Tech & Science diet and nutrition A hyper-charged version of the keto and paleo diets, a dherents of the carnivore diet follow a strict menu centered around meat, with variations ranging from near-zero carb plans built on meat, eggs and limited dairy to more extreme versions, including dieters who claim to only consume beef, salt and water. Reasons for pursuing the carnivore diet also vary, with some dieters looking to cut out carbs and others embracing the carnivore diet for reasons of political trolling, typically to defy vegans or show contempt for research into climate change that argues for a reduction of meat consumption due to its high carbon footprint—eating red meat to own the libs, essentially. As an actual diet plan, the carnivore diet is unevidenced pseudoscience, with its defensibility relying on the lack of hard research into the effects of an all-meat diet. As with many super restrictive diets, carnivores often report losing weight in their first few weeks on … [Read more...] about What is the Carnivore Diet? All Meat Menu Is Part Bad Nutrition, Part Trolling
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By Karen D'Souza | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 7:02 am | UPDATED: January 21, 2019 at 3:29 am Celery juice is having a moment. The juicing trend, which never stops whirring along, has moved on from kale smoothies and acai chasers to its newest craze. Devotees of the green elixir claim it can help you with weight loss, mental health, infertility, reducing inflammation, improving gut health and easing eczema. There are now over 35,000 Instagram posts hailing the merits of #CeleryJuice and various items praising its “potent healing properties” on Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site, Goop, as CNN notes. Proponents recommend juicing a large bunch of celery (roughly 500ml of juice) and gulping down the green stuff every morning on an empty stomach to kick start your day. Some credit New York Times best-selling author and “Medical Medium” Anthony William with starting the buzz on celery … [Read more...] about Celery juice: The latest wellness craze
Corticosteroids are synthetic drugs that are used to treat a wide variety of disorders, including asthma, arthritis, skin conditions and autoimmune diseases. The drug mimics cortisol, a hormone that's naturally produced by the adrenal glands in healthy people. Cortisol, commonly called the "stress hormone," is a steroid hormone (not to be confused with anabolic steroids, which are sometimes abused by athletes) that's released in response to stress. It's involved in a wide range of processes in the body, such as metabolism, inflammation, blood pressure regulation and bone formation, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Corticosteroids work by decreasing inflammation and suppressing the immune system, according to Cleveland Clinic. Left untreated, excess inflammation can damage healthy tissue, as well as cause redness, swelling and pain. The first use of corticosteroids dates back to 1948, when rheumatologists at the Mayo Clinic treated a patient who had debilitating rheumatoid … [Read more...] about What Are Corticosteroids?
I do not like tomatoes.On a pizza base as a sauce, sure, I can handle that. But as far as fruits go, I consider them absolutely mediocre. The Devil's fruit. That's what I'd call them, were they actually worth thinking about. And sure, people tell me I am not eating the right tomatoes. I need to eat "organic" tomatoes, they say. Maybe my tomato source is no good but simply put, if I can avoid them, I will.But scientists have discovered a way to, quite literally, spice up the lame fruit. A new study, published in the journal Trends in Plant Science, suggests that the tomato could be genetically engineered to produce capsaicins -- the molecules that give peppers their heat (or "pungency", as the scientists say).Genetically, the tomato and the pepper are long-lost relatives, having only diverged around 19 million years ago. Because of this lineage, lurking within the tomato genome is a suite of genes that can produce the spicy capsaicin compound. Normally, those genes aren't switched on, … [Read more...] about Scientists want to genetically engineer a spicy tomato
CHICAGO — In the room, physicians and nutritionists clung to their idea of an ideal diet like a parent clings to his or her child. On Nov. 10, here at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions annual meeting, a group of panelists discussed which diets they thought were the best for heart health, pulling on already-published data from recent years. Though there wasn't a clear winner, the panelists agreed that an ideal diet is one that is high in vegetables, high in non-processed, whole foods, and low in processed meat, added sugar and carbohydrates. Though the best diet "depends on the individual … I also firmly believe that everyone should focus on a foundational diet that includes all of [these] agreed upon components," one of the panelists, Christopher Gardner, director of Nutrition Studies at Stanford Prevention Research Center, told Live Science afterwards. [Diet and Weight Loss: The Best Ways to Eat] But even those agreed upon components would be a major … [Read more...] about Keto, Mediterranean or Vegan: Which Diet Is Best for the Heart?