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  • 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 · 119 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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...