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Nutrition and Life Choices

What and how we choose to eat deeply influences our health as individuals, but also as families, communities, bioregions and a living planet. We eat well not just so we, as individuals, can avoid disease in 10 or 20 years but so we can feel bright and vigorous today, support sustainable farming and create healthy culture each day, and be part of a healthy planet in 30 years.

Key Articles

Indigestion, Antacids, Achlorhydria and H Pylori

By Michael T. Murray, ND
From American Journal of Natural Medicine

The term "indigestion" is often used to describe a feeling of Thegaseousness term "indigestion" or fullness is in often the abdomen. It can also be used to describe "heartburn." Indigestion can be attributed to a great many causes, including not only increased secretion of acid but also decreased secretion of acid and other digestive factors and enzymes. The dominant treatment of indigestion is the use of over-the-counter preparations. These preparations include antacids which work by binding free acid, and drugs like Tagamet, Zantac, and Pepcid which inhibit the release of antacids by blocking histamine (H2) receptors including antacids.

What Does Blood Type Have to Do With Friendly Bacteria

There are three things actually. First, your blood type antigens are actually prominent in your digestive tract and, in about 80% of individuals (secretors), are also prominent in the mucus that lines your digestive tract. Because of this, many of the bacteria in your digestive tract actually use your blood type as a preferred food supply.

Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium

The typical American's diet relies on dairy products for 70% of its calcium intake. But you can get enough calcium without dairy products.

One cup of cows milk contains approximately 300 mg of calcium. However, your body's ability to absorb such calcium may be limited because the body often needs to bring calcium into the blood to balance the excess phosphorous that is also in cow's milk. Apart from the fact that many individuals react to dairy products, milk also has a poor Calium-to-Magnesium ratio.

General Articles

Right for Your Type: Why Your Secretor Status Matters

By Peter D'Adamo

Previously, select labs using sophisticated forensic techniques could only determine secretor status. D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition (DPN) has made this important test available to you using just a saliva sample to perform the determination. With our Saliva Test Kit, determining your secretor status is easy.

Coffee in China and the Analysis of Coffee According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine (Portland, Oregon)

For years, Western practitioners of Chinese medicine and virtually all proponents of natural health care have tried to convince people that they should stop drinking coffee, as an important step towards becoming healthier. Coffee was blamed for contributing toxicity to the body and to "burning out" the adrenal glands, and was more generally disdained as being one of many mass market components of an unhealthy food chain. Few opponents of coffee considered it a natural herb with a history of medicinal use; instead, focus was on medical reports of adverse effects of caffeine and general impressions that stimulating beverages had to be unhealthy.

Fingerprint White Lines and Gluten

By Peter D'Adamo, MD

Although almost everyone knows that fingerprint ridge patterns remain constant and unchanging throughout life (which is why they are so useful to law enforcement) even professionals involved in dermatoglyphics research are often unaware of the changeable nature of the actual height of the ridges themselves. There are a series of surprising correlations between changes to the height of the ridge pattern and links to gluten intolerance found in diseases such as celiac and to certain sensitivities to proteins in the diet called lectins.

Shorter Dinner to Bed Time Linked to GERD

By Yasuhiro Fujiwara MD, PhD, Ai Machida MD, PhD, et al.
From The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Reported from Reuters

It is generally recommended that patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) refrain from eating within 3 h of going to sleep. In addition to a remarkable lack of supporting clinical evidence, whether GERD patients have shorter dinner-to-bed time is unknown. This study was designed to determine a possible association between dinner-to-bed time and GERD, compared with healthy adults.

The Acne and Milk Connection

By Randall Neustaedter, OMD
From Cure Guide

Everyone recognizes that increased hormone production in adolescents stimulates acne. The androgenic hormones, particularly testosterone, that increase at puberty, and the surge of premenstrual hormones, trigger increased production of sebum in the sweat glands. The pores become clogged with both sebum and dead skin cells, creating a prime breeding ground for bacteria.

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