Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

HFCS, a sure-fire recipe for disaster

High fructose corn syrup is a basic ingredient for many soft drinks and processed baked goods. Because of this, fructose now accounts for 10% of total caloric intake for Americans with teenage boys consuming even more – topping in with … Continue reading

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Putting the kibosh on anxiety disorders

Fermented foods help the old attitude and even put the kibosh on anxiety disorders. Researchers recently found that young adults eating more fermented foods have fewer social anxiety symptoms than others who didn’t. This tells me that instead of looking … Continue reading

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The winner is: High fat and high salt diet

In the latest study out of the University of Iowa, scientists found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevented weight gain in mice. In fact, mice fed a low salt/high fat diet gained the most weight out … Continue reading

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Gluten sensitivity, celiac and antibiotics

Antibiotic use is now tied to gluten sensitivity, intolerance and allergies. We have helped cause Celiac Disease by prescribing antibiotics for every little unidentified sniffle, fever and rash… Is the gluten problem going to go away? Not until we smarten … Continue reading

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Emotional eating

Are you having trouble eating just for hunger satiation? The deck is stacked against you. Read more here to find out about emotional eating and what can be done to control it: http://realhealthtalk.com/Emotional_Eating_.html

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GMO labeling subterfuge

Anti-GMO people might laud the possibility of the passing of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 – but, if they really knew the dirty little secrets behind the whole package they would sing a much different tune. … Continue reading

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GMOs are NOT safe

If in GMO doubt – leave the food out! Just don’t even buy it in the first place and they’ll stop making it. http://realhealthtalk.com/GMO_Lecture_Notes.html

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Drink milk for more cancer!

Did you know that the recommended three glasses of milk a day has been linked to shorter lifespans along with more broken bones? In fact, a large study in the BMJ 2014 showed that “high milk intake was associated with … Continue reading

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Helter skelter went the GMOs

The genetic engineering of corn to produce its own Bt toxin has brought about serious concerns for human health – even though the US government gives it a huge thumbs-up and a wink. We GMO’d our corn to fight earworms … Continue reading

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Why all the peanut allergies?

So, more and more you find peanut allergies in the news and the latest study finds a huge connection between peanuts and childhood asthma. In fact, scientists have recently declared that peanut sensitivity reactions mimic asthma attacks including shortness of … Continue reading

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Want some horseradish?

Horseradish is a superfood! This root from the mustard family packs a goodly amount of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants along with natural Vitamin C to fight viral infections and boost immunity. Horseradish contains many volatile compounds such as … Continue reading

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Are GMO foods a good idea?

GMOs do not naturally exist in nature. They cause cancer in rats. They cause allergies. they kill our honey bees and they create super-weeds. How are they even a good idea? Better question: Why would you knowingly buy them? http://realhealthtalk.com/GMO_Lecture_Notes.html

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Nutritionist for sale or trade for one small soda:

So, if your junk food sales are lagging, invent something that appears nutritious to help recover the lagging dollars. That’s what Coca-Cola did. They teamed up with charlatan fitness and nutrition “experts” to get them to suggest that a soft … Continue reading

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Gluten free is the only way to be!

A review in the New England Journal of Medicine listed fifty-five diseases that can be caused by eating gluten! Many of the diseases are neurological and psychiatric. Among them are depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, migraines, neuropathy, anxiety, dementia, ADHD and autism. … Continue reading

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Organic ready corn

Want some organic c0rn? Good luck with that one… Corn relies on the wind to cross-pollinate. The problem is that organic corn can pollinate off of GMO corn crops many miles away. (Technically, if you plant “organic corn”, you get … Continue reading

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Soy fed, fat and diseased

So, scientists fed two groups of mice with either coconut oil or soybean oil for 6 months. The unfortunate soy-fed mice grew three times larger than the luckier coconut-fed mice. Three times?? But that’s not all. The condemned soy-fed mice … Continue reading

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Eating out raises BP

Do you want to know what can make your blood pressure rocket? Eat out, get high blood pressure. This is according to a new study at Duke-NUS Medical School that shows the correlation between meals eaten away from home and … Continue reading

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New consumer record for buying processed foods

Did you know that in 2012, consumers set a new record for buying highly processed foods? In fact, over 80% of food calories purchased in one study were ready-to-heat/ready-to-eat products which tend to be much higher in bad fats, GMOs, … Continue reading

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Lettuce both slow and fast

Organic lettuce packs some great health benefits health being rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect against free radical processes that cause cell damage in the body associated with various diseases. Lettuce contains several different antioxidants like phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, along … Continue reading

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Salty advice

Salt is not bad for you. It is only the kind of salt that is bad for you. Humans cannot live without salt! In fact, the connections between salt and cardiovascular disease are only partially true for morbidly obese people. … Continue reading

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