‘metabolic syndrome’

Reducing Refined Grains

By Robyn Priebe

The new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans was recently released and while many of the recommendations are not shockingly different from the 2005 guidelines, there were a few interesting changes.  What caught my eye is the discussion, albeit it short, on reducing our intake of refined grains.  Previously, not much was mentioned about refined grains in these guidelines; instead there was […] Read more »

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Seminar: Management through Lifestyle Change

By Emily

A few years ago, we wrote a blog post about a book called Screaming to be Heard: Hormonal Connections Women Suspect, and Doctors Still Ignore by Elizabeth Vliet, MD. “It’s for those women that have repeatedly heard ‘it’s all in your head’ from their doctors,” wrote our blogger Gina, about her diagnosis with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder […] Read more »

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Blood Pressure in People with Metabolic Syndrome More Sensitive to Salt Intake

By Laura Brooks

Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of developing  type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  One is five people are affected, and that rate increases as people age. Salt reduction in people with metabolic syndrome may help play a role in early intervention, and more effective treatment. Now a study from China examines the connection between metabolic syndrome and blood pressure sensitivity.  Metabolic syndrome was defined as the presence of […] Read more »

Healthy Eating: Chicken Soup a Healthy Food for Pandas at China’s Wuhan Zoo

By Laura Brooks

People have sworn by their grandmother’s chicken soup to fight off fall and winter colds, and some research* has actually studied the potential health benefits of the age-old folk remedy. Now even Pandas are responding to a healthy dose of chicken soup! CNN reports that over-stressed pandas at the Wuhan Zoo in central China (due to the busy tourist season) […] Read more »

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