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An End to Low Fat in 2015?

January 8, 2015

Grant Petersen's book succinctly demolishes the 30,40,50 year old "healthy eating" notions of high carb, low fat in the US, based on his own life, as well as science, suggests brief vigorous exercise for fitness, and implores us to enjoy ourselves doing other activities, whether skiing, running, b…

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Chocolate Rocks! But What Kind?

October 27, 2014

Thank you, Business Insider, for exploring more deeply the claim that chocolate munching or  imbibing will improve memory function in older adults. 

Mars Bars? Hershey's? The finest of Belgian dark choc? 

It's all about "flavanols," which function as anti-oxidants. And these elements are found …

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Eater, Heal Thy Gut!

August 27, 2014

Apparently the good and clever people at Chelsea Green Publishing have published a book called The Heal Your Gut Cookbook, aimed at a hugely wild range of suffering people .

"Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) refers to disorders, including ADD/ ADHD, autism, addictions, depression, and obsessive…

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The Nuts Have It!

December 1, 2013

"In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn't consume nuts, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Harvard School of Publi…

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Arsenic and Rice, Not so Nice

September 8, 2013

According to science writer Deborah Blum in WIRED, the FDA's reassuring assessment that the arsenic levels in rice are nothing to worry about in the short term, gives rise to the question: What about the long term, then?

“The issue is long term exposure and the surprisingly serious and widespread h…

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