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Zesty herb helps body flush toxins linked to cancer, dementia, and heart disease

One of my favorite things about preparing and eating fresh, homemade salsa is the cilantro. In fact, I enjoy finding fresh, fragrant bunches of it in the produce section at the local grocery store, and washing and chopping it to add to lots of dishes. Of course, not everyone shares my fondness for cilantro. But …

More reasons to stay away from Splenda and all artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners combine two of the most deadly ideas when it comes to our diet — “artificial” and “sweeter.” Plus, according to a recent study, which I’ll share with you in a moment, these toxic sweeteners can damage key neurotransmitters and cell membranes. People turn to artificial sweeteners to avoid the ills associated with sucrose …

AHA “heart-check mark” not worth the paper it’s printed on

The American Heart Association’s dietary guidelines have long been controversial, as I have reported for years. For decades, the AHA has had it out for saturated fats, found in healthy foods like butter and eggs. But in recent years, the AHA’s myth that saturated fat causes heart disease has begun to crumble like a chunk …

What’s going on with “organic”?

I find more and more people want to eat organic foods. They will seek out and pay more for the better quality, nutritional value, and safety represented by true, organically grown foods. From a business standpoint, organic foods represent much faster growth and higher profit margins than conventionally grown and packaged foods — which are …

Oils well that ends well

We have been hearing a lot about crude oil lately. After complaining about high crude oil prices for years, the pundits now say the sudden drop in oil prices is ruining the U.S. stock market and the entire economy. Our “allies” in Saudi Arabia are trying to put U.S. domestic oil production out of business …

Which new dietary guidelines should you follow?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture (USDA) just released the 8th edition of its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Overall, I noticed some slow, but real advancement of science over dogma and political correctness. I also sensed some increasing awareness of basic human biology, diet and nutrition, and a pinch …

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 …


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