The Mediterranean Diet or a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet?

recent studies have shown that higher Mediterranean diet adherence scores are associated with a significant reduction in risk of death heart disease cancer and brain disease but the problem with population studies like these is that people who eat healthier may also live healthier and so how do we know it’s their diet is the […]

Fish and Diabetes

“Fish and Diabetes” In the past two years, 6 separate meta-analyses have been published on the relationship between fish consumption and type 2 diabetes. The whole point of a meta-analysis, though, is to compile together the best studies done to date and see what the overall balance of evidence shows. The fact that there are […]

Fish Oil Linked to Prostate Cancer?

(Image source: I Love Blue Sea) BY BRIANA ALTERGOTT Men might need to toss those fish oil supplements from their medicine cabinets, according to a newly-confirmed study. And no more fatty fish for dinner either — the 2011 study reported men who ate a lot of fish or took fish oil supplements had a 71% […]

Is Keto an Effective Cancer Fighting Diet?

“Is Keto an Effective Cancer-Fighting Diet?” Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is the universal go-to fuel for the cells throughout our bodies. Our brain burns through a quarter pound of sugar a day, it’s preferred metabolic fuel. Our body can break down proteins and make glucose from scratch, but most comes from our […]

Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection

“Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection” Earlier this month, a research team at the Cleveland Clinic offered a novel explanation as to why meat intake may be related to mortality. “Numerous studies have suggested a decrease in atherosclerotic disease risk — heart disease our #1 killer –” “in vegan and vegetarian individuals compared […]

Are Organic Foods Safer?

“Are Organic Foods Safer?” The stated principles of organic agriculture are “health, ecology, fairness, and care,” but if you ask people why they buy organic, the strongest predictor was concern for their own health or their family’s. People may spend more for organic more for selfish, rather than altruistic motives. Although organic foods may not […]

How to Flush Your Central Line and Change the Cap | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

All right, I’m going to teach you how to take care of your catheter at home. Ok, I want you to ask me questions as we go through this instruction, and I’m also going to give you teaching sheets. These are all the instructions step by step in the teaching sheet, so you will have […]

Plastic Pollution: How Humans are Turning the World into Plastic

When the gods granted king Midas one wish, he wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. Midas was delighted. Trees, rocks, buildings all gold. But soon he found in horror that his food turned into gold as well. When he hugged his daughter to soothe his pain, he realized his mistake too late. […]

The Snail-Smashing, Fish-Spearing, Eye-Popping Mantis Shrimp | Deep Look

The mantis shrimp is a true heavy-hitter. Take this one. She’s about to devour this snail. But she’s gotta crack it open first. So, she carefully positions it… Then — BAM! — she punches it with the speed of a .22 caliber bullet. It’s the fastest attack in the animal kingdom. That’s one kind of […]

Omega 3s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation

“Omega 3’s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation” 2013 was a bad year for fish oil. Claims were crushed that the long chain omega 3’s in fish oil, EPA, and DHA would stop the progression of heart disease. And then DHA was associated with increased risk of prostate cancer, and monumentally failed to treat macular degeneration. […]