Frozen and Canned Fruits Increase Risk of Death in Study

'Eat seven portions of fruit and veg a day' to lower death risk Yes, your mother was right she said each year fruits and vegetables. It does not take a pot of vegetables to lower your risk of dying. 2 to 3 vegetables a day were linked with a 19% lower risk of dying. People who ate seven … [Read more...]

Being Too Thin is More Dangerous than Obesity

Like obesity, being underweight is also tied to earlier death Like so many things in life, the extreme is often times not good for you. However, I think many people for years of thought that being thin was always a good thing. There was also research that showed that nearly starving seem to … [Read more...]

Don’t Believe What you Read About Vitamins

Bias Happens Yesterday I was talking with the sales rep about the nature of the business. She always has an interest in research, so we talked about different resources to learn about nutritional supplements. We talked about PubMed being a good source for research information. However, many … [Read more...]

Don’t Exercise on Empty Stomach

Protein followed by exercise is recipe for calorie-burning success in some women This study in Science Daily found that you should not exercise on an empty stomach. If you want to lose weight successfully than a protein meal beforehand is more effective than not eating. We feel that the protein … [Read more...]

Melatonin More Than Just Sleep

Melatonin ameliorates brain injury induced by systemic lipopolysaccharide in neonatal rats When most people hear the word, melatonin they think of sleep. However, in a recent article the researchers found that melatonin was able to prevent brain injury and behavioral disturbances in mice injected … [Read more...]

Sugar Obesity Heart Disease Diabetes

Availability of sugar-sweetened beverages in schools increases odds of adolescent obesity This article in Medical News Today discusses how sweetened beverages increased the risk of adolescent obesity. I spent a few years teaching high school and we had a soda machine for the students. All the … [Read more...]

Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

Helping women to good health: breast cancer, omega-3/omega-6 lipids, and related lifestyle factors. Breast cancer is a terrifying diagnosis for any woman. However, there are certain lifestyle choices that can help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. The authors state that a higher intake … [Read more...]

Miscarriage of Justice Teen taken Off Vitamin Program

Perhaps like me you followed with some interest the case about Justina Pelletier. She was the child treated by a Tufts medical doctor who had diagnosed Justina with a mitochondrial disease. In February 2013, the doctor referred her to a gastroenterologist at Boston Children's hospital because she … [Read more...]

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad (Serves 4 110 calories / serving) 16 oz. can drained chickpeas 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 lemon wedges 2 chopped cloves of garlic ¼ cup chopped red or orange bell pepper Salt and pepper to taste Combine chickpeas with garlic and bell pepper. Add olive oil and squeeze … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Diet and B 12 Deficiency

The prevalence of cobalamin deficiency among vegetarians assessed by serum vitamin B12: a review of literature. From my experience I find that there are usually two types of vegetarians. The first type is those who take vegetarianism very seriously. These vegetarians know how to eat correctly and … [Read more...]

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