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For more than half a century, the conventional wisdom among nutritionists and public health officials was that fat is dietary enemy No. 1 — the leading cause of obesity and heart disease.
It appears the wisdom was off.
And not just off. Almost entirely backward… Continue reading
They’re quick, easy, cheap, and really bad for us.
Hot dogs qualify as an ultra-processed food, since they’re packed with preservatives. zz/Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 via AP Images
Processed foods are under fresh scrutiny this week after a groundbreaking study from the National Institutes of Health found that people on ultra-processed diets ate more calories and gained more weight than they did when offered the same amount of nutrients from less processed food. Continue reading
Ellagic acid—found in grapes, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, pomegranates, black berries, and nuts—exists in even higher concentrations in red wine than resveratrol. Previous studies have shown that EA has potent antioxidant and preventive effects in several types of cancer.
Ellagic acid (EA)—a natural polyphenol compound found in red wine—may inhibit the proliferation of lung cancer cells by inducing autophagy, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Further, researchers found that EA also has anti-lung cancer effects both in vitro and in vivo. Continue reading
This is what real salt looks like — we all know what regular white salt looks like—and we mistakenly think it is real salt when it is not. The fact is that refined white salt, such as commercial table salt is bad, very bad stuff. Unrefined natural salt on the other hand is good, very good stuff providing many health benefits. Continue reading
It can be difficult to limit your sugar intake, especially if you have a sweet tooth. If you’re still on the fence about making changes to your diet, here are six benefits that you can enjoy if you quit eating foods rich in sugar.
Fruits are a good source of healthy sugar
Researchers have found that sugar can fool the brain into wanting more of it. However, Dr. Kimber Stanhope, a nutritional biologist at the University of California (UC), Davis, noted that in moderation, the sugar found in whole foods like fruits and vegetables is good for you. Naturally occurring sugars also come with fiber, minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy. Continue reading
Do you catch colds and flu frequently? Are you susceptible to canker sores, sensitive teeth and sore throat? Are you mentally tired after an hour of desk work?
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With all the diseases and the mass hysteria going on over the measles, mumps, chickenpox, etc. I am prompted to once again try to educate readers on how to AVOID them, without those poisonous vaccines being injected into your body.
I write this based on my personal experience – not some Big PHARMA or scientific organization so let’s get that out of the way from the git-go. . . Continue reading
Drinking coffee might keep us up at night, but new research has given us a reason to sleep easy knowing that the popular drink isn’t as bad for our arteries as some previous studies would suggest. The research from Queen Mary University of London has shown that drinking coffee, including in people who drink up to 25 cups a day, is not associated with having stiffer arteries.
The research, led by Professor Steffen Petersen from Queen Mary’s William Harvey Research Institute, was presented today at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Continue reading
New research has linked a compound found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables to one of the body’s most potent tumor-suppressing genes.
Experts estimate that there can be up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables. Enzymes are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions. Extracting more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat ensures that your body has the nutritional building blocks of life to ensure every process works more effectively. Continue reading
Do some research and draw your own conclusions…
This one is a bit out of my league!
Diets high in cheeseburgers and fries and low in whole grains and veggies account for over 80,000 cancer cases a year.
We now know without a shadow of a doubt that eating highly processed foods lacking in nutrition is not just bad for our waistlines, but for our cancer risks. There’s a clear link between excess body weight and at least six kinds of cancer, and probable links to at least seven others. Continue reading
Instant noodles are a convenient and tasty dish that is popular worldwide. The number one global consumer is China, and the United States is ranked sixth in instant noodle sales, with 4.1 billion units sold in 2017. However, studies showed that eating instant noodles is linked to heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and possibly cancer. Continue reading
The chemical properties of beer may help in the battle against cancer, due to acids in hops that may have both anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
The plant that adds flavor, color and bitterness to beer also produces a primary compound that thwarts cancer cells, and two important derivatives of the compound do as well, new research at Oregon State University shows.
Reporting on a number of studies, the Telegraph points out that beer has been found to reduce the risk of kidney stones, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, while also strengthening bones, treating cataracts and curing insomnia. Continue reading
When you get home after buying groceries, do you automatically refrigerate most of the items you’ve bought, only to find that some of the vegetables have gotten bad after several days?
Your fridge does significantly extend the shelf life of many food items, but certain kinds of products and produce will only get bad faster if you keep them refrigerated. Continue reading
A study reveals ginger contains a pungent compound that could be up to 10,000 times more effective than conventional chemotherapy in targeting the cancer stem cells at the root of cancer malignancy.
Ginger and Cancer: How A Compound in Ginger Could Kill The Root Cause of Cancer
A 2015 study published in PLoS reveals a pungent component within ginger known as 6-shogaol is superior to conventional chemotherapy in targeting the root cause of breast cancer malignancy: namely, the breast cancer stem cells. Continue reading
Chives are far more than the little green bits on your baked potato—they have numerous health benefits that make them a worthy addition to a variety of dishes. Add to that the fact that they are easy to grow and maintain, and it’s obvious that chives deserve a place at your table.
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are not the same as scallions and green onions (Allium fistulosum), though they are all in the onion or allium family, and are frequently confused. They are a perennial herb, meaning they grow back each spring, and have been cultivated for hundreds of years – not only for their culinary properties, but for their health benefits as well. Continue reading