Archive for May, 2010

Weekend ZC: Avoid French Fries and Alli!

Tweet Have a great weekend. But as you do, please keep in mind that no matter how healthy they make french fries, they’re still french fries! For goodness’s sake, people. Contrary to fears, most food manufacturers and restaurants did not just swap one bad ingredient for another when they trimmed artery-clogging trans fats from products […]

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 8:16 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Obesity, Tweet

High Blood Pressure? Better Take that Medicine!

Tweet Almost one in three adults has high blood pressure. In 1988, only about 27 percent of them kept it under control. By 2007-08, that number had climbed to 50 percent, according to the study in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association. Half of the 70 million Americans with high blood pressure are keeping […]

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:52 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diabetes, Diet, Hypertension, Obesity, Tweet

Specialty Stores, Skinny People and Salmonella

Tweet Strange headline, right? Of course it is. However, I couldn’t help thinking of these things this morning as I browsed one of our many specialty stores this morning looking for some full-fat yogurt. Very hard to find. Everything is low-fat and gross. Adam Drewnowski, a University of Washington epidemiology professor who studies obesity and […]

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Disease, Immune System, Tweet

The Untold Pain of Vegetarianism

Tweet I saw a rather obscure article over at MSNBC regarding an an 88-year-old Chinese woman who ate enough raw bok choy to send herself into a life-threatening, thyroid-induced coma. The strange thing was (according to the experts who reported on this) was that she did all of this eating vegetables, which they believe to […]

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 8:48 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Diet, Disease, Immune System, Tweet, Vitamins

Food Makers to Trim 1.5 Trillion Calories

Tweet If that headline is not one of the biggest “so whats” I have ever read, I don’t know what is. Let’s think about this for a moment. Food makers will trim calories from their foods. Isn’t this remarkably similar to corporate tax? With corporate tax, it’s kind of like a legal fiction. If you […]

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 6:37 am by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Cholesterol, Diet, Disease, Obesity

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