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BUSTED! Five of today’s biggest diet myths

If you’re like many Americans, you probably aim to begin 2016 with a fresh start and commitment to following a healthy diet. Good for you. So I thought I’d take a moment today to share with you five major diet myths I still see repeated over and over. Make sure to avoid these missteps in …

Just a handful a day can do wonders

A huge, new review of scientific literature confirms what we already knew about eating nuts — they benefit your heart. But two years ago, California nut growers got into a heap of trouble for stating this established scientific fact on their labels. The FDA threatened the nut growers with legal action because they told the …

Tips for a healthy — and fruitful — New Year

Today, I’m going to talk about fruit. But don’t worry. I won’t talk about the  new, politically correct laws signed by “Governor Fruitcake,” which just took effect this year in California and will take the citizens further down the road to perdition. No — I want to talk about the latest news on the health …

The best cancer-preventing “supplements” you can take

Ring out the old, ring in the new. But when it comes to carotenoids and cancer, it seems like what’s old is new again. As you know, when I worked at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) back in the mid-1980s, experts there had a single-minded, misguided idea that synthetic beta-carotene pills could prevent cancer. They …

Why doctor recommendations still lag decades behind research for this critical nutrient

Yesterday, I told you about some recent correspondence I’ve had with Dr. George Lundberg, former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association and founding editor of Medscape, the online journal for medical professionals. Dr. Lundberg shared with me some valuable perspectives about why physicians today don’t always know as much as they could …

The biggest health mistake in U.S. history

When I was younger, there was a big “progressive” movement to get people “out of the kitchen.” Certain strident voices threw “everything but the kitchen sink” against the idea of spending time cooking and paying attention to our food. They no longer considered preparing food a worthy pursuit for modern, career people. But reducing quality …

The widespread vitamin deficiency that puts you on a fast track to memory loss

Mainstream medicine offers little help when it comes to the prevention and treatment of memory loss and dementia. But — as I often report — research shows the B vitamins as well as vitamins D and E support mental function and memory as you get older. They may even help restore memory in people with …

Americans under siege from bad advice and “magic bullets”

Two weeks ago, I reported on the ridiculous claim that processed meats — like bacon, ham, and sausage — pose as big a cancer risk as cigarettes. I don’t know of any food attacked by health “experts” as loudly, viciously, and widely as meat — all without any real evidence. In fact, as I explained, …

The bird-flu side effect no one saw coming

You may have trouble finding your perfect, plump turkey this Thanksgiving. Major suppliers like Hillshire Farms, Pilgrim’s Pride, Sara Lee, and Tyson Foods have all reported shortages. Eggs are in short supply too. Even many food producers and restaurants are having a hard time getting eggs. The USDA lowered its forecast for egg production this …

The killer ingredient that got a free pass for decades

As you make your grocery list, prepare your dishes, and sit down to a holiday meal this Thanksgiving, make sure to steer clear of the processed carbs and sugar. You should know the government-industrial-medical complex largely gave sugars and carbs a free pass for decades. In fact, when I first went work as a research …


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