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The Benefits of Wakame Seaweed Salad on Blood Pressure

The Benefits of Wakame Seaweed Salad on Blood Pressure I used to think of seaweed as just a beneficial whole-food source of minerals like iodine, for which it is the most concentrated dietary source. Indeed, just a daily half-teaspoon of mild seaweeds, like arame or dulse, or two sheets of nori should net you all […]

Is Milk Lowering Uric Acid a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Is Milk Lowering Uric Acid a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? Parkinson’s disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s, is characterized by a slowness of movement, rigidity, tremor, and stooping posture, all of which worsen over time. Non-movement symptoms such as cognitive impairment and sleep, smell, and mood disturbances occur as the […]

Race Recap: Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon

Race Recap: Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon Back in August, I announced that I was training for the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon, and that I was going to get a PR (meaning I needed to beat 2:16:39, although my ideal goal was 2:10) — or blow up trying. Be careful what you put out to the […]

How to Achieve Food Synergy

How to Achieve Food Synergy There are thousands of phytochemicals that will never make it onto the side of a cereal box but may play a role in reducing the risk of chronic diseases—and those are just the ones we know about. Whole plant foods have consistently been found to be protective, so it’s reasonable […]

Why Hasn’t Bisphenol A (BPA) Been Banned Completely?

Why Hasn’t Bisphenol A (BPA) Been Banned Completely? “The number of new chemicals is increasing exponentially, with approximately 12,000 new substances added daily…”—yet data aren’t available on the hazards of even some of the high-volume chemicals. Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the highest volume chemicals, with billions of pounds produced each year. Studies have […]

Morning Sickness Can Be Beneficial

Morning Sickness Can Be Beneficial “Since the beginning of time, pregnant women have been reported to suffer from a syndrome variously known as morning sickness, pregnancy sickness, or nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.” The term “morning sickness” is actually misleading, as women can feel sick all day long. Sometimes, it can get so serious that […]

How to Increase Gut Bacterial Richness

How to Increase Gut Bacterial Richness We live in an “obesogenic environment,” with cheap junk food everywhere, thanks in part to subsidies going to the “‘food industrial complex,’ which manufactures obesogenic foods that foster addiction…The root causes…[may] make obesity difficult to escape,” but a lot of people do. If it were simply the external environment, […]

The Benefits of Sesame Seeds for Knee Osteoarthritis

The Benefits of Sesame Seeds for Knee Osteoarthritis Doctors have been injecting arthritis patients with gold since the 1920s. In fact, “[g]old-based medicines have been in use for thousands of years…and remarkably…are still in clinical use as DMARDs,” or disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, meaning they can slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, such drugs can […]

Sparkling or Still Water for Stomach Upset and Constipation?

Sparkling or Still Water for Stomach Upset and Constipation? “Natural bubbling or sparkling mineral waters have been popular for thousands of years,” but manufactured sparkling water was first “‘invented’ in the mid to late 1700s” when a clergyman suspended water over a vat of fermenting beer. “For centuries, carbonated water has been considered capable of […]

How Not to Die from Heart Disease

How Not to Die from Heart Disease The most likely reason most of our loved ones will die is heart disease. It’s up to each of us to make our own decisions about what to eat and how to live, but we should make these choices consciously by educating ourselves about the predictable consequences of […]