Items Tagged ‘carbohydrates’

Ask the Doctors - What is the glycemic index and why does it matter?

June 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What is the glycemic index and why does it matter?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been reading that choosing foods that are low on the glycemic index is better for your health. What is the glycemic index and why should I pay attention to it? The glycemic index, also referred to as the GI, is a system that rates foods based on how quickly the glucose contained […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood glucose, carbohydrates, diabetes, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, glycemic index, high blood sugar, nutrition


Ask the Doctors - How can I reverse fatty liver?

June 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I reverse fatty liver?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I was recently diagnosed with fatty liver. I researched it a bit, and learned that people with this condition can have a pregnant-looking stomach. Although I’ve been considered slim my whole life, for the last 8 or 9 years I’ve looked about 6 months pregnant. Please tell me how I can reverse this, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, carbohydrates, Dr. Robert Ashley, exercise, fatty liver, high-sugar foods, insulin, liver, triglycerides


Ask the Doctors - If I go vegan, should I worry about Vitamin B12 deficiency?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – If I go vegan, should I worry about Vitamin B12 deficiency?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: One of my resolutions for the new year was to become a vegan, and now my girlfriend is saying I’ll have to take supplements to get enough vitamin B12. Why can’t I get B12 in my diet, and what will happen if I fall short? Dear Reader: Your girlfriend has done her homework […]

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Tags: B12, B12 insufficiency, bone marrow, carbohydrates, diet, DNA, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, eating healthy, fats, megaloblastic anemia, nervous system


How does food influence chronic inflammation?

October 1, 2017

How does food influence chronic inflammation?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Eating the right foods can help you avoid chronic inflammation, a process in the body that can lead to health problems such as heart disease, arthritis, asthma and some forms of cancer. What is inflammation? “Inflammation is a part of our immune response,” says Zhaoping Li, MD, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. […]

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Tags: carbohydrates, chronic inflammation, clinical nutrition, healthy eating, inflammation, MD, nutrition, overconsumption, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Zhaoping Li


It's a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

April 14, 2017

It’s a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The lead-up to summer is a popular time to diet. Whether you’re preparing for swimsuit season or have pledged to get in shape, springtime can renew focus on nutrition. Before you go full-speed-ahead on that new diet your friend swears by, make sure you’re doing it in a way that’s safe, healthy and effective. Dana […]

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Tags: carbohydrates, Dana Hunnes, diet, dieting, diets, exercise, fat, food, foods, meal plan, nutrients, nutrition