Diet and Nutrition

  • 5/27/2017
    Did you know some are allergic to avocado?  Find out some pros and cons of this wildly loved fruit.
  • Health Benefits & Risks of Salt
    4/25/2017
    Many of the top food sources of salt in an American diet might surprise you, according to the results of new research.
  • Meal Delivery Service Reviews | Natural Health Blog
    4/8/2017
    In the past few years, a crop of new meal delivery services have hit the scene, offering consumers a way to eat healthy without quite as much sweat as normal meal preparation would involve. Most of these services deliver fresh ingredients in just the right quantities to make meal preparation a snap.  Here’s how it works... 
  • Decaf vs Regular Coffee Health Benefits & Risks | Natural Health Blog
    3/30/2017
    Is decaf better than regular coffee? It’s confusing when considering decaf, which shares some of the advantages of the rocket-fuel variety, but brings problems of its own.  Find the pros and cons of each.
  • Teenage Diet & Breast Cancer Risk | Natural Cancer Alternatives Blog
    3/17/2017
    According to new research, the types of foods we ate as a teenager and young adult may eventually affect our risk for breast cancer—at least for women.
  • Heavy Metals in Gluten-Free Diets | Natural Detox Health Blog
    3/7/2017
    New research shows that eating gluten free is associated with a higher risk of exposure to arsenic and mercury. Find out why and what you can do about it.
  • Dangerous Chemicals in Fast Food Packaging | Health Blog
    2/23/2017
    As if the fast food itself isn’t bad enough for your health, new research suggests that the packaging it comes in might be harmful as well.
  • Eat Fewer Calories For Longevity | Health Blog
    2/11/2017
    The amount of calories you eat may also be linked to how long you live. New research suggests that cutting back on calories could mean you’ll make it to a ripe old age.
  • 10 Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day | Natural Health Blog
    2/7/2017
    Tired of always going out to eat on Valentine's Day? Try these 10 alternative ways to celebrate Valentine's Day that don't build the waistline!
  • Six Tips For Super Bowl Diet Survival | Health Blog
    2/3/2017
    You can enjoy your Super Bowl party without undoing all the healthiness of the rest of your diet routine. Just plan ahead with a few simple do’s and don’ts.
  • Processed Meats Aggravate Asthma  | Natural Health Blog
    1/26/2017
    Most know processed meats are linked to cancer, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and early mortality. And now, new research has discovered another health issue to which processed meats probably contribute: a worsening of asthma symptoms.
  • Price Perception of Eating Healthy | Natural Health Blog
    1/12/2017
    Many of us have a perception that healthier food is more expensive, and that unconsciously impacts our buying habits. But, as it turns out, that underlying perception may be wrong.
  • Four Ways to Preserve Refrigerated Food | Natural Health Blog
    1/10/2017
    Consumers throw out more than 25 percent of the produce they buy! Instead of letting it spoil, preserve your comestibles by trying these little-known tricks that really do work.
  • Focused Shopping to Buy Healthier Options | Health Blog
    12/7/2016
    For most of us, this is a particularly hectic time of year. You may be busy wrapping up things at work so you can take a few days off around the holidays, attending parties and celebrations of all kinds, and planning visits with friends and family members. Let’s not forget shopping either, which can take a big bite out of both your time and your wallet whether you are looking to purchase gifts or preparing for a holiday meal at your home. But a word to the wise: you might want to consider skipping the cell phone calls while doing your shopping.
  • Emulsifiers in Processed Foods Linked to Cancer | Health Blog
    11/29/2016
    New research suggests emulsifiers added to ice cream and many foods can contribute to the development of cancer.
  • Love More Important Than Food For Survival? Natural Health Blog
    10/28/2016
    When it comes to the hierarchy of human needs, new research is suggesting that love and relationships may be more important than food, even in the animal kingdom!
  • Health Benefits of Pumpkin | Natural Health Blog
    10/26/2016
    On October 26th, celebrate National Pumpkin Day by eating some pumpkin: its loaded with antioxidants alpha- and beta-carotene!
  • Stress Ruins Healthy Diet Benefits | Natural Health Blog
    10/10/2016
    If you focus on eating nutritious foods, you’re off to a good start, unless you have stress. New research suggests that stress might undo some of the benefits of eating well.
  • Eat Ginger-Chili Pepper To Fight Cancer | Cancer Alternatives Blog
    9/28/2016
    Chili peppers pack a spicy punch and ginger offers an earthy, slightly sweet flavor to foods. New research suggests that when used together, the compounds that give ginger and chili peppers their unique tastes may help ward off cancer.
  • 9/26/2016
    Review the top frequently asked questions about Jon Barron's full body detox program.
  • 4 Ways To Live To 100 | Natural Health Blog
    9/22/2016
    We already know eating a Mediterranean Diet can add years to life, as can exercise, but what other less celebrated factors appear to be correlated to exceptional lifespan? These four factors may surprise you.
  • Eating Raw Nuts Reduces Inflammation | Natural Health Blog
    9/7/2016
    Most know that inflammation has been linked to a number of serious diseases. If you would like to keep inflammation at bay, new research has a culinary suggestion for you: eat more nuts.
  • National Eat A Peach Day | Peach Health Benefits Blog
    8/22/2016
    On National Eat a Peach Day, let’s learn a little bit about peaches and take a look at the various health benefits they provide.
  • Reducing Meat Increasing Longevity | Natural Health Blog
    8/13/2016
    New research shows that consuming more protein from plant sources and less from animal sources is associated with a longer lifespan and may even provide some protection from risk factors.
  • Diet Success Determined By Genetics | Weight Loss Blog
    8/2/2016
    According to new research, your dietary triumphs all appear to depend on your genetic makeup, making different diets more beneficial to certain people than to others.
  • Lemon Juice Health Benefits
    7/28/2016
    Lemon water offers a good source of refreshment and hydration first thing in the morning. Fresh lemon juice aids in digestion, hydration, body alkalinity, nutrient absorption, and so much more!
  • How to Get Kids to Eat Veggies | Children's Health Blog
    7/26/2016
    A simple marketing strategy promoting vegetables may be effective in getting children to consume more of them at meals.
  • Do Whole Grains Reduce Mortality? | Natural Health Newsletter
    7/2/2016
    A new study concludes that eating whole grains is healthier than not eating whole grains. Unfortunately, it has a hole in it so big, you could sail all 70 ships of the Seventh Fleet through it--abreast.
  • Divorced or Widowed Men Eat Less Healthy | Natural Health Blog
    6/9/2016
    Men who have been divorced or widowed can end up with worse eating habits and a lower quality of nutrition than their counterparts who remain married.
  • Diet Drinks Dangerous When Pregnant | Prenatal Health Blog
    5/26/2016
    Women who drink artificially sweetened beverages daily during pregnancy have double the risk of their infants being overweight by their first birthday.
  • Eat Fruit to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk | Alternative Cancer Remedies Blog
    5/24/2016
    Adolescent girls who eat greater amounts of fruit on a regular basis may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer over time.
  • Dietary Guideline Problems & Healthy Fats | Health Newsletter
    5/21/2016
    Sometimes the universe hands you a gift. Just last month, we took a look at the recently published 2015-20 US Dietary Guidelines. My general conclusion was that, as usual, the guidelines run about 30-50 years behind the curve.
  • High Fat Diets Cause Daytime Sleepiness | Natural Health Blog
    5/21/2016
    Men with high-fat diets tend to have more of a problem with daytime sleepiness.
  • Reduce Toddlers Sweet Snacks For Healthy Adult Weight | Health Blog
    5/5/2016
    Toddlers who choose to eat sweet snacks rather than salty ones may face a greater risk of becoming overweight children.
  • Fast Food Kids Meals Healthier? | Children's Heath Blog
    4/19/2016
    Many popular restaurants are offering a greater variety of food choices that include some healthier, lower calorie items on their children's menus--but you need to be careful.
  • Eating Beans & Legumes For Weight Loss | Weight Loss Blog
    4/14/2016
    Increasing your intake of legumes may boost feelings of satiety after a meal causing you to consume less and potentially shed extra pounds without making any other dietary changes.
  • Lab Grown Meat | Health Blog
    4/5/2016
    A team of scientists has successfully created the first laboratory-produced burgers that taste remarkably similar to traditional burgers.
  • Problems with 2015-20 U.S. Dietary Guidelines | Health Newsletter
    4/2/2016
    Under the provisions of the 1990 National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act, every five years, HHS and the USDA must publish a report containing nutritional and dietary guidelines for the general public.
  • Less Americans Healthy Today | Health Blog
    4/2/2016
    New research has found that a mere 2.7 percent of Americans meet the minimum criteria for leading a healthy lifestyle.
  • Drinking More Water Improves Diet | Natural Health Blog
    3/19/2016
    Marginal increases to the quantity of water you consume--as little as one percentage point more of water--can make an impact on your diet right away and your health over time.
  • Vacation Weight Gain Caused By Alcohol | Weight Loss Blog
    2/27/2016
    The majority of Americans gain some weight during the course of their vacations and tend not to lose it after they've returned home.
  • Health Benefits & Risks of Coffee | Health Blog
    2/9/2016
    New research finds that coffee does not cause heart palpitations, fluttering, extra beats, or other cardiac irregularities.
  • Healthy Baby Formula Alternatives | Children's Health Blog
    2/6/2016
    When it comes to feeding infants, there really is no "good" alternative to breast milk--although theoretically one could be formulated around plant proteins.
  • How to Watch Calories When Eating Out | Natural Health Blog
    2/2/2016
    More than 90 percent of restaurants in the United States provide servings that exceed the recommended number of calories to be eaten in a single meal.
  • Leafy Greens for Glaucoma Prevention | Health Blog
    1/28/2016
    Frequent consumption of leafy green vegetables such as spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, and collard greens may lower a person's risk of developing glaucoma by as much as 30 percent.
  • Why Many Overeat Healthy Foods | Health Blog
    1/21/2016
    People tend to request larger portions, eat a greater quantity, and feel less satiated when consuming food that is branded "healthy" on its packaging.
  • Alcohol's Acute Effect on Food Intake
    1/14/2016
    Consuming alcohol impairs the inhibitory control that we normally would use to stop ourselves from overeating.
  • Global High Sugar Diets | Natural Health Blog
    12/19/2015
    Citizens of countries around the world are eating and drinking more sugar-sweetened foods and beverages than ever before,
  • Gender Effects on Overeating | Health Blog
    12/5/2015
    The quantity of food a person eats at a meal may vary significantly depending on the gender of the others at the table, potentially exerting more influence than even appetite.
  • Kidney Stones, Natural Alternatives | Health Blog
    11/29/2015
    Recent research suggests that green tea actually helps minimize the risk of kidney stones and other related kidney problems.
  • How to Properly Store Leftover Foods | Natural Health Blog
    11/10/2015
    How--and how long--should you store food once you've opened and/or cooked it?
  • Hide Junk Food to Lose Weight | Weigh-Loss Blog
    11/7/2015
    It may be the foods we see many times a day on the kitchen counter and eat without even thinking that cause a weight gain over time.
  • Meat Linked to Cancer | Reverse Cancer Blog
    11/3/2015
    Processed meats like bacon, ham, and spam are among the worst possible things a person can consume, at least from a cancer-causing point of view.
  • Wine Good For Diabetes? Just Watch the Heavy Metals | Health Blog
    10/29/2015
    New research "suggests" that you may be in the clear to have some wine with dinner; in fact, it may even be beneficial for controlling type 2 diabetes.
  • Children's Growing Fast Food Diet | Children's Health Blog
    9/29/2015
    Approximately one-third of all children and teenagers in the United States are eating pizza or fast food every single day.
  • Light Drinking Linked to Cancer | Health Blog
    9/3/2015
    Breast cancer risk is higher in women who are considered light to moderate users of alcohol than it is in their peers who abstain from drinking.
  • Health Benefits of Eating Spicy Foods | Natural Health Blog
    8/20/2015
    Frequently eating spicy meals may be linked to a lower risk of death.
  • Soda & Fruit Juice Linked To Diabetes | Diabetic Health Blog
    8/8/2015
    Whether you’re skinny or fat doesn’t affect your diabetes risk that much if you drink sodas and other sugar-laden drinks.
  • Overweight Cartoon Characters & Child Obesity | Health Blog
    7/28/2015
    According to new research, kids tend to indulge in extra helpings of junk food after seeing cartoons featuring plump characters.
  • Government Regulation of Fats and Trans Fats | Health Newsletter
    7/18/2015
    Politicians should not be legislating what we eat; instead, they should be ensuring our transparent access to information about what's actually in the food we eat.
  • Citrus Causes Melanoma | Alternative Cancer Blog
    7/14/2015
    Those who drink moderate amounts of OJ or enjoy grapefruit daily stand a 36 percent increased risk of developing the skin cancer.
  • Mediterranean Diet Cuts Uterine Cancer Risk
    6/9/2015
    A greater adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a significantly lower likelihood of developing uterine cancer.
  • Coffee Reduces Erectile Dysfunction | Natural Health Blog
    6/6/2015
    Higher levels of daily caffeine consumption are associated with a lower risk of experiencing erectile dysfunction.
  • Americans Eating Processed Foods | Natural Health Blog
    6/2/2015
    New research suggests that well over half of the calories consumed by the average American are coming from processed foods.
  • Grocery Lists Help Weight Loss | Weight Loss Blog
    5/19/2015
    New research suggests that the simple trick of bringing a grocery list to the store may be the key to sticking with a healthier diet.
  • Reverse colon cancer in two weeks? | Alternative Cancer Blog
    5/14/2015
    A recent study found that after just two weeks of eating a completely different diet than usual, the risk of developing colon cancer might be affected for better or for worse.
  • Leafy Greens Reduce Dementia | Natural Health Blog
    4/14/2015
    A recent study found that eating one serving a day of a leafy green vegetable may help prevent the onset of dementia as we age.
  • Pescetarians Have the Best Diet | Natural Health Blog
    3/24/2015
    Pescetarianism, a mostly vegetarian diet that includes eating fish, may help prevent a diagnosis of colorectal cancer
  • Health Benefits of Walnuts | Natural Health Blog
    2/3/2015
    According to a study just completed at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, walnuts may improve memory no matter your age or gender.
  • Career Stress Leads to Drinking | Natural Health Blog
    1/29/2015
    New research has found that individuals who work long hours on a regular basis appear to be more likely to engage in risky drinking behaviors.
  • Blueberries Lower Blood Pressure | Natural Health Blog
    1/27/2015
    There is now evidence of that eating blueberries on a regular basis may help lower blood pressure.
  • Fast Food Not Getting Healthier -- Health Blog
    1/15/2015
    Despite claims to the contrary, fast food has not really been getting any healthier over the last few years.
  • How To Get Kids to Drink More Water | Children's Health Blog
    1/6/2015
    According to new research, getting kids to drink more water may be as simple as making water more accessible.
  • Superfoods, Green Food, Spirulina Powder, Chlorella, Carrot Juice, Wheatgrass Powder, Nopal Opuntia, Mangosteen Powder, Noni Powder, Aloe Vera Powder, Cordyceps, Flower Pollen, Astaxanthin,
    1/4/2015
    For most of the last 15 years, I have been developing and playing with my "ultimate" superfood formula. It was nothing that I ever intended to sell to the public. Produced in limited runs, they were for my personal use.
  • Don't Mix Energy Drinks & Alcohol | Natural Health Blog
    1/3/2015
    Nw research suggests that mixing energy drinks and alcohol may result in a higher probability of making some very bad decisions including drunk driving.
  • Know the Calories in Your Alcoholic Drink | Health Blog
    12/25/2014
    The FDA has finalized a law that requires all establishments that sell prepared food to post the truth about calories--and that includes alcoholic beverages,
  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup Creates Hunger | Weight loss blog
    12/23/2014
    New research has shown that consuming sugar in the form of fructose appears to have only a minor impact on the brain center that tells us we are getting full.
  • Michelle Obama's School Lunch Program
    12/6/2014
    Since implementation of Michelle Obama's school lunch plan, the press has been carrying reports indicating that children don't like the whole grain offerings and bemoan the sudden absence of their fried favorites.
  • Is Milk Healthy? | Natural Health Blog
    11/18/2014
    A recent study has found that a higher intake of milk was associated with an increased risk of bone fractures in addition to death at a younger age.
  • Alcohol Benefits & Risks -- Natural Health Blog
    11/1/2014
    A new study just came out suggesting that people over 60 who consume alcohol in light or moderate amounts have better memories than those who don't drink.
  • Coffee for Your Liver
    10/23/2014
    Individuals who consume at least three cups of coffee daily tend to have lower levels of abnormal liver enzymes that signify damage within the organ.
  • 10/21/2014
    The sandwiches many of us eat for lunch are responsible for a good portion of the excessively high sodium levels in our diets, not to mention, a major source of calories.
  • Bitter Taste is Genetic -- Natural Health Blog
    10/16/2014
    A new study has found that a dislike of bitter tasting food and alcohol may be due to a gene variation that heightens sensitivity to anything naturally bitter.
  • Drinking After Working Out | Health Blog
    10/7/2014
    According to new research, people have an increased intake of alcohol on the days they are more physically active.
  • Bad Hospital Food | Natural Health Blog
    10/4/2014
    In a recent MedPage Today blog, Dr. Rajasree Pai bemoans the miserable food served in hospital cafeterias, and the even more miserable eating habits of his colleagues.
  • 9/23/2014
    Women who regularly eat fish twice a week have a markedly lower incidence of hearing loss than their counterparts who do no eat fish.
  • Weight Loss Health Blog
    9/18/2014
    According to new research, watching action-oriented films and programs is linked with a greater consumption of snack foods.
  • 9/16/2014
    Consuming a little fruit every single day has been linked in new research with helping to protect the heart.
  • Restaurants As Unhealthy As Fast Food
    8/19/2014
    New research has determined that many meals in full-service restaurants may be just as high in fat, calories, and sodium as fast food offerings.
  • 7/22/2014
    New study shows that eating apples may help women experience more pleasurable sex.
  • 7/12/2014
    New evidence shows that the restaurants we patronize aren't doing enough to make their meals less salty, either, in spite of having made public pledges to do so.
  • 7/8/2014
    Excessive alcohol intake appears to reduce lifespan by approximately 30 years for one in 10 men and women in the United States.
  • 5/27/2014
    China may get all the headlines for tainted food, but there were five separate, large-scale, tainted food recalls in just one day in the U.S. last week.
  • 5/22/2014
    Heightened levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere may cause some of the plants we consume to have notably reduced concentrations of both iron and zinc compared to their present state.
  • vitamin d formula
    5/15/2014
    A recent study out of China has determined that greater levels of vitamin D are associated with higher survival rates from various forms of cancer.
  • pregnant eating
    5/13/2014
    According to new research, nutrition and a woman's diet just prior to and at the time of conception may have a permanent effect on the DNA of her child.
  • 5/10/2014
    Medical doctors do not make great dietary counselors because they don't really understand the essence of proper diet them themselves.
  • Women who frequently indulge in diet beverages may face an increased risk of heart disease and potentially death.
    4/17/2014
    Those women who consume diet sodas daily have a substantially greater likelihood of experiencing a cardiovascular event and are also more likely to die from the occurrence.
  • 4/15/2014
    A new study has found that people who are overweight and have hypertension might be able to improve their blood pressure levels by consuming more watermelon.
  • 4/8/2014
    Studies have found that eating small meals every few hours have no substantial effect on weight loss and offer absolutely no benefit over eating larger meals twice a day.
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