Health & Nutrition

Is It Safe to Take Acid-Blocking Drugs?

Do the benefits outweigh the risks of acid-blocker drugs, also known as proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec, and Zantac? What about baking soda? Dyspepsia is the medical term for upset stomach. After eating, your stomach may hurt, you may...
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Are Energy Drinks Beneficial?

What effects do Red Bull and Monster brand energy drinks have on artery function and athletic performance? Given the “global popularity” of the multibillion-dollar energy drink industry, it is critical we determine if the beverages have any “potential adverse effects,”...
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Coffee Benefits Blocked by Adding Milk?

I open my video Does Adding Milk Block the Benefits of Coffee? with a graph from a study of mortality versus coffee consumption that suggests coffee drinkers live longer than non-coffee drinkers. Why might that be? Coffee may have beneficial...
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How to Eat to Reduce Cancer Risk

What does the best available balance of evidence say right now about what to eat and what to avoid to reduce your risk of cancer?  In 1982, a landmark report on diet, nutrition, and cancer was released by the National...
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Black Salve Is a Dangerous Scam

Is black salve, a paste made from bloodroot, safe and effective for the treatment of skin cancer? “Despite warnings from the American Academy of Dermatology and being listed as a ‘fake cancer cure’ by the FDA, black salve is still...
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Randomized Controlled Trials of Beans

Do legumes—beans, chickpeas, split peas, and lentils—work only to prevent disease, or can they help treat and reverse it as well? Legumes—all kinds of beans, chickpeas, split peas, and lentils—are “an excellent source of many essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals,...
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Sports Drinks Are Neither Safe Nor Effective

Commercial influences may have corrupted the American College of Sports Medicine’s hydration guidelines. If you had to name the greatest medical advance over the past two centuries, what would you pick? Smallpox vaccine jumped to my mind, then I remembered...

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