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The Nutrition InvestigatorThe health and nutrition blog by Dr. Roc Ordman.

Archive for ‘November, 2013

handful of nuts every day reduces yearly risk of death 20%

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For weight control and better health, research has long shown a handful of nuts every day is valuable.  A new major study confirms this.  It is so convenient to eat a handful of nuts every day – even easier than taking vitamin C 500mg twice a day.  Why not do both?
Nut consumption reduces risk of […] Read more »

Notes on Obesity from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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Obesity discoveries: Transforming fat to thin via consuming branched chain amino acids and getting the proper bacteria in your guts by poop transplant. Science 341:1041 The promise of poop-Fecal transplants offer hope for treating many diseases, including obesity and C. difficile infections which kill 14,000 yearly in the US. It may alleviate 15 diseases including Parkinson’s and […] Read more »

Notes for pregnancy from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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For mothers: Two cups of coffee a day doesn’t cause harm during pregnancy and breast feeding, but more may impair child’s memory. Trial with mice showed 41% fewer GABA neurons initially and memory and seizure problems later in life. Science 341:597….
May is the riskiest month to get pregnant. Kids born in the winter are prone to […] Read more »

Notes to increase healthspan from Roc Nutrition Investigator

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If you do not get enough sleep, that contributes to: 1)weight gain through ghrelin and brain activity changes; 2) illness, by immune suppression, causing aches, fatigue, upset stomach, and diarrhea; 3) behvavior changes of irritability, anxiety, depression, and impaired cognitive processes. Fisher Scientific Lab Reporter No.3 2013…..
Calorie restriction can reverse, as well as prevent, aging […] Read more »

Bees and US Health conditions

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Civic awareness: 71 of the 100 crops worth $200 billion annually that provide 90% of human food are pollinated by bees. Since 2006, U.S. beekeepers have seen colony loss rates increase to 30 to 35% per year, as compared to historical loss rates of 10 to 15%, a situation that requires beekeepers to rapidly, and […] Read more »

an infographic called Life with Diabetes

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Hi Roc, I’m Dr. Mario Trucillo, Managing Editor of The American Recall Center. I’m reaching out in hopes to help raise awareness for National Diabetes Month. On my site we’ve put together an infographic called Life with Diabetes – a piece put together from the advice of diabetes bloggers around the globe.
Because there are more than 8 […] Read more »

Should you get a flu vaccine?

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A reader spoke to me about the flu vaccine. How dangerous is it to get the flu? Flu vaccine reduces heart attack/stroke/cancer deaths; hospitalizations are increased 200% and deaths by 700% due to flu and pneumonia. 1 in 3 over age 70 are permanently disabled as a result of three weeks in hospital.  They need […] Read more »

Why we need sleep – Finally discovered the reason

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Sleep allows your brain to be washed – My interest in sleep research began in the 1980s, but it was not until October 11 and 18 this year that it has been found why it is necessary. Mental fatigue, poor decision-making, impaired learning, and a heightened risk of migraine and epileptic attacks ensue when we […] Read more »

Probiotic warning

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Probiotics in the US are not regulated, and some do not contain what the label states – Initial findings of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), raise important questions about the role and variation of microorganisms within individuals and across populations. One related area of growing research and commercial […] Read more »

Protein: how much and when: Answers for athletes and exercisers

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Finally good answers about the protein you need to maintain your muscles, especially for athletes and exercisers – Journal of Nutrition Nov 2013 Supplement: Efficacy and Safety of Protein Supplement Use by Military and Other Physically Active Populations
A. Consensus statement – To provide evidence-based guidance regarding the efficacy and safety of dietary protein supplement (PS) use by […] Read more »

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