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July 18, 2014
Which Nut Fights Cancer Better?
Within hours the blood of those fed walnuts is able to suppress the growth of breast cancer cells in a petri dish. Which nut might work best, though--almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts,...
July 7, 2014
The Best Way to Cook Sweet Potatoes
How does sweet potato baking compare to boiling and steaming and should we eat the skin?
June 27, 2014
Dark Chocolate and Artery Function
What do studies not funded by the chocolate industry show about the effect of cocoa on arterial health?
June 25, 2014
Broccoli: Sprouts vs. Supplements
Broccoli sprouts are compared to “Broccomax” supplements.
June 16, 2014
Cadmium and Cancer: Plant vs. Animal Foods
Though the most concentrated sources of the toxic metal cadmium are cigarette smoke, seafood, and organ meats, does greater consumption from whole grains and vegetables present a concern?
June 11, 2014
Gout Treatment with a Cherry on Top
How do sweet cherries compare to the drug allopurinol and a low purine diet for the treatment of the painful inflammatory arthritis gout?
May 23, 2014
Xenohormesis: What Doesn’t Kill Plants May Make Us Stronger
A new concept in biology tries to explain why the consumption of certain natural compounds in plants may mimic the lifespan-enhancing benefits of caloric restriction.
May 21, 2014
Appropriating Plant Defenses
Plants and animal share similar biochemical pathways and signaling systems, which may explain why so many phytonutrients are beneficial to our physiology.
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