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Drink your Muzak: the problem with juice

A vivid analogy about whole fruit vs. juice: Think of your all-time favorite rock song: Hey Jude, London Calling, Smells Like Teen Spirit,…

Started by Grinning Cat

1 Mar 8, 2013
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Fish better than fish oil pills

Why Fish Is Better Than Supplements Natural fish contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which was shown to lower blood pressure by vasodilati…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Mar 7, 2013
Reply by Idaho Spud

Our obsession with sugar, salt and fat

( -- In his new book, "Salt Sugar Fat," Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Michael Moss takes readers on a tour of the…

Started by Steph S.

4 Mar 6, 2013
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

"barefoot" shoes not good for runners

Barefoot Running Can Cause Injuries, Too The argument that feet were designed for barefoot locomotion is flawed. Does the barefoot style re…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 6, 2013

Raw cocoa benefits brain

Is Cocoa the Brain Drug of the Future? ... raw cocoa may be packed with brain-boosting compounds. Researchers at the University of L'Aquila…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

7 Mar 5, 2013
Reply by Plinius

Sequester will furlough meat inspectors

In 6 Ways the Sequester Will Mess Up the Environment Zaineb Mohammed warns us ...  Food safety: The Food Safety and Inspection Service's bu…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 4, 2013

Sugar affects the liver and pancreas

Apparently eating sugar does make you more likely to get diabetes. Specifically, more sugar was correlated with more diabetes: For every ad…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 1, 2013

7 Surprising Signs You Need to Sleep More

Very important article on why you need to sleep more. One in three Americans aren’t getting enough sleep — are you one of them? Click thr…

Started by Steph S.

0 Mar 1, 2013

BPA and phthalates in our food

Your best attempts to reduce endocrine disruptors in your food won't be enough. Contaminated Diet Contributes to Exposure to Endocrine-Disr…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Feb 28, 2013

Omega-3s fight breast cancer

Omega-3s Inhibit Breast Cancer Tumor Growth, Study Finds A lifelong diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can inhibit growth of breast cancer tu…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Feb 22, 2013


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