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PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders in the developed world.

In fact, it’s thought to affect almost 7% of pre-menopausal women in the US.

But there is surprisingly limited information on how to treat it naturally.

This article explores the best diet for PCOS, as based on scientific evidence.
PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders in the developed world. This article explores the best diet for PCOS, as based on scientific evidence.
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Do Essential oils work?
This video is an unbiased, sales-free look at 3 common uses that might, and the science behind them.
For more details, click here: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/do-essential-oils-work
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All humans have certain genetic variations or “mutations” that can influence our health.

One of the more well-studied variations is known as an MTHFR mutation; more specifically MTHFR C677T and A1298C.

Unfortunately, not only is the concept of genetics difficult, but the terminology makes it even more confusing.

This video clarifies what an MTHFR C677T and A1298C mutation is, in a way you can understand.
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To learn more, click here: http://www.dietvsdisease.org/mthfr-mutation-symptoms-and-diet/
All humans have the same set of genes.
Our differences come from the tiny variations in those genes.
Those variations influence not only in how you look or behave different to others… But in how your body reacts differently to external factors.
Especially how it reacts to the foods you eat.
One of the more common and potentially dangerous variations is known as an MTHFR mutation. In this video I clarify what it is and what the health risks are, as well as what has been blown out of proportion.
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Could probiotics revolutionise obesity treatment?
Learn more here: www.dietvsdisease.org/probiotics-and-weight-loss-review/

Researchers have learnt so much about our gut bacteria in the last decade.

The potential effects they have on health is quite extraordinary.

Some suspect they may have a strong influence on metabolic diseases, including obesity.

This video looks at how gut bacteria may affect weight, as well as what you can do about it.

Probiotics and weight loss

Probiotics are bacteria that we eat specifically for health benefits.

They enter the digestive tract to alter and improve the current makeup of our gut bacterial community.

Researchers are now looking to see if regular probiotic supplementation can influence weight. So far only a handful of human clinical trials have been published, but findings do support the idea that gut bacteria affects weight loss.

From the weight of evidence currently available, Lactobacillus gasseri appears to be the probiotic strain that can best assist weight loss in humans.

Note that some strains of bacteria appear to “protect” from gaining more fat, while others are linked to weight gain.
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Can Chocolate Lower High Blood Pressure? 
You might've heard chocolate can actually be good for you in small portions. 

Particularly for high blood pressure and heart health.
To me that sounded (conveniently) too good to be true, so I did some research to find out.

If you want to learn more check out: http://dietvsdisease.org/18-foods-to-lower-blood-pressure/
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The health of your thyroid is greatly influenced by your eating pattern.

Understanding the key nutrients is especially important when your thyroid is underactive.

In this video we'll look at science-based food recommendations for those with hypothyroidism.
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Essential oils are pretty hot right now.
But do they really work?
I mean just about every single person who recommends them gets a commission...
This video series is an unbiased, sales-free look at the most common uses for essential oils, and if there is any science to back up the health claims.
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If you have a diagnosed MTHFR mutation, there are some important dietary considerations to make. The importance of folate cannot be overstated as you may not convert folate to its active form very efficiently. Watch the video to learn more
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Proponents of the Alkaline diet say that replacing acid-forming foods with alkaline foods can improve health.

They even claim it can help fight serious diseases like cancer (if you only watch one bit, see the example of this at minute 3:15).

If only beating cancer was that simple.

You can learn more about this diet in the full write up I did for Authority Nutrition here: https://authoritynutrition.com/the-alkaline-diet-myth/
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$1.2 billion.
That’s what the fish oil industry is worth each year in the US alone.

But are the reported health benefits true... or have they been oversold to us? 

This video looks at 2 benefits of fish oil that are evidence-based, and 1 that is a big fat lie.
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Did you know magnesium deficiency is the second most common nutrient deficiency in developed countries (after vitamin D)?

This is very worrying when you consider it’s involved in over 300 biochemical processes in the body, including energy production, blood pressure regulation, blood glucose control and muscle and nerve function.

This article reviews all the different forms of magnesium to determine which is the best magnesium supplement available to you.
This article reviews all the different forms of magnesium to determine which is the best magnesium supplement available to you.
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Hey, my name is Joe. I'm a Dietitian and Content Strategist specialising in the health & fitness industry. Drop by Grand Elf Media or view my nutrition and diet articles; all scientifically referenced. 
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MSc Nutrition and Dietetics | Dietitian
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    Nutrition, 2007 - 2011
  • University of Eastern Finland
    Nutrition, 2010 - 2010
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