Glutamate: Function and healthy levels

Glutamate: Function and healthy levels

Glutamate is a chemical messenger in the brain that plays a crucial role in learning and memory. It also helps regulate mood. Abnormal glutamate levels can contribute to certain neurological diseases, such as Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Research also suggests a possible connection between abnormal glutamate levels and certain psychiatric … Read more

Woman’s Before And After Weight Loss Photos Leave Internet Stunned

Woman’s Before And After Weight Loss Photos Leave Internet Stunned

Before and after photos documenting one woman’s weight loss journey have gone viral online. The photos were posted in Reddit’s “Made Me Smile” forum by u/Dittoditto1, who wrote: “My weight loss this year. Feeling pretty good!” The post has garnered 37,000 upvotes and hundreds of comments from stunned Redditors congratulating her success. You can view … Read more

Can sugary products be described as ‘nutritious’? And how much added sugar is too much? Clif Bar agrees to settle a lawsuit with $10.5m fund

The FDA – which has set a daily reference value of 50g for added sugar (10% of calories based on a 2,000-calorie diet) – does not define ‘high’ or ‘low’ sugar, and only sets conditions of use for ‘reduced’ /less/lower sugar’ claims. But while there is no specific regulation that disqualifies food brands from implying … Read more

EASL Roundup: Path to ‘Cure’ in Hep B? Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet for NAFLD With T2D

Notable research presented at the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) annual meeting included studies that showed a sustained response to bulevirtide among patients with difficult-to-treat chronic hepatitis delta virus, the association between liver cirrhosis and higher risk of stroke , and an increase in lifestyle improvements after early liver disease detection. … Read more

How to tell the difference

Crohn’s disease and celiac disease are chronic inflammatory conditions that affect the digestive tract. While they have similar symptoms, their underlying causes, triggers, and treatments vary. The following article reviews the similarities and differences between the two conditions. Crohn’s disease and celiac disease are separate conditions that both affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. They can … Read more