Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

Brazil’s Dietary Guidelines: Not Dictated by Agriculture Lobbies

The US Dietary Guidelines are a set nutrition suggestions published every 5 years by the USDA. If you are wondering why the Department of Agriculture is responsible for nutrition advice, you’re not the only one. It’s a historical mistake that … Continue reading

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Saturated Fat – Friend or Foe?

Saturated Fat – Friend or Foe?

The big news in the nutrition world this week is a meta-study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, claiming that saturated fat may not be as bad for people’s health as once thought. The researchers behind the study are … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

This is a guest blog post by¬†Richard Perlmutter, MS. In November last year, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposal to revoke the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs). These oils typically … Continue reading

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Hot Soda!

Hot Soda!

While most Americans want their soft drinks served ice cold, in other parts of the world, this is not always the case. Canada Dry, a brand from the Coca Cola Company, is planning to release a ginger ale product in … Continue reading

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More Doctors Agree: Energy Drinks Dangerous to Youth

More Doctors Agree: Energy Drinks Dangerous to Youth

The American Medical Association, representing over 200,000 physicians, is considering support of a ban of sales and advertising of energy drink to kids and teens under the age of 18. This is not alcohol and certainly not cigarettes, so why … Continue reading

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GMO Labeling Momentum Grows

GMO Labeling Momentum Grows

Slow but steady progress is being made to require the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in our groceries. A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has introduced the ¬†Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act so that consumers can make informed choices … Continue reading

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California Warning on Toxic BPA More Symbolic than Actionable

California Warning on Toxic BPA More Symbolic than Actionable

California’s Environmental Protection Agency decided on Friday to list Bisphenol-A (BPA) as a reproductive hazard. If not met with any rejections in the next month, BPA will be added to a list of hundreds of other chemicals that are “known … Continue reading

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Great News: Sales of Soda Pop Fizzle

Great News: Sales of Soda Pop Fizzle

In what may yet be the best news of the year so far, the Wall Street Journal reports that the top 3 companies selling carbonated soft drinks are experiencing a decline in revenue for the first time in ages. Sales … Continue reading

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Good News: Child Obesity Rates Dip in Some Cities

Good News: Child Obesity Rates Dip in Some Cities

The New York Times reports this week that childhood obesity levels have dropped in several metro areas over the past 5 years. In New York and Philadelphia the percentage of obese kids was down 5%. The measurements were conducted on … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hurricane Foods (that are healthy too)

Top 10 Hurricane Foods (that are healthy too)

When the weather goes from bad to worse, our daily routine gets out of whack. Services we take for granted such as electricity and water may suddenly become unavailable. But eat we must, in any and all situations. Here’s a … Continue reading

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