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End the war on saturated fat

October 23, 2014

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End the war on saturated fat by Mary Budinger —  We have been told for decades that saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease. Saturated fat has been demonized ever since Ancel Keys’s landmark “seven countries” study in 1970. But a key editorial in the British Medical Journal is asking us to “bust the […]

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Low-fat milk promotes obesity

August 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Harvard researcher David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., analyzed a recommendation from the USDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to drink three cups of reduced-fat milk per day. He concluded that it is very bad advice. “It is perhaps the most prevailing advice given to the American public about diet in the […]

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Healthy and tasty fruitcake

October 30, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Holiday food should not be the object of snickering and ridicule. Yet the fruitcake always makes its way onto the scene as the joke of the season. How sad. This holiday treat has nutritional value and is delicious when the appropriate ingredients are used. When we rename it “spice cake,” with […]

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Three things you may not know about heart health

August 13, 2012

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by Paula Owens — What causes heart disease? A healthy heart is the foundation of your health, vitality, physical ability and longevity. There are many risk factors to be aware of that you can control, such as smoking, lack of exercise, low vitamin D levels, obesity, type II diabetes, stress and poor diet. Food items […]

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Saturated fat — Let us tell the truth and get healthy

March 1, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent newsletter from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) examined different types of fats — which ones are naughty and which are nice. Unfortunately, the NIH flunked the assignment. No wonder the American public is famously overweight and chronically ill. The NIH writes: “Unsaturated fats are considered ‘good’ fats … […]

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We all need saturated fat

February 27, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  Is it better to get your energy from sugar or from fat? This is not as easy to answer as it sounds, thanks to nutrition “experts” who push a low-fat diet. Hint: sugar is not the answer. Thanks to a researcher named Ancel Keys, natural fat began to be demonized in […]

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Movement is life

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Warner —  The inherent connection between movement and living is understandable if you reflect for a moment on what happens when you engage in healthy actions and behaviors, such as consistent physical activity and nutritious eating. This is especially true when compared to the alternative of being sedentary and eating not-so-healthy foods. […]

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Health benefits of dark chocolate

February 24, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  From the moment chocolate was discovered, it was considered valuable, divine and decadent. Chocolate candies as we know them today were invented in the 1860s by Cadbury. Consuming as little as one square of dark chocolate per day can provide numerous health benefits. Dark chocolate contains saturated fats (stearic acid and […]

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Lifting the cloud of depression

February 23, 2012

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by Gracelyn Guyol —  In 2002, within 48 hours of taking three milligrams of fish oils daily, my life-long bouts with depression vanished. It was the thrilling finale to my search for a natural solution to bipolar disorder. Nineteen million people suffer from depression in the United States. Major depression is the leading cause of […]

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