Tag: animal products

Safest source of B12

“Safest Source of B12” What’s the best way to get vitamin B12? Well, B12 is not made by plants; not made by animals either. It’s made by certain bacteria, some of which line the guts of animals, of which people eat and drink. But that’s not the best source, because of the baggage that comes…


What are the Healthiest Foods?

the latest Dietary Guidelines the 2015 guidelines won’t be out probably until January 2016 have a chapter on food components to reduce but when they say things like reduce intake of solid fats major sources of saturated and trans fatty acids what does that mean in terms of which foods to reduce similarly there’s a…


Treating Asthma with Fruits and Vegetables

“Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables” In the international study of asthma and allergies in childhood of over a million kids, a consistent inverse relationship, meaning a protective relationship, was seen, between prevalence rates of asthma, allergies, and eczema, and the intake of plants, starch, grains, and vegetables. If these findings could be generalized, and…


Egg Industry Response to Choline and TMAO

“Egg Industry Response to Choline and TMAO” Metabolomics is a term used to describe the measurement of multiple metabolites in biological specimens like bodily fluids with the goal of identifying molecular signatures. For example, if you compared the metabolic profile of those with severe heart disease to those with clean arteries maybe we could come…


Eggs and Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims

“Eggs & Cholesterol: Patently False & Misleading Claims” For decades, “on the basis of concerns from the American Heart Association and consumer groups, the Federal Trade Commission carried out successful legal action— upheld by the Supreme Court— to compel the egg industry to cease and desist from false and misleading advertising that eggs had no…


How Our Gut Bacteria Can Use Eggs to Accelerate Cancer

[Music] we are walking communities comprised not only about Homo sapiens hosts but also of trillions of symbiotic commensal microorganisms within the gut and on every other surface of our bodies there are more bacterial cells in our gut than there are human cells in our entire body in fact only about 10% of the…


Parkinson’s Disease and the Uric Acid Sweet Spot

“Parkinson’s Disease and the Uric Acid Sweet Spot” Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s, characterized by a slowness of movement, rigidity, tremor, and stooping posture that all gets worse and worse, and there’s also non-movement symptoms, like cognitive impairment, sleep, smell, and mood disturbances as the disease spreads to other…


Prolonged Liver Function Enhancement From Broccoli

“Prolonged Liver Function Enhancement from Broccoli” This study on cooked meat and the risk of breast cancer in Long Island women added to “the accumulating evidence that consumption of meats cooked by methods that promote carcinogen formation may increase [the] risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.” But, it also offered a clue as to how we…


Treating Parkinson’s Disease With Diet

caffeine consumption both in Asian and Western populations appears to protect against the development of Parkinson’s disease but what if you already have it a new study found that giving folks the equivalent of about two cups of coffee a day worth of caffeine significantly improve symptoms of the disease of course it’s only so…


What Causes Diabetes?

“What Causes Diabetes?” After about age 20, we may have all the insulin-producing beta cells we’re ever going to have in our pancreas, and so if we lose them, we may lose them for good. Autopsy studies show that by the time type 2 diabetes is diagnosed we may have already killed off half of…