May 17, 2013
KAISER PERMANENTE recommends plant-based diet!
Physicians looking for cost-effective interventions to improve health outcomes are becoming more involved in helping their patients adopt healthier lifestyles. Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods.
May 14, 2013
Fish Oil Does Not Improve Heart Health
Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids does not improve heart health, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
May 7, 2013
New York School Goes All-Vegetarian
Asked which school meals were their favorites, students at a public school in the New York borough of Queens don't say chicken fingers or meatballs. Instead, they name rice and kidney beans, black bean quesadillas or tofu with Chinese noodles.
April 30, 2013
Eating More Meat, Dairy, and Other Unhealthful Foods Leads to Worse Aging
After an average 16-year follow-up, people who consumed a “Western-type” diet, including a high intake of red and processed meats, whole dairy products, and fried foods, were more likely to die prematurely and to suffer from various chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and mental health disorders, compared with people who avoided such dietary patterns.
April 23, 2013
New Study: Theraputic Effects of Vinegar (DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT -- PDF)
The results of this study supports the therapeutic effects for vinegar (taken in the form of Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drink) for individuals at risk of Type 2 Diabetes, including those diagnosed with pre-diabetes. The data indicates that daily consumption of the Bragg Vinegar Drinks favorably influenced fasting glucose concentrations in healthy adults with elevated fasting glucose.
April 15, 2013
Baby Boom + Fast Food = Dementia Boom
Fast food is causing the dementia boom—and it’s projected to get worse. Almost 3.8 million people 71 or older have dementia, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Heart Attack Grill - Joke Gone Bad
The Heart Attack Grill should lose its license after the recent death of the restaurant’s unofficial spokesman, says the nonprofit Physicians Committee. John Alleman suffered a heart attack while waiting at a bus stop in front of the restaurant, which he came to every day. He was taken off life support a few days later.
April 10, 2013
Researchers Discover New Way Meat Causes Heart Disease
People who eat meat produce more artery-clogging intestinal byproducts than people who follow vegan and vegetarian diets, according to a new study from the Cleveland Clinic.
Low-Fat Milk Does Not Prevent or Reverse Childhood Obesity
The choice of low-fat over whole milk does not lower obesity rates in children, according to a new study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.
April 3, 2013
Chicken and Turkey Products Promote Antibiotic Resistance
The FDA found that 74 percent of bacterially tainted chicken products harbored germs that were resistant to one or more types of antibiotics. For turkey products, more than three-quarters contained E. coli, and of those samples, 75 percent were resistant to one or more types of antibiotics.
Protect Kids: Ban Processed Meat
The Institute of Medicine's report School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children raised concerns about the use of processed meats, such as hot dogs, bacon, and sausage, in school meals because of cancer risk. Processed meats also increase the risk of premature death, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
March 29, 2013
Denny's Unleashes Cancer Baconalia
Denny’s restaurant recently unleashed its Baconalia menu—undermining National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month’s prevention efforts. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, just 1.7 ounces of processed meats consumed daily—less than two strips of bacon—can increase a person’s risk for colorectal cancer by 21 percent.
March 14, 2013
The Healthiest Way of Cooking Cauliflower
From all of the cooking methods we tried when cooking cauliflower, our favorite is Healthy Sauté. We think that it provides the greatest flavor and is also a method that allows for concentrated nutrient retention.
Walnut Consumption Is Associated with Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women
Walnuts, rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, have been shown to improve various cardiometabolic risk factors.
March 8, 2013
Brussels Sprouts for Optimal Health
You'll want to include Brussels sprouts as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive the fantastic health benefits provided by the cruciferous vegetable family.
What are phytonutrients?
Not only do phytonutrients award benefit to the plants but they also provide benefits to those who enjoy plant food. That's because they have health-promoting properties including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and liver-health-promoting activities.
February 27, 2013
Praise Kids' Efforts, Not Their Qualities?
A new study found that it's probably not helpful for parents to shower their young daughters or sons with commentary meant to boost self-esteem. Instead, the right kind of praise and encouragement may help children be more open to change and eager for the harder tasks that provide opportunities to learn.
Damage to Tiny Blood Vessels in Brain May Raise Alzheimer’s Risk
Damage to tiny blood vessels in the brain might be a secondary contributor to Alzheimer’s disease, a new, small study suggests.
February 21, 2013
Cut Salt, Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade?
Reducing salt in Americans' diets would save hundreds of thousands of lives over 10 years, according to a new study.
Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
Hay fever sufferers may find some relief with acupuncture, a new study suggests, though the therapy's appeal in the "real world" is yet to be seen.
February 13, 2013
Vegetarians Have Lower Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds
Going meatless gives vegetarians a 32 percent lower heart disease risk than non-vegetarians, a British study found, offering further proof that eating meat can be hazardous to health.
Threefold Increase in Alzheimer’s Disease
Research shows that diet and exercise may play crucial roles in prevention.
February 4, 2013
5 tips for decoding food labels
When it comes to eating healthfully, fresh fruits and vegetables are pretty much a slam dunk. Including packaged foods in a healthful diet is trickier. But it isn't impossible if you learn how to use the Nutrition Facts on the package to judge the quality of the food inside.
Dairy Products Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer
Dairy products can increase the risk of prostate cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers tracked data from 21,660 participants in the Physicians Heath Study for 28 years.
January 2, 2013
Depression in Elderly May Predict Dementia
Depression is common among older people who go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, leading to widespread speculation that it may be one possible cause for age-related dementias.
Pediatricians Promote Benefits of Recess
The American Academy of Pediatrics has two New Year's resolutions for schools: Keep the school nurse and don't drop recess.
January 24, 2013
Red Meat Consumption in Question
There's a war going on out there, and it can be found in your grocery store's meat aisle.The latest battle comes in the act of a billboard. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, animal rights and plant-based diets, recently installed a giant Chicago billboard that reads, "Hot Dogs Cause Butt Cancer."
Berries Can Be Part of a Heart Healthy Diet
Scientists in the UK and America studied the diet of more than 93,000 women aged 25 to 42 and found women who ate three or more portions of blueberries and strawberries per week had a 32 per cent reduction in the risk of a heart attack compared to women who ate berries once a month or less.