Extreme diets often fail to meet nutritional needs
Fortunately, a healthy human body is surprisingly tolerant of dietary extremes for fairly long periods of time. This, however, depends on the nutrient and how long its deficiency takes to develop. When someone has been eating a slightly deficient diet …
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Four-year-old gets anaphylaxis from yoghurt after parents put him on radical …
A 4-year-old Auckland boy on an "extreme" diet that limited him to meat and vegetables and not much else went into anaphylaxis when he was finally permitted a few spoonfuls of yoghurt. Researchers said the boy was an example of the dangers of an …
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Why you shouldn't always listen to dietary guidelines
As predicted, “good” diets evened out peoples' glucose spikes, whereas “bad” diets made them more extreme. Not everyone agrees that researchers failed to appreciate peoples' unique metabolisms in the past. “We've known for decades that one person will …
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The Lowdown on Fasting: Is the Ultimate Diet Good or Bad for You?
Dieting has been a "thing" for as long as humans have been eating, it would seem. And certainly since they've been overeating. High carb, low carb, Paleo, Atkins, Scarsdale—so many diets, so little willpower. The most extreme diet of all, fasting in …
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2 Best Stocks to Invest in Nutritional Supplements — The Motley Fool
The Nutritional Business Journal estimated in 2013 that sales of vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional supplements reached $ 32 billion in 2012, and was poised to double in annual revenue by 2021. With all this in mind, Foolish investors may be …
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Study says omega-3 supplements improve seniors' health – ConsumerAffairs.com
In a study published in the journal Physiological Reports, researchers at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine say healthy seniors who take an omega-3 fish oil supplement each day can improve their cardiovascular health in just 12 weeks.
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Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) March 14, 2015
Addiction and Nutritional Deficiencies
According to the Medline Plus, a source of information provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the body is harmed by substance abuse in two ways. One source of harm is the substance itself adversely affecting the body. And the negative lifestyle (addiction lifestyle), which minimally includes a poor diet and irregular eating habits, is also a source of harm.
Recovering from substance use and abuse also affects the body in a number of other ways, including organ function, processing energy (metabolism), and mental well-being.
Providing the body with proper nutrition can aid in its healing process after substance abuse. Needed nutrients supply an individual?s body with energy. Needed nutrients provide substances, which the body needs to fight off infection, and to build and maintain health and healthy body organs.
Different drugs impact the body and its nutrition in different ways.
Opiates particularly affect the gastrointestinal system, and a high-fiber diet that includes vegetables, whole grains, beans and peas is recommended.
Alcoholism is cited by MedLine Plus as a major cause of nutritional deficiency in the U.S. Most common alcohol-caused deficiencies include vitamin B6, vitamin B1, and folic acid. A deficiency of these nutrients causes neurologic (nervous system) problems and anemia.
?Wet brain,? which is also called Korsakoff?s Syndrome ,results from heavy alcohol use resulting in a lack of adequate thiamine (B1).
Two major body organs involved in nutrition and metabolism are damaged by alcohol use?the pancreas and the liver. The liver functions to remove harmful toxins from the body. The pancreas functions to regulate blood sugar and fat absorption.
The use and abuse of stimulants such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and crack results in reduced appetite leading to poor nutrition and weight loss. Because those abusing stimulants may go without sleep for days, they can also end-up dehydrated. The marked weight-loss stemming from stimulant drug abuse can make returning to a normal diet difficult.
Marijuana can lead to an appetite increase in the user. Long term users may become overweight and need to reduce sugar, fat and total calories.
Handling Nutritional Deficiencies
A healthy diet and balanced nutrition help improve a person?s mood and health. When a person feels better physically and mentally, he or she is less likely to start using drugs and alcohol again. Encouraging a person in recovery to eat a healthy diet can go a long way towards maintaining mental and physical well being.
Adapting to a healthier lifestyle and a more nutritious way of eating can be done at a level and a pace which works for the person making the change. With that in mind, Narconon Arrowhead offers the following tips to handle addiction-caused nutritional deficiencies:
Make regular mealtimes a part of your daily routine, and your lifestyle.
Eat nutritious snacks and meals.
Include more protein, dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates in your diet. Complex carbohydrates include such foods as starchy vegetables (green peas, corn, and potatoes), whole grain cereals and breads, and legumes (peas, peanuts, beans, lentils).
Try to eat foods low in fat.
Add high quality vitamin and mineral supplements to your diet during recovery. Liquid vitamins and minerals may be more easily assimilated. Vitamins A, C, B-Complex and Zinc are basics. A local natural health food store is a good source of high-quality and nutrient-dense supplements.
Drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration is common during substance abuse recovery.
Avoid sweets. Sugar has no nutrient value.
Choose an exercise you enjoy, and get some exercise daily.
Get adequate rest, and adequate sleep. A well-fed and well-rested body will help you in your recovery.
Make friends with others who are creating a healthy lifestyle as part of their recovery, and help each other achieve your health and nutrition goals.
For more information call 800-468-6933 or log into http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.
Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) January 29, 2015
Seven years ago on January 29, 2008, Scott Kanyok was on a 40-mile bike ride when he was hit by a box truck. Thrown from his bicycle, Kanyok suffered a fractured skull with subdural hematoma, compound fractured clavicle and scapula, fractured olecranon and six broken ribs. ICU doctors weren?t sure he would survive, but Kanyok bravely battled back to health. The nutritional discoveries he made while recovering inspired the creation of UB Super protein superfood nutritional shakes, which debuted this week in Whole Foods? southeast region stores.
Once Kanyok was discharged from ICU and underwent several surgeries to insert titanium plates and screws, six weeks later he began a grueling recovery regimen. Fast forward six months, devoting 15 hours per week to physical therapy the avid cyclist, runner and paddler overcame pain, vertigo and fatigue and returned to peak physical condition. But the accident had short circuited his immune system, and Kanyok was ill for seven of the first 12 months that followed.
In an effort to restore his immune system, Kanyok began eating superfoods such as acai, camu camu and acerola cherry with protein. To improve the combination of nutrients he needed for full recovery, he was introduced to Jason Mitchell, N.D. through his association with MetaBrand. Jason was formerly the Chief Science Officer for Country Life Vitamins and he assisted with the development of the UB Super formulations. After more than two years of trial and error, they combined 10 superfoods, organic vitamins, fulvic acid and minerals, prebiotics and probiotics with digestive enzymes, and 16 grams of complete vegan protein in the UB Super protein superfood nutritional shake. Kanyok?s company, UB Real, has since added a non-GMO grass fed whey protein shake option.
UB Super quickly gained a loyal following among elite athletes like SUP world champions Connor Baxter and Travis Grant and runner Tom Clifford. The product is also improving the wellness of what Kanyok calls ?regular people like me,? who have shared how UB Super increases energy levels, pre and post workout recovery, immune system support, reduces inflammation and helps promote healthy weight loss. A wider audience will now be able to purchase UB Super from Whole Foods stores.
?Who would?ve thought that consuming clean protein, organic vitamins from real fruits and vegetables, fulvic minerals and other earth-based nutrients would help people perform better?? Kanyok said. ?Whether you?re an Olympian, a librarian or anything in between, getting super fast real food is going to improve how you feel.?
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About UB Real
UB Real aims to be the leading trusted brand of protein superfood and super care products designed for real life to help improve and protect human health and the environment. The company currently offers two flavors of its protein superfood nutritional shake ? vanilla and chocolate in non-GMO vegan-friendly plant-based varieties and soon to launch grass fed whey with plant based proteins. At the heart of UB Super?s culture is The Good Loop Promise ? the company?s philosophy for making choices that are better for people and better for the planet. For more information, please visit http://www.ubsuper.com
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