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  • Hate Broccoli? Your DNA May Be to Blame

    11/30/2019 5:21:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 27, 2019 | Selene Yeager, Bycicling US
    If you make a face like a kid swallowing cough syrup at the mere suggestion of Brussels sprouts, you might have the DNA of a “super taster,” a genotype that makes the bitter chemicals in these foods taste practically intolerable, according to recent research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 this weekend in Philadelphia. Everyone inherits two copies of a taste gene called TAS2R38. The particular variants you’re born with determine how sensitive or not you are to bitter tastes from certain chemicals such as glucosinolates, commonly found in cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage,...
  • Kosher Bodybuilding —For Strength, Health, and Longevity

    11/30/2019 8:33:44 AM PST · by rebuildus · 15 replies
    Old School ^ | 11/29/19 | Patrick Rooney
    I’ve been on a long journey to find the optimum diet, particularly for someone who values strength, health AND longevity. I may have finally found it, and it has been right in front of me all along. My company name—Old School—is not just a name to me, as I have said. It is an all-encompassing idea, that references the timeless, natural truths we have lost in pursuit of “science” without reason, or if you will, science without God. I have long pondered the original “Old School” diet, which He presented to Adam and Eve in the Garden… Look, to you...
  • Avoid the Most Common Weight Loss Mistakes With These 4 Strategies

    11/22/2019 8:45:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 20, 2019 | Leslie Goldman
    In 2011, Allie Kieffer ran a 4:40.9 mile and placed third in the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships 3,000-meter event. She was fast. But she wanted to be faster. “We often hear that to run faster, you should lose weight,” Kieffer says. At 17 percent body fat, the now 32-year-old was already lean, but “everyone seemed leaner than me.” So, as she made the jump to the elite scene, Kieffer began cutting calories and fat. She lost 10 pounds and qualified for the upcoming Olympic Trials. She also developed a stress reaction in her tibia. Not only did running...
  • Pork Fat Rules!

    10/22/2019 5:17:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 29 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-22-19 | MOTUS
    This will most likely be the best news you’ll hear all week: “Pork Fat is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods.” Scientists analyzed over 1,000 raw foods to rank how nutritious they are, and they discovered that pork fat is up there with the likes of chia seeds, almonds and beet greens.“Pork fat was given the nutritional score of 73. It bested other healthy food items like squash, salmon, and walnuts.” And it’s far and away tastier. The study producing these surprising nutritional results was originally conducted in 2015 but just like other information the establishment doesn’t like,...
  • Stunning Survey Reveals Quarter Of Americans Have Never Eaten Vegetables

    10/08/2019 8:48:54 AM PDT · by mowowie · 124 replies
    studyfinds.org ^ | October 8, 2019 | Ben Renner
    NEW YORK — The most popular vegetable in America is — corn! That’s according to a survey of 2,000 Americans who were asked which vegetables they liked and disliked the most. However, it turns out the most surprising result of the study may be that a staggering number of adults haven’t eaten any vegetables their entire lives....
  • How the Government Made You Fat

    09/23/2019 11:40:08 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 115 replies
    PragerU ^ | 9/23/2019 | Bret Scher
    How is it that ever since the government began telling us what to eat, we have gotten fatter and sicker? In 1977, when the government first set dietary guidelines, the average American male weighed 170 pounds. He now weighs 197. It’s not any better for women —145 to 170. And you don’t need an academic study to know the same thing is happening to kids. Just look around. The weight gain has real-life consequences: the percentage of Americans diagnosed with type 2 diabetes—a condition that can lead to severe medical issues—has risen from 2% in 1977 to over 9% in...
  • Mom blames healthcare system after her son went blind from diet of french fries and Pringles

    09/18/2019 5:32:15 PM PDT · by grundle · 58 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | September 18, 2019
    The mother of a British teen who went legally blind after eating a diet of potato chips and french fries says she blames the U.K.'s health care system for her son's illness. Kerry James, whose son, Harvey Dyer, developed a rare form of malnutrition-based blindness in his early teens, made the comments on the U.K.'s ITV channel Tuesday morning. Sitting next to her son, who is now 18, James said she is not a bad mom and that she "couldn't have done any more" to help with her son's condition. "I've done everything," James said. "I know people say it's...
  • Four decades of bad nutrition advice based on 'settled science' was contradicted by rigorous study

    09/13/2019 8:13:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/13/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Newly unearthed data from four decades ago contradicted gospel that animal fats are worse than vegetable fats — and was ignored.  All those climate alarmists who proclaim that they "believe in science" fail to understand that science is created by flawed human beings who are susceptible to ignoring findings that don't confirm their hypotheses.  Or generate future grants for more research in the field.Today, the "settled science" of nutrition as it stood decades ago is being questioned, in part because Americans have become obese after decades of following federal guidelines that turn out to be poppycock. In The Scientific American, which is all...
  • Chicken 'causes cancer':Oxford University scientists say people who eat poultry are increased risk

    09/10/2019 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    www.dailymail ^ | Published: 04:58 EDT, 8 September 2019 | Updated: 10:25 EDT, 8 September 2019 | By Raven Saunt
    Study revealed correlation between chicken and cancer but not the reasons why Eating chicken has previously been regarded as healthy alternative to red meat The research involved tracking 475,000 Britons over a period of eight years ============================================================== Eating chicken puts consumers at a higher risk of a rare form of blood cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, as well as prostate cancer in men, according to researchers from Oxford University. The research involved tracking 475,000 middle-aged Britons over a period of eight years between 2006 and 2014. Their diets were analysed alongside the diseases and illnesses they suffered with. Around 23,000 of them...
  • 11 Health Conditions the Keto Diet May Be Able to Help...

    09/05/2019 5:43:26 AM PDT · by FtrPilot · 101 replies
    Everyday Health ^ | 12/28/2018 | Jessica Migala
    When a diet rises to popularity as fast as the ketogenic diet — a very-low-carbohydrate, high-fat, and moderate-protein diet — it inevitably gains panacea status. (For reference: See the popular movie The Magic Pill on Netflix, which asserts the keto diet can be a powerful cure for health problems.) While clinicians may be using this diet as an adjunct to therapy for particular diseases, it’s certainly not the answer for all situations, and keto can be downright harmful for some people.
  • Poor diet can lead to blindness, case study shows

    09/04/2019 10:55:52 AM PDT · by samtheman · 17 replies
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190903091437.htm ^ | September 3, 2019 | University of Bristol
    Clinician scientists from Bristol Medical School and the Bristol Eye Hospital examined the case of a teenage patient who first visited his GP complaining of tiredness. The link between his nutritional status and vision was not picked up until much later, and by then, his visual impairment had become permanent.
  • Teen goes blind after eating only fries, chips and white bread since elementary school

    09/03/2019 6:33:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 135 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | September 3, 2019 | Nancy Clanton
    A teen in the UK who has eaten nothing but french fries, potato chips and white bread since elementary school is now blind because of vitamin deficiencies and malnutrition damage. The boy was taken to his doctor at 14 because he felt tired. He was diagnosed with macrocytic anemia and a vitamin B12 deficiency and prescribed supplements, according to a study published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. He neither stuck with the vitamins nor changed his diet, however, and his condition worsened.Three years later, he was taken to the Bristol Eye Hospital with reported vision loss.According to the...
  • Clinical trial shows alternate-day fasting a safe alternative to caloric restriction

    08/30/2019 6:34:31 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 92 replies
    Cell Metabolism ^ | 27 August 2019
    The largest clinical study of its kind to look at the effects of strict alternate-day fasting in healthy people has shown a number of health benefits. The participants alternated 36 hours of zero-calorie intake with 12 hours of unlimited eating...Overall, they reached a mean calorie restriction of about 35% and lost an average of 3.5 kg [7.7 lb] during four weeks of ADF.
  • High on iron? It stops anaemia but has a downside

    06/22/2019 10:01:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 14 replies
    Medical XPress ^ | June 20, 2019 | University of South Australia
    A global study looking at the role that iron plays in 900 diseases has uncovered the impact of both low and high iron levels—and the news is mixed. People with high iron levels are not only protected against anaemia but are also less likely to have high cholesterol, according to an international study led by Imperial College London, the University of South Australia (UniSA) and University of Ioannina. What is less known is the impact of excess iron where the body stores too much iron, which can lead to liver disease, heart problems and diabetes in extreme cases. Around 25...
  • Old School™—The Cure for Modern Folly

    05/29/2019 8:17:17 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 6 replies
    Old School™ ^ | 5/27/19 | Patrick Rooney
    Old School™—The Cure for Modern FollyEverything old is new again.—Peter Allen The passions of my life have converged. My interests have finally come together—Old School™ is here! It has always been in my bones. I just never saw it so clear until recently. My father was a World War II Navy veteran who went through some rough experiences in the war. He was a plumber—a simple, blue-collar guy with emotional complexities. My mother was a homemaker, as they used to call it, and I’m sure some still do. They were products of the war, and the Great Depression before it....
  • Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds

    05/22/2019 5:46:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2019 | Jacqueline Howard
    Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found. An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to the study, published in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum on Wednesday. "This is equivalent to about 5.2% of all invasive cancer cases newly diagnosed among US adults in 2015," said Dr. Fang Fang Zhang, a nutrition and cancer epidemiologist at Tufts University in Boston, who was first author of the study. "This proportion is comparable...
  • Skipping breakfast and eating late significantly increases risk of death after heart attack

    04/20/2019 8:58:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 18, 2019 | Nicole Lyn Pesce, Marketwatch
    Rise and dine — and give yourself time to digest before bed. That’s the bottom line from a new study published Thursday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which found that people who skip breakfast and eat a late dinner have much worse health outcomes after surviving a heart attack. In fact, people who did both of these (common) eating habits were four to five times more likely to die, have another heart attack or suffer chest pain within 30 days after leaving the hospital. “Our research shows that the two eating behaviors are independently linked with poorer outcomes...
  • What we aren't eating is killing us, global study finds

    04/05/2019 3:21:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2019 | Sandee LaMotte
    Which risk factor is responsible for more deaths around the world than any other? Not smoking. Not even high blood pressure. It's a poor diet. "In many countries, poor diet now causes more deaths than tobacco smoking and high blood pressure," said Ashkan Afshin, an assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks And it's not just that people are choosing...
  • Breakfast Isn't Important

    04/03/2019 5:55:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 116 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2019 | John Stossel
    I skipped breakfast again this morning. I won't worry about it.Yes, I've heard the advice. "It's the most important meal of the day." It balances blood sugar levels, kick-starts your metabolism, stimulates the brain, etc.A Harvard University study said men who regularly skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of suffering a heart attack. 27 percent!But I'm not worried, because I now know there's no proof that skipping breakfast causes heart attacks or any other problem.In my latest video, nutritionist Dr. Ruth Kava points out that just about all the claims about breakfast being especially important are unproven.Those Harvard...
  • Natural Health

    03/19/2019 5:52:42 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 626 replies
    vanity ^ | March 19 2019 | little jeremiah
    Many FReepers have knowledge to share about improving and maintaining health and would like to share it and learn from others; and others may not know much yet but want to learn. Some of us don't have much money for good insurance or doctors, some want to try other methods besides prescription meds, and some have experience in treating and solving health problems. More and more "regular" doctors have accepted treatment methods such as the benefits of acupuncture, massage for many conditions, better diet, use of herbs and so on. There are limits, and often side effects, to some standard...