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April 3, 2013
Fiber vs. Breast Cancer
Inadequate fiber intake appears to be a risk factor for breast cancer, which can explain why women eating plant-based diets may be at lower risk.
June 8, 2012
Some Dietary Supplements May Be More Than a Waste of Money
People taking dietary supplements may, in some cases, be paying to make themselves sick. This video covers folic acid, beta carotene, and green tea supplements.
June 5, 2012
Pharmacists Versus Health Food Store Employees: Who Gives Better Advice?
The accuracy of medical advice given by staff at natural food stores is compared to that by staff at community pharmacies based on the balance of available scientific evidence.
May 18, 2012
Prevent Glaucoma and See 27 Miles Farther
The risk of glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness, appears to be dramatically reduced by kale or collard greens consumption, thanks to the phytonutrient pigments lutein and zeaxanthin.
May 16, 2012
Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation
The variety of fruit and vegetable consumption may decrease disease risk, independent of quantity.
February 20, 2012
Pretty in Pee-nk
Beeturia, the passage of pink urine after beetroot consumption, is a reminder that phytonutrients circulate throughout our bloodstream, explaining the connection between "garlic breath" and the use..
December 7, 2011
Is Vitamin D the New Vitamin E?
The Institute of Medicine's conservative position on vitamin D is understandable given the history of hyped vitamin supplements (vitamin A, beta carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E) that..
September 13, 2011
Produce, Not Pills to Increase Physical Attractiveness
Kale works better at boosting antioxidant levels in the skin than synthetic beta carotene, lutein, and mixed carotenoid supplements.
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