Tag: dairy

Prunes for Osteoporosis

“Prunes for Osteoporosis” We are in an epidemic of osteoporosis. 10 million Americans have it and one in three older women will get it. We urgently need public health strategies to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis. Might fruits and vegetables be the unexpected natural answer to the question of osteoporosis prevention? Evidence from a…


How to eat a heart-healthy diet

Hi, I’m Andrea Ho And I’m Daphna Steinberg, and we’re Registered Dietitians in the Schulich Heart Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Healthy eating is an important way to maintain heart health. Over the next few minutes, we’d like to share answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about heart healthy eating. I…


Healthier 100-Calorie Snacks

You’ve seen 100-calorie snack packs everywhere. But they often lack healthy ingredients. Need some better choices? No problem. Make a quick quesadilla. It’s so easy. Top a six-inch corn tortilla with a tablespoon each of refried beans and shredded Cheddar. Microwave for about 15 seconds to melt the cheese. Fold it in half and serve…


Arteries of Vegans vs. Runners

[Music] we know from the work of dr. Ornish and Esselstyn that switching to a plant-based diet can reverse heart disease open up arteries in some cases without drugs without surgery but because our first symptom of heart disease may be our last sudden cardiac death it’s best not to wait until after or OSIS…


Trans Fat In Meat And Dairy

“Trans Fat in Meat and Dairy” Trans fats are bad, increasing one’s risk of heart disease sudden death and diabetes, even perhaps aggression. Trans fat intake has been associated with overt aggressive behavior impatience and irritability Trans Fats are basically only found one place in nature animal fat. The food industry however found a way…


Tea and Artery Function

“Tea and Artery Function” Our endothelium, the inner lining of our blood vessels that controls the function of every artery in our body, appears to play a critical role in a variety of human disorders, including peripheral vascular disease, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, kidney failure, cancer, and blood clots. Unfortunately, endothelial cells only live about…


Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection

“Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection” Earlier this month, a research team at the Cleveland Clinic offered a novel explanation as to why meat intake may be related to mortality. “Numerous studies have suggested a decrease in atherosclerotic disease risk — heart disease our #1 killer –” “in vegan and vegetarian individuals compared…


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…


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…