Vegan Diet on the Rise Worldwide

Statistics show that more people across the world are choosing to follow a vegan diet. According to Google Trends data, search interest around veganism has increased significantly from 2004 to 2017, with the highest level of interest in Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand and Austria. In Canada specifically, B.C., Yukon, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Alberta [. . . more]

Are You Ready for 3D-Printed Food?

Back in 2016 The Medical Futurist Institute described the future of food as using innovation and technology in food production. As odd as it sounds, 3D-printed food is here and the technology is already being used in geriatric nutrition.   Food technology has grown alongside the explosion of technological growth in most every other industry. [. . . more]

Black Tea Contributes to Weight Loss

Natural health enthusiasts for years have hailed the benefits of drinking an assortment of teas for weight loss but now scientific research not only supports that claim, it explains exactly how that can happen. A study [1] published in the European Journal of Nutrition has discovered that both black and green tea influenced the ratio [. . . more]

Essential Fatty Acids for Children with Attention Disorders

Attention deficit disorders are among the most common childhood psychiatric diagnoses. Medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, and Risperidone are often prescribed. While these medications can be helpful for controlling symptoms, they do nothing to address the underlying causes of the condition. Essential fatty acids, such as the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahaexanoic [. . . more]

High Protein Diets May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new Australian study reveals that eating a diet high in protein may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, was conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University’s School of Medical and Health Sciences near Perth, Australia. Researchers looked at the diets of [. . . more]

Plant-Based Meat Products on the Rise

Recent data shows that more and more consumers are opting for plant-based meat alternatives when making dietary choices. Research released in 2018 by Mintel, reveals that 53% of Canadians say they eat meat alternatives with one in five (18%) consuming meat alternatives a few times a week. Studies have shown that plant-based alternatives can have [. . . more]

Reducing Sugar in Your Diet Has Many Benefits

Concern about carbohydrate intake, and sugars in particular, has skyrocketed in the last decade. We’re all aware of the connection with type 2 diabetes, but sugar can have ties to other serious conditions such as hypertension and fatty liver disease, too. Sugar Affects Blood Pressure It’s been suspected for some time that dietary sugar and [. . . more]

Would You Eat Meat Grown in a Laboratory?

The meat industry is massive in its scope worldwide, yet, as the world’s population steadily increases agriculture-based animal farms cannot meet the demand for meat. It is increasing consistently (it’s estimated to grow another 8% between 2011-2020 in North America alone) and another option is needed to be able to keep up with consumers. Food [. . . more]

Mouth Bacteria Could Be Linked to Bowel Disease

Although the human digestive tract is like an unobstructed tube, when it comes to the bacteria that live inside it, there are distinct territories within the tube that host specific populations of microorganisms. Researchers have been investigating what it could mean for human health when a type of bacteria that is common in one zone [. . . more]

Alcohol vs. Cannabis and Brain Health

We will post articles and the latest research ahead of the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Canada set to begin October 17. Marijuana is already legal for medical use while ongoing research continues exploring the benefits and potential harms of using and/or smoking marijuana. A recent study from the University of Colorado Boulder is hoping [. . . more]