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Weekend Round-Up June 9, 2011

Filed under: diabetes,environment,IBS,research,round up — novahealthnaturopathic @ 4:06 pm

Happy Thursday! With another week ending, we thought we’d give you all some fun and informative reading.

While it’s not a definitive correlation, two researchers have found that a low intake of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is associated with IBS symptoms. Adults should be getting 1.3mg of this vitamin each day. So for all of you IBS sufferers out there, load up on shiitake mushrooms (0.42mg/cup), steamed broccoli (0.22mg/cup), baked cod (0.52mg/4oz) and bell peppers (0.23mg/cup). Here is a more complete list of B6-rich foods.

Naturopaths have long been wary of what electronic radiation can do to the human body. Research is catching up and the general population is becomign more aware of its effects. Cell phones are the most common source of daily radiation exposure. Time published a handy list of things you can do on a daily basis to limit your exposure to radiation.

Mindfulness exercises such as meditation, tai chi and yoga may help menopausal women ease their hot flashes. This is great news! These exercises would also be effective in dealing with other menopause symptoms such as irritability, headaches and lack of concentration.

Here is an important primer on prediabetes. Prediabetes is basically the warning period that occurs before full-blown diabetes occurs. It can easily be reversed with diet and lifestyle changes, and careful blood sugar monitoring. Modern food is so sugar-filled that a lot of us have wildly fluctuating blood glucose levels and don’t even know it. If you have any of the symptoms listed on page 2 of the link, please see a doctor to have your risk factors assessed!


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