Should You Be Concerned About Pesticides?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases an annual guideline list of pesticides found on common fruits and vegetables.  The group’s annual “dirty dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide residues is always a hot topic for discussion.  The EWG uses data compiled by the USDA to produce these findings. EWG Dirty Dozen 1. Apples 2. Celery 3. Strawberries […]

Brain Injury From a High Fat Diet?

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That’s the claim by researchers at The Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence at the University of Washington in Seattle.  According to presenting author Joshua Thaler, MD, PhD, “The possibility that brain injury may be a consequence of the overconsumption of a typical American diet offers a new explanation for why sustained weight loss is […]

Should You Avoid Red Meat?

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A report released on May 23, 2011 by a team of international researchers said there is evidence that eating too much red meat and processed meat raises the risk of colorectal cancer.  They also found that consuming plenty of plant based fiber reduces the risk.  After conducting a review of hundreds of published studies an […]

“ Functional Foods” are the New Junk Foods

Fruit market with various colorful fresh fruits and vegetables

A potato is a low profit item but turn it into a potato chip and the potential for huge profits appear.  Such is the story with all processed and refined foods.  Manufacturers and their marketing teams, always out to sell more, are now enticing us all with “functional” foods.  They are jumping on the opportunity […]

The Quality of Your Diet

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The most important factor in optimal health is diet.  What you eat and drink will determine your level of health and body composition more than anything else.  Activity level is important too but not even close to diet.  In fact, being optimally active and exercising will never overcome the damage done by an incorrect diet.  […]