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The Daily Beast

The ‘human hunger hormone’ might cure alcoholism

The “human hunger hormone,” ghrelin, is one you’re probably familiar with: It’s the one that makes your stomach grumble, eye snacks and food hungrily, and in general informs you that you need food. From a neurobiological perspective, ghrelin impacts both reward pathways and stress pathways, two key drivers of substance use. Alcohol-seeking behavior is coupled with the … Continue reading The ‘human hunger hormone’ might cure alcoholism

Time

It’s not clear yet how to boost the microbiome. But diet is the best bet.

He points out that the skin, gut and reproductive organs are home to roughly 1,000 different species of bacteria and 5,000 different bacterial strains. Figuring out which foods or probiotics could help reshape or harmonize the microbiome for improved health is like baking a perfect cake using 5,000 different ingredients, he says. The idea that … Continue reading It’s not clear yet how to boost the microbiome. But diet is the best bet.

New York Times

When we eat, or don’t eat, may be critical for health

A growing body of research suggests that our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with our circadian rhythms, the innate 24-hour cycles that tell our bodies when to wake up, when to eat and when to fall asleep. Studies show that chronically disrupting this rhythm — by eating late meals or nibbling … Continue reading When we eat, or don’t eat, may be critical for health

Taylor MacIssac

How your genetics determine what you should eat

At Superhuman Summit 2017, Taylor MacIssac revealed how your genetics can accurately predict the impact that your behaviours have on your body. An expert in statistical correlations between genetics and your food, Taylor presents a measurement algorithm that can tell you what level of intake of fat, lactose, caffeine, alcohol and vitamins are best for … Continue reading How your genetics determine what you should eat

Wired

Will cutting calories make you live longer?

More than a decade ago, researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge began recruiting young, healthy Louisianans to voluntarily go hungry for two years in the name of the Comprehensive Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy, or Calerie—the largest human clinical trial ever to look at the effects of calorie restriction on … Continue reading Will cutting calories make you live longer?

BBC

The world’s most nutritious foods

After analyzing more than 1,000 raw foods, researchers ranked the ingredients that provide the best balance of your daily nutritional requirements – and they found a few surprises. . The higher the score, the more likely each food would meet, but not exceed your daily nutritional needs, when eaten in combination with others.

The Atlantic

Eating toward immortality

Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.

Dr Fay Bound Alberti

‘Gut Feelings’: Medicine, gender and health

BBC News reported today that gut flora – the trillions of bacteria that live in our digestive system – may ‘boost’ cancer therapy. Scientists in France and the USA tested the microbiome in cancer patients, finding evidence that a diverse biome, composed of a wide range of ‘good’ bacteria, contributed to the effectiveness of immunotherapy drugs.

The Spoon

Are Personalized Food Profiles The Next Big Thing In Food?

One of the big discussion topics at Smart Kitchen Summit this week was the need for data standardization in food. As we digitize the various stages of the food journey from farm to factory to the kitchen, many feel a lack of standardized data sets is inhibiting innovation.

NPR

The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline

Poor eating and high sugar intake isn’t just affecting your waistline, it’s also affecting your brain.

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