Tag: heart health

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…


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…


How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure

“How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure” High blood pressure is the #1 risk factor for death in the world, affecting nearly 78 million Americans— that’s one in three adults. And as we age, our pressures get higher and higher, such that by age 60 it strikes more than half. Well, if it affects…


Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique | Cynthia Thurlow | TEDxGreenville

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Tanya Cushman What if I told you that breakfast being the most important meal of the day was wrong? (Laughter) What if I told you it is more important when you eat than what you eat? Perhaps much of the nutritional dogma that we’ve been raised with is now outdated, like…


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…


Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin

“BOOSTING THE BIOAVAILABILITY OF CURCUMIN” Historians from around the world have produced evidence to show that apparently all primitive peoples used herbs, often in a sophisticated way. Quinine from Cinchona bark was used to treat the symptoms of malaria long before the disease was identified. And the raw ingredients of a common aspirin tablet had…


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…


Amla vs. Diabetes

“Amla vs. Diabetes” Dripping plant extracts on cancer cells in a test tube is a far cry from testing whole foods on whole people. Another amla study published recently, though, tried Indian gooseberries on patients with diabetes. A normal fasting blood sugar is considered under 100. Between 100 and 125 is called pre-diabetes, and over…


The Five to One Fiber Rule

“The Five to One Fiber Rule” When people think fiber, they think constipation. And it’s true, if we could get Americans just to just eat the minimum recommended daily intake of fiber containing foods we could save our country 80 billion dollars — and that’s just from the effects on constipation alone. Accumulating evidence indicates…