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February 26, 2014
Is Liquid Smoke Flavoring Carcinogenic?
Different brands of liquid smoke flavorings have been tested for DNA-damaging potential, p53 activation, and levels of known carcinogens. Smoked foods such as ham, turkey, barbeque chicken, herring,...
October 21, 2013
Preserving Immune Function in Athletes With Nutritional Yeast
Athletes who overtrain may put excessive stress on their bodies and become more susceptible to respiratory infections, but the fiber found in nutritional and brewer's yeast may prevent this immune...
March 8, 2013
Herbal Tea Update: Rooibos & Nettle
Rooibos (red) tea may reduce stress levels by suppressing adrenal gland function. Nettle tea is mineral rich but may have estrogenic side effects.
November 28, 2012
Ractopamine in Pork
BREAKING NEWS video: An analysis of yesterday's Consumer Reports finding that 1 in 5 samples of retail pork tested positive for the growth-promoting drug ractopamine. Tomorrow, I will cover their...
October 18, 2012
Wake Up and Smell the Saffron
Even the scent of the spice saffron may reduce stress hormone levels and ease the psychological symptoms of PMS.
September 14, 2012
Slimming the Gecko
A workplace dietary intervention study at GEICO corporate headquarters demonstrates the power of plant-based eating.
July 24, 2012
The Benefits of Caloric Restriction Without the Actual Restricting
One mechanism by which caloric restriction may extend one's lifespan is by upregulating dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), the most abundant steroid hormone in the human body. DHEA supplements are...
January 12, 2012
Amla Versus Cancer Cell Growth
Indian gooseberries (amla), an important plant in Ayurvedic medicine, may have anti-cancer properties, as well as cough-, fever-, pain-, stress-, and diarrhea-suppressing effects.
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