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  • Dairy Increases Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

    The dairy industry wrongly tells us, through massive marketing campaigns, that dairy products are some of the healthiest, and most nutritious foods. However, evidence from various scientific studies have shown that dairy products can be among the most...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/dairy-increases-risk-for-parkinson-s-disease
  • Fatty Foods May Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk

    Pancreatic cancer is a predominantly fatal form of cancer in adults. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and by 2020, it is expected to surpass colorectal cancer as the second leading cause of deaths from cancer...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/fatty-foods-may-increase-pancreatic-cancer-risk
  • Sugary Beverages Add to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest single source of added sugar in the diet of most Americans. They supply about 36% of added sugar in the American diet, and consume a large portion of the grocery budget of many families. In 2013, US households...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/science-inspired/sugary-beverages-add-to-type-2-diabetes-risk
  • High-fiber Diets Best for Avoiding Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis, a form of arthritis, is one of the leading causes of disability among adults in the United States. It is the most common joint disorder in the United States, with about 31 million adults estimated to be suffering from Osteoarthritis,...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/science-inspired/high-fiber-diets-best-for-avoiding-osteoarthritis
  • Carbophobia

    Carbophobia as defined in the Urban Dictionary is “An irrational fear of element 6 of the periodic table (aka carbon), from which all organic life is based. …Currently a source of great hysteria. Carbophobia has reached such levels it’s become its own...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/food-matters/carbophobia
  • Alzheimer's!!!

    I was watching NASA TV the other day and a story on Alzheimer's research was playing. The story was about the benefits of growing cell cultures in micro-gravity. The goal is to study and learn the biological mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease in order...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/alzheimer-s
  • Eye Health Seminar References

    The following references are from Dr. Carney's seminar on Eye Health. These references will also be added to our Health Science Research Summaries section. Reference Sources for Eye Health Seminar Report of the Epidemiology Subcommittee of the...

    https://www.drcarney.com/activities/handout-materials/eye-health-seminar-references
  • Timing of food intake predicts weight loss effectiveness.

    Eating early may contribute positively to the success of a weight loss program. This study examined the relationship between food timing and weight loss. Researchers studied 420 subjects who were on a 20-week weight loss program. The subjects were...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/measurable-results/weight/timing-of-food-intake-predicts-weight-loss-effectiveness
  • Which foods may be addictive? The roles of processing, fat content, and glycemic load.

    Frequent consumption of processed foods with high glycemic and fat content may increase the likelihood of developing addictive-like eating behaviors. This study evaluated the foods that promote addictive-like eating behaviors. Researchers analyzed the...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/lifestyle-choices/high-fat/which-foods-may-be-addictive-the-roles-of-processing-fat-content-and-glycemic-load
  • Prebiotics and the health benefits of fiber: current regulatory status, future research, and goals.

    Prebiotics may improve nutrient uptake and general health. Prebiotics and dietary fiber reduced the risk of developing diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome, according to a study published in the Journal...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/lifestyle-choices/prebiotics/prebiotics-and-the-health-benefits-of-fiber-current-regulatory-status-future-research-and-goals
  • Fiber and saturated fat are associated with sleep arousals and slow sleep wave.

    Low fiber high saturated fat and sugar diets are associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disruptive nighttime sleep. This study investigated the relationship between dietary fiber and saturated fat intake and nocturnal sleep. Researchers...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/lifestyle-choices/low-fiber/fiber-and-saturated-fat-are-associated-with-sleep-arousals-and-slow-sleep-wave
  • Do You Know Which Foods are Healthiest?

    When it comes to nutrition, one of the most interesting phenomenon to me is the number of people with lifestyle-based health issues who believe that they eat a "pretty healthy diet." But I totally understand this. I truly believed I ate a "pretty...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/do-you-know-which-foods-are-healthiest
  • Chew Chew Training for Improved Digestion

    There's an ancient story of a military commander who came down with the deadly disease leprosy. Hearing that there was a healer in a neighboring country, he set off with a contingent of soldiers. Finding the healer in a small, unassuming house, the...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/chew-chew-training-for-improved-digestion
  • Blending Up the Smoothie Controversy

    Stick it in the blender and give it a whirl — everything will come out mixed up. That's what seems to be happening to the advice on blending our produce. Suddenly, there's a vortex of controversy swirling around smoothies. Some health advocates...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/blending-up-the-smoothie-controversy
  • Can Weight Loss Increase Heart Attack Risk?

    When we decide to "get healthy," losing weight is usually at the top of our "to do" list. And while exercise definitely helps, our eating habits usually need an overhaul if we plan to shed pounds. So the search is on for the "right" weight-loss plan....

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/can-weight-loss-increase-heart-attack-risk
  • What Does a Plant-Based Dinner Plate Look Like?

    "I have really been thinking about . . . how best to describe the principles of a healthy diet , and I think, plant-centered, minimally processed, calorie dilute, low SOS [salt, oil, sugar] & variety, really sums it all up," says Jeff Novick, MS, RD....

    https://www.drcarney.com/resources/getting-started/what-does-a-plant-based-dinner-plate-look-like
  • Oats 101 - A Buyer's Guide to Choosing Oats

    Oats come in many different shapes and sizes -- rolled oats, steel-cut, oat groats, quick and instant. Sound confusing? What's the difference? If you're asking these questions, Lindsay Nixon , creator of Happy Herbivore is here to help. Her article,...

    https://www.drcarney.com/resources/getting-started/oats-101-a-buyer-s-guide-to-choosing-oats
  • What are the Consequences of Consuming Iron from Meat?

    When asked which foods contain iron, most people will respond by listing several types of meat -- beef, shellfish, liver, etc. Few are aware that iron is prevalent in a wide variety of whole plant foods. For example, dark green leafy vegetables, whole...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/what-are-the-consequences-of-consuming-iron-from-meat
  • What is Diverticulosis and What Causes it?

    Diverticular disease is one of the most prevalent conditions in Western society which involves outpatient visits and hospitalizations . More than 100,000 Americans are hospitalized every year for this preventable condition. In some cases, a patient may...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/what-is-diverticulosis-and-what-causes-it
  • Managing Symptoms vs Treating the Illness

    Changing one's beliefs and eating habits can be a very difficult thing to do, especially living in a modern world where our culture believes "more is better." In order to thrive, we're told we need more protein, more fat, more vitamin supplements and...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/managing-symptoms-vs-treating-the-illness

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