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Parkinson’s Disease and the Uric Acid Sweet Spot

“Parkinson’s Disease and the Uric Acid Sweet Spot” Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s, characterized by a slowness of movement, rigidity, tremor, and stooping posture that all gets worse and worse, and there’s also non-movement symptoms, like cognitive impairment, sleep, smell, and mood disturbances as the disease spreads to other…


A Harmless Artificial Sweetener

“A Harmless Artificial Sweetner” So, this is where the more artificial sweeteners come in. Harmful or harmless? 6-methyl-1,2,3-oxathiazine- 4(3H)-one,2,2-dioxide, also known as acesulfame K, sold as Sweet One. Aspartyl-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester, also known as aspartame or NutraSweet. Cyclohexanesulfamic acid, known as cyclamate, sold as Sugar Twin. (2R,3S)-butane-1,2,3,4-tetraol, or erythritol, sold as Zsweet. Benzoic sulfinide, saccharin, discovered…


Why Genetically Engineered Foods Should be Labeled: Gary Hirshberg at TEDxManhattan 2013

it feels preposterous and maybe even embarrassing to stand here twenty thirteen to say to you that we have the right to know what’s in our food that’s exactly what i want to talk about tonight and i want to speak about the fact that the U.S. does not mandate labelling of genetically engineered organisms…


Plant vs. Cow Calcium

“Plant vs. Cow Calcium” So we’ve gone over the overall healthfulness of eggs and meat. What about dairy? Overall—harmful, harmless, or helpful? Overall—harmful. The #1 source of calcium in the American diet is dairy products. The #1 source of artery-clogging saturated fat is also dairy products; one of the top allergens in the U.S. food…


Some Ayurvedic medicine worse than lead paint exposure

Some Ayurvedic Medicine Worse Than Lead Paint Exposure In terms of antioxidant power, I couldn’t imagine anything ever beating out cloves. But then, silly as a goose, berry comes along. But then, in a whole ‘nother league, triphala. Triphala is the most commonly used herbal formulation in all of Ayurvedic medicine. “Tri” means “three”; “phala”…


Fish and Diabetes

“Fish and Diabetes” In the past two years, 6 separate meta-analyses have been published on the relationship between fish consumption and type 2 diabetes. The whole point of a meta-analysis, though, is to compile together the best studies done to date and see what the overall balance of evidence shows. The fact that there are…