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  • Study: Bacon, hot dogs, bad for mental health

    07/19/2018 6:08:13 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 47 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/18/2018 | Scott Berson
    Eating a lot of hot dogs, beef jerky, salami and other processed meats could do more than just add a few extra pounds — it could cause a serious mental condition called mania. That’s according to a new study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine published July 18 (National Hot Dog Day) in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The study found a link between consumption of nitrates, which are chemicals used to cure and process meat snacks, and episodes of mania, “a serious neuropsychiatric condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality.” Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article215089580.html#storylink=cpy
  • Why soda taxes don't work

    06/24/2018 12:33:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2018 | Adam Brandon
    Time and again we hear politicians from different parts of the country profess the virtues of a soda tax. Their reasoning ranges from wanting to improve the public health, by cutting back consumption of unhealthy drinks, to talking about how much revenue it will bring in. This proclivity of nanny statists to push policies to change people’s behavior hues quite closely to Einstein’s definition of insanity: Trying the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Policy makers of all stripes need to abandon their affinity for soda taxes. Put simply, soda taxes just don’t work. Take Berkeley, California, as...
  • Vitamin D deficiency linked to greater risk of diabetes

    06/24/2018 6:19:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 16 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | April 19, 2018 | University of California - San Diego
    The findings are reported in the April 19, 2018 online issue of PLOS One. The scientists studied a cohort of 903 healthy adults (mean age: 74) with no indications of either pre-diabetes or diabetes during clinic visits from 1997 to 1999, and then followed the participants through 2009. Vitamin D levels in blood were measured during these visits, along with fasting plasma glucose and oral glucose tolerance. "We found that participants with blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D that were above 30 ng/ml had one-third of the risk of diabetes and those with levels above 50 ng/ml had one-fifth of the...
  • Omega-3 fatty acids shown to prevent or slow progression of osteoarthritis

    06/23/2018 7:21:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 19 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | October 18, 2011 | University of Bristol
    New research has shown for the first time that omega-3 in fish oil could "substantially and significantly" reduce the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis. According to the University of Bristol study, funded by Arthritis Research UK and published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, omega-3-rich diets fed to guinea pigs, which naturally develop osteoarthritis, reduced disease by 50 per cent compared to a standard diet. The research is a major step forward in showing that omega-3 fatty acids, either sourced from fish oil or flax oil, may help to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis, or even prevent it occurring,...
  • Researchers Say Drinking 4 Cups Of Strong Coffee A Day Is Heart Healthy

    06/22/2018 8:23:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 61 replies
    CBS PHILLY 3 ^ | 22 JUNE 2018 | CBS PHILLY 3
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — How many cups of coffee do you drink each day? If it’s more than one, you may become a healthier you. German researchers say four cups of strong coffee a day could trigger a process that helps prevent heart attacks.
  • RE: If you eat THIS, you're growing deadly tumors!

    05/19/2018 6:49:30 AM PDT · by JimRed · 133 replies
    email inbox ^ | today | unknown
    Are you literally FEEDING cancer cells by putting this one food on your dinner plate? This is important. You must stop eating this food today or you could be growing cancer cells. Now here's where it gets really interesting... As soon as you STOP eating it, the opposite happens: Cancer cells STARVE to death -- and die out by the thousands. Skeptical? See the proof here.
  • When Rice is Worth Gold: Legalization of Golden Rice in the Fight against Poverty

    04/17/2018 9:55:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Vijay Jayaraj
    Golden Rice was declared safe for consumption by Canada recently. This has huge implications for the rest of the world, where Golden Rice can be vital resource in tackling vitamin A deficiency and malnutrition.Genetically modified (GM) crops are engineered to display traits that are otherwise absent or subdued in natural crops. For example, gene modification results in crops that are highly resistant to diseases and more accustomed to extreme weather conditions. Sometimes, these crops also contain increased nutritional value.Golden Rice, also known as Provitamin A Biofortified Rice Event GR2E, has strikingly higher levels of Provitamin A than other commercially available...
  • Memo to FDA Administrator Gottlieb: Help Entrepreneurs, Don't Hinder Them

    04/05/2018 2:56:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    Thanks in large part to President Trump’s aggressive deregulation agenda—through which the president has demonstrated a commitment to cutting or restructuring unnecessary, burdensome rules that hamper innovation and growth—the economy is booming. Unfortunately, one poorly considered rule that seems to have escaped his notice will hurt the businesses that provide one of America’s favorite foods: pizza.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rule, a byproduct of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and slated to go into effect on May 7, will require businesses with 20 or more locations that sell highly customizable food items—such as pizza companies, convenience stores, supermarkets...
  • This Is Your Body on Fast Food

    03/03/2018 10:31:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Courier ^ | Mar 2, 2018 | CHRISTY BRISSETTE
    A client recently asked me, “How often can I get away with eating junk food?” She knows that my nutrition philosophy is the “80:20 rule”: Eat healthy foods as often as possible (at least 80 percent of the time), but also enjoy the occasional less healthy food (less than 20 percent of the time), if that’s what you really want. I’ve seen this approach work well with clients who were previously chronic dieters yet hadn’t been able to lose weight. Once I give them permission to have “forbidden foods,” those foods lose their power and they’re able to make healthier...
  • Pork Fat Ranked Among Top 10 Most Nutritious Foods: Report

    03/01/2018 11:37:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    Asia One ^ | Candice Cai
    The words 'pork fat' and 'nutritious' don't quite go together, but that may soon change, given a surprising finding by scientists which was first published in 2015 but went viral only recently. According to a BBC report in January, researchers who analysed more than 1,000 raw foods found that lard is among the top 10 foods which provide the best balance of a person's daily nutritional requirements. Pork fat was ranked 8th in a list of 100 foods, with a nutritional score of 74 - the higher the number, the more likely it will meet your daily nutritional needs. It...
  • Is Keto the Cure for Type II Diabetes?

    02/28/2018 12:22:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 122 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 | Mike Riggs
    A drug-free approach might be the best treatment we have for America's most ubiquitous lifestyle disease.Type II diabetes is one of America's most ubiquitous—and expensive—chronic diseases. Patients often require a suite of pharmaceutical products to manage high blood glucose levels, and the complications that arise over the long term, ranging from loss of vision and limbs to kidney failure and coronary artery disease, strain the resources of patients, their families, and the health care system. The financial strain on insurance companies, employers, and Medicaid and Medicare is even more enormous. A 2013 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine...
  • Good Fats, Bad Fats

    02/16/2018 9:38:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 29, 2018 | Jane E. Brody
    The media love contrarian man-bites-dog stories that purport to debunk long-established beliefs and advice. Among the most popular on the health front are reports that saturated fats do not cause heart disease and that the vegetable oils we’ve been encouraged to use instead may actually promote it. But the best-established facts on dietary fats say otherwise. How well polyunsaturated vegetable oils hold up health-wise when matched against saturated fats like butter, beef fat, lard and even coconut oil depends on the quality, size and length of the studies and what foods are eaten when fewer saturated fats are consumed. So...
  • Trump’s new food-stamps plan: A basket of U.S. food, direct to your doorstep

    02/12/2018 3:26:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 12, 2018 3:01 p.m. ET
    The White House says the changes could save $214 billion over a decade. “The Budget proposes to combine the traditional retail-based SNAP electronic benefit with the direct provision of nutritious and 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods to participating households. This cost-effective proposal maintains our commitment to helping needy families avoid hunger while generating substantial savings,” the budget said. Households receiving $90 per month or more would get a portion in shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish. The remainder of the benefit would go onto the debit card...
  • Does Leading A Healthy Lifestyle Really Prevent Cancer?

    01/09/2018 5:52:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | Tech #Medicine JAN 9, 2018
    Quora , CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Shutterstock Does leading a healthy lifestyle really prevent cancer? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Adriana Heguy, molecular biologist, genomics researcher, on Quora: If you understand cancer prevention as taking measures to reduce the risk of developing cancer, then yes, leading a healthy lifestyle will prevent cancer. But not 100%. It’s always a matter of risk reduction. If you have genetic factors, you may not avoid cancer. Sometimes people just get...
  • No soup for you? Campbell plunges on poor sales

    11/21/2017 8:25:40 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | November 21, 2017 | Paul R. La Monica
    When the thing your company is named for is no longer selling all that well, that's a big problem. Just ask Campbell Soup, which reported lousy earnings Tuesday because of weak soup sales. Shares of Campbell Soup (CPB) plunged more than 7% after the food giant said that soup sales in the U.S. fell 9% from a year ago. The company also lowered its earnings outlook for fiscal 2018.
  • I Don’t Like Fruit

    11/17/2017 1:37:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have made a big deal out of the fact that I don’t like fruit. In fact, it has become a signature thing. At golf every Saturday morning we get together early and have breakfast at the club prior to going on out. And I’m always razzed, you know, I order bacon and eggs or just some bacon. And everybody says, “Hey, Rush, I got some extra fruit, you want some fruit?” It’s not even funny anymore because it’s so well known. So I have a story here. “Just 12% of Americans Eat Enough Fruit and Vegetables, According to...
  • Morgan Spurlock's Long-Awaited Super Size Me Sequel Is Here

    09/10/2017 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Food and Wine ^ | September 8th 2017 | Christopher Rosen
    Thirteen years after Morgan Spurlock’s hit documentary Super Size Me put the fast-food industry on blast and the filmmaker on the map as one of the modern era’s best-known documentarians, Spurlock is back with a sequel. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! will have its world premiere on Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival (screening details for those in Toronto for the fest can be found here). Whereas in the original film, the Oscar-nominated Spurlock attempted to eat only McDonald’s food products for a 30-day period, Super Size Me 2 finds the filmmaker opening up his own fast-food establishment,...
  • American Obesity Report: 1 in 3 Adults Are Beyond Overweight

    09/01/2017 12:13:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/1/17 | John Raby
    While a third of American adults and one in six children are obese, a report Thursday suggests the rate of increase could be stabilizing in some states. Citing statistics collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said West Virginia had the highest obesity rate at 37.7 percent. Mississippi was second at 37.3 percent and Alabama and Arkansas were tied for third at 35.7 percent. The report says the adult obesity rate increased between 2015 and 2016 in Colorado, Minnesota, Washington and West Virginia,...
  • Smoothies and the Low Carb Diet (vanity)

    08/27/2017 1:28:10 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    I have been on a low carb diet for about 4 years and have lost at least 30 pounds...but lately I was feeling poorly.I work out daily (at least every cardio to a sweat for 30 minutes and weights every other day).Don't know how I stumbled upon it, but I started doing daily veggie and fruit smoothies (in my ancient Osterizer blender). Great burst in energy and "general feel good." Did a bike ride yesterday after a two month absence and, though I took it somewhat easily, I was loaded with energy.Curious about yous guys thinking about veggie and fruit...
  • To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

    08/21/2017 9:30:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 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...