Tag Archives: Nutrition

Diet Against Systemic Hypertension (DASH Diet)

There are so many many diets out there, and arguably the DASH diet is one of the elder statesmen of the diet world.  It was extensively studied in 1997 at Harvard University, and spawned several other good studies (OmniCarb, OmniHeart, DASH-Sodium, etc.). I find DASH fairly straightforward: it is Mediterranean-like, reasonable, intuitive, and it comforts […]
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The link between what you eat and Alzheimer’s Disease

Insulin (Canadian discovery) controls blood sugar.  High blood sugar is a problem for many people when insulin is less effective in the body.  Often the body becomes resistant to insulin as you get older and gain weight. Insulin transports sugar into the cells, and when it cannot, sugar stays high in the blood stream.  The […]
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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Onset of Psychosis

A recent article came out linking low Vitamin D levels and psychotic disorders like schizophrenia.  The study was done in Northern Europe when low Vitamin D levels are common.  The investigators failed to showed (but wondered) if psychosis was caused by low Vitamin D.   Isolation indoors due to psychosis can cause sunlight deprivation and low […]
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