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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 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 17, 2014
Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis
The yellow pigment curcumin in the spice turmeric may work as good or better than anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
January 6, 2014
Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy
Eating meat or eggs before pregnancy may increase the risk of gestational diabetes.
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...
December 27, 2013
Greens vs. Glaucoma
Kale and collard greens contain vision-protecting plant nutrients such as zeaxanthin that may significantly lower the risk of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness.
December 25, 2013
How Long to Detox From Fish Before Pregnancy?
How many months does it take to clear 99% of the mercury and other industrial toxins from one’s body, and what role might our fat stores play in holding on to fat-soluble pollutants?
December 18, 2013
Arteries of Vegans vs. Runners
The carotid arteries of those eating plant-based diets appear healthier than even those just as slim (long-distance endurance athletes who’ve run an average of 50,000 miles).
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