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What are the health benefits of raw honey?

Posted: April 21 2019

Honey provides a range of health benefits. Raw honey, which comes straight from the beehive, contains healthful bee pollen, bee propolis, and plenty of antioxidants. Research has not confirmed that raw honey has more health benefits than regular honey, but some people believe that the processing and pasteurization that regular honey undergoes diminishes many of the […]

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Why eating ‘right’ could cause you to stray from your diet

Posted: April 21 2019

New findings published on the 17th April in the International Journal of Epidemiologysuggest that even the recommended amounts of red and processed meat may be harmful to health. This single large prospective study of half a million people in the UK showed that red and processed meats are carcinogenic to the human colon. Researchers found that consuming […]

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Benefits of Cherimoya (Custard Apple)

Posted: April 13 2019

Cherimoya (Annona cherimola) is a green, cone-shaped fruit with scaly skin and creamy, sweet flesh. Thought to have originated in the Andes mountains of South America, it’s grown in tropical areas with high altitudes (1, 2). Due to its creamy texture, cherimoya is also known as custard apple. It’s often eaten with a spoon and served […]

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Health advice not all-inclusive

Posted: April 5 2019

Every day we’re bombarded with stories telling us how to live our healthiest lives. We’re told we should sleep seven to nine hours each night, eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, exercise regularly, drink lots of water and avoid alcohol. It’s a lot to take in. And even though it might be based on the […]

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Could probiotics evolve in the gut and cause harm?

Posted: March 30 2019

Probiotics are live microorganisms that play a key role in intestinal function. They achieve this by helping create a healthful bacterial balance within the host’s gut. Our bodies already contain around 1.5 kilograms of probiotic bacteria. However, these microorganisms also occur in fermented foods such as yogurt, kimchi, miso, and some types of cheese. Recently, much […]

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Low-calorie ‘fasting-mimicking’ diet has potential to treat people with IBD

Posted: March 13 2019

What if a special diet could reduce inflammation and repair your gut? USC researchers provided evidence that a low-calorie “fasting-mimicking” diet has the potential to do just that. Published in the March 5 edition of Cell Reports, the study reports on the health benefits of periodic cycles of the diet for people with inflammation and indicated […]

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‘Carbohydrate Monotony’ Diet May Ease IBD

Posted: February 14 2019

Less-developed countries that are adopting a Western-type lifestyle are showing an increase in IBD cases, albeit with a lower incidence. This illustrates the importance of understanding the environmental factors behind IBD. Researchers believe IBD is influenced by genetics, defective immunological responses of the host, problems in the gut’s natural barrier and in its microbiome (the […]

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Diet and Clear-Mindedness Affects Psychosocial Needs in IBD Patients

Posted: February 14 2019

Among 10 different psychosocial needs, diet and a lack of clear-mindedness were the ones most patients with inflammatory bowel disease felt were affected by their disease, a study reports. The study, “An Exploratory Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Psychosocial Factors Affecting Health-Related Quality of Life,” was published in Medical Sciences. Although previous studies have shown that […]

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Soul Food: The Ayurvedic Diet and How It Helped Me Manage IBD

Posted: January 31 2019

When I was 16, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and was prescribed medication to treat it. Even with medication, I dealt with flares that caused severe bleeding, debilitating pain, nausea, vomiting, and muscle cramps, among other symptoms. For three years my mother and I visited one specialist after another on the East Coast searching for answers. When a doctor […]

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Could pomegranate treat IBD?

Posted: January 31 2019

Pomegranate could fight the agonising symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), scientists believe. The researchers, at the University of Louisville in Kentucky said their discovery highlights the importance of gut health to protect from IBD. The researchers discovered a metabolite called urolithin A (UroA) is produced as a result of polyphenols in fruits and gut […]

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