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Volume 38, No. 2

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A Return to the Stone Age?

Published on April 14 1985
Two researchers from the School of Medicine and the Department of Anthropology, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia have arrived at some interesting results from a study of human dietary habits. Published in the January 31, 1985 issue of the New...

How to Reduce Our Intake of Mutagens

Published on April 14 1985
In the Summer 1984 issue of NOHA* NEWS we summarized a report from the Longevity Letter (March 1984, Vol. 2, No. 3) on browning reactions to food. Part II of this topic appeared in the next issue (April 1984, Vol. 2, No. 4), revealing information on...

Healthful Eating

Published on April 14 1985
We’ve been hearing more and more about the health advantages from eating fish. It’s an excellent source of protein. Fatty acids in fish may reduce the probability of getting heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory...

Ginger Capsules for Morning Sickness

Published on January 14 1985
Ms. Roach has kindly shared with us her daughter’s eventual success in counteracting severe morning sickness, which continued throughout her first pregnancy and required hospitalization. From The Lancet, an article dated March 20, 1982,...

Salt Talk and Hypertension

Published on January 14 1985
There is a significant amount of literature available about the use of salt in our diet and its possible contribution to hypertensive cardiovascular disease. In past issues of NOHA NEWS, we discussed the role of salt, how we get excess salt in our...

"Fatty Acids" Leads Off Meeting of American Academy of Environmental Medicine

Published on January 14 1985
"Nutrition and the Ecological Patient" was the theme of the entire first day of the Academy’s October 1984 meeting. Following are some selections from the interesting reports brought back to us by NOHA’s president, Marjorie...

Carbohydrates and Blood Glucose Control

Published on October 14 1984
The role of carbohydrates in the digestive process is taking a new look, according to Phyllis A. Crapo, RD in "Theory Vs Fact: The Glycemic Response to Foods," published in Nutrition Today, March/April 1984. The way we digest carbohydrates...

The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook

Published on October 14 1984
The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook, by Marjorie Hurt Jones, RN (Rodale Press 1984, revised 2001, tables, appendix, indices, paperback, $16.95) "Food allergy is just another limitation that can be turned to the cook’s advantage," is the...

"Seed Foods" Against Cancer

Published on October 14 1984
"Prostatic, breast, and colon cancer rates are higher in populations consuming relatively large quantities of meat and lower in populations whose diet is rich in such ‘seed foods’ as maize, beans, and rice," reports the Journal...

Medical Community Shows Interest in Marginal Vitamin Deficiency

Published on October 14 1984
For years, vitamin researchers and those interested in better nutrition have been aware that a nutritional deficiency could lead to symptoms of lethargy, sleeplessness, irritability, and a general feeling of malaise. The good news is that scientists...

Browning Reactions

Published on July 14 1984
"When proteins or amino acids are heated in the presence of carbohydrates, what is called a ‘browning reaction’ takes place." It occurs "in a variety of common foods, including toasted bread, dried fruits, gravy mixes,...

More on Aspartame

Published on July 14 1984
"Aspartame . . . , a new sweetner marketed under the trade name NutraSweet, releases into the bloodstream one molecule of methanol for each molecule of aspartame consumed. . . . When diet sodas and soft drinks, sweetened with aspartame, are...

Eat Whole Foods Uncontaminated by Pesticides

Published on July 14 1984
A NOHA* theme "Avoid processed foods". This has been a continuing theme in NOHA classes and from NOHA speakers. This theme is brilliantly highlighted in the NOHA tape of Charles T. McGee, MD and in his book, How to Survive Modern...

Malathion Exposure: Reduced Liver Enzymes Extracted by Low Protein Consumption

Published on July 14 1984
"Pesticides are extensively used throughout the world for various purposes. The toxic effects of these pesticides, due to their indiscriminate use, may be influenced by the nutritional status. The present paper therefore reports the effects of...

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