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The Great Cholesterol Debate

5 Jul 2018

Before we can talk about cholesterol and how to measure it we need to get some things straight. Cholesterol is absolutely tied to heart disease even though convincing people of that fact has been...

Low-Carb Lessons from An Undertaker?

18 Jan 2018

When William Banting could no longer walk upstairs without panting or bend down to tie his shoelaces, he decided that something had to be done. Swimming, walking, Turkish baths and near-starvation...

How to Make the Healthiest Cup of Tea

28 Aug 2017

I grew up with British grandparents who probably averaged 5-7 cups of tea a day- a routine I picked up sometime around the age of 10. I never considered though that tea could be good for me! We’ve...

Cholesterol’s Link to Breast Cancer

13 May 2017

Past studies have suggested that a connection may exist between diet and breast cancer. A paper published in the prestigious journal, Science, proposes a possible explanation. It seems that a...

Joe Mercola and “Foods You Should Never Eat.”

20 Mar 2017

Joe Mercola is an osteopath who runs a popular health website on which he offers all sorts of advice, mostly questionable. He also sells a huge variety of products ranging from an array of...

Whole grains and protein, part of a complete breakfast

20 Mar 2017

"Eat Your Oatmeal! Study Finds That a Bowl a Day May Keep the Grim Reaper Away,' screams a headline reporting on a study by researchers at Harvard University. Somewhat overly optimistic, given that...

Pistachios reputed to have some uplifting health benefits

20 Mar 2017

Remember when it wasn’t hard to determine if someone had been into the pistachio bowl? They’d be caught red-handed! That’s because until artificially coloured foods became a pariah, pistachio nuts,...

VegeGreens Products' Unfounded Claims Hide Behind Great Marketing

20 Mar 2017

I opened the door to pick up my morning Gazette and found a package with an anonymous note. “Can you please discuss in a column whether this is good to take?” Inside was a bottle of “VegeGreens.”...

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