Healthy Spinach Salad with Avocado and Pomegranate

Healthy Spinach Salad with Avocado and Pomegranate

Healthy Spinach Salad with Avocado and Pomegranate. The sunflower seeds and spinach in this salad are top-notch sources of magnesium, which enables your body to create dopamine. The avocado’s vitamin B6 produces serotonin, a calming neurotransmitter. Ingredients Serves 6 1 pomegranate 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons olive oil Coarse…

Help for Those Suffering From Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Help for Those Suffering From Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Flatiron Functional Medicine often receives calls asking if Dr. Jill treats Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease for Inflammatory Bowel Disease…. and the answer is emphatically “YES!” What is the difference between these conditions? There is a lot of confusion concerning Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two forms…

Consumption of trans-unsaturated fatty acids (TFAs or trans-fats) has been linked to a significantly increased risk for depression

New Study Links Trans Fats to Depression

January 28, 2011 — Consumption of trans-unsaturated fatty acids (TFAs or trans-fats) has been linked to a significantly increased risk for depression. On the other hand, olive oil, monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) appear to have a protective effect and lower depression risk, new research suggests. Spanish investigators from the University…

Calming colic in babies ... probiotics to the rescue

Calming colic in babies … probiotics to the rescue

New evidence suggests to calm colic, try Lactobacillus reuteri. Ever see that baby shirt that says, “If I’m not sleeping, nobody’s sleeping?” It’s creator probably had a colicky child. But new parents have a new colic-calming ally: Lactobacillus reuteri. Italian researchers treated 50 cranky, colicky infants with this probiotic bacterium (108 colony-forming units in 5 drops…

Air Pollution Increases Risk for Heart Attack-HEPA Filter May Help

Air Pollution Increases Risk for Heart Attack-HEPA Filter May Help

January 21, 2010 — Particulate air pollution increases the risk for myocardial infarction, and lowering indoor particulate air pollution levels by using ordinary high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration improves 2 markers of cardiovascular risk: microvascular endothelial function and systemic inflammation. Ryan W. Allen, PhD, and colleagues from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada,…