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Begoña Ruiz-Núñez

Begoña Ruiz-Núñez
Healthy Institute · www.healthyinstitute.es

PhD in Medical Sciences

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Introduction
Begoña Ruiz-Núñez currently works for her own brand, Healthy Institute as a teacher in Evolutionary Medicine and clinical Psycho-Neuro-Immunology, based in Spain. She also collaborates with HumanOS, based in the USA. Begoña does research in Lifestyle, Nutrition and Dietetics, Diabetology and Nutritional Biochemistry and teaches Evolutionary Medicine and clinical Psycho-Neuro-Immunology. Her current project is 'THE PALEO PROJECT.'
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October 2010 - December 2014
University of Groningen
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (19)
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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a heterogeneous disease with unknown cause(s). CFS symptoms resemble a hypothyroid state, possibly secondary to chronic (low-grade) (metabolic) inflammation. We studied 98 CFS patients (21–69 years, 21 males) and 99 age- and sex-matched controls (19–65 years, 23 males). We measured parameters of thyroid function, (...
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During the course of evolution, up until the agricultural revolution, environmental fluctuations forced the human species to develop a flexible metabolism in order to adapt its energy needs to various climate, seasonal and vegetation conditions. Metabolic flexibility safeguarded human survival independent of food availability. In modern times, huma...
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During the course of evolution, up until the agricultural revolution, environmental fluctuations forced the human species to develop a flexible metabolism in order to adapt its energy needs to various climate, seasonal and vegetation conditions. Metabolic flexibility safeguarded human survival independent of food availability. In modern times, huma...
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Background: The observation that the emergence of common Western diseases takes place with much greater prevalence as societies migrate from natural-living cultures to modernized societies, has been well documented. For approximately 84,000 generations humans lived under hunter-gatherer conditions but recently endured dramatic change from our nativ...
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Chronic low-grade inflammation and insulin resistance are intimately related entities that are common to most, if not all, chronic diseases of affluence. We hypothesized that a short-term intervention based on “ancient stress factors” may improve anthropometrics and clinical chemical indices. We executed a pilot study of whether a 10-day mimic of a...
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On their way from the Stone Age via the Agricultural Revolution to current high-tech conditions, humans lost their primal foraging behavior. Today, energy expenditure is not necessary anymore for gathering nor hunting, and metabolic diseases are epidemically arising wherever our original Paleolithic lifestyle is turning into a modern sedentary life...
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Food consumed during the 10 day trip (table S2) and based on the food intake of current hunter-gatherer populations (table S1). Correlations between all measured parameters (table S3).
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CHD may ensue from chronic systemic low-grade inflammation. Diet is a modifiable risk factor for both, and its optimisation may reduce post-operative mortality, atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline. In the present study, we investigated the usual dietary intakes of patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), emphasisin...
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Aim and Background: Astaxanthin is a unique carotenoid of predominantly marine origin providing the pink-red color to certain microalgae and accumul ating in various animals higher in the food chain. It is an antioxidant without pro-oxidant properties or known side-effects following oral intake. Materials and Methods: We investigated astaxanthin ki...
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Aim & background Sickle cell disease (SCD) is characterized by hemolytic and vaso-occlusive components. Astaxanthin is a carotenoid of marine origin, without pro-oxidant properties. Methods In this open label pilot study, we investigated whether orally administered astaxanthin incorporates into erythrocytes (RBC) of SCD patients and studied the ef...
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In this review, we focus on lifestyle changes, especially dietary habits, that are at the basis of chronic systemic low grade inflammation, insulin resistance and Western diseases. Our sensitivity to develop insulin resistance traces back to our rapid brain growth in the past 2.5 million years. An inflammatory reaction jeopardizes the high glucose...

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