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The Cilantro Gene


Spin Doctors – How the Media Reports on Medicine

“Spin Doctors – How the Media Reports on Medicine” In a study of the dietary advice given by newspapers in the UK, no credible scientific basis was found for most claims. The misreporting of dietary advice was found to be widespread and may contribute to public misconceptions about food and health. And potentially not just…


The Protein Combining Myth

“The Protein Combining Myth” All nutrients come from the sun or the soil. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Everything else comes from the ground. Minerals originate from the earth, and vitamins from the plants and micro-organisms that grow from it. The calcium in a cow’s milk (and…


Is Milk Good for Our Bones?

“Is Milk Good for Our Bones?” Milk is touted to build strong bones, but a compilation of all the best studies found no association between milk consumption and hip fracture risk, so drinking milk as an adult might not help bones but what about in adolescence? Harvard researchers decided to put it to the test….


Antibacterial Toothpaste: Harmful, Helpful, or Harmless?

[Music] why do dogs lick their wounds in fact they even lick our wounds leading to a question posed nearly a half century ago in the medical literature might there be some kind of healing property of dog saliva all it appears are a number of immune defense mechanisms in saliva one of which involves…


Are avocados health-promoting?

“Are Avocados Health-Promoting?” I’ve covered high-fat plant foods in the past, such as nuts, which are health-promoting; coconut oil, which is not so health-promoting, but what about avocados? 75% calories from fat, but good for you nonetheless? Neither good nor bad? Or, something we should consider avoiding? Well, rats fed the human equivalent of 200…


Nutritional Yeast for the Common Cold

natural immunomodulators something that can help regulate our immune system without side effects has been sought for centuries and all the while they’ve been sitting in the produce aisle plants produce thousands of active compounds many of which modulate our immune system enough to protect us from infection but we can’t forget the fungi mushrooms…


Paleo Diet Studies Show Benefits

“Paleo Diet Studies Show Benefits” There have been about a half dozen studies published on Paleo-type diets, starting around 20 years ago. In what sounds like a reality TV show, 10 diabetic Australian aborigines were dropped off in a remote location to fend for themselves, hunting and gathering foods like figs and crocodiles. In my…


Caloric Restriction vs. Plant-Based Diets

“Caloric Restriction vs. Plant-Based Diets” Hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States every year are attributed to obesity, now overtaking smoking as perhaps the main preventable cause of illness and premature death. In particular, excess body fatness is an important cause of most cancers, according to a meta-analysis of studies done to date….


Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies