Endometriosis is a complex and painful condition that affects millions of women worldwide. Nutrition can play a vital role in managing the symptoms and improving the overall health and well-being of those with endometriosis.
In the realm of biology, there exists a fascinating, hidden world that governs the ebb and flow of our daily lives. This world is governed by circadian rhythms, often referred to as our body's internal clock. Russell Foster, a renowned neuroscientist, explores this captivating subject in his book "Life Time." In this blog, we'll delve into the five ways circadian rhythms regulate life, as revealed by Foster's insights, as well as how registered dietitians can use this information to benefit their clients.
Charles Duhigg, in his book, The Power of Habit, explains the power of the habit loop: cue – routine – reward. He argues that when we are able to find, alter, and adopt this habit loop we can change even our well established habits! Dietitians can tap into this habit loop and begin to understand their client’s unique habits.
Have we been thinking about inflammation in a too narrow interpretation? We expect a skin wound to heal from the inflammatory process. We appreciate how our body restores homeostasis. But what happens when inflammation lasts longer than it takes to heal a wound?
In 2021, there were over 3.6 million babies born in the United States.1 The mean age of a woman’s first birth in 2021 was 27 years. That is 6 years later than the mean age of a woman’s first birth in 1970.2 Clare Fleishman MS, RDN, author of Fertility: Why Microbes, Weight & Nutrition Matter, suggests that this delay can be attributed to the increased desire for women to pursue education and a career but, it may be also affected by concerns for the state of our current world: political unrest, pandemic, etc.3