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Paleo Diet and Diabetes

One of the latest buzz-words when it comes to diets is “paleo”. Many people follow this diet in the belief that it is the way we are meant to eat. But while associate professor Tim Crowe (Australia) agrees that “looking at the foods included in a Paleo-style diet, there is emphasis on minimally processed whole foods, lean protein sources, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats – a big improvement over the typical Western diet”, he also points out that there is not just one formula for a Paleo diet. He runs through the pros and cons of the Paleo way of eating and delivers findings from several studies into its efficacy in treating those with diabetic tendencies.

Transcranial Stimulation to Treat DepressionDoctor and patient

Research has shown that some people who suffer from depression do not respond to more conventional treatments of counseling and antidepressant medication. Dr. Samuel Ridout (USA) says that “many people only get partial relief from depression, even when they do everything their doctor tells them to do. Unfortunately, there has been relatively little advance in medications to treat depression over the last two decades, though successful new ways of approaching this brain disorder have emerged during that same time period.” One of these methods is known as transcranial stimulation or TMS. Dr. Linda Carpenter and her colleagues from Butler Hospital in Rhode Island have conducted research into TMS and found it to be a safe and effective treatment method.

Active seniors Negative Emotions and your Health

Integrative Oncologist Dr. Martha Grout (USA) presents an interesting article on the effect of negative emotions on our general health and wellbeing. She explains that “negative or painful emotions generate a chemical neurotransmitter called glutamate. In the brain, glutamate causes gateways in nerve cells to stay open, triggering a process called apoptosis, which results in cell death by suicide. If enough cells die, function is lost, and we become dys-functional, or ill. Chronic stress for example increases glutamate levels in the brain.” She presents some fascinating research results to support her argument and offers several useful suggestions on how to minimise our experience with negative emotions.

 Why you Should Chew your Food and Avoid Mouth Washcollection cabbage

In these times of rushed schedules and skipped meals, many people eat on the run or skip meals altogether. Respected cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn (USA) explains why it is important to chew our food thoroughly and why nitric oxide (NO) is so important to our digestive process. “The miracle of mastication (chewing, in medical jargon) is not limited to NO production. Raw cruciferous vegetables contain a chemical, glucophoranin, and an enzyme called myrosinase. These foods include broccoli, kale, bok choy, greens, and cauliflower.

Until these veggies are chewed, the chemicals are separated and no reaction occurs.” After reading his thoughts on mouthwash you might want to rethink your use if you rely on it for oral health.

 ELDERLY P. DOING CR-WORD PUZZLE10 Health Tips

Known world-wide as “The Liver Doctor” Dr. Sandra Cabot (Australia) lists ten steps you can take to increase longevity and improve your quality of life. These are easy to adopt and will make you wonder why they aren’t part of life for everyone.

 Buteyko Breathing Method part 1Buteyco1

Author and accredited Buteyko breathing practitioner Patrick McKeown (UK) has helped thousands of children and adults breathe more efficiently using the method first espoused by Russian doctor Konstantin Buteyko in the 1950’s. As he explains “breathing inefficiently can be the cause of mouth breathing, hay fever, blocked nose, snoring, sleep apnoea, asthma, blood pressure, anxiety, stress, panic attacks and depression.”

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BenKim1We bring you a pictorial step-by-step recipe for healthy Korean Miso Soup from Ben Kim (Canada)download