Ganja Gastronomy – Marijuana Finds its Way Into Food Products

Ganja Gastronomy – Marijuana Finds its Way Into Food Products

A new cottage industry is popping up in Colorado and Washington, where marijuana has recently been legalized. Ganja gastronomy has expanded beyond the pot cookie, to chocolates, infused olive oils, and candies. Cookbooks and classes are popping up like mushrooms … Continue reading

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Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

The web is abuzz with news of a recent meta-study that proves that organic produce is healthier than conventional. The study analyzed from over 300 peer-reviewed articles and found that: Organic crops have lower pesticide residues (the frequency of pesticides … Continue reading

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Could You Halve Your Added Sugar Intake?

Could You Halve Your Added Sugar Intake?

The UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) recently released a report about carbohydrates. You can download it here. The main recommendation – halving the recommended daily intake of added sugars from 10% of their daily intake down to just … Continue reading

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New York Judges Strike a Blow to Public Health

New York Judges Strike a Blow to Public Health

Last week, New York’s State Court of Appeals struck down a final plea by the NYC Board of Health to allow limitations on sugary beverage serving size. As you may recall, in May 2012, then mayor Michael Bloomberg led the … Continue reading

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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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