More Thoughts on Fats: Remember Oleo? Surprising news about one of the vegetables oils.
Supplements are a two-edged sword. Here's surprising news (and a warning) on one of them: Quercetin Query. See what tasty food is brimming with it, and more!
What vegetables can help prevent brittle bones (osteoporosis), and why? See this report.
According to Michael Crawford, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at the University of North London, depression is running rampant worldwide partly because of a lack of one food in our diet. Consumption has decreased 50% in the past fifty years. What is that food? See a Third Age report.
Take a second to read a Grim Statistic just out.
Ladybird, ladybird..... Should this new technology fly away? Or just be researched a whole lot more?
I don't always take "Frankenfoods" to task. Here's news about funding and possible benefits.
Here's how a delicious and common food can help you avoid a heart attack.
There's absolutely no doubt at all that a healthier diet can keep you well, and in some cases dietary changes can actually cure illnesses. But diet can't do it all. We all get sick sometime, or a family member does. Medicine is so complicated and advancing so fast, and medical services are in such turmoil in recent years, that your best protection is to be an informed consumer. That's where the web is such a valuable resource. But you can get in trouble that way, too. Here's some great guidelines plus a list of the 100 top health information web sites from AARP.
Are you scared of the tiger yet? See Rogue Seeds and Frankenfoods
Here's some scary news: Chocoholics beware!
Early breast cancer detection has been given a lot of publicity lately. Not a great deal has been said, however, about taking positive steps to avoid it in the first place.
Here's a report that Americans are eating less veggies and fruits. What's the reason, and what are the consequences?
Parkinson's disease; a possible cause?
Are these legitimate weight loss tools?
Here's an update of control and labeling of genetically engineered foods, which some have dubbed "Frankenfoods" after Dr. Frankenstein's unfortunate creation.
Some thoughts on the latest at Miami's Three-Ring Circus.
Activists, including Greenpeace, have been pressuring the Kellogg company to eliminate genetically altered foods from its popular cereals. Although they have already done so in Europe and Australia, they have refused to do so in the USA, citing customer indifference. How do you feel about it? See Frankenfoods before you answer. Then, if you object, you know what to do!
Reported in the Bowditch Group newsletter: according to nutrition researcher Christopher A. Taylor, of Arizona State University in Tempe, although more Americans are eating the recommended five servings per day of fruits and vegetables, research shows that most people are choosing foods that are low in folate and vitamin C, resulting in possible deficiency in these essential nutrients. The top five fruits and vegetables consumed by Americans are, in order: iceberg lettuce, tomato products, French fries, bananas, orange juice and onions. Reminds me of when I was harassing my granddaughter about learning to like vegetables, and she assured me she liked corn and french fries. Hit those power foods, folks!
Dangerous ingredient in bread?
A study by Harvard Medical School of over 16,000 9-to-14-year-olds found that those that ate the most family dinners also consumed more fruits and vegetables, more beneficial nutrients, fewer saturated fats and fewer sodas. Aside from the social benefits, family dinners offer better nutrition for your youngsters. Get together, right now, over food!
See lists of the best of the web in food and nutrition.
Here's two surprising ways you can protect your bone strength!
According to a report in the Miami Herald, a study at Pennsylvania State University found that healthy, well-nourished women between ages 60 to 80 years of age have immune systems that function at levels similar to those of women between 20 and 40 years. These results suggest that healthful eating habits may offer a natural means of maintaining ability to fight illness in old age, according to the leader of the study.
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