The Reversal on Fish Oil
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The Reversal on Fish Oil

Are the purported benefits of fish oil supplementation for the prevention and treatment of heart disease just a “fish tale“? Thanks to recommendations from organizations such as the American Heart Association that individuals at high risk for heart disease ask their physicians about fish oil...

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Introducing Joseph Gonzales, R.D.
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Introducing Joseph Gonzales, R.D.

First, I want to thank all those that applied for the Nutrition Director position. I am so thrilled my work attracts such talented folks! We received dozens of applications from doctors and nurses and dietitians who dedicated days of their lives slogging through a grueling application process all...

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Are Multivitamins Just a Waste of Money?
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Are Multivitamins Just a Waste of Money?

About one in three Americans take a multivitamin. Is that helpful, harmful, or just a harmless waste of money? In 2011, the Iowa Women’s Health Study reported that multivitamin use was associated with a higher risk of total mortality, meaning that women who took a multivitamin appeared to be...

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Understanding Lifestyle Medicine From the Heart
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Understanding Lifestyle Medicine From the Heart

I talk a lot about numbers and statistics, but as the Director of Yale’s Prevention Research Center Dr. David Katz put it in an editorial in the American Journal of Health Promotion, to reach doctors, our fellow colleagues, maybe we need to “put a human face on it all.” We have...

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Don’t Forget Fiber
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Don’t Forget Fiber

The famous surgeon Denis Burkitt is better known for his discovery of a childhood cancer now known as Burkitt’s lymphoma than for his 1979 international bestseller, Don’t Forget the Fibre in Your Diet. Anyone asked to list the twenty or more most important advances in health made in the last...

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Organic Milk and Prostate Cancer
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Organic Milk and Prostate Cancer

Researchers have expressed concern that since cow’s milk contains estrogens, dairy could stimulate the growth of hormone-sensitive tumors. The thought is that the consumption of dairy products could both “promote the conversion of precancerous lesions or mutated cells to invasive cancer...

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Who Should be Careful About Curcumin?
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Who Should be Careful About Curcumin?

Following flax and wheatgrass, turmeric is the third best-selling botanical dietary supplement, racking up $12 million in sales. Currently, sales are increasing at a rate of 20%. “Curcumin is a natural plant product extracted from the turmeric root and is used commonly as a food additive...

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Now Hiring! New Employment Opportunities at NutritionFacts.org
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Now Hiring! New Employment Opportunities at NutritionFacts.org

It’s been a long-time dream of mine to bring a dietitian or other nutrition or medical professional onto the team to help answer everyone’s questions. When NutritionFacts.org began in 2011, I was able to personally respond to every comment, every email. Sadly those days are long gone,...

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Why Pepper Boosts Turmeric Blood Levels
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Why Pepper Boosts Turmeric Blood Levels

“Historians from all around the world have produced evidence to show that apparently all primitive peoples used herbs-often in a sophisticated way. Quinine from Cinchona bark was used to treat the symptoms of malaria long before the disease was identified, and the raw ingredients of a common...

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Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis & Inflammation
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Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis & Inflammation

Osteoarthritis is the most frequent cause of physical disability among older adults in the world, affecting more than 20 million Americans. It is estimated that 20% of us will be affected in the coming decades and it is becoming more and more widespread among younger people. Can anti-inflammatory...

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