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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Too Much Salt in Your Food? Check the Sodium-to-Calorie Ratio

Too Much Salt in Your Food? Check the Sodium-to-Calorie Ratio

For the human body, salt is at the same time a necessary mineral and a deadly one. In ancient times, it was so coveted, that Roman soldiers received their pay in salt (the term “salary” from the latin for salt … Continue reading

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Do Diet Drinks Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

Do Diet Drinks Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks?

We’re no fans of diet soft drinks. Add this to our list of reasons to abstain: a recently published study raises additional questions about artificially sweetened beverages. Close to 60,000 post-menopausal women with no heart problems participated in the study. … 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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How to Wean Yourself Off Sugary Drinks

How to Wean Yourself Off Sugary Drinks

This is a guest blog post by Heather K. Jones, RD Whether you’re trying to clean up your diet, eat healthy, or lose weight, one thing is for sure: drinking sugary calories is a healthy diet DON’T. Downing sugary drinks increases … Continue reading

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The McDonald’s Parody Ad You Might See on The Daily Show Tonight

The McDonald’s Parody Ad You Might See on The Daily Show Tonight

It’s not clear if the above parody will be broadcast on TV tonight, but what’s sure is that McDonald’s execs are fuming at this dark satire linking Big-Mac consumption with high cholesterol, heart attacks, and ultimately death. The “commercial” was … Continue reading

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