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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…


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…


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…


Update on Cinnamon for Blood Sugar Control

the use of cinnamon to help treat diabetes remains controversial we know that cinnamon is so good at controlling one’s blood sugar that you can cheat on a diabetes test by consuming two teaspoons of cinnamon the night before your glucose tolerance test basically they make you drink some sugar water and see how well…


How Much Fruit is Too Much Fruit?

“How Much Fruit is Too Much?” Previously, I explored how adding blueberries to our meals can actually blunt the detrimental effects of high glycemic foods, but how many berries? The purpose of this study was to determine the minimum level of blueberry consumption at which a consumer may realistically expect to receive antioxidant benefits after…


How Many Poppy Seeds Are Too Many?

the same opium poppy that people make heroin out of is the same opium poppy people make muffins and bagels out of but the idea that poppy seeds could serve as a source of appreciable amounts of codeine morphine was not given much credence despite the existence of the old European custom recommending to quiet…


How Much Hibiscus Tea is Too Much?

over-the-counter antacids are probably the most important source for human aluminum exposure in terms of dose Maalox for example taking as directed can exceed the daily safety limit more than 100 fold and nowhere on the label does it say not to take with acidic beverages such as fruit juice washing that acid down with…


Who Shouldn’t Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?

[Music] following flax and wheatgrass turmeric is the third best-selling botanical dietary supplement racking up 12 million dollars in sales increasing at a rate of about 20 percent curcumin is a natural plant product extracted from turmeric root used commonly as of food add to pops their fourths Pleasant mild aroma an exotic yellow color…


Nutritional Yeast for the Common Cold

natural immunomodulators something that can help regulate our immune system without side effects has been sought for centuries and all the while they’ve been sitting in the produce aisle plants produce thousands of active compounds many of which modulate our immune system enough to protect us from infection but we can’t forget the fungi mushrooms…