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The Fasting Mimicking Diet

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 18 February 2022
The Fasting Mimicking Diet
The Fasting Mimicking Diet  is a high nutrition, low protein, low carbohydrate meal plan in which calories are restricted for five days out of a month. The fasting mimicking diet has the benefits of fasting without depriving the body of food. This diet has been proven to beneficially change biomarkers associated with ageing, inflammation, and poor health.
As rates of disease continue to rise, people are taking charge of their health and turning to non-conventional therapies for heal...
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A Diet High in Oxolates Is Detrimental To Kidney Health

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 18 February 2022
A Diet High in Oxolates Is Detrimental To Kidney Health
High oxalates in the urine and plasma were first found in people who were susceptible to kidney stones. Many kidney stones are composed of calcium oxalate. Stones can range in size from the diameter of a grain of rice to the width of a golf ball. It is estimated that 10% of males may have kidney stones some time in their life. Because many kidney stones contain calcium, some people with kidney stones think they should avoid calcium supplements. However, the opposite is true.  When calci...
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Eating Healthy Can Extend Life by a Decade—and Also Lower Cancer Risk

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 17 February 2022
Eating Healthy Can Extend Life by a Decade—and Also Lower Cancer Risk
A young adult who switches from a typical Western diet to a plant-based eating pattern—one that also lowers risk of the most common cancers, packed with whole grains, legumes, and plant foods, and less red and processed meat—can add more than a decade to their life, finds a new study. Those same dietary changes made by an 80 year old would also increase their life expectancy by multiple years. And even smaller shifts to a healthier diet made by people of all ages could add years ...
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Helicobacter Pylori Stool Antigen Test – Now Available!

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 16 February 2022
Helicobacter Pylori Stool Antigen Test – Now Available!
Vitawell Wellness is pleased to announce that we now offer the H. pylori stool antigen test to complement our H. pylori salivary IgG test. The H. pylori stool antigen test is a convenient, noninvasive, and highly accurate method for diagnosing active H. pylori infection and for monitoring treatment outcomes. Patients should discontinue proton pump inhibitors for at least two weeks prior to H. pylori stool antigen testing. Follow up stool testing to confirm eradication of H. pylori should be...
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Gum Disease Linked to Colorectal Cancer: COLDENT Study

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 12 February 2022
Gum Disease Linked to Colorectal Cancer: COLDENT Study
Periodontal disease (PD) may increase the risk of sporadic colorectal cancer (CRC), findings from the population-based case-control COLDENT study suggest. The rate of new CRC diagnoses among individuals in the study who had a history of PD was nearly 50% higher than in those with no such history, after adjusting for a host of medical and demographic factors, say the investigators. This isn't the first time PD has been linked with extra-oral health outcomes, including gastrointestinal ca...
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