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Plant based diet study debunks eating for your blood type for weight loss, health

You may have read that it's important to eat certain foods based on your blood type. Depending on whether your blood type is O, A, B or AB, proponents of the blood type diet say there are foods to eat and foods to avoid for optimal health and a longer life.  Can eating certain foods based on blood type really help you live longer? The blood type diet was first introduced in 1996 by a naturopathic physician, Peter D'Adamo who alleges that even the spices you put on your food could contribute to better health and should be individualized for your specific blood type.  The theory is that certain foods and even the type of exercise you do should be individualized.  For instance, if you have type O blood you should eat plenty of meat and fish protein, vegetables and fruits but stay away from legumes - at least so the dietary guidelines say.  Recommendations for weight loss include avoiding dairy, corn and wheat and filling up on red meat, broccoli, spinach and olive oil.  Type A ind

Another reason skipping vaccines is a bad idea: Measles wipes out immunity

Image: Wikimedia Commons Vaccine safety has become a hot topic for parents who insist on not having their children vaccinated. As an RN I'm openly opposed to anyone that thinks skipping childhood vaccinations is a good idea. A new study highlights the ongoing harm to a child's immune system once they're infected with the measles. Measles destroys pre-existing antibodies The finding that is published today in the journal Science   describes how the measles virus destroys immunity a child has against other bacteria and viruses. In essence, getting the measles makes your child more susceptible to chicken-pox because the virus destrtoys pre-existing antibodies. But that's not all. The study, led by a team of researchers at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health revealed measles can make children 11 to 73 percent more susceptible to everything from the flu to infections of the skin; including the

Gut Bacteria could be the reason childhood obesity continues to soar

Credit Wikipedia Commons If your child is overweight or obese It could be the result of bacteria that lives in the gut, a new study has found. Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health share it’s not just calories that leads to overweight children. Since the1970s obesity rates among children have tripled, according to the CDC and the statistics continue to rise each year. The conclusion, published in the journal Obesity Reviews , is the result of published research  from multiple animal and human studies. Calories might not be the culprit  Yadav, assistant professor of molecular medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine, shared that over the past decade studies have increaqsingly pointed to the bacteria living in our gut being not just associated with obesity, but also one of the causes. A Penn State study has also linked bacteria in the mouth of children as a potential predictor of obesity. Yadav, Ph.D who led the review said: “The medical commu

Lung cancer prevention another reason to eat yogurt and a high fiber diet

Image Wikipedia Commons A new study suggest lung cancer could be prevented by eating more yogurt and fiber. The study is considered strong and highlights the ageless wisdom that ‘food is medicine’. We already know high-fiber and yogurt are good for the gastrointestinal system and can help prevent heart disease as well as colon cancer. If you aren’t eating yogurt and plenty of fiber you’re missing out on the previously mentioned important health benefits. Vanderbilt researchers highlight how a high fiber diet that includes yogurt could actually help prevent lung cancer. Most of us don’t give enough credence to the power of food for preventing disease. The suggestion that a yogurt and high-fiber diet can prevent lung cancer came from a study that included 1.4 million adults in the United States, Asia and Europe and lead by Xiao-Ou Shu, MD, PhD, MPH who shared the finding is “robust” and “strong” for a 33% reduced lung cancer risk even among former and current smokers