and other hair questions What is the lameller technique and how does it work? Suggested listening: Up First Podcast – American Police This American Life – Episode 707 Beauty Science News Is men’s skin care really poised for growth? A third of people surveyed are practi...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry Romanowski Tags: Podcast Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 18th 2020
This study provides direct evidence for the contribution of gut microbiota to the cognitive decline during normal aging and suggests that restoring microbiota homeostasis in the elderly may improve cognitive function. On Nutraceutical Senolytics https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/05/on-nutraceutical-senolytics/ Nutraceuticals are compounds derived from foods, usually plants. In principle one can find useful therapies in the natural world, taking the approach of identifying interesting molecules and refining them to a greater potency than naturally occurs in order to produce a usefully large therap...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 17, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Being Stimulant-Free
I like being 100% stimulant free – no coffee, caffeinated tea, chocolate, caffeinated soda, etc. This means no decaf either since decaf still contains some caffeine. I base this on lots of personal experimentation. I’ve gone some years of my life with no stimulants, and I’ve also gone for long stretches consuming coffee daily. The two modes of living are notably different. Caffeine tends to make me obsess more over trivialities and lose focus on big picture goals. I see this pattern in other coffee drinkers often – lots of busywork type of thinking on low criticality items. It seems to make some pe...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Emotions Health Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

On Nutraceutical Senolytics
Nutraceuticals are compounds derived from foods, usually plants. In principle one can find useful therapies in the natural world, taking the approach of identifying interesting molecules and refining them to a greater potency than naturally occurs in order to produce a usefully large therapeutic effect. Unfortunately, in practice the nutraceutical industry is a largely a lazy one, in which entrepreneurs take advantage of a short path to market, and a lack of interest among consumers in whether or not products actually work, in order to repackage cheap ingredients into expensive brands that have minimal, unreliable, or even...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 15, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Keeping Kids Healthy in the Age of Coronavirus: Dr. Greene on The People s Pharmacy
Transcript [00:00:00] Joe Graedon: I’m Joe Graedon. [00:00:01] Terry Graedon: And I’m Terry Graedon. Welcome to this podcast of the People’s Pharmacy. [00:00:06] Joe Graedon: You can find previous podcasts and more information on a range of health topics at PeoplesPharmacy.com.  [00:00:14] How’s your family holding up during the coronavirus pandemic? Isolation can be especially challenging for children. [00:00:22] This is the People’s Pharmacy with Terry and Joe Graedon. [00:00:33] Terry Graedon:  Children appear less susceptible than older adults to serious complications of COVID-19...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - April 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Alan Greene MD Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog COVID COVID-19 Viral Infection Source Type: blogs

Keeping Kids Healthy in the Age of Coronavirus: Dr. Greene on The People ’ s Pharmacy
Transcript [00:00:00] Joe Graedon: I’m Joe Graedon. [00:00:01] Terry Graedon: And I’m Terry Graedon. Welcome to this podcast of the People’s Pharmacy. [00:00:06] Joe Graedon: You can find previous podcasts and more information on a range of health topics at PeoplesPharmacy.com.  [00:00:14] How’s your family holding up during the coronavirus pandemic? Isolation can be especially challenging for children. [00:00:22] This is the People’s Pharmacy with Terry and Joe Graedon. [00:00:33] Terry Graedon:  Children appear less susceptible than older adults to serious complications of COVID-19...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - April 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Alan Greene MD Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog COVID COVID-19 Viral Infection Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Podcast: Mom Driven, Doctor Aligned & HeyMama Join Forces
Transcript [00:00:00] Agatha: Hi!  It’s Agatha Luczo.  Welcome to “Mom Driven, Dr. Aligned”.  Dr. Alan Greene and I were just on with the HeyMama Community doing a Q&A about COVID-19.  Dr. Greene gave us such amazing advice and tips about how to deal with immunity health and how to take care of ourselves during this time. And some advice I haven’t heard anywhere else. I’m excited to bring all of the conversation to our family and friends.  [00:00:36] Dr. Greene:  Wonderful to get to be with the HeyMama Community. I’ve gotten a bunch of questions already ...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - April 16, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Alan Greene MD Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Uncategorized COVID COVID-19 Parenting Source Type: blogs

COVID: Supplements, the Immune System, and Preventative Care
In the midst of a viral pandemic, with orders to “shelter at home” in effect, parents may be wondering what else can be done to protect the health of their families. Unprecedented circumstances often lead to feelings of a loss of control, which can sometimes generate a sense of fear, and even sadness. Minimizing unnecessary travel and condensing trips to the grocery store or pharmacy is a vital part of slowing the spread of illness, however, there are also ways to take care of yourself and your children that can improve the function of the innate immune system, lessen stress, and increase the chances of staying safe an...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - April 13, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Alan Greene MD Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Air Quality COVID COVID-19 Immunity Vitamins & Supplements Zinc Source Type: blogs