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  • To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

    08/21/2017 9:30:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | August 21, 2017 | Laurel Morales
    Daniel Begay, who is Navajo, had always been told growing up that traditional American Indian foods were good for him. But because most American Indians are lactose intolerant, "they aren't getting that same source of calcium from dairy products," Begay says. Turns out that it's a traditional cooking method that is key to his bone health. The Navajo burn juniper branches, collect the ash and stir it into traditional dishes. The most popular: blue corn mush. Begay, a graduate student at Northern Arizona University, analyzed the amount of calcium in 27 samples of juniper from all over the reservation. But...
  • Aggressive Vegans Are Causing People to Avoid a Healthy Diet

    08/10/2017 4:08:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Verdict ^ | 7TH AUGUST 2017
    Veganism in Britain has increased by 360 percent over the last ten years, as healthy eating takes a hold amid a widespread obesity epidemic. In order to cut the risk of health related diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and stroke, many are turning to a plant-based diet. This involves cutting out all animal products, including meat, eggs and milk. Just 150,000 people followed a vegan diet in 2006, but that number rose to 542,000 in 2016. As a result, veganism is now the fastest growing lifestyle movement ever. Vegan study - Verdict Even The World Health Organisation have...
  • Vegetarians Are Nearly Twice As Likely To Be Depressed As Meat-Eaters, Study Finds

    08/09/2017 5:23:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 9, 2017
    Vegetarians are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression as those who consume a conventional balanced diet, according to a new study. The new Bristol University study of almost 10,000 from southwestern England found that vegetarians were more likely to develop depression due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can negatively impact their mental health. The 350 committed vegetarians who participated in the study had a higher average depression score when compared to the meat-eaters, according to the study, which was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The vegetarians’ diet tended to feature lower vitamin B12 consumption, as...
  • Colon cancer deaths rise among younger adults, and no one knows why

    08/08/2017 5:02:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | Jacqueline Howard,
    Adults in the United States are dying from colon and rectal cancers at an increasing rate about age 50, when they should just be beginning screenings, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. Since routine screening is generally not recommended for most adults under 50, the cancers found in younger adults are often in advanced stages and more deadly, said Dr. James Church, a colorectal surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Church, who was not involved in the new study, said he has seen this trend in death rates up close. Last year, on separate occasions,...
  • 2,310-calorie pasta dish, 1,450-calorie omelet on group's unhealthy restaurant meal list

    07/31/2017 11:56:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/31/2017 | Samantha Bomkamp
    Watch out, diners: There are serious calories in some restaurant meals. That was the message of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition advocacy group, as it released its annual "Xtreme Eating Award" winners — the most calorie-stuffed dishes and drinks from the country's chain restaurants. Topping the list were entrees like The Cheesecake Factory's Pasta Napoletana, which the chain describes as a meat lover's pizza in pasta form. The pasta, dressed in a Parmesan cream sauce, is topped with Italian sausage, pepperoni, meatballs, and bacon and clocks in at 2,310 calories, 79 grams of saturated fat,...
  • ‘We’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets’:

    07/18/2017 7:52:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Wash comPost ^ | 7/15/17 | Caitlin Dewey
    ...Why two black pastors are suing Coca-Cola William Lamar, the senior pastor at D.C.’s historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is tired of presiding over funerals for parishioners who died of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. So on Thursday, he and another prominent African American pastor filed suit against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association, claiming soda manufacturers knowingly deceived customers about the health risks of sugar-sweetened beverages — at enormous cost to their communities. The complaint, filed in D.C. Superior Court Thursday on behalf of the pastors and the Praxis Project, a public health group, alleges that Coke and...
  • Malnourished baby dies after health-conscious parents fed him strict diet

    05/22/2017 10:01:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.wsbtv.com ^ | Updated: May 20, 2017 - 12:07 PM | by: Carlin Becker
    A 7-month-old baby died after his parents fed him only gluten-free and lactose-free foods, including quinoa milk, the New York Post reported. The child’s Belgian parents self-diagnosed him with an array of food allergies, but never sought a medical professional’s opinion before deciding on his diet, according to the newspaper. “The parents determined their own diagnosis that their child was gluten intolerant and had a lactose allergy,” lawyers said in court during the trial for the child’s 2014 death, the Independent reported. “Not a single doctor had a dossier about Lucas and child protection services did not know about them.”...
  • Is Pizza Healthy?

    05/05/2017 2:34:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/5
    Pizza is healthy. And it isn't healthy. Depending on the type of crust, the amount of cheese and the toppings used, pizza can rank anywhere from nutritionally decent to a diet disaster. Even healthy pizzas deliver a good amount of sodium from tomato sauce and cheese, so if you are watching your salt intake, you should eat with caution. Of course, the size of the slice and the number of slices you eat count, too. Pizza pros include the fact that it offers calcium from cheese and disease-fighting lycopene from tomatoes. And pizza crust made with whole-wheat flour (including whole...
  • Obamacare's Absurd Food Labeling Law to Begin Soon

    04/04/2017 4:46:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 4,2017 | BY TOM KNIGHTON
    However, another rule is set to take effect soon that might just take the cake. Or pizza, in this case: The nation’s franchise restaurants are about one month away from the imposition of new nutritional-labeling rules dreamed up by the Obama administration, another gift of the grievously misnamed Affordable Care Act. For outlets of brands with 20 or more locations, that means posting signs in the shop with calorie counts for every item on the menu and for every variation on that item. That’s probably not such a big deal if you are, say, Raising Cane’s, and your menu ranges...
  • Aborted Fetus are Used Today to Create Flavor Enhancers in Foods

    03/28/2017 10:37:22 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 58 replies
    For several years anti-abortion advocates have been warning that a new technology for enhancing flavors such as sweetness and saltiness uses aborted fetal cells in the process. The biotech company using this novel process, Senomyx, has signed contracts with Pepsi, Ajinomoto Co. (the maker of aspartame and meat glue), Nestlé and other food and beverage companies over the past several years. The primary goal for many of these processed food companies is to make foods and beverages tasty while reducing sugar and salt content. While Senomyx refuses to disclose the details of the process, its patent applications indicate that part...
  • Trump's “Skinny” Budget Would Increase Hunger, Poverty

    02/27/2017 2:36:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Business Wire ^ | February 27, 2017 | Chris Ford, Bread for the World
    Bread for the World warned that the current FY 2018 budget outline drafted by President Donald J. Trump would worsen hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. The cuts to domestic social safety net programs and foreign aid are aimed to boost the Pentagon’s budget by 10 percent. “President Trump is proposing slashing programs that help hungry and poor people,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “These programs include nutrition assistance in the U.S. and aid to poor and hungry people around the world. This comes when 20 million people are at risk of famine...
  • Why It Matters What President Trump Eats (One of the silliest articles you'll read this month)

    02/26/2017 1:01:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Joseph Erbentraut
    It appears that one of the most visible achievements of Michelle Obama’s legacy as first lady will live on in the Trump White House: her garden. First lady Melania Trump announced last week that she would preserve the White House vegetable garden planted in 2009. It came as a surprise to many nutrition advocates and food policy experts, who had expressed fears that Michelle Obama’s garden and the health and nutrition initiatives it symbolized could be endangered under the Trump administration. Some advocates, including Michael Jacobson, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, are lauding the new...
  • First sign of obesity in Arctic people [snip] remote tribes are exposed to instant noodles and pasta

    02/21/2017 6:02:38 AM PST · by Daffynition · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Feb 20, 2017 | Will Stewart
    The first-ever cases of obesity have been recorded among nomadic Arctic reindeer herders, after they became exposed to instant noodles and other junk foods. Russian scientists are warning about the dramatic change in the Nenets and Khanty peoples on the icy Yamal peninsula in northern Siberia, who for centuries had eaten only traditional foods. A diet based on venison and fresh river fish meant that obesity was unknown among these indigenous peoples, but now outside influences are changing everything.
  • In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda

    01/15/2017 7:12:22 AM PST · by Drew68 · 183 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Anahad O'Connor
    What do households on food stamps buy at the grocery store? The answer was largely a mystery until now. The United States Department of Agriculture, which oversees the $74 billion food stamp program called SNAP, has published a detailed report that provides a glimpse into the shopping cart of the typical household that receives food stamps. The findings show that the No. 1 purchases by SNAP households are soft drinks, which accounted for 5 percent of the dollars they spent on food. The category of ‘sweetened beverages,’ which includes fruit juices, energy drinks and sweetened teas, accounted for almost 10...
  • Cayenne Pepper: King Of The Herbs

    01/08/2017 12:12:52 AM PST · by Sontagged · 99 replies
    Your Cayenne Pepper Guide ^ | 2010 | Glenn Reschke
    If cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum) is not the king of medicinal herbs, it is certainly a prince among them due to the incredible health benefits it gives. It may have been presumptuous for me to have first coined it "king of herbs" but I feel it is just that -- for there is no other medicinal herb or spice that can do what it can. If you have heard about Capsicum or are interested in its benefits, you've come to the right place. Bold to say yes, but I stand by it. For I am the one who conducted the...
  • The Weird Reason You Should Eat More Soup

    01/02/2017 11:24:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 15, 2016 | Cynthia Sass, Health.com
    By now, you’ve likely heard of juicing. But what about “souping”? Essentially, instead of downing green juice all day long, this cleanse involves sipping on soup. In my opinion, souping is a better option than stricter cleanses. That said, you certainly don’t need to limit your entire diet to liquid meals in order to take advantage of soup’s health and weight loss benefits. Here, why and how to incorporate some healthful soup into your diet. A study published in the journal Appetite found that when people ate a low-calorie soup (about 130 calories for women and 170 for men) before...
  • Nina Teicholz On U.S. Dietary Guidelines And LCHF Docs Under Attack

    12/30/2016 6:41:44 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 26 replies
    Livin la Vida low-carb show ^ | 2016 | Jimmy Moore
    Behind-the-scenes, so much is happening to help progress the science supporting a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. One of the leading voices helping bring this about is investigative journalist Nina Teicholz, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, who came under fire in 2015 for her British Medical Journal article “The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific?” This brought on a media firestorm with public pressure being applied to the BMJ to retract Nina’s column. A bright light of hope happened recently when the...
  • Frankengrain

    12/07/2016 8:28:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Wheat Belly Blog ^ | September 11, 2016 | Dr. William Davis
    Here’s an excerpt from the Wheat Belly Cookbook about modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat, what I call the “Frankengrain” because of the extensive and bizarre changes introduced into this grass by geneticists and agribusiness. (Even though a cookbook, I tried to make the Wheat Belly Cookbook a standalone book that discusses the background on why and how the Wheat Belly lifestyle yields such unexpected and extravagant health and weight loss successes. For this reason, the first 90 pages of the cookbook reiterate many of the Wheat Belly basic concepts.)From the Wheat Belly Cookbook: Wheat encapsulates a fundamental dilemma of our technological...
  • A little butter on your slice of Frankenwheat? (good reason to avoid grains)

    12/06/2016 6:00:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Wheat Belly Blog ^ | November 3, 2016 | Dr. William Davis
    Imagine that I’m a mad scientist (or perhaps just a geneticist who doesn’t blink an eye while fiddling with nature’s design) and I want to see what happens when I introduce substantial genetic changes into a chimpanzee.In my experimentation, I double the chimp’s height, change it’s hair color to yellow, induce mutations to change eye color, give it the ability to see better at night, increase muscle strength in its lower body so that it can jump long distances, and several dozen other changes. The end result looks different, acts different, has changes in physiology, its capacity to tolerate heat,...
  • Ice cream for breakfast makes you smarter, Japanese scientist claims

    11/23/2016 7:30:32 AM PST · by RummyChick · 66 replies
    telegraph ^ | 11/23 | ryall
    In a discovery that will give nutritionists the shivers, a Japanese scientist has discovered that consuming ice cream for breakfast improves a person's alertness and mental performance. Yoshihiko Koga, a professor at Tokyo's Kyorin University, has carried out a series of clinical trials in which test subjects were required to eat ice cream immediately after waking up. They were then put through a series of mental exercises on a computer.