Category Archives: Lifestyle Medicine

Association between dietary glycemic index and glycemic load with depression: a systematic review | SpringerLink

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-018-1710-5 Simple sugars and high GI foods make you depressed. Advertisements

Keep saying yes to fish twice a week for heart health — ScienceDaily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180517081837.htm The advisory was written by a panel of nutrition experts, who also reviewed studies about mercury in fish. Mercury is found in most seafood but is prevalent in large fish such as shark, swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel, bigeye tuna, marlin and orange roughy. The writing group concluded that while mercury contamination may be associated […]
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POEM: Nonopioids equivalent to opioids for severe chronic back, hip, or knee pain with fewer adverse outcomes

Begin forwarded message: From: “Joule – a CMA Company” <cma.ca> Subject: POEM: Nonopioids equivalent to opioids for severe chronic back, hip, or knee pain with fewer adverse outcomes Date: May 15, 2018 at 4:00:03 AM PDT To: “Joris Anton Josef Wiggers” <joriswiggers> Reply-To: cma.ca View the Web version POEMs Research Summaries Your daily update for […]
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Vitamin D Screening and Supplementation in Primary Care

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/893083?nlid=121889_4641&src=WNL_mdplsfeat_180417_mscpedit_wir&uac=27343DV&spon=17&impID=1609946&faf=1 I hope the reader can access this article. Basically, it says that Vitamin D is overblown, massively, 100 fold over 10 years and for no good reason. It sounds like you have to be very careful at or above 4000 Iu a day, and probably scant evidence it does any good. It increases risk […]
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High Energy Breakfast Diet is an Effective Strategy for Weight Loss and Reduction of the Total Daily Insulin Dose in Type 2 Diabetes

http://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/4482/presentation/6407 Case to eat like a king in the morning and a pauper in the evening.

Alterations of serum macro-minerals and trace elements are associated with major depressive disorder: a case-control study | BMC Psychiatry | Full Text

https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-018-1685-z Fascinating article in reputable journal arguing for mineral deficiencies as a way to understand and treat depression. Might mean reconsidering supplementation studies. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3804335/ Another article (of several) looking at psychiatric illness and micronutrients. Seems plausible, safe, and well tolerated. This study was with children. Still I need to be clear that these results SHOULD […]
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NAC for schizophrenia shows good results in a replication study; the theory and data are coming through.

Effects of 12-month, double-blind N-acetyl cysteine on symptoms, cognition and brain morphology in early phase schizophrenia spectrum disorders Schizophrenia Research — | March 28, 2018 Breier A, et al. – Given that N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) mitigates the deleterious effects oxidative stress, inflammation and glutamatergic excitotoxicity (the three pathological processes hypothesized to contribute to progressive brain […]
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Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Weight Loss in Overweight Adults | Lifestyle Behaviors | JAMA | The JAMA Network

The common sense results are in: Don’t stress about low fat or low carb: just go with a well balanced whole foods diet with plenty of vegetables, grains, and proteins, and skip the processed foods and added sugars. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2673150

Combined effects of prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and material hardship on child ADHD behavior problems – ScienceDirect

Air pollution and poverty largely influence ADHD rates in offspring. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935117312252

What Clinicians Need to Know About Vitamins and Mineral Supplements | Complementary and Alternative Medicine | JAMA | The JAMA Network

This is the latest , fairly conservative review of supplements. Note the growing acceptance of Vt D, even from within the medical establishment. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2672264?utm_source=silverchair&utm_campaign=jama_network&utm_content=weekly_highlights&cmp=1&utm_medium=email Vitamin and Mineral Supplements What Clinicians Need to Know What Clinicians Need to Know Dietary supplementation is approximately a $30 billion industry in the United States, with more than 90 000 products […]
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