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The Hippocrates Health Institute Dispenses Unhealthy Advice

20 Mar 2017

Do parents have a right to make a decision about how a minor’s cancer is to be treated? Or not treated? This is not just a hypothetical question, it is a very current one. Acute lymphoblastic...

Alkaline Food Bunk

20 Mar 2017

There is lots of bluster on the Internet about "acidic" and "alkaline" foods usually based on some story that cancer cells can only survive in an acid environment and it is therefore advisable to...

Dr. Watson's article in 'Open Biology'

20 Mar 2017

When Dr. Jim Watson speaks, people listen. But they don't always hear the right things. Many press accounts reported that Watson had said that antioxidants cause cancer. He didn't say that. He...

Many substinence farmers in Africa grow peanuts. Why are they being encouraged to store these in sacks made of natural fibers instead of plastic?

20 Mar 2017

In North America we hear a great deal about chemicals such as plasticizers leaching out of plastic. In this case, though, the problem is not what the plastic releases but what it retains, namely,...

Is celery juice a viable alternative to nitrites in cured meats?

20 Mar 2017

Nitrates and nitrites are used to "cure" meat.  Their role was likely discovered by accident and can be traced to the use of salt that happened to be contaminated with potassium or sodium nitrate,...

What is liquid smoke?

20 Mar 2017

Subjecting various foods to smoke is an age-old method used both for preservation and flavouring. But there are issues. Smoke contains a variety of cancer causing compounds. And in this case, we...

Retinyl Palmitate

20 Mar 2017

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, environmental advocacy group, we should all be wary of retinyl palmitate. This compound is commonly added to a range of skin care...

Pomegranate Frenzy

20 Mar 2017

Get set for a pomegranate frenzy. That’s because a couple of studies have suggested the fruit may have a role in treating breast cancer and in lowering the risk of heart disease. By the time the...

What’s the Relationship between Fats and Prostate Cancer?

20 Mar 2017

There is no question that what we eat affects our health. After all, our body is composed of molecules that originate from food. We are literally what we eat. But teasing out the affects of...


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