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Elderly

The Need to Maintain Good Nutritional Status in the Elderly

January 28, 2010

I have long been concerned about the nutritional adequacy of the diets of most of our senior citizens whether resident in their own homes or in various forms of care. Very often, when left to their own devices many older people cannot be bothered to prepare proper meals and many of them fall into a [...]

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We Can Learn From Studying Other Cultures Acidity and Sodium Dietary Practices

January 20, 2010

Last week I mentioned in High Sodium Levels Linked to Cancer, how Dr. Max Gerson provided us all with valuable information about the health benefits of eating high proportions of fresh fruit and vegetables, instead of foods high in acidity and sodium. This week I will build on this by looking at several long lived [...]

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Gluten Free Diet and Arthritis

December 9, 2009

It should surprise you to learn that going on a gluten free diet can reduce or eliminate Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms.
For example: in 2001, one US study confirmed that going gluten free clinically benefits rheumatoid arthritis patients. In this study 66 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis were randomly assigned to either a vegan gluten free diet [...]

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Osteoporosis and Gluten Sensitivity

December 3, 2009

Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause osteoporosis, so can gluten sensitivity. In a 2005 study, researchers evaluated 266 individuals with osteoporosis, along with 574 without the condition, to identify the prevalence of coeliac disease. They discovered that close to 5 % of people with osteoporosis had a positive blood test for coeliac disease, [...]

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Coeliac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and the mature person

November 20, 2008

Coeliac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity may come from genetic pre-disposition, long term deterioration of the digestive system and general ageing.
Sometimes a severe viral infection and /or its treatment may trigger the condition.
People often mention a severe illness and anti-biotics in association with the onset of their condition: that their immune system has been severely stressed [...]

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