Nutrition Health Review

Health magazine (tabloid).

Articles from No. 119, Summer

Artificial Sweeteners: Past and Present
Since before we fully uncovered the detrimental health effects of added sugars, people understood that too much of the sweet stuff could wreak havoc on our waistlines, and artificial sweeteners were quickly welcomed as a way to have our cake and eat...
Beat the Bloat with These Simple Remedies
At any time, a human has an average of 100 to 200cc of gas within their gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This volume increases in the postprandial period, or the period of time after consuming a meal. Meals containing lactose, fructose, sorbitol, legumes,...
Diets of the Longest Living Populations
Many factors influence longevity, including living conditions, genetics, exercise levels, and diet. (1) There are a handful of regions around the world where people live much longer than the average worldwide population; these areas are called Longevity...
Don't Be Fooled by Low-Fat Processed Foods
Supermarket shelves are lined with countless low-fat products, but consumers should be wary and read their labels carefully. Many of those low-fat treats are highly processed and filled with added sugars to compensate for the removal of fat. According...
Editorial Message-Summer 2018, No. 119
"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."--Maimonides "Never eat more than you can lift."--Miss Piggy Dear Readers: With the rising number of Americans who are overweight or obese, there has been a lot...
Healthy Weight-Loss Plans and the Internet: YouTube[R] as a Source of Information for Individuals Seeking to Lose Weight
INTRODUCTION According to Pew Research Center, eight out of 10 adult internet users (59% of the adult United States population) use the internet as a source of information on health-related issues, which makes seeking healthcare information the...
How Much Water Should You Really Drink in a Day?
The "golden rule" of hydration has always been to drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day. But this might not be appropriate for everyone all the time. According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the minimal daily water requirement...
Low-Fat versus Low-Carbohydrate Diets: New Study Brings Good News for Both Sides
In a new and exciting study published in the Journal of the American Medicine Association, (1) researchers explored whether the human body responds better to a low-fat diet or a low-carbohydrate diet. This is a question hotly debated among fitness...
NHR READER INTERVIEW: Long-Time NHR Reader, Joyce Trimingham, Is an 85-Year-Old Retired K-6 Schoolteacher from Sacramento, California. Joyce Shares with Us How She Keeps Her Mind and Body Healthy
You've been reading NHR for about 30 years, correct? Joyce: Oh yes, maybe even longer. It used to look more like a newspaper back then, less like a magazine. We have changed the look quite a bit in recent years. Do you like the new design? ...
Over the Counter Weight-Loss Supplements: Healthy or Harmful?
Common sense tells us that there is no single pill, drink, or food that will make us "magically" lose weight without needing to restrict caloric intake. But I imagine most of us would love it if one such miracle drug existed, and the marketers of weight-loss...
Satiety Science: The Benefits of Resistant Starch
RESISTANT STARCH: WHAT IS IT? Resistant starch is mentioned in books dating back to the 1920s, but there appears to be a gap in research from the mid-20s to the 1980s, when the topic started regaining attention. (1) Resistant starch is, according...
The Psychology of Habit: How to Establish and Maintain Healthy Habits
Ahealthy diet and regular physical activity can be used to improve one's quality of life and feeling of well-being... but we must take action to incorporate these healthy habits into our daily lives if we want to experience the positive results. Taking...
Three Meals, Six Meals, or Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss: Which Is Most Effective?
In Western civilization, the three daily meals--breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as we know them today--have been the "gold standard" of eating since probably late 18th to early 19th century. (1) However, in more recent times, the method of increased...
What's the Deal with Detox/cleanse Regimens?
WHAT IS A "DETOX" OR "CLEANSE" DIET? "Detoxification" or "detox" regimens, also called "cleanses" or "flushes," have been suggested as a means of removing toxins from your body and/or losing weight. During a cleanse, solid foods are often replaced...
Which Diet Plans Are the Best?
In 2017, the U.S. News and World's Report evaluated and ranked 40 diets with input from a panel of health experts (you can visit https://health.usnews.com/best-diet/experts to check out the list of experts). According to the U.S. News site, in order...
Yoga Class
YOGA POSES FOR BLOATING (1) This series of four stretches can help relieve bloating. These poses are gentle, but be sure to seek advice from your doctor if you have any physical limitations that might make these poses difficult or uncomfortable....
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