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Celiac & Diabetes

by Dr Alexandra Reimann, ND on 10/15/17

It is well-known that type 1 diabetes and celiac disease co-occur in individuals and families, and a study appearing in the journal Pediatrics attempts to clarify why. F Perry Wilson, MD, reports the real culprit may not lie in our genes, but in our environment.The study showed that while type 1 diabetes predisposed kids to celiac disease, the reverse was not true. Kids with celiac disease were no more likely to subsequently develop type 1 diabetes. Analyst: F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE by F. Perry Wilson MD, This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today® and AACE: from Medpage Today

Vitamin E- The Master Anti-Oxidant

by Dr Alexandra Reimann, ND on 10/01/17

The Master Fat-Soluble Antioxidant

Vitamin E is an antioxidant, specifically a fat-soluble antioxidant. Why is this important? Our cell membranes and the lipoproteins that shuttle cholesterol around our bodies are made primarily of fats. Vitamin E protects these fats from oxidation; in other words, vitamin E protects our cells from going rancid (You know how oils can go rancid? The fats in our cells can too.) This means that the cell membranes begin to deteriorate and can no longer function properly. Healthy cells are required for healthy bodies and vitamin E has a very specific job of keeping our cells healthy. It is the major fat-soluble antioxidant in the human body and is critical for the optimal functioning of all cells. This has wide implications for cardiovascular health, cognitive health, immunity, and more.

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Which Green Leafy Veggies are the Best

by Dr Alexandra Reimann, ND on 09/26/17

Which Green Leafy Veggies are the Best At the top of the list: Watercress - long known as a superfood because it packs large amounts of a wide variety of these important substances, fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D--with a score of 100. The next five in the elite category: Chinese cabbage (91.99), chard (89.27), beet greens (87.08), spinach (86.43) and chicory (73.36) Researchers at William Paterson University in New Jersey have done all of us a big favor by producing a list of 41 “powerhouse fruits and vegetables” ranked by the amounts of 17 critical nutrients they contain. In a study published in the CDC journal, “Preventing Chronic Disease,” the foods are scored by their content of fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D and other nutrients all considered important to public health.

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