Chronic Pain Improves with a Healthy, Anti-Inflammatory Diet Could the foods you’re eating be contributing to your chronic pain? Perhaps you’ve been eating what’s referred to as the Western diet, which tends to be much heavier in refined carbohydrates and saturated fat than in protein and vegetables. Studies have shown this to be a major contributor to chronic pain and other health problems. The Western diet is sometimes referred to as the "SAD" (Standard American Diet). It tends to be beige, brown and white in color, which is the hallmark of nutrient poor foods. To eliminate or minimize chronic pain,...
David Perlmutter’s most recent offering, Brain Maker creates a scientifically compelling platform from which to pose fundamental questions regarding the origins of health, wellbeing and disease and how each is influenced by the bacteria living in the gut. Dr. Perlmutter’s review of this complex new research explores [...]
Recently, Dr. David Perlmutter (author of Grain Brain and Brain Maker) interviewed Dr. Gerard Mullin, director of Integrative Gastroenterology Nutrition Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and expert in the gut microbiome and gut health. The interview can be seen on YouTube. In this fascinating interview, Dr. [...]
In an article just published in the journal PLoS One (the journal of the Public Library of Science), the authors describe an experiment conducted to determine if increased consumption of soybean oil (which is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids), and/or fructose, might be contributing to the obesity […]
Have you ever wondered why you find yourself visiting the refrigerator repeatedly during TV commercials? Or why it is so much easier to keep your new lifestyle resolutions when you are with one group of friends but not another? There is actually a scientific explanation for this [...]