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February 12, 2014
Who Determines if Food Additives are Safe?
The safety of food additives is determined not by the FDA, but by the manufacturers of the chemicals themselves.
February 3, 2014
Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?
Advice to eat oily fish or take fish oil to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, or mortality is no longer supported by the balance of available evidence.
January 31, 2014
Should We Take a Multivitamin?
What does the best available science say about the role multivitamins may play in heart disease, cancer, and longevity?
January 29, 2014
Convincing Doctors to Embrace Lifestyle Medicine
An editorial by the Director of Yale's Prevention Research Center on putting a face on the tragedy of millions suffering and dying from chronic diseases that could be prevented, treated, and reversed...
January 27, 2014
Dr. Burkitt’s F-Word Diet
The famous surgeon Denis Burkitt suggests an explanation for why many of our most common and deadliest diseases were rare or even nonexistent in populations eating plant-based diets.
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%.
January 10, 2014
Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
An elegant experiment is described in which the blood of those eating different types of spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric is tested for anti-inflammatory capacity.
December 30, 2013
Dietary Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Yellow plant pigments such as lutein and zeaxanthin build up in the back of our eyes to protect our retinas against age-related macular degeneration. Levels of these eyesight–saving nutrients in...
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