Monthly Archives: November 2014

No Diet Is a Clear Winner

In a study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes, researchers looked at a dozen clinical trials that compared weight loss from the “usual” low-fat diet given to overweight patients to four big name diets: Atkins, Weight Watchers, Zone, and South Beach. Researchers found that Atkins, Weight Watchers and Zone were all modestly effective with […]

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Healthy Eating in a Hurry

In our modern society, it feels as if we are always running around and pressed for time. Between work, family, and personal obligations, it is often hard to find the time to prepare nutritious, healthy meals to eat at home. The myriad of processed, easy to prepare food, and fast food restaurants offer a great […]

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New Genetically Modified Potato

The USDA has just approved a genetically modified potato which resists bruising and has less of a chemical called acrylamide, which is a potential carcinogen. The levels of this carcinogen rise when potatoes are fried, and the engineered potatoes have 50-75% lower levels than regular potatoes. Despite the governmental approval, many consumers question the safety […]

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Supplement of the Month: Milk Thistle

What is milk thistle and where is it found? Milk thistle is a plant native to Mediterranean countries. It is a closely related to the daisy and ragweed. Some people also call it Mary thistle and holy thistle.  Milk thistle contains a flavonoid, called silymarin, which is extracted from the seeds of the plant.  Silymarin […]

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