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 […]

Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?

[Music] our purported benefits of fish oil supplementation for the prevention and treatment of heart disease just a fish tail thanks to recommendations like this from the American Heart Association that individuals at high risk for heart disease ask their physicians about fish oil supplementation it’s grown into a multi-billion dollar industry we now consume […]

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 […]

Antibiotics: Agribusiness’s Pound of Flesh

“Antibiotics: Agribusiness’s Pound of Flesh” When farm animals are fed antibiotics, they can develop antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts, and then the gut bacteria can become manure on meat, which can spread to humans. Even vegetarian humans, since drug resistant bacteria in animal feces can also spread to people through crops or the environment. The […]

Drug Residues in Meat

“Drug Residues in Meat” One of the reasons we are increasingly plagued with new superbugs is the mass feeding of antibiotics to farm animals. As Britain’s chief medical officer put it in his 2009 annual report: “every inappropriate…use [of antibiotics in] agriculture is potentially signing a death warrant for a future patient.” Earlier this year, […]