Study links copper intake to Alzheimer’s disease

The reality is most of us get all the copper we need for our bodies to function properly in our regular diets. Tap water coming through copper pipes, fruits and vegetables, red meat and shellfish are all sources of dietary copper. So, what is the connection between copper and Alzheimers? One of the trademarks of Alzheimer’s disease is the formation of plaques, or abnormal collections of beta-amyloid proteins, in the brain. A study done by Rochester Medical Center published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that high levels of copper left the brain struggling to get rid of the beta-amyloid protein. In the study, mice that were fed more copper in their water had a greater buildup of the metal in the blood vessels of the brain. This buildup interfered with the way the brains blood-brain barrier functioned and made it harder for the brain to get rid of the beta-amyloid protein. The blood-brain barrier is a shield of sorts, which controls what passes in and out of the brain. Copper led to more beta amyloid being produced, as well as a decreased clearance of the protein. So there was a compound effect on the brain and a buildup of the plaques associated with Alzheimers.

Dr. Weston Price and the ideal human diet

Dr. Weston Price and the ideal human diet

He wrote that an isolated, single form of a vitamin (he used the example of Vitamin D) is not how it occurs in nature. Vitamin D is actually a combination of several (poorly understood) factors whose function cannot be duplicated by a single molecule in pill or shot form.

Nutrition News: Forget the diets

The real measure researchers should be looking at, they say, is not how many pounds individual subjects of these studies lost, but how able they were to stick to the diet in question. The bottom line is there isnt just one diet that fits for everyone. The best diet depends on food preferences, cultural or regional traditions, food availability and food intolerances. The most important questions to ask yourself for weight loss: Is this sustainable for the rest of my life? Is it healthy for the rest of my life? Can I keep this here up and get the nutrients I need? We are all individuals, and the diet that works for one person wont necessarily work for another. So its time to stop charting how many pounds this group of subjects lost on Diet X versus that group of subjects on Diet Y. Instead, the scientists argue, our research efforts should be spent figuring out how to individualize weight loss strategies to help people make long-term behavioral changes that result in permanent weight loss. In other words, find url a healthy lifestyle that works for you. Q and A Q: I see there are California avocados and Florida avocados.


Healthy Living Expo set for Sept. 21 in Garland

YMCA’s Healthy Living: Helping kids stay healthy during the school year

The H20 5K will begin at 8:15 a.m. Advance registration is $10 by Sept. 6 and includes a free race shirt. After Sept. 6, registration is $15. Healthy You exhibitors will offer free health screenings. Flu shots will be available through the Garland Health Department.

All students were randomly assigned to a PE class in either the first or second semester of the school year. Researchers collected information on each students activity level in and outside of the PE class, and compared their level of activity to their grades in the subjects of math, science, world studies and English. Surprisingly, researchers found that being enrolled in PE (moderate activity for 30 minutes, 5 days per week) did not influence the childrens grades. The governments Healthy People 2010 guidelines recommend vigorous activity for 20 minutes, at least three days per week. This study showed that the more active children were, such as participating in a sport or other vigorous activity, the better they did in school. Most of the children who did exercise vigorously did so outside of school, by playing sports like soccer, basketball, football, baseball and softball. Staying active This doesnt mean that children who dont participate in organized sports are doomed to become low achievers. Achieving vigorous activity can be achieved in other ways, such as participating in an after-school activity program such as those offered at the Hampshire Regional YMCA.

Delta Air Lines: Next Year, Our Health Care Costs Will Increase By ‘Nearly $100 Million’

Health care tech investments attract Life Sciences Greenhouse

Delta doesnt like Obamacares Cadillac tax on high value insurance plans. But thats because the tax is doing exactly what it should do: motivating employers to pare down on costly plans that drive premiums upward. Delta says that its health care costs will increase by $100 million next year. Thats a staggering sum, even for a large company like Delta. Its not clear exactly how much of that sum is due specifically to Obamacare, and how much is due to health inflation and the end of Obamacares Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, a $5 billion fund used to encourage employers to continue providing health benefits to early retirees in the near-term. But the three provisions described above amount to $38 million, and that doesnt include increased cost of insurance due to Obamacares benefit mandates, which should amount to a significant additional sum. Regulatory uncertainty is a significant problem The letter also complains about other aspects of the law, such as the employer mandate, which may unnecessarily impose HR information systems changes that will be costly to build and maintain due to their complexity. There are many unsettled principles surrounding this provision of ACA, Kight writes, and based on the fact that it is already June, employers will not have time to react should final regulations be issued this year. This puts employers at risk of being assessed these penalties in innocent situations (such as when employees take voluntary leaves of absences) and imposes additional costs, even in those situations where the vast majority of employees are offered affordable, comprehensive coverage. This is one of the most problematic aspects of Obamacare: the fact that the Obama administration has missed dozens of deadlines to issue important regulations related to the law. Employers sit around waiting for these regulations to drop, knowing that they must reorganize their businesses to comply, or pay steep penalties. But as the clock ticks, and we get closer to 2014, companies have less and less time to adapt to new regulations, increasing the potential for disruption and higher costs.


It’s one of the only segments that is attracting new venture capital, here or nationally, leading to tough times all around for life sciences. Venture capital is fleeing the segment thanks to poor returns — therapeutic medicines in particular can take a decade, plus a billion dollars in research and trials, before they get to market. Most don’t even make it that far, given the sector’s failure rates. As a result, life science start-ups as well and the greenhouses that fund them are scrambling for money, particularly since the recession. That’s one reason the Pittsburgh greenhouse is downsizing, announcing this summer that it would cut four staff positions and shed half of its office space. For life sciences research and development, “a lot of things changed after the crash,” said Stephanie Marrus, director of the Entrepreneurship Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

He lost 300 pounds through diet and exercise — now Ryan ‘Mac’ McDonald is racing after his dream

Celebrity diets: Are they life-changers?

Caroline Manzo

Pepper. Loved ones urged him to change his ways and occasionally he would try. After friends bought him a gym membership for his 25th birthday he went for a walk on the treadmillonly to see smoke rising from the machine after two minutes. “I was then an almost 450-pound guy. The treadmill just wasn’t built for me. But I used that as an excuse to stop trying,” Mac recalled.

Queensland prisoners served up special diets and three square meals while pensioners scrimp to eat well

New Jerseys most famous ‘Housewife’ drops more than 20 pounds Caroline Manzo of reality TVs “Real Housewives of New Jersey” told Us Magazine that she has recently lost more than 20 pounds. What did Manzos celebrity diet consist of? Portion control, she said. But how long will this famous housewife with an Italian surname be able to shun pasta and other carbs? To Manzos credit, she isnt avoiding pasta, shes just eating less of it and earlier in the day, when theres ample time for those carbs to be burned. Carbohydrates feed the brain, and eating a limited supply is good for eliminating cravings. A celebrity diet doctor reported that Manzo is also exercising three times a week for one hour. Manzo is likely to keep her 5-foot-1 figure svelte as long as she allows herself to indulge once in a while and continues to reduce her portion sizes. Hollywood mega couples detox celebrity diet If youd rather stick a hot poker in your eye than go on a diet for 10 days consisting of nothing but water with lemons, maple syrup and cayenne pepper, youre not alone. But thats how Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore chose to purge their systems clean of toxins earlier this summer by going on the Master Cleanse diet . Kutcher didnt fare very long.

Ryan ‘Mac’ McDonald near his heaviest weight, 530 lbs. Through diet and exercise, he has dropped around 300 lbs. in the past three years.

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Tonight: Food Facts and Fiction – Part 4: The Great British Diet

3 people look at 5 doughnuts on a table

Jonathan Maitland teams up with Dr David Lewis to find out more about the psychology of snacking and to find out some simple tips about how to limit our snack intake. They devise an experiment in which they ask two groups of students to eat crisps: one group from small bags and the other from larger bags. A Tonight experiment shows portion size has an effect on how much we choose to eat Credit: ITV / Tonight To the participants surprise, the group eating from the bigger bags ate almost two thirds more crisps. Clearly a simple change in snack sizes can dramatically reduce our daily intake. Jonny concludes: So this is a very good argument really for getting supermarkets and food manufacturers to kind of downsize the portions. If youre buying snacks, buy small portions rather than say, wow that big jumbo size pack is really good value Ill buy that.

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Over the next five and a half years, about 32 percent of study participants developed kidney disease and eight percent died. Oberbauer and his colleagues found that participants who scored in the top one-third for overall diet were 26 percent less likely to be diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and 39 percent less likely to die during the study period than those in the bottom one-third. That was after taking into account their age, gender and how long each person had had diabetes. Moderate drinking – about five alcoholic drinks per week – was tied to a lower risk of chronic kidney disease, as was eating more animal protein. Sodium, measured from a urine sample, was not linked to a person’s chance of developing new or worsening kidney disease except at very high or low levels. The results don’t prove that eating a healthier diet can ward off kidney problems. But, the researchers wrote in JAMA Internal Medicine, “If the associations identified would be causal, then for each 1,000 individuals with type 2 diabetes and vascular disease adhering to a healthy diet, 131 would be expected to experience incidence or progression of (chronic kidney disease) within the next 5 years compared with 151 individuals on an unhealthy diet.” Dr. Holly Kramer, who studies nutrition and kidney disease at Loyola University Chicago, said the study had a number of limitations – including that sodium was measured in the urine at a single time point, rather than over one or more days, and that the researchers didn’t have data on the total amount of calories people ate each day. However, she said the findings are consistent with past studies showing that fruit and leafy green vegetables, in particular, are beneficial.

Healthy diet in diabetes tied to less kidney disease

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Diet pills stir debate as more enter the market

He went on to say, “Anytime I see a scientist get this excited about something like Garcinia Cambogia Extract and when I looked through some of this research and called these scientists myself, I get excited! That’s why Garcinia Cambogia Extract makes sense to me and absolutely fascinates me.” We’ll tell you why he said that, and give you his recommendations on what to look for when buying this exciting new supplement for losing weight. Which Diet Pill Is Right For Me? As we said earlier, each diet-supplement has it’s own unique weight loss potential, let’s start with what you’re looking to achieve. Another thing you should do is consult with friends or look for reviews online to get a better picture of what weight loss supplement does what. There are some fake diet pills on the market so check for reputable companies.

Intensity Nutrition Introduces New Enhanced Formulas for Intense Workout Support

Nutrition Science Initiative brings Strategy to Rigorous and Historical Effort

This will be augmented with an increased presence in the social media realm in hopes to further educate and inform customers about the enhanced product line. “Special operators and those who train at ultra-high intensity levels require unique support”, states founder Mike Ryan. Mike should know, considering his history as a Navy Seal whose workouts are famous for their demanding nature and intense vigor.

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Wed Aug 7, 2013 4:00am EDT Nutrition Science Initiative brings Strategy to Rigorous and Historical Effort PR Newswire LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013 Spector brings vast experience managing creative strategic planning, communications, advocacy and public affairs locally, nationally and globally. LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) is proud to announce the appointment of Stacie Spector as the Vice President of Strategy and External Relations as of June 10, 2013. NuSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of reducing the individual, social and economic burden of obesity and its related chronic disease by enhancing the quality of science in nutrition and obesity research. “Stacie’s arrival marks another bold step in NuSI’s growth. Her expertise and strategic vision will allow NuSI to launch the incredible initiatives and programs that have been in development for months. Under Stacie’s guidance NuSI will be solidifying strategic partnerships with the nation’s most influential organizations and advocacy groups and offering the public various opportunities to connect with the remarkable groundbreaking science NuSI is funding,” said Peter Attia , President, NuSI. Spector most recently served as Chief Communications Officer for the Salk Institute, helping launch the $300 million Campaign for Salk marked with an innovative approach to sharing science with a broader audience. She brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning for national non-profits and campaigns, building coalitions, advocacy, and communications capacities in the political, academic, research and business sector. In 2004 she was recruited as Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications at University of California San Diego overseeing communications, media relations, publications, special events, marketing, VIP tours, state government relations and advocacy. In addition to successfully concluding the $1 billion “Imagine What’s Next” campaign. A graduate of Columbia University and a California native Spector was appointed Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Communications for the White House during the Clinton presidency. Previously she served as Deputy Communications Director for President Clinton’s re-election and directed all events for the 1997 Presidential Inauguration. She was recruited by Vice President Gore as his Deputy Campaign Manager to develop strategic and “rapid response” communications and worked on many other political and issue campaigns including as Deputy Campaign Manager for the re-election campaign of Senator Tom Harkin in 1990. She is a member of the San Diego Theatres board of directors and the national Humane Society communications advisory council.

In U.S., Less Than Half Look at Restaurant Nutrition Facts

Americans Who Pay a "Great Deal"/"Fair Amount" of Attention to Nutritional Information, by Key Subgroups, July 2013

However, most Americans do pay attention to nutrition labels on packaged foods, which the federal government has required for 23 years. Americans’ level of attention to nutritional information in restaurants may increase as the practice of posting such information become more common. It is possible, though, that people are more flexible when eating out — and more likely to choose less healthy food options — than they are when deciding what to purchase at the grocery store. Regardless, paying close attention to nutritional information on food packages and in restaurants could be a successful tool for Americans in managing their weight and maintaining a healthy diet. But simply paying attention to nutritional information is not enough to lower obesity rates . Americans must also use what they learn from the nutritional information to make healthier choices. Thus far, studies have shown mixed results as to whether posting nutritional information in restaurants actually encourages people to choose a healthier option. Survey Methods Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted July 10-14, 2013, with a random sample of 2,027 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S.

Top 10 health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers

Aetna drops out of Connecticut health exchange


in Dietetics, helps us understand how breastfeeding is good for both the mother and child. Health benefit of breastfeeding for mothers # 1: Breastfeeding promotes physiological recovery from pregnancy . It helps new mothers forget the agony they went through at labour and just enjoy the baby. Health benefit of breastfeeding for mothers # 2: Breastfeeding promotes faster uterine involution, i.e., the uterus is physiological transformed from that of a pregnant woman to a non-pregnant woman. Health benefit of breastfeeding for mothers # 3: Breastfeeding decreases the risk of postpartum haemorrhage by controlling the postpartum blood loss. Health benefit of breastfeeding for mothers # 4: Breastfeeding increases the period of postpartum ovulation, i.e., there is a delay in the onset of the menstrual cycle after delivery. Health benefit of breastfeeding for mothers # 5: Breastfeeding promotes psychological attachment with the baby.

EDT August 5, 2013 Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna said it is pulling out of the stat’es health exchange. (Photo: Douglas Healey, AP) Aetna, Connecticut differ over pricing Company is second to drop out of Connecticut’s exchange Aetna also dropped out of Maryland’s health exchange last week SHARE 24 CONNECT 17 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE Aetna announced it is pulling out of Connecticut’s health insurance exchange after disagreements over pricing. The Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna Life Insurance told the state’s insurance department that it was reluctantly withdrawing from the insurance marketplace for 2014. The exchange is preparing open enrollment this fall. Health insurance exchanges are being created under President Obama’s health care reform law. Under the law, often called Obamacare, states will have an online exchange where Americans will be able to buy insurance plans, starting on Oct. 1.