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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 […]

I Need Your Help

I Need Your Help Help Keep NutritionFacts.org Going and Growing There are some people who will never change, and God bless ’em. If they want to smoke cigarettes, go bungee jumping, it’s their body, their choice. But I think most people are just confused. They want to live long, healthy lives, want to take better care of their families, […]

How Plastics Can Affect Your Love Life

How Plastics Can Affect Your Love Life Most of the attention on phthalates, a group of hormone-disrupting chemicals found in PVC plastics, has been focused on fetal and child health, particularly regarding genital and behavioral development. Recent data have shown, for example, “incomplete virilization in infant boys” and reduced masculine play as they grow up, […]

How to Boost DNA Repair with Produce

How to Boost DNA Repair with Produce “In the light of strikingly consistent observations from many epidemiological [population-based] studies, there can be little doubt that the habitual consumption of diets high in fruits and vegetables helps to reduce the risk of development of degenerative diseases, including many types of cancers.” Not satisfied with merely telling […]

Healthier Salt Substitutes

Healthier Salt Substitutes As I discuss in my video Shaking the Salt Habit, the two most prominent dietary risks for death and disability in the world are not eating enough fruit and eating too much salt. Eating too little fruit kills nearly five million people every year, and eating too much salt kills four million. […]

Do You Have to Combine Plant Proteins at a Meal?

Do You Have to Combine Plant Proteins at a Meal? All nutrients come from the sun or the soil. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Everything else comes from the ground. Minerals originate from the earth, and vitamins from the plants and micro-organisms that grow from it. The […]

Hiking (and More!) in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Hiking (and More!) in Virginia’s Blue Ridge There are a million things I love about living in Florida — beach access, great winter running weather, the fact that I rarely go anywhere that requires more formal footwear than sneakers or flip flops, for example. But … the total lack of mountains is not one of […]

A Special Seattle Weekend With Brooks Running

A Special Seattle Weekend With Brooks Running It’s one thing to be pumped about a getting a package in the mail containing new running shoes and workout clothes from a beloved brand — but our ambassador role with Brooks Running goes way beyond that. We’ve embraced this role for six years now, and every year, […]