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For some reason, people love coconut oil. Really love it.
And because people really love it, the coconut oil myths have spread like dandelion seeds on a windy day.
Two separate outbreaks have sickened nine people in Minnesota and Wisconsin with a Salmonella bacterium that has been linked to raw breaded chicken entrees. Four victims have been hospitalized. No…
“Poisonous.” “Toxic.” “Avoid like the plague.”
Is canola oil healthy? For some reason, people love to hate it. Really hate it.
That’s partly because the canola plant is derived from rapeseed, which contains a toxic compound called erucic acid and bitter-tasting compounds called glucosinolates.
“Want to lose weight? Then run, don’t walk,” reported U.S. News & World Report in the April 2013 issue.
When it comes to running vs. walking, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California conducted a six year National Walkers’ and Runners’ Health Study. When they compared men and women who increased their walking or running, they found that running expended more energy than walking.
But people who choose to run may be different—they may be more physically fit, for example—than people who choose to walk.
Aloe vera, which comes from a succulent plant, is sold as a juice and is added to foods, supplements, and skin care products. But just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s safe to eat.
Carefully conducted studies by the U.S. government concluded that there was “clear” evidence that aloe vera extracts caused intestinal cancers in male and female rats, but not mice, when consumed. (Applying aloe vera on the skin is not likely to cause harm.)
Tyson Fresh Meats of Dakota City, Nebraska, is recalling 16,000 pounds of ground beef that were shipped to a New York distribution center because the meat may be contaminated with…
“It takes 7 to 8 pounds of feed to produce a pound of beef and 5½ to 6 pounds of feed to produce a pound of pork,” says Robert Lawrence,…
“Mediterranean diet fights heart disease,” announced ABC News. “Mediterranean diet cuts risk of stroke,” said USA Today. “Mediterranean diet over low fat? Well, at least it’s more fun,” quipped the Los Angeles Times. A study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine set off a media frenzy in February. Its findings were striking, but the press reports may have misled many. Here’s what the study actually found…and how it should (or shouldn’t) alter what you eat.
The rap: “Researchers have linked soy to an early form of breast cancer.” —rethinkingcancer.org [text_ad] The real story: “When I started out in soy research 20 years ago, most researchers…