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Cancer awareness, look at your dietary patterns and lifestyle
October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness, marked in countries across the world. It helps increase attention and support the early detection, treatment, and palliative care of this disease. There are about over one million new cases of breast cancer each year. It is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in developed and developing countries. When breast cancer is detected early, and if adequate diagnosis and treatment are available, there is a good chance of cancer eradication. Currently, there is not sufficient evidence of the exact causes of breast cancer. Nevertheless, the incidences have been rising...
COVID-19, GUT BACTERIA AND YACON
WRITTEN BY R.D.N ANTONIO GOMEZ The year 2020 is facing very difficult times, the pandemic of Covid-19 is has impacted the world, medical and scientific research to fight off the virus has opened new implications on our understanding of this infectious disease. Although Covid-19 primarily causes respiratory infection through the binding of the virus to specific receptors present on lung cells, it was recently reported that certain gut cells particularly the ones found on the small intestine also express the same lung receptors where the virus primarily attaches, the ACE2 receptors, that’s why the health care community is beginning to...
FOS VS INULIN, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
WRITTEN BY R.D.N ANTONIO GÓMEZ The Basics Before we get into the specifics about FOS and Inulin we need to understand the concept of Dietary Fiber, as so, dietary fiber is the intake combination of insoluble and soluble fiber foods in our diet. Insoluble Fiber Insoluble fiber is mainly found in cereal-based foods; examples include: bread, rice, corn, potato, and some vegetables like cabbage and broccoli Cellulose is the best-known substance that acts as insoluble fiber, as its name implies insoluble fiber is NOT fermented by our gut bacteria, instead, what insoluble fiber does is to retain water along...
THE LOW FODMAP DIET
WRITTEN BY R.D.N ANTONIO GÓMEZ What is a FODMAP DIET? The low FODMAP diet stands for: Fermentable - Oligosaccharides (oligo –“few,” saccharide – “sugar”)Disaccharides (“two sugars”)Monosaccharides (“one sugar”) And Polyols (another type of sugar are with a molecule of alcohol) In other words, is a fancy and complex name just to refer to a diet low in fermentable and simple carbohydrates or sugars. Carbohydrates = Sugars From a nutritional-biochemical point of view, sugars are called carbohydrates and they have a huge misnomer, nutritionally speaking people tend to relate them to “food that makes you fat” and even in nutritional literature the...