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Friday Favorites: How to Convert Into an Equol Producer
Certain gut bacteria can supercharge the benefits of soy foods, resulting in even more bone protection, better control of menopausal symptoms, and lower prostate cancer risk, but how can we foster the growth of these good bacteria?
Fewer Than 1 in 5,000 Meet Sodium and Potassium Recommended Intakes
A staggering 99.99 percent of Americans fail to get the minimum recommended potassium intake (despite it being perhaps only half of our natural intake) and stay below the recommended sodium intake (even though it may be twice our natural intake).
Natural Dietary Treatments for Enlarged Prostate BPH
Cranberries and pumpkin seeds are put to the test for benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Friday Favorites: Urinary Tract Infections from Eating Chicken
Can UTI-causing ExPEC E. coli bacteria be transferred human-to-human from those who eat chicken?
Natural Dietary Remedy for Insomnia
Lactucin, the hypnotic component of lettuce, is put to the test in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of lettuce seeds.
Foods to Help Protect Your Arteries from Saturated Fat
If you’re going to have something unhealthy, is there anything you can eat with it to help mediate the damage it may cause?
Friday Favorites: How Well Does Cooking Destroy the Cyanide in Flaxseeds and Should We Be Concerned About It?
Are flaxseeds like bitter almonds, where just a few ounces could kill you, or more like regular almonds, where regular dietary intake wouldn’t even come close?
Exercising to Protect Your Arteries from Fast Food
There is a window of time in which sufficient physical activity can help mediate some of the damage caused by eating an unhealthy meal.
Saturated Fat Causes Artery and Lung Inflammation
What happens within hours of eating a high-fat meal?
Flashback Friday: Pros and Cons of a Macrobiotic Diet
What happens when you put diabetics on a diet composed of largely whole grains, vegetables, and beans?
The Best Poop Position for Constipation
The Squatty Potty is put to the test.
Ultra-Processed Junk Food Put to the Test
What happened when ultra-processed foods were matched for calories, sugar, fat, and ﬁber content in the first randomized controlled trial?
Flashback Friday: Are Apples the Best Food for a Better Sex Life in Women?
Addyi (flibanserin), the drug marketed for “hypoactive sexual desire disorder,” is ineffective and unsafe. What about dietary approaches for female sexual dysfunction?
How We Won the Fight to Ban Trans Fat
What was the secret to the public health community’s triumph when past attempts to regulate the food industry failed?
Do Healthy Fast-Food Options Lead to Healthier Choices?
Adding a healthy option can actually drive people to make even worse choices, thanks to a mind-blowing glitch of human psychology.
Flashback Friday: Dietary Supplements for Autism
Vitamin C, vitamin D, and omega-3 fish oil supplements put to the test to improve the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.
Blocking the Cancer Metastasis Enzyme MMP-9 with Beans and Chickpeas
Which legumes are best at inhibiting the matrix metalloproteinase enzymes that allow cancer to become invasive?
Pesticides (DDT) and Alzheimer’s Disease
How can we avoid the breakdown product of pesticides that may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease as much as if you carried APOE e4, the so-called Alzheimer’s gene?
Flashback Friday: The Gladiator Diet and the First Studies on Vegetarian Athletes
Comparing the diets of the Roman gladiator “barley men” and army troopers to the modern Spartans of today and meat-eating athletes are put to the test against veg athletes and even sedentary plant-eaters in feats of endurance.
How Much Cancer Does Processed Meat Cause?
I quantify the risks of colon and rectal cancers from eating bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausage, and lunch meat.