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Archive for February, 2020

February 29th, 2020

It’s All About the Gut

Dr. David Kolbaba welcomes guest, Georgia Austin, certified clinical nutritionist and certified clinical specialist with Metagenics, to discuss the health of the gastrointestinal tract, infections and probiotics. How common risk factors and unhealthy living can lead to a weakened immune system.

February 22nd, 2020

Blame Sugar Cravings on Lack of Sleep

NEW STUDY

New York Post – Next time you catch yourself polishing off a sleeve of cookies before bed, try skipping the snack and hitting the hay earlier.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reveals a link between sleep deprivation and high-calorie food cravings, particularly in women. The survey of nearly 500 women between the ages of 20 and 76 found that those who reported poor sleep quality or a lack of sleep also consumed more foods high in added sugars, saturated fats and caffeine.

Researchers warn that women are already at high risk for obesity and sleep disorders — both causes and results of calorific food intake. Foods associated with added sugars and fats are also linked to Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

According to their self-reported responses, 30 percent of the women involved in the study slept fewer than seven hours per night (eight is recommended) and nearly 25 percent said the same but also suffered from insomnia. Average sleep time among the entire cohort was fewer than seven hours.

Those women, in turn, ate an additional 500 to 800 calories on average, as well as exceeded daily dietary recommendations for saturated fats, added sugars and caffeine. They also failed to meet the mark when it came to healthy foods, such as grains and fiber.

Previous studies have found that sleep deprivation may suppress the hormones that regulate food intake and tell us we are full and satisfied.

When we are sleep deprived, or don’t get good quality sleep, our hormones can actually stimulate hunger.

Eating junk food is known to disrupt sleep; it’s a self-perpetuating cycle.

February 8th, 2020

Life is a Paradox Part I

Deal with it! Join Dr. David Kolbaba for discussions about paradoxes including antibiotic usage without a clinic visit, non-alcoholic liver disease, epidemics of the 21st century and more. Explanations about our progressive testing with our non-invasive “quick test.” Call our HealthQuest Radio Hotline at 800-794-1855 for more information.

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