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Health and Nutrition

Organic vs Conventional: An Emotional Issue

20 Mar 2017

Judging by the hate mail directed his way, you would think that Dr. Alan Dangour had suggested banning baby kissing. In fact, all the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine nutritionist did...

The Fat Conundrum

20 Mar 2017

Butter or margarine? Olive oil or canola oil? Low fat diets or high fat diets? You would think that after literally thousands of studies we would have some straight forward answers about the effect...

Gum is something to chew on, especially when taking a test

20 Mar 2017

I’ll tell you up front that I don’t like chewing gum. I know studies have shown that chewing may reduce tooth decay, help with weight management and even reduce stress, but I’m not won over. And it...

Creams Deliver More Hype than Evidence

20 Mar 2017

In the 1980s, Dr. Albert Kligman, an American dermatologist  made an interesting observation.  Patients being treated for acne with retinoic acid saw an improvement in their wrinkles, an...

Cadmium Issues

20 Mar 2017

Shrek the friendly ogre delighted audiences in the 2010 movie hit “Shrek Forever After.” But for fast food giant McDonald’s, Shrek turned out to be a nightmare. As a cross promotional feature, the...

Possible Phosphine Poisoning

20 Mar 2017

It is a tragedy of unimaginable proportions. Two young children dead, two others in critical condition. It seems they were poisoned by phosphine gas! The horrific story is unfolding now in...

Dr Oz and Phthalates

20 Mar 2017

The title of the segment on the Dr. Oz Show was “The Secret Ingredient Companies are Hiding in Your Food.” What could that be? Some opiate to keep you coming back for more? Tetrahydrocannabinol to...

Taking a Bite out of Crocodile Hype

20 Mar 2017

You’ve got to give it to the quacks. They are often clever people. And very adept at making mountains out of molehills. One of the latest miracles out there is, believe it or not, crocodile blood....