4th of July: Steaks – In, Hot Dogs – Out

4th of July: Steaks – In, Hot Dogs – Out

Fourth of July is coming up, a big holiday for our nation, and for hot dogs. After reading this, you may want to reconsider what you put on the grill. Scientists at the Department of Human Nutrition, Warsaw University of … Continue reading

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As POM & Coca-Cola Fight, Consumers May Win

As POM & Coca-Cola Fight, Consumers May Win

A supreme court decision last week could help consumers trying to understand what’s really inside the products they are buying. In a unanimous decision, the court granted POM Wonderful permission to sue Coca-Cola over the latter’s labeling of its Minute … Continue reading

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Still Taking Fish Oil Supplements? Read This, Save Your Money

Still Taking Fish Oil Supplements? Read This, Save Your Money

In the early 1970′s, Danish scientists published a study that claimed Inuits in Greenland have low rates of heart disease due their diet, high in fish oils, whale blubber, and omega-3 fatty acids. That study set off a global trend … Continue reading

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What’s a Vegetable Garden Doing at a San Antonio Hospital?

What’s a Vegetable Garden Doing at a San Antonio Hospital?

In one of the biggest ironies of modern culture, many hospitals have onsite fast food establishments. There are several advantages to a McDonald’s and clones on premises. The food is available 24/7, it is served quickly, and it is cheap. … Continue reading

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The FDA’s Mercury Problem

The FDA’s Mercury Problem

In an interview last week, FDA secretary Margaret Hamburg stated that the FDA will soon update its recommendations for pregnant women with respect to fish consumption and mercury levels. What’s this all about? Large predator fish such as tuna and … Continue reading

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Global Obesity Rates Are Skyrocketing

Global Obesity Rates Are Skyrocketing

A recent report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), covering data from 188 countries, determined that 30% of the world’s population is overweight or obese. That’s 2.1 BILLION people, and growing. Obesity is a threat to public … Continue reading

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Some Folks Have a Sweet-Tooth. Others, a Salt-Tooth

Some Folks Have a Sweet-Tooth. Others, a Salt-Tooth

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, has found a correlation between high blood pressure and an affinity for salty food. Scientists observed 4 small groups of subjects who were offered french bread … Continue reading

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Could Counting Calories Be an Exercise in Futility?

Could Counting Calories Be an Exercise in Futility?

According to a new theory by prominent nutrition experts, we may be approaching weight loss the wrong way. What if instead of overeating leading to obesity, it’s obesity that leads to overeating? Let us explain. Weight gain involves the creation … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

Would you trust McDonald’s to advise you on nutrition? Of course not. Should the sugar industry advise you on school nutrition standards? Not a good idea. So why is McDonald’s the premium sponsor of the California Dietetic Association’s annual meeting? … Continue reading

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Kashi’s Woes Continue

Kashi’s Woes Continue

Kashi, once the darling of the real food community, has seen its sales decline in recent years. Now owned by Kellogg’s, the company has been embroiled in legal battles as well. Customers sued the company for claiming its products were … Continue reading

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