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Craig Weatherby

Kids’ Sleep Enhanced by Omega-3s

by Craig Weatherby
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Evidence continues to grow that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids bring myriad benefits to children. The most recent study on this subject came from researchers behind the DHA Oxford Learning and Behaviour, conducted by researchers from Britain’s University of Oxford.

Now, more findings from the DOLAB study suggests that omega-3s from seafood or supplements could improve sleep quality in children.

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Gut-Dwelling Bugs Guide Weight and Health

by Craig Weatherby
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Why do some people seem more susceptible to metabolic disorders like obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes? We know a few major reasons, such as unfortunate genes, nutrient-poor/high-calorie diets, and sedentary lifestyles. But these factors don’t explain everything, and not everyone who has one or more develops a metabolic disorder. New research findings link bacteria to obesity and metabolic diseases and show how plant-foods affect gut profiles.

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Yoga as Heart Therapy

by Craig Weatherby
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People assume that yoga is healthy for body and mind … and there’s ample evidence favoring that proposition. When it comes to heart disease, yoga’s effects on stress and certain specific risk factors suggest that it should be helpful.

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Fruit Antioxidants May Help Deter Diabetes

by Craig Weatherby
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Diabetes may be the biggest threat to Americans’ collective health over the next few decades, with rates rising at an alarming pace. According to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 23.6 million children and adults in the United States – 7.8% of the population – have diabetes. Out of this estimated total, about 5.7 million people […]

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Vitamin G: How a Daily Dose of Green Improves Brain Function

by Craig Weatherby
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Natural settings like parks and woodlands refresh the brain, and may even improve physical health. So we’re calling this “Vitamin G”, getting outside and enjoying some Green.

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Meditation Yields Lasting Calm

by Craig Weatherby
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A new study shows that eight weeks of daily meditation moderated people’s responses to emotion-eliciting images … even after they stopped meditating.

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Teen’s Brain Saved by Omega-3s?

by Craig Weatherby
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Anything that can help TBI victims’ prognoses and families – and save billions in rehab and long-term care costs – should be pursued aggressively. Omega-3s from fish – especially DHA – hold real promise. The justification for urgent clinical testing of DHA in brain injuries just increased.

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Overeating Harms Memory

by Craig Weatherby
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Last year, two studies from Europe and the Mayo Clinic linked diets high in saturated fat – and low in unsaturated fats – to greater risk for brain decline. A new Mayo Clinic study suggests that excess calories may double the risk for memory loss.

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The Blood Sugar Solution

by Craig Weatherby
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Dr. Hyman’s new book, The Blood Sugar Solution, is designed to help readers enhance their metabolic and overall health, with the focus on achieving and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.

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Women’s Depression Tied to Junky Diets

by Craig Weatherby
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Two studies link diets high in processed foods, sugar, and omega-6 fats to depression in women and ties whole-food diets to a reduced risk. Women who ate a junky “Western” diet were 52 percent more likely to develop depression and 76 percent more likely to develop anxiety.

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