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

Archive for ‘immune system

J Nutr, Nov 2011, melatonin, and happiness from Nutrition Investigator, Roc

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 Read the summaries with links to abstracts after the headlines. Here’s the headlines:
Nutrition Investigator comment: Since I began research into the cause of human aging around 1990, I have been a member of the American Aging Association. At an AGE conference years ago, I learned that taking melatonin supplements turns on many youthful genes that [...] Read more »

Fish oil testimonial for immune function

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Thanks to a kind reader for this useful anecdote, consistent with published peer-reviewed literature:
Dear Roc, Remember our discussion of fish oil to be used to suppress autoimmune
disease? Well I thought you’d be interested to know that I think it works,
at least to a limited extent.
I’ve been taking it since 2007. Before that I had several [...] Read more »

J Nutrition July, 2010

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J Nutrition July, 2010 -See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles at Nutrition investigator .
SUMMARY -
1. Competent eaters eat their way to much better health – Competent eaters are positive, comfortable, and flexible with eating and are matter-of-fact and reliable about getting enough to eat of enjoyable and nourishing food. Reading this newsletter [...] Read more »

AGE meeting details

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Notes from the American Aging Association Meeting of June, 2010
*Growth hormone causes aging.  Both IFG1 and GH signaling harmful to longevity. GH- and IFG- are like caloric restriction.
*What is aging? Metabolism causes damage, damage causes pathology. Aging is multifaceted – genes extend life 10x, environment 3x, stochastic events 20x. Key identified factors include ROS, telomeres, [...] Read more »

AGE meeting and LPI news notes

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Notes from the American Aging Association Meeting of June, 2010 and the Linus Pauling Institute Spring newsletter
American Aging Association Meeting of June, 2010- INFLAMMATION SUMMARY
70% of death is caused by infection/inflammation; 16-30% by traumatic sepsis; 1-10% by age alone. Human life expectancy has increased 2.5yrs each decade since 1850. 50% of 21st century births will live [...] Read more »

AJCN May, 2010

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SUMMARY – See this, longer synopses, and links to published articles further down this page at DETAILS at www.nutritioninvestigator.org.
EATING FOR HEALTH
1. Steamed foods are better fpr health than those cooked with high heat
2. Adding the right spices to meat before cooking reduces harmful products from cooking – Cloves, Cinnamon, Oregano, [...] Read more »

Vitamin D,Miracle drug?

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The New York Times of February 1, 2010, ran an article titled “Vitamin D: Miracle Drug: Is it science, or just talk?” The author writes, “But don’t start gobbling down vitamin D supplements just yet. The excitement about their health potential is still far ahead of the science. Although numerous studies have been promising, there [...] Read more »

Linus Pauling Institute Fall, 2008 Newsletter

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This newsletter is remarkable, and available for free if you fill out the LPI form here. I recommend you subscribe to this newsletter, full of outstanding nutrition information based on the latest research from this institute. Here’s a few highlights worth noting:
1. From Director Balz Frei: Many publications show that high concentrations of vitamin C [...] Read more »

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