Category Archives for "Nutrition"

Melatonin Supplementation in Patients with Epilepsy!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

Epilepsy (also known as seizure disorder) is a neurological condition with symptoms which vary from a momentary lapse of attention to convulsions. Damage to brain cells can disrupt the normally smooth-running pattern of electrical activity in the brain by causing an electrical overload. This can create a seizure, which causes a sudden change in the […]

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Dried Plums Promote Satiety and Lowers Energy Intake!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

A prune comes from a variety of plum species and is usually sold as dried fruit. The U.S Department of Agriculture scientists at Tufts University ranked prunes as the highest fruit containing twice the antioxidant capacity in comparison to such fruits as blueberries, raisins, strawberries, etc. They are high in dietary fiber and are beneficial […]

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Antioxidant Nutrients and Atopic Dermatitis in Children Nutrients and Atopic Dermatitis in Children!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

Eczema is a chronic skin condition, characterized by dry, red, flaky patches of skin. Eczema appears most commonly on the face, neck, elbows, wrists, knees, behind the ears, and on the scalp. During acute episodes, the patches become oozing, inflamed, and itchy. There are currently two recognized classifications of dermatitis: atopic and contact. Contact dermatitis […]

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Telomere Length in Sleep Apnea!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

Good health and happiness are impossible when we are robbed of sleep for very long. For many people, this is all too often a way of life. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Each episode, called an apnea, lasts long enough so that one or more breaths are […]

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Psyllium Fiber and Postprandial Peptide Release!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

An estimated 4 million Americans use psyllium products daily. Psyllium is rich in dietary fiber, which is the most satisfactory prophylactic and treatment for functional constipation. Dietary fiber increases the mass of stools, their water content, and the rate of colonic transit. Psyllium has traditionally been used as a bulk-forming laxative; however, recent research points […]

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Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Associated with High Levels of Vitamin E!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

Senile dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are progressive, degenerative, neurological disorders that result in memory impairment and deterioration in cognitive function, reasoning, and behavior of the individual. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia – accounting for more than 60 percent of late life disorders of cognitive dysfunction. The loss of intellectual function initially […]

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