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 […]

Omega-3’s and the Eskimo Fish Tale

the revelation that fish-oil appears useless and preventing heart disease as I reviewed before in either heart patients or for those trying to prevent heart disease in the first place leads one to wonder how did this whole fish tale begin well the common mythology is that in response to anecdotal reports of low prevalence […]

How Much Microplastic Is Found in Fish Fillets?

“How Much Microplastic Is Found in Fish Fillets?” Microplastic pollution of our waterways may not just represent a threat to marine ecosystems but also to human health. It’s evident we’re exposed to microplastic pollutants in seafood, which may create a food safety risk, but is there some seafood less contaminated than others? The first published […]

PREDIMED: Does Eating Nuts Prevent Strokes?

“PREDIMED: Does Eating Nuts Prevent Strokes?” The Lyon Diet Heart Trial showed that a Mediterranean-type diet could significantly reduce the risk of having a second heart attack, but since many first heart attacks are fatal, better to prevent heart attacks in the first place. But no randomized trial had ever been conducted to test the […]

Dietary Supplements for Autism

“Dietary Supplements for Autism” Dietary supplements are commonly given to children with autism. Do they do any good? One of the most common is the omega-3 fats in the form of fish oil, based on studies like this that showed a marked reduction in omega-3 blood levels among autistic children. But maybe that’s reverse causation. […]

Olive Oil and Artery Function

“Olive Oil and Artery Function” The relative paralysis of our arteries for hours after eating fast food and cheesecake may also occur after olive oil. Olive oil was found to have the same impairment in endothelial function as the rest of these high-fat meals. Sausage and Egg McMuffin was the worst, but olive oil wasn’t […]

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 […]

How to Get Omega 3 On A Vegan Diet | Dr Michael Greger of Nutritionfacts.org

You say you’re vegan, right? Mm hmm…okay…yeah…well… Omega-3’s and stuff so…you should really get on some fish oil supplements. For your Omega-3’s No I don’t need to do your blood work, just take’em. Hi it’s Emily from Bite Size Vegan and welcome to another vegan nugget. Today is the second installation of my interview with […]

Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?

“Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?” A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of DHA supplementation of pregnant and breast-feeding women failed to find any clear and consistent short or long-term benefit for psychomotor, mental, visual or physical development. Maybe DHA supplementation during pregnancy has no effect because the body isn’t stupid and […]

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 […]