Drinking four cups of coffee a day decreases the risk of melanoma. The roasting of coffee releases various compounds including some vitamins, pro-vitamins that are known to protect mice from developing melanoma.
The measles outbreak from Disneyland and in the Hockey league have brought out the anti-vaccination crowd. Vaccination depends upon a herd immunity. The more people in the herd who have a vaccine, the less likely a disease will find a vulnerable host to continue the spread.
The new antibiotic recently discovered may provide a powerful weapon in our arsenal against bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics. But we need to be careful, because the “friendly fire” of this antibiotic may harm us.
The Glycemic Index, and what glucose spikes do to our body isn’t exactly what was previously reported. Another bogus diet theory bites the dust, as does its multi-million dollar industry.
The rise of obesity in the US correlates with the rise of chicken consumption in the US. You think that chicken is healthy for you? Well- maybe it isn’t – but that chicken breast isn’t that tasty either.
Modern food mythology states we should have “whole” foods that are not genetically modified. The problem is the vast majority of foods, including common ones like Kale, have been genetically modified. So if you are Paleo, or a Raw Foodie, a Slow Foodie, Locavore – genetically modified foods are simply a way of life.
Mail order food from diet companies does not encourage weight loss. Once people stop ordering the expensive food weight comes back on. Better to learn to make the food in your kitchen and you will not only have better food, but it will taste better.