A great website for determining the pesticide load on foods and what foods to by organic is called “What’s On My Food”.
From the website:
What’s On My Food? is designed to allow you a deep look into the USDA PDP results, linked up with all the information on pesticides that we have compiled over many years of studying them. The data and search functionality here allow […]
In a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial involving 1,062 children under the age of 5 years, supplementation with Lactobacillus casei rhamnosus (200 million colony forming units/d) was found to control bacterial, viral (18% reduction), and respiratory infections (17% reduction), a probiotic containing multiple species (12 bacterial strains, including 7 species of Lactobacillus, 3 types of bifidobacteria, 1 type of Streptococcus, 1 type of Enterococcus) significantly […]
Many studies have shown that breastfeeding appears to reduce the chance of children developing asthma. But a newly published study led by a University of Alberta professor has found that eating fast food more than once or twice a week negated the beneficial effects that breastfeeding has in protecting children from the respiratory disease.
The article appears online in the international journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy based […]
In a mother-infant cohort study involving mothers and 787 infants, results indicate a beneficial effect of maternal vegetable consumption during pregnancy on fetal growth. Fruit and vegetable consumption during pregnancy was assessed using a food frequency questionnaire. Women who ate the fewest vegetables were significantly more likely to have infants who are small for gestational age (SGA). Women who ate the […]
There have been a plethora of studies showing the benefits of eating vegetables. In a study involving 541 women with histologically confirmed endometrial cancer and 541 women with an intact uterus and non-cancer diagnoses, intake of vegetables, vitamin E, dietary fiber, beta-carotene, and folate were found to be independently, significantly inversely associated with risk of endometrial cancer. Comparing women in the highest versus the […]
Living in the Northeast we are lucky to have one of the worlds healthiest fruits growing in our backyard. There have been a multitude of studies citing blueberries neuroprotective effect, not to mention its also a great fruit for diabetics because of its low glycemic index. Another study was just released showing blueberries neuroprotective effect against cognitive decline. Neurotoxins […]
Just as we should know our source of tilapia we also do need to know our source of salmon! In today’s Boston Globe there is an blog reporting on a story about banned anti-fungals and antibiotics in Chilean farm raised salmon.
As consumers before purchasing farm raised salmon always ask the source. (more…)
Title:A blueberry-enriched diet provides cellular protection against oxidative stress and reduces a kainate-induced learning impairment in rats
Authors: Kara B. Duffy, Edward L. Spangler, Bryan D. Devan, Zhihong Guo, Jonna L. Bowker, Anne M. Janas, Adrienne Hagepanos, Robin K. Minor, Rafael DeCabo, Peter R. Mouton, Barbara Shukitt-Hale, James A. Joseph, Donald K. Ingram
Abstract: Young male Fischer-344 rats were fed a diet containing 2% blueberry (BB) […]
There was an interesting study released this week from Duke University. It seems that sucralose, the artificial sweetener that is listed as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the FDA causes serious adverse effects in rats in the 12 week study. The adverse effects were seen in rats given 1.1mg/kg of sucralose, where the FDA acceptable limit in humans is […]
J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2008;71(21):1415-29.
Splenda alters gut microflora and increases intestinal p-glycoprotein and cytochrome p-450 in male rats.Abou-Donia MB, El-Masry EM, Abdel-Rahman AA, McLendon RE, Schiffman SS.
Department of Pharmacology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham,
North Carolina 27708, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Splenda is comprised of the high-potency artificial sweetener sucralose (1.1%) and the fillers maltodextrin and glucose. Splenda was administered by oral gavage at 100, 300, 500, […]