Category: Diet

Your Intestines on Excess High Fructose Corn Syrup (it’s not pretty)

Firstly, let me apologize for not forewarning you that I wouldn’t be posting last week.  I did this absolutely K-RAAAAZY thing last week – I took a vacation. I am not sure that in the almost 5 year history of this blog, such insanity… Continue Reading “Your Intestines on Excess High Fructose Corn Syrup (it’s not pretty)”

Another Very Interesting “Personalized Nutrition” Company: Introducing ZOE

I know from past surveys that many of you, like me, are super interested in personalized nutrition.  I just found another company that looks very promising: ZOE. The company has an impressive group of scientists at its helm.  To name just a few:  Tim… Continue Reading “Another Very Interesting “Personalized Nutrition” Company: Introducing ZOE”

Homing in on a Microbiome Culprit in ALS

And just like last week, the Weizmann Institute in Israel strikes again.  So much cutting edge research out of one place! As many of you may know from previous posts on this blog (look here and here, as just two of many examples), over… Continue Reading “Homing in on a Microbiome Culprit in ALS”

Personalized Nutrition: An Update

Back in 2018, I described research to you out of the Weizmann Institute in Israel, which involved creating an algorithm to figure out the optimal diet for someone based upon their microbiome analysis results.[i]  That research led to the creation of the new company,… Continue Reading “Personalized Nutrition: An Update”

More on the Biome Evils of Artificial Sweeteners

Ugh. I have so few guilty pleasures, what with calorie counts and nutrition information on everything.  As much as I am pining to finally taste a mocha frappacino at Starbucks, as soon as I see that 400+ calorie count, I just can’t bring myself… Continue Reading “More on the Biome Evils of Artificial Sweeteners”

More Reasons for Me to Love My Shirataki Noodles

Several months ago, in order to cut down on some carbohydrates in my diet (I’m pretty much a carb junkie), I started to eat Japanese shirataki noodles that I’d found in my healthfood store.  It was a eureka moment for me when I discovered… Continue Reading “More Reasons for Me to Love My Shirataki Noodles”

A Yeast-Derived Metabolite from Kefir: Promising Research in the Fight Against Pathogens and Excessive Inflammation

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel are working on isolating specific molecules from kefir that can combat pathogenic bacteria and treat inflammatory bowl disease, as well as halt cytokine storms such as seen in severe cases of COVID.[i]  For those unfamiliar with kefir, it… Continue Reading “A Yeast-Derived Metabolite from Kefir: Promising Research in the Fight Against Pathogens and Excessive Inflammation”

Diet and Your Gut Bacteria: Specific and Consistent Relationships Found

News flash (NOT!):  eating unhealthy food is bad for you. While that is not exactly revolutionary, there is still a lot we don’t know, like exactly how diet affects different bacteria of the human biome.  Thus, I am reporting to you an interesting study… Continue Reading “Diet and Your Gut Bacteria: Specific and Consistent Relationships Found”

The Price for a High Sugar Diet Early in Life – Memory Issues Later

Today’s post is about interesting research out of the University of Southern California, UCLA and the University of Georgia, looking at the relationship of sugary drinks early in life to cognitive issues later on.[i]  Here’s a fact that I didn’t know:  according to the… Continue Reading “The Price for a High Sugar Diet Early in Life – Memory Issues Later”

Short Term Increase in Prebiotic Fibers Makes a Big Difference

I’m on a bit of a fiber kick right now! A study just came out of the University of California, Irvin, which caught my interest.  Did you know that on average, Americans eat way less than 50% of the recommended daily intake of fiber?  … Continue Reading “Short Term Increase in Prebiotic Fibers Makes a Big Difference”