Spinach
Health & Nutrition

Spinach and Berries to Prevent Muscle Soreness

What are the effects of spinach and berries on oxidative stress, inflammation, and muscle soreness in athletes? Higher fruit and vegetable consumption was “positively associated with muscle power” in adolescents, but they aren’t the ones who really need it. What...
Health & Nutrition

How Good Are Avocados for You?

The nutritional benefits of guacamole extend beyond the nutrients in avocados. Avocados have been described as a “major dietary source of antioxidants.” While this may be true compared to many of the foods people usually eat, they aren’t necessarily anything...
avocadoes
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Are Avocados a Weight Loss Food?

Studies funded by the Avocado Board suggest avocados may facilitate weight loss, but compared to what? What are the effects of avocado on metabolic syndrome, “a clustering of risk factors”—high blood sugars, high blood triglycerides, high blood pressure, and obesity—that...
Coconut oil in a bowl
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Does Coconut Oil Help with Abdominal Fat?

What does a review of the evidence on the effects of coconut oil on weight loss and belly fat find?  I begin my video Flashback Friday: Coconut Oil and Abdominal Fat with a popular infographic that surprised me by showing that, evidently, there is promising evidence that coconut oil could help with obesity. Well, if you fill the...
Baby powder
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The Dangers of Talcum Powder

What role does diet and baby powder play in the development of fibroids and ovarian cancer?  If you randomly select a group of women and ultrasound their uterus, most of them have fibroid tumors by age 50—and by most, I mean more than 80 percent of...

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