Here is The Roundup, Edition 46, bringing you the best health research and paleo recipes from around the web over the past two weeks.
Blast from the Past
Probiotics have been a hot research topic over the past few years, and it seems like every week a new study is published that demonstrates the powerful effects of probiotics that extend far beyond simple improvements in digestion.
For example, a study of certain probiotic strains has shown promise for treating the symptoms of celiac disease, and a second study explores the evidence that gut microbes may play a role in the development of celiac disease. And another new study suggests a treatment for autism may one day come in the form of live, friendly probiotic bacteria. These are just a few of the most recent papers to be published on the topic of probiotics and their potential therapeutic benefits.
Last year I wrote an article explaining five other uses for probiotics that go beyond gut health. Specific strains of probiotics have been shown to have a beneficial impact on issues such as depression, nasal congestion, oral health, and acne, just to name a few. As time goes on I believe we’ll discover even more therapeutic uses for beneficial bacteria that can be used in the clinical treatment of a wide variety of diseases.
- Saturated fat intake is not associated with an increased risk for heart attack even in those with established heart disease.
- This article reviews the state of the literature on vegetarian diets and athletic performance and more.
- One 30-minute session of vigorous exercise leads to changes in the brain making it more “plastic.”
- A new study reveals saturated fats aren’t the cause of increased fatty acid in the blood.
- A new study’s findings indicate that host genetics influence the composition of the human gut microbiome.
- NIH researchers uncovered links between poor sleep and health issues from obesity to cardiovascular disease.
- Preteens who spent five days camping with no screen time became better at recognizing emotions in other faces.
- Scientists have identified an important factor for how stress processes work in the brain.
- Fruit juice may be a gateway drink for infants who later become obese.
Worth A Look
- How do you spend your energy? If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.
- Sometimes we experience moments of intense stress. Learn three do’s and don’ts for handling stress in those tough situations.
- The search is on for alternatives to antibiotics. Learn why.
- Mark Sisson was a guest on Dr. Oz, where he discussed how diet can affect chronic pain.
- Turns out a nightcap may not really aid sleep at all—it could be reducing sleep quality.
- When health-related headlines are sensationalized or alarmist, who’s to blame? The answer may surprise you.
- Having positive experiences and a fulfilling life may help prevent mental illness. This article shares tips to help build mental wellbeing.
- Are you walking enough during the day? Find seven tips to add more movement to your work day.
For the Foodies
- Bare Root Girl: Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Almonds and Rosemary
- Healing and Eating: Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
- Phoenix Helix: Rosemary & Shallot Roasted Butternut Squash
- Stinky Kitchen: Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole
- Gourmande in the Kitchen: Roasted Chestnuts with Sage Browned Butter
- I Breathe I’m Hungry: Zucchini and Sweet potato latkes
- Plaid & Paleo: Pomegranate Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
- VA Is For Hunter Gatherers: Cider-Stewed Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Everyday Maven: Spiced Maple glazed ham
- The Domestic Man: Seasoned London Broil
- Fermented Food Lab: Probiotic Holiday Relish
- Healthy Nibbles And Bits: Slow cooker applesauce
- Against All Grain: Cranberry Chocolate Gingerbread Cake
- On Sable Hill: Soft and Spicy Ginger Cookies
- Great Food Lifestyle: Cran-Orange Paleo Macaroons
- Cook Eat Paleo: Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- The Healthy Foodie: Quick and Easy Dairy Free Eggnog