Tag: cholesterol

Alkaline water: a scam?

Is Alkaline Water a Scam? Is alkaline water a scam? There are thousands of websites and pyramid schemes hawking $6,000 machines to alkalinize our tap water into “miracle healing water.” And not just any miracle healing water, but, “magical miracle healing water.” With, no surprise, miraculous properties, “one of the [supposed] greatest health advances in…


The Safer Cinnamon

“The Safer Cinnamon” Second in spice popularity only to black pepper, cinnamon is the powdered inner bark of four different species of cinnamomum trees. There’s Vietnamese cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon, Indonesian, and Ceylon. A recent review raised concerns about one of them, because of a compound called coumarin, which new human data suggests may be toxic…


Eating More to Weigh Less

“Eating More to Weigh Less” What happens if you have people add fruit to their regular diet? Three apples or three pears a day as snacks between meals on top of whatever else they were eating. Fruit is low in calories, but not zero, so if you add food to people’s diets, even healthy foods…


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…


Are You Reading Nutrition Labels Wrong?

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How to Read Food Labels for Healthy Eating : Protein on Food Labels

Hi. I’m Brenda Thompson, registered dietitian and owner of Life Skills Nutrition. In this segment, I am going to talk about protein in the food label. If you look at this food label here, you will see that protein is listed and there are no types of proteins that are requested to be labeled other…


Flax Seeds for Hypertension

“Flax Seeds for Hypertension” A recent article in the journal Meat Science acknowledged that a sector of the population perceives meat as a food that is detrimental to their health because of studies associating meat consumption with heart disease and cancer. For these reasons, these meat consumers look for healthier food alternatives as a means…


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…