Tag: industry influence

Why is Nutrition so Commercialized?

“Why is Nutrition So Commercialized?” The prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes has skyrocketed, as have the number of articles published about diabetes in medical journals. Why does our wealth of academic knowledge not translate more directly into making things better? Maybe it’s our over-attachment to the reductionistic mindset that proved so successful with ACUTE…


Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health

“Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health” The foods found most protective against oral cancer include raw and green/leafy vegetables, tomatoes, citrus, and carrots. Citrus fruits are acidic, though. Fine; less oral cancer. But, what about the health of the teeth themselves? Might eating lots of sour fruit eat away at our enamel? Well, early case reports that…


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…


Don’t Wait Until Your Doctor Kicks the Habit

[Music] when famed surgeon Michael DeBakey was asked why his studies published back in the 30s linking smoking and lung cancer simply ignored he had to remind people what it was like back then we were a smoking society was in the movies it was everywhere medical meetings were one heavy haze of smoke smoking…


Eggs and Diabetes

“Eggs and Diabetes” Type 2 diabetes is becoming a world pandemic. We know the consumption of eggs is related to the development of some other chronic diseases… what about diabetes? Researchers found a stepwise increase in risk the more and more eggs people ate. Eating just a single egg a week appeared to increase the…


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…


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…


Which Are Better: Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds?

[Music] we’ve been eating chia seeds for more than 5,000 years historically one of the main crops grown in the Western Hemisphere they’re exceptionally high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids though like flax seeds it’s better to grind them up even eating two tablespoons of whole chia seeds every day for ten weeks led…


How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much?

“How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much?” In 1776, at the time of the American Revolution, Americans consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per person each year. By 1850, this had risen to 20 pounds, and by 1994 to 120 pounds. Now we’re closer to 160. Half of that is fructose, taking up about 10%…