Eight serving of fruits and vegetables keep the doctor away

Researchers publishing in the European Heart Journal have released the result of a study examining the diet of more than 300,000 men and women from eight European countries. They found that those individuals eating the most fruits and vegetable servings per day experienced the lowest level of ischemic heart disease (IHD), the most common form of the illness. (more…)

Soy, healthful or harmful?

There is an epic battle being waged over a common food that you and your children likely are exposed to every single day.

In one corner are those who proudly profess the almost miracle-like qualities of this food, with boastful claims about how it can do everything from curing cancer to preventing heart disease and even menopause.

In the other corner there is a persnickety bunch who retorts that this food is anything but a “miracle.” They claim it can lead to thyroid disease, actually CAUSE cancer, hamper your immune system, destroy your brain, make you infertile, and even turn males into females! (more…)

Whats really in your eggs

Today there are many labels on an egg carton meant to steer one to the best, most nutritious choice. But do these labels accurately describe what’s really in your eggs?

“Free-Range” or “Cage-Free” is a popular term meant to connote chickens living off the land with ample space to move about, plenty of sunshine, and fresh air. (more…)

Organic vs. conventional

Another day, another stupid study! In case you missed the headlines:

In fact, not one of these headlines accurately represents the study results. The study categorically did not claim that antioxidant levels were the same in organic and conventionally grown food. (more…)