Interesting how chocolate is often associated with ‘love’ and ‘heart’ given its known benefit on the cardiovascular system . A review study just presented in Paris – a city that is renowned for its love of food and chocolate – showed that individuals who ate the most chocolate had a 37% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with individuals who ate the least amount of chocolate.Read More
This abstract below looked at the absorption of Vitamin D as it relates to the type of fats we consume. It also only studied people 65 and older so we can only conclude this applies to seniors, however we can make an assumption that it may apply to everyone. The bottom line is that you don’t want to take Vitamin D with say just some fish oils. You need some good fat. Olive oil, sesame oil, coconut, avocado would be great fats to have with Vitamin D.
This is important to know as I some people will just take a vitamin D with a fish oil in the morning. The absorption will be much lower this way than taken with a complete meal.Read More
It has been known that cereals that contain oats, soy, corn are most likely contaminated with pesticides and/or genetically modified if they do not have the USDA Organic label. I typically do not recommend cereals with a lot of grains such as Kashi because of the potential food sensitivity issues. So many grains eaten at once increase the likelihood of an immune response stemming from a food sensitivity. But now the Cornucopia Institute has released a new report explaining how ‘natural’ cereals that are not so natural. The full text is below and a good read…..or if you do not want to read the 4 minute video is here.Read More
There is so much data about the correlation with milk and chronic diseases. There was a lot of press about A1 vs A2 types of milk and the correlation with heart disease about 7 years ago. Now there was just another study released that correlated milk intake in adolescence with prostate cancer which is what prompted me to write this post.
I am not going to go into much detail here, but there is the no-milk.com website that contains a plethora of references.
I think it is unfortunate that so many people believe that pasteurized homogenized milk that can come from many cows in one carton is healthy. Perhaps raw milk from organic grass fed cows can be healthy for people that are in a ‘deficient’ state. Or milk from goats or other animals not in feedlots (as some ‘organic’ milk is!).
But we really need to think about drinking milk. Small amounts are probably OK as the dose can make the poison in most cases. (except IgE allergies which there are many to milk products). But drinking a glass of milk is just not a smart idea.
Here is another good article: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/one-type-of-milk-may-cause-diabetes-the-other-doesnt-which-do-you-drink/