Is There Arsenic in Rice? How Much Rice Is Too Much?
Mon, 27 Jun 2022 12:00:06 +0000
Concerns over the arsenic content of rice have led to recommendations to reduce rice consumption in favor of other whole grains. What are some strategies […]
Double Your Donations and Key Takeaways on Skin Cancer
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 12:00:38 +0000
Summer is in swing here in the northern hemisphere, and, for many, that means more time outside. Exposure to the sun is important for producing […]
Do Avocados Help Lower Cholesterol?
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:00:48 +0000
Cholesterol is a vital component of our cells, which is why our body makes all that we need. Elevated cholesterol in our blood is implicated […]
How to Reduce the Cancer-Causing Properties of Meat
Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:00:02 +0000
What are the preparation methods to reduce exposure to carcinogens in cooked meat? What are some ways we can decrease our exposure to the carcinogenic […]
How Foods Are Tested for Depression
Thu, 16 Jun 2022 12:00:49 +0000
What is the science behind the marketing of foods for antidepressant effects? If you go online, you can see claims about “coconut water being beneficial […]
Grind Your Chia Seeds
Tue, 14 Jun 2022 12:00:14 +0000
The secret to unlocking the benefits of chia seeds may be grinding them up.  When recently reviewing the literature on the health-promoting properties and therapeutic […]
The Effects of Cell Phones and Bluetooth on Hearing
Thu, 09 Jun 2022 12:00:06 +0000
What impact might cell phone and Bluetooth radiation have on the inner ear? “Given the huge number of mobile [cell] phone users at present days, […]
Heavy Metal Detox Diet
Tue, 07 Jun 2022 12:00:28 +0000
What dietary change can simultaneously help detoxify mercury, lead, and cadmium from the body? I’ve previously explored the issue of lead contamination in calcium supplements, […]
Key Takeaways for Allergy Season and a Recipe for Taquitos
Thu, 02 Jun 2022 12:00:52 +0000
It’s spring here in the United States, which, for millions of people, means allergy season. While you may be feeling lousy because your immune system […]
After Marijuana Legalization Did Opioid Overdoses Go Up, Stay the Same, or Go Down?
Tue, 31 May 2022 12:00:33 +0000
What happened in states after medical marijuana laws were passed? Did opioid overdoses go up, stay the same, or go down? Millions of people in […]
Black Salve Is a Dangerous Scam
Thu, 26 May 2022 12:00:30 +0000
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 […]
Cabbage Leaf Wraps for Arthritic Knees
Tue, 24 May 2022 12:00:32 +0000
Unbelievably, a randomized controlled trial of cabbage leaf wraps for arthritis was published. In a section of the British Medical Journal called “Minerva,” where interesting […]
Randomized Controlled Trials of Beans
Thu, 19 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000
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, […]
Blueberry Blocking Effects of Yogurt
Tue, 17 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000
What happened when researchers tried to tease out what’s in dairy that interferes with the health benefits of berries and tea? A trio of Harvard […]
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Guacamole
Thu, 12 May 2022 12:00:50 +0000
High-fat plant foods—avocados, peanuts, and walnuts—and olive oil are put to the test. In the preface of my book How Not to Die, after bemoaning […]
Probiotics vs. Antibiotics for Autism
Tue, 10 May 2022 12:00:36 +0000
What role do antibiotics play in the development and treatment of autism spectrum disorder? “There are many examples in nature of intestinal microbes altering host […]
Spinach and Berries to Prevent Muscle Soreness
Thu, 05 May 2022 12:00:19 +0000
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 […]
An Apple a Day May Keep the Pharmacist Away
Tue, 03 May 2022 12:00:37 +0000
Which would save more lives: eating an apple a day or taking statin drugs? Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? That’s […]
Sources of Oxidized Cholesterol
Thu, 28 Apr 2022 12:00:21 +0000
Chicken, fish, and egg powder in processed foods present greater risk from cholesterol oxidation byproducts, but there are things you can do to reduce exposure. […]
Oxidized Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s Disease
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 12:00:03 +0000
Oxidized cholesterol can be a hundred times more toxic than regular cholesterol, raising additional concerns about foods such as ghee, canned tuna, processed meat, and […]