What You Eat Affects Your Immune System: Keto vs Vegan Diet

What You Eat Affects Your Immune System: Keto vs Vegan Diet

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Researchers studied how diet affects immune response by having 20 participants follow a vegan or ketogenic diet for two weeks (Link VM, et.al., 2024).
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What Can Taking Breaks From Sitting Do for You?

What Can Taking Breaks From Sitting Do for You?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
A new study reveals that reducing sedentary behavior at work can significantly lower your risks of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality (Gao W, et.al., 2024).
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Vitamin A Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

Vitamin A Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Could vitamins help in the fight against strokes? A review of 21 studies suggests so.
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Omega-3s May Ward Off Post-COVID Psychiatric Issues

Omega-3s May Ward Off Post-COVID Psychiatric Issues

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
A recent study hints at good news: omega-3 supplements could help prevent mental health problems after COVID-19.
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Insulin Resistance, Alzheimer’s and Neurodegeneration

Insulin Resistance, Alzheimer’s and Neurodegeneration

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
A recent study shows that for those with Alzheimer's disease but without diabetes, insulin resistance might worsen Alzheimer’s by affecting brain glucose metabolism and brain volume.
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Can Berberine Offer Protection From Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can Berberine Offer Protection From Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Berberine may offer protection from Alzheimer's by preserving mitochondrial health and preventing brain cell damage caused by amyloid-beta.
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Can Berberine Be Helpful for the Gastrointestinal Tract?

Can Berberine Be Helpful for the Gastrointestinal Tract?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Berberine is known for its therapeutic effects. It is supporting digestive, metabolic, cardiovascular, and neurological health (Song D, et.al., 2020).
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What Type of Diet Works the Best for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk?

What Type of Diet Works the Best for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
In a recent study involving 44 identical twins, researchers found that a vegan diet can lead to better heart health compared to an omnivorous diet.
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Glutathione Benefits for Skin: What Can Glutathione Do for Your Skin?

Glutathione Benefits for Skin: What Can Glutathione Do for Your Skin?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed that taking oral glutathione can potentially improve skin health.
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Keto Diet Exposed: Surprising Findings on Fat Loss and Muscle Mass

Keto Diet Exposed: Surprising Findings on Fat Loss and Muscle Mass

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
This study explored whether switching from a high-carb diet to a ketogenic diet, without altering calorie intake, affects energy expenditure and body composition.
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What can glutathione do for cardiac protection

What can glutathione do for cardiac protection

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
The glutathione system is a vital defender against heart damage, acting as an antioxidant powerhouse within the cardiovascular system.
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Surprising benefits from taking glucosamine sulfate supplements

Surprising benefits from taking glucosamine sulfate supplements

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
A study of nearly half a million people found that those who regularly took glucosamine supplements had a 15% lower risk of dying from any cause.
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Eating your way to a healthier heart doesn’t have to be difficult

Eating your way to a healthier heart doesn’t have to be difficult

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
The 'Portfolio' diet, rich in plant protein (legums), nuts, and fibers, isn't just a fad—it could be lifesaving.
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You have a lot of control over the risk factors for stroke

You have a lot of control over the risk factors for stroke

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
According to this study, over 90% of the global stroke burden is caused by modifiable risk factors. Achieving control of behavioral and metabolic risk factors could avert more than 3/4 of the global stroke burden.
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What can changing the food you eat for 15 days accomplish?

What can changing the food you eat for 15 days accomplish?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
A recent health program, the 15-day Jumpstart, showcases the incredible impact of altering one's diet.
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Resting metabolic rate after strength training is different for men and women

Resting metabolic rate after strength training is different for men and women

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.

In summary, ST influences RMR based on gender but not age, and doesn't affect external physical activity levels.

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The Benefits of Short Meditation Sessions for Beginners

The Benefits of Short Meditation Sessions for Beginners

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Meditation has been hailed for its calming effects for centuries. But can short sessions make a difference for those new to the practice?
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Exercise for ten minutes instead of fifty and get the same benefits

Exercise for ten minutes instead of fifty and get the same benefits

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Researchers compared the benefits of sprint interval training (SIT) against traditional moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) for improving heart health and insulin sensitivity in inactive men
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This amino acid has shown to provide multiple benefits

This amino acid has shown to provide multiple benefits

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Taurine, a type of amino acid, is gaining attention for its potential therapeutic benefits. 
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This may help to reduce cellular aging

This may help to reduce cellular aging

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
New research shows that as we age, levels of the molecule taurine in our blood decrease. This decline has been observed in mice, monkeys, and humans. Interestingly, when taurine levels were boosted through supplementation, both mice and monkeys experienced longer, healthier lives. 
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