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Volume 38, No. 2

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Is butter really back?

Published on October 2 2014
In March 2014, an article appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine that sent the food-obsessed public into gastronomic raptures. Though saddled with a drab title—“Association of Dietary, Circulating and Supplement Fatty Acids with...

Artificial sweeteners & blood sugar

Published on September 30 2014
Artificial sweeteners may disrupt the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, causing metabolic changes that can be a precursor to diabetes, researchers are reporting. That is “the very same condition that we often aim to prevent” by consuming...

Gut bacteria effects weight

Published on September 30 2014
For the 35 percent of American adults who do daily battle with obesity, the main causes of their condition are all too familiar: an unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle and perhaps some unlucky genes. In recent years, however, researchers have...

Breast milk and microbe link

Published on September 30 2014
Raising an infant is an act of ecosystem engineering. You’re not just caring for a baby, but an entire world. Right from birth, babies are colonised by legions of microbes that set up shop in their guts, skin, and more. These are vital. They help...

Food insecurity in college

Published on April 23 2014
New Worry for College Students: Food Insecurity It's not just the Freshman 15: college students' eating issues also include malnutrition For most college students, eating problems stem from having too much food (albeit unhealthy) around. But a new...

Runners and heart risk

Published on April 23 2014
Why Runners Can't Eat Whatever They Want Studies Show There Are Heart Risks to Devil-May-Care Diets—No Matter How Much You Run As a 10-mile-a-day runner, Dave McGillivray thought he could eat whatever he wanted without worrying about his heart...

Truth in food labeling

Published on April 22 2014
Organic vs. Natural: The Truth Behind Food Labeling When strolling through supermarket aisles, do you know the difference between “natural” and “organic” labels? Due to deceptive advertising, many consumers have been misled...

Sweden suggests high-fat

Published on April 22 2014
Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma in Favor of Low-carb High-fat Nutrition Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of  ...

CDC inflated flu numbers

Published on April 22 2014
CDC Caught Red-Handed Exaggerating Flu Cases and Deaths One of the many side effects of the government putting itself into the flu vaccine business is that it is not providing honest statistics. In October 2013, nineteen-year-old Chandler Webb...

Raw foods and toxic metals

Published on April 22 2014
Whole Foods Naturally Retain Toxic Metals During Digestion, Discovers Consumer Wellness Center Lab Director Mike Adams TUCSON, Ariz., PRNewswire -- Research conducted at the Consumer Wellness Center labs ( and published at...

Wildfire Smoke Danger

Published on August 22 2012
When wildfires burn in your area, they produce smoke that may reach your community. Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory...

Tai Chi Grows Brain Size

Published on July 19 2012
Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an article...

Oldest Herbal Healers?

Published on July 19 2012
An international team of researchers, led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the University of York, has provided the first molecular evidence that Neanderthals not only ate a range of cooked plant foods, but also understood its...

FDA Spies on Scientists

Published on July 19 2012
A wide-ranging surveillance operation by the Food and Drug Administration against a group of its own scientists used an enemies list of sorts as it secretly captured thousands of e-mails that the disgruntled scientists sent privately to members of...

Bees & Prostate Cancer

Published on June 13 2012
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, or CAPE, is a compound isolated from honeybee hive propolis, the resin used by bees to patch up holes in hives. Propolis has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for conditions ranging from sore throats and...

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