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May 1, 2013
Does a Drink Of Water Make Children Smarter?
Most children don't drink water from when they wake to when they go off to school. Interventional trials show this mild state of dehydration may negatively affect scholastic performance.
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 7, 2012
Unsweetening the Diet
All sweeteners--natural and artificial, caloric and non-caloric—help maintain cravings for intensely sweet foods.
October 10, 2012
Modern Meat Not Ahead of the Game
Since chronic inflammation underlines many disease processes and saturated fat appears to facilitate the endotoxic inflammatory reaction to animal products, researchers have looked to wild animals..
November 1, 2011
Plant Protein Preferable
Since foods are a package deal, Dr. Walter Willet, the Chair of Harvard's nutrition department, recommends we emphasize plant sources of protein rather than animal sources.
October 27, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: The First 25 Years
How have the Dietary Guidelines for Americans evolved over the years since they were first issued in 1980?
October 21, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: With a Grain of Big Salt
The National Dairy Council teams up with the Salt Institute to downplay the risk of sodium in the American diet.
October 17, 2011
Alkaline Water: a Scam?
Hawkers of "ionizer" water machines (like Kangen) claim healing alkaline water benefits; skeptics call it snake oil. They both may be wrong.
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