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April 18, 2014
Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to seven servings a day appears to cut asthma exacerbation rates in half, whereas restricting consumption to Standard American Diet levels leads to a...
April 16, 2014
Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
A study involving more than a million kids suggests the striking worldwide variation in childhood rates of allergies, asthma, and eczema is related to diet.
April 9, 2014
California Children Are Contaminated
The levels of arsenic, banned pesticides, and dioxins exceeded cancer benchmarks in each of the 364 children tested. Which foods were the primary sources of toxic pollutants for preschoolers and...
March 7, 2014
Dietary Sources of Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors
Foods of animal origin (especially fish) appear to be the most important source of human exposure to industrial pollutants such as alkylphenol xenoestrogens.
January 20, 2014
Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin
Dietary strategies, including the use of black pepper (piperine), can boost blood levels of curcumin from the spice turmeric by up to 2,000%.
May 27, 2013
Preventing the Common Cold with Probiotics?
Though prebiotics may be preferable, probiotics may reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections.
November 28, 2012
Ractopamine in Pork
BREAKING NEWS video: An analysis of yesterday's Consumer Reports finding that 1 in 5 samples of retail pork tested positive for the growth-promoting drug ractopamine. Tomorrow, I will cover their...
November 5, 2012
The Best Baby Formula
Exclusive breast-feeding for a full six months may ironically improve our children's taste for vegetables, whereas children fed formula grow up with increased rates of inflammatory diseases such as...
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