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March 29, 2013
Flaxseed vs. Diabetes
A tablespoon of daily ground flax seeds for a month appears to improve fasting blood sugars, triglycerides, cholesterol, and hemoglobin A1c levels in diabetics.
March 13, 2013
Dried Apples, Dates, Figs or Prunes for Cholesterol?
A comparison of the cholesterol-lowering potential of four dried fruit—apples, dates, figs, and plums.
February 27, 2013
Clinical Studies on Acai Berries
An independent review of the effects of açaí berries was recently published, including studies on immune function, arthritis, and metabolic parameters.
January 7, 2013
Apple Juice May Be Worse Than Sugar Water
Why the spike in antioxidant levels in our bloodstream after drinking apple juice might not be a good thing.
January 4, 2013
Flesh and Fructose
Meat and sugar increase uric acid levels, which are associated with increased risk of gout, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, prediabetes, diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular...
January 2, 2013
Miocene Meteorites and Uric Acid
Human beings lost the ability to detoxify uric acid millions of years ago. What implications does this have for our health today?
December 25, 2012
Whole Grains May Work As Well As Drugs
The consumption of three portions of whole grains a day appears as powerful as high blood pressure medications in alleviating hypertension.
December 24, 2012
Metabolic Syndrome and Plant-Based Diets
Plant-based diets appear to protect against metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X, which is characterized by the so-called “deadly quartet,” abdominal obesity, high fasting sugars, high...
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