Cancer Cells Can ‘Hide’ in Fatty Tissue

Cancer stem cells can take cover and evade chemotherapy by hiding in fatty tissue, according to new research. A team of scientists in the US looked at the behaviour of leukaemia stem cells in mice and found they were building their own hideout in the fat – a bolt-hole that then increased their resistance to […]

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Cannabidiol reduces the anxiety induced by simulated public speaking

Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is one of the most common anxiety conditions with impairment in social life. Cannabidiol (CBD), one major non-psychotomimetic compound of the cannabis sativa plant, has shown anxiolytic effects both in humans and in animals. This preliminary study aimed to compare the effects of a simulation public speaking test (SPST) on […]

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Ideas for Keto Breakfast: Keto Waffles

Ingredients 5 eggs separated 4 tbs coconut flour 3-5 tbs granulated stevia, or sweetener of choice, to taste 1 tsp baking powder 1-2 tsp vanilla 3 tbs full fat milk 125g/ 4.5 oz butter melted First bowl. Whisk the egg whites until firm and form stiff peaks. Second bowl Mix the egg yolks, coconut flour, […]

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Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training

For years, athletes have known the benefits of high intensity interval training, which involves short, hard bursts of effort followed by periods of recovery. Marathon runners, for example, who race at a steady pace over a long distance – 26.2 miles – can boost their fitness by doing regular workouts in training that include fast […]

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What Happens When Less Saturated Fat in Diet Is Replaced by Carbs

An analysis of how carbohydrate and fat intake affects blood lipid profiles in more than 100,000 individuals living in 19 low- to high-income countries suggests that the message to lower dietary saturated fats to lower cholesterol and thus decrease risk of cardiovascular disease may be misleading. More: Medscape: Lipids Suffer When Less Saturated Fat in […]

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How sugar affects the brain

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets […]

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Bread and Mental Disease

Perhaps because gastroenterology, immunology, toxicology, and the nutrition and agricultural sciences are outside of their competence and responsibility, psychologists and psychiatrists typically fail to appreciate the impact that food can have on their patients’ condition. Here we attempt to help correct this situation by reviewing, in non-technical, plain English, how cereal grains—the world’s most abundant […]

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Metabolic Effects of the Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets

During very low carbohydrate intake, the regulated and controlled production of ketone bodies causes a harmless physiological state known as dietary ketosis. Ketone bodies flow from the liver to extra-hepatic tissues (e.g., brain) for use as a fuel; this spares glucose metabolism via a mechanism similar to the sparing of glucose by oxidation of fatty […]

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Ketone Bodies and Brain Health

The effects of ketogenic diets are not limited to seizure prevention. Ketogenic diets have shown beneficial effects and are being studied as therapeutic options for an impressively high range of neurological disorders: cognitive impairment, migraine, pain, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, autism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis, for example, […]

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