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Nutrition


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.

Acidity And Death

Death comes with total saturation of the body with acid. The Western diet is mostly acid. Acid (low pH) causes fermentation and disease.

High pH or about 7.25 is alkaline and increases the oxygen content of the blood and tissue. Alkaline pH is very positive for health.

Shield Your Liver From Damage With This Drink

A recent study of more than 12,000 people shows that up to one glass of red wine a day doesn’t just help your heart and blood pressure, it cuts your risk of liver disease in half. This liver protection is mainly attributed to the resveratrol, a polyphenol and antifungal chemical that’s found just below the skin of red wine grapes.

A Southern Delicacy With A Nutritional Kick

If you’ve never eaten collard greens (considered a Southern specialty), then you just might want to try them if you know what’s good for you. They are an all-around nutritional superstar, rich in lutein and zeaxanthin — antioxidants that studies show may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness.

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