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Archives for November, 2019

Your Sleep and Gut Health are Intertwined

Poor sleep affects your gut microbiome and a poor gut microbiome affects your sleep.

Researchers at Nova Southeastern University found that gut health and sleep health are intertwined with one likely affecting the other.

, November 04, 2019


Daytime Drowsiness Dictated by Diet

Researchers in Australia conducted a study to determine which foods make people drowsy in the afternoons.

Scientists from Flinders University found a high intake of saturated fats and carbohydrates are the reason some people are susceptible to excessive daytime sleepiness.

, November 11, 2019


An Avocado a Day Keeps the Statins Away

An avocado a day is an effective way to reduce LDL cholesterol and could keep you from turning to statin drugs.

Scientists at Penn State conducted a randomized, controlled study and found daily avocado intake was associated with lower levels of small, dense LDL particles and oxidized LDL.

, November 18, 2019


Omega-3 Proven as Effective as ADHD Drugs

Treating ADHD symptoms do not have to include prescription drugs for some as this research shows.

Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may benefit from eating more fish or taking fish oil supplements because scientists have discovered omega-3 fatty acids are as effective as prescription drugs when it comes to attention issues for children with low levels of omega-3.

, November 22, 2019