2017 Health News Articles:
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April 21, 2017
The Best Way to Wash Fruit and Vegetables
How might we reduce our exposure to pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables? What about staying away from imported produce? Well, it turns out domestic produce may be even worse...
April 17, 2017
How to Block Breast Cancer’s Estrogen-Producing Enzymes
The vast majority of breast cancers start out “hormone-dependent,” meaning the primary human estrogen, called “estradiol plays a crucial role in [breast cancer] development and progression.”
March 16, 2017
Milk & Obesity Linked?
We’ve known that breastfed infants may be protected against obesity later in life for more than 30 years, but why? It may be the formula. Giving infants formula based on cow’s milk presents an unusual situation.
March 15, 2017
What part of cow intestines are good for food and cosmetics?
The Food and Drug Administration recently reopened comments about their policy of allowing some intestines, but not others, into the U.S. food supply. When the first few cases of mad cow disease started popping up, the FDA’s gut reaction was to ban all guts from food and personal care products. But, in 2005, USDA and FDA amended their draft rule to “permit the use of the entire small intestine for human food” if the last 80 uncoiled inches going to the colon was removed.
March 9, 2017
How to Develop a Healthy Gut Ecosystem
As I’ve explored before, whether you’re young or old, male or female, smoker or non-, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high cholesterol or low, having high levels of a toxic compound called TMAO— trimethylamine oxide—in your bloodstream is associated with a significantly higher risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or dying over a three-year period.
How Exactly Does Type 2 Diabetes Develop?
Insulin resistance is the cause of both prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Ok, so what is the cause of insulin resistance? Insulin resistance is now accepted to be closely associated with the accumulation of fat within our muscle cells.
March 1, 2017
White Meat May Be as Cholesterol-Raising as Red
In light of recommendations for heart healthy eating from national professional organizations encouraging Americans to limit their intake of meat...
January 18, 2017
Healthy Ways to Avoid Temptation and Stick to Your Health Goals
We know it. You know it. Eating healthy is a state of mind as much as a journey. Each day, you make good-for-you decisions and take small steps toward your goals. Little by little, you create healthy habits that stick.
Exercise at Home
Everybody’s trying to get into or stay in shape. Ironically, today’s frequently high-paced lifestyle leaves little time to get that all-important cardio workout.
January 9, 2017
What Causes Insulin Resistance?
Studies dating back nearly a century noted a striking finding—If you take young, healthy people and split them up into two groups, half on a fat-rich diet, and the other half on a carb-rich diet, within just two days, this is what happens: the glucose intolerance skyrockets in the fatty diet group.
The Role of Poultry Viruses in Human Cancers
The incidence of cancers has been rising for the last half-century, and the question is, why? Well, up to 20% of all cancers are caused by “infectious agents, chiefly viruses”—something we’ve known was a possibility for a century, when a cancer-causing virus was discovered in chickens.