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Waging War On A Cold With Chicken Soup

When you’re all achy and stuffy with a cold, take your mom’s advice: Sip some soothing, hot chicken soup. A recent online report indicates that chicken soup may help battle a cold in multiple ways.

Multivitamins Reduce Cancer Risk

Multivitamins Reduce Cancer Risk

The combination of essential vitamins and minerals contained in multivitamins may mirror healthier dietary patterns such as fruit and vegetable intake resulting in a modest decrease in cancer risk for those who take them.

The Nutrient-Density Line

Americans are nutritionally starved. As I told you last week, they are suffering from full-belly starvation.

A study of the accompanying chart shows clearly that the standard American diet (the lowest numbers) has very low nutrient density. Another very important point is that the low nutrient-density foods are the highest in calories.

Full-Belly Starvation: An American Invention

Can we feel full and be starving at the same time?

Almost everybody is familiar with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s My Plate. The food protocol is mostly very high in calories and extremely low in nutrition. The only good parts are the fruit and vegetable levels, which are high in nutrition but low in calories.

Gut Bacteria Linked To Diabetes Epidemic

Gut Bacteria Linked To Diabetes Epidemic

A new study published in the medical journal Nature indicates that the epidemic of type 2 diabetes often discussed by health professionals is directly related to the lack of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.

How To Rid Your Food Of Nutrients In One Minute Or Less

How To Rid Your Food Of Nutrients In One Minute Or Less

Convenience comes with a price. That’s definitely the case with microwaves. If you’re thinking of zapping your veggies, you may want to think again. Microwaving may seem like the quickest and best option when preparing food. Although it may be the quickest, it is by no means the best.

School Lunch Regulations Create Black Market, Hunger, Wasted Food

School Lunch Regulations Create Black Market, Hunger, Wasted Food

Some entrepreneurial students in Massachusetts are using the restrictions on school lunches as a way to make a little extra money. A black market for chocolate syrup is forming. The sugary substance sells for 50 cents a squeeze.

Healthful Snacking

Are you dying for something to munch on mid-morning or mid-afternoon, but think those pre-packaged processed snack bags are the only way to keep your calorie intake under 100?

Think again. Here are some much healthier options.

A Matter Of Preference

Dear Bob,

I have read that you recommend sea salt. I would like to have your take on Himalayan salt. I feel that Himalayan salt is even better than sea salt. I have had people tell me that their doctors tell them to stay away from salt, period. Those people are becoming sicker by the day. How can we inform people that they need some good salt daily in order to maintain good health?

Thank you,

Sandra V.

Fat, Lazy A Disease?

Fat, Lazy A Disease?

A new paper politely referred to the increasingly fat, lazy nature of the human population as an “inactivity epidemic.” And guess what? The “inactivity epidemic” (being fat and lazy) is responsible for one out of every 10 deaths worldwide.

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