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Mar
18
2008

Vegan Diet May Help Those with Arthritis

Research released from Swedens' Karolinska Institute has shown a vegan diet can help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people with rheumatoid arthritis, indicating a greater chance of more people embracing this wellness-related lifestyle.

Mar
06
2008

Vitamin D May Combat a Range of Diseases

Vitamin D, which can typically be derived from exposure to the sun, has been discovered to be helpful in combating cancer, osteoporosis and other diseases. However, due to the risk of skin cancer, more physicians are recommending vitamin D be taken in a pill form.

Mar
03
2008

Green Tea Party

By Cathy Christensen

Enjoy the body benefits and rich flavor of this much-lauded beverage.

Feb
22
2008

Women Tea-drinkers May Have Less Plaque in Arteries

A study recently released by researchers in France indicates women who drink at least three cups of tea a day are less likely to have plaque in their cartoid arteries, pointing to health benefits of tea.

Feb
20
2008

Trends in Holistic Beauty and Nutraceuticals

By Imogen Matthews

Trends in holistic beauty are spurring the nutricosmetic segment and recent product launches.

Feb
01
2008

Blue Love

By Cathy Christensen

Get a taste of the delicious flavor and important health benefits of the super blueberry.

Jan
03
2008

The Stomach and the Soul

Learn how tasty menu offerings are becoming part of the essential spa experience directly from the spas themselves.

Jan
03
2008

The Stomach and the Soul: Incorporating Food and Drink in the Spa

By Cathy Christensen

The integration of nutrition into your spa could result in benefits for both your business and your clients.

Dec
13
2007

Food Choices Can Have an Impact on Skin Health

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, "you are what you eat” is an adage that often applies to skin care...

Nov
20
2007

Low Glycemic Diet Can Help Decrease Acne

The findings from a new study suggest another reason why diets that contain low glycemic loads may be of benefit. Not only can they improve insulin sensitivity, this type of diet also appears to clear up acne as well.

Data from earlier studies suggest that dietary factors such as the glycemic load are involved in the pathogenesis of acne. Therefore, changes in diet could impact symptoms of this common skin disease, the researches hypothesize.

Foods that produce a high glycemic load—or high levels of blood glucose—such as white bread and potatoes tend to cause a rapid surge in blood sugar. Conversely, other carbs, such as high-fiber cereals or beans, create a more gradual change and are considered to have a low glycemic index.

Dr. Robyn N. Smith, from the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues assessed acne symptoms in 43 male patients, between 15 and 25 years, who were randomly assigned to a low glycemic load diet or a normal diet for 12 weeks. The intervention diet consisted of 25% energy from protein and 45% from low-glycemic-index carbohydrates.

The findings are published in the July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The low-glycemic diet was associated with a significant reduce in total acne compared with the normal diet. In addition, the low-glycemic diet produced significantly greater reductions in body weight and body mass and a greater increase in insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body’s cells become insensitive to the effects of insulin, so the body’s response to a normal amount of insulin is reduced. As a result, higher amounts of insulin are needed for this hormone to work in the body.
Smith and her associates point out that this study is the first randomized controlled trial to examine the influence the effects of glycemic load on acne.

“Although we could not isolate the effect of the low glycemic load diet from that of weight loss,” they add, the findings support the hypothesis of a relationship between acne and high insulin levels.

Reuters, July 20, 2007