Fish Oil Boosts Antidepressants

April 28, 2016 purposelywell 0

Fish oil has been known for quite some time to have beneficial cognitive effects. New research, however, is pointing to it even being capable of assisting with depression. Researchers from Harvard and The University of Melbourne collaborated to perform meta-analysis on data about Omega-3 fatty acids; finding solid evidence that […]

Polyphenols; Vegetables and Cancer

April 25, 2016 purposelywell 0

Polyphenols, an abundant type of micro-nutrient within fruits and vegetables, have been found to inhibit glucose processing and lactate transport within cancerous breast cells. This could point towards future treatments that are far less dangerous — or even supplement existent treatments in order to reduce their risks. The study [1] […]

Fighting Prostate Cancer… With Tomatoes

April 24, 2016 purposelywell 0

Prostate cancer may be prevented by a red pigment found within vegetables, according to overwhelming evidence spanning the past eight years [1,2,3,4]. As you likely guess, if you checked out any of the sources, the primary source for the pigment (lycopene) is tomatoes. This article [5], from The Monterey Herald’s […]

Your Brain on Fructose

April 23, 2016 purposelywell 0

Fructose may be changing how our brains express genes, according to a new study by UCLA postdoctoral candidate Qinying Meng [1]. Genetic changes in the brain are a large topic within medical sciences as of present – especially as diseases like Alzheimer’s are being directly linked to gene expression [2]. The wonderful […]

An Anecdote about Diets: Off the Grid in America

April 18, 2016 purposelywell 0

Diet and nutrition are the foundations for a healthy lifestyle. This article from MotherEarthNews by Aur Beck, explores just how important it is against Aur’s background growing up on a farm. When was the last time you thought of the food you ate as medicine to feed both your body […]

Do Low-Fat Diets Prevent Breast Cancer?

April 17, 2016 purposelywell 0

Could a low-fat diet be integral to preventing breast cancer in post-menopausal women? A story by ScienceDaily (found here) reports some evidence that it very well could be. An association between dietary fat intake and breast cancer outcomes was suggested nearly a half-century ago but observational findings have been inconclusive. […]

Beet Juice Beats Nitrates for Endurance

April 17, 2016 purposelywell 0

Alex Hutchinson at The Globe and Mail published this wonderful piece on beet juice’s endurance enhancing properties. Beet juice, whose endurance-boosting properties were first revealed in 2009, is an acquired taste. It also has powerful (and inconvenient) effects on the digestive system. It’s the most talked-about athletic performance enhancer of […]

Too Much Self-Control Bad for Diabetes Patients?

April 11, 2016 purposelywell 0

According to evidence published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, trying too hard to stay on-diet with diabetes may actually make things worse [1]. “People with diabetes who overexert self-control following a lapse may be especially likely to experience a subsequent relapse,” the paper’s objective states plainly, setting the […]

Soybean Oil Worse Than Sugar?

April 9, 2016 purposelywell 0

An article by Marygrace Taylor for [1] has some stunning news about soybean oil: Apparently, the Worst Food On The Planet Award should actually go to soybean oil, suggests new findings published in the journal PLoS One. Setting up a sort of dietary cage match, researchers fed mice a […]

Fruits and Veggies May Prevent Depression

April 8, 2016 purposelywell 2

A paper by the Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria [1] points to a larger nutritional basis for depression than previously realized. In a cohort study involving over of 15,000 subjects, researchers defined three fruit and vegetable dense diets, and […]

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