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Almonds vs. Rice vs. Potatoes for Osteoporosis

Almonds vs. Rice vs. Potatoes for Osteoporosis Currently, an estimated ten million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, causing more than a million fractures, including hundreds of thousands of hip fractures, a common reason people end up in nursing homes. Many older women say they’d rather be dead than break their hip and end up in a home. Bone […]

We Have Specific Fruit and Vegetable Receptors

We Have Specific Fruit and Vegetable Receptors “According to a recent survey, the number of Americans adults who say they are eating ‘pretty much whatever they want’ is at an all-time high,” which unfortunately includes “too few fruits and vegetables,” as well as “too little variety.” Half of all fruit servings are taken up by just […]

Health Benefits of Citrus Zest

Health Benefits of Citrus Zest New data demonstrating a DNA protective agent present in at least some fruits and vegetables found that the agent was heat sensitive and determined it was not vitamin C. This was confirmed in a study that tried vitamin C directly and found no effect on DNA protection or repair of […]

Should Plant-Based Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?

Should Plant-Based Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of DHA supplementation of pregnant and breastfeeding women failed to find any clear and consistent short- or long-term benefit for psychomotor, mental, visual, or physical development. Perhaps DHA supplementation during pregnancy has no effect because the body wisely protects the growth of […]

Should Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Take DHA Supplements?

Should Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Take DHA Supplements? One of the reasons breastfed infants may have better cognitive and visual development is because human milk contains long-chain, polyunsaturated fatty acids like the omega-3 DHA, while most available infant formulas do not, based on data I discuss in my video Should Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Take DHA?. Infants […]

Just Say No to Lifting in Running Shoes

Just Say No to Lifting in Running Shoes Given that I’m a trainer and coach, people ask me all the time if I’m always being asked for pointers while I’m working out at the gym. No, I don’t. Probably because I have a world-class gym RBF, which makes it pretty clear to everyone that I’m […]

Does Smoking Really Protect Against Parkinson’s Disease?

Does Smoking Really Protect Against Parkinson’s Disease? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the landmark 1964 Surgeon General’s report on smoking, considered one of the great public health achievements of our time and the first of 30 other such reports from the Surgeon General on smoking. Internal tobacco industry […]

Get Our 2019 Recipe Calendar

Get Our 2019 Recipe Calendar It’s Giving Tuesday Today is #GivingTuesday, kicking off the charitable season with a celebration of giving and philanthropy. To commemorate it this year, we’ve created a limited edition 2019 NutritionFacts.org Staff Recipe Calendar. If your annual wall calendar doesn’t specify when National Kale Day is (first Wednesday of October, duh) then you […]

Concerns About Bone Broth

Concerns About Bone Broth There are toxicological issues associated with production and processing of meat, such as the presence of various toxic contaminants—from dioxins and PCBs to cooked meat carcinogens. Carcinogenesis, the development of cancer, may be the main concern, but there are a number of other toxic responses connected with the consumption of meat […]

Bell Peppers to Help Ward Off Parkinson’s

Bell Peppers to Help Ward Off Parkinson’s Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder striking 1 percent of our older population and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. While we don’t really know what causes it, we do know that people with a smoking history only appear to have about half […]