THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE AND AN IMPORTANT WARNING

If you are on Facebook, you may already know about what happened to my husband. I have put off writing about it because I was not yet ready to relive the worst day of my life, but this very scary story contains an important warning that I feel I need …

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IS A PLANT BASED DIET GOOD FOR US?

  ROY WALFORD WHEN HE ENTERED THE BIODOME ON RIGHT; TWO YEARS LATER ON LEFT FROM SPRING CHICKEN, STAY YOUNG OR DIE TRYING, BY BILL GIFFORD For over 30 years, our government and health agencies have told us that the solution to obesity is to eat less, mostly plants, and …

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ANOTHER BENEFIT OF CHOCOLATE AND A LUSCIOUS CHOCOLATE TART

CHOCOLATE We can add yet another one to the long list of benefits that come from eating chocolate. A new study from Harvard found that the flavanoids in cocoa had a remarkable effect on age related memory loss. A controlled, randomized trial, involving healthy older subjects who consumed either a high or low cocoa …

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THE WAR ON FAT IS OVER. FAT WON.

The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz This remarkable book should finally lay the lipid hypotheses of heart disease to rest. We’ve been embroiled in this unnecessary war on fat for far too long. It may take generations before we see the last …

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AND NOW FOR A LITTLE GOOD NEWS: BUTTER IS BACK!

  Joe Ortner performs maintenance on a robotic palletizer at Grassland Dairy Products Inc. in Greenwood, the largest family-owned butter producer in the nation. Picture by Mark Hoffman.   The headline in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel proclaims, U.S. butter consumption reaches highest level in 40 years. Joe Taschler reports, “Butter …

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SCORE! GARY TAUBES IN SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE

Don’t miss the article by Gary Taubes in the new “Special Food Issue” of Scientific American Magazine, titled, “Which One Will Make You Fat? Rigorously controlled studies may soon give us a definitive answer about what causes obesity—excessive calories or the wrong carbohydrates” (September 2013). It features a picture of a skillet containing a burger with cheese …

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LAZY BONES BROTH AND BOUILLON CUBES: THE BEST MEDICINE

I wanted to take along something more nutritious than meal-replacement bars or powdered protein drinks on this year’s cruise. Whatever I took needed to be able to withstand some time in transit without refrigeration. I’d been working on this version of the traditional recipe for portable soup and thought it would be a good way to see how …

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IS THERE ALREADY A CURE FOR OSTEOPOROSIS?

I went in for a medical checkup yesterday since I hadn’t had any tests since 2010. Along with the standard regimen of tests, the doctor prescribed a bone-density scan. I’ve only had one, about 15 years ago, and my rank was almost 100% then, but if I am diagnosed with osteoporosis, he will …

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WASHINGTON CONFERENCE TO CONFRONT THE CRISIS IN NUTRITION

Dr. Richard Feinman has been diligently working behind the scenes to get the message out about the lack of research integrity in regard to carbohydrate restricted diets. He will be hosting a session on The Crisis in Nutrition today, March 15, at the Office of Research Integrity Conference in Washington DC. (You may …

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IS CHOCOLATE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART?

A recent study from the University of Cambridge in the UK suggests that eating lots of chocolate may prevent heart disease. The report was published in the August 29, 2011 online edition of the British Medical Journal. Chocolate has been linked to health benefits before, but in this analysis of …

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LESSONS ABOUT OBESITY FROM FAT MONKEYS

An experimental drug that dramatically reduced the appetite of rodents caused obese baboons to double or triple their food intake and is now being considered as a treatment for cancer patients and those who need to gain weight. Monkeys are better research models because they are more like humans than …

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THE AMAZING BENEFITS OF CARBOHYDRATE RESTRICTION

Do you find it hard to stick to your low-carb regimen over the holidays? Just reviewing the benefits of carb restriction is enough to renew my resolve in the face of temptation. Here are some of the stories that have been making news recently about the advantages of low carb …

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N’AWLINS FOOD, PRALINES AND RED BEANS, AND GOOD NEWS ABOUT SUGAR SUBSTITUTES

So much to blog about, so little time! I got back from New Orleans late Monday, full of enthusiasm and eager to get started on all the projects that the trip inspired. On Tuesday I was off looking for fresh, raw, head-on shrimp to try to duplicate the fabulous New …

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