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8 great probiotic food choices

8 great probiotic food choices

Last week, I wrote about apple cider vinegar so I thought an update on probiotic vs fermented foods was in order. Probiotic foods have live microorganisms that successfully colonize the intestines, and contribute to a healthy gut environment. Foods made by fermentation do not necessarily 

Apple Cider Vinegar: back on the weight loss radar

Apple Cider Vinegar: back on the weight loss radar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) was back in the news again recently thanks to a new study linking it to weight loss. So of course I wanted to investigate this, but first some background on ACV. Apples were first domesticated in Central Asia hundreds of years 

Lutein and zeaxanthin for eyes, skin and brain

Lutein and zeaxanthin for eyes, skin and brain

I few months ago I wrote about age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after listening to several friends discussing their various treatments for this eye disease. Last week the topic came up again, and I thought it was time to write about the two unique carotenoids that 

Brussels sprouts and pasta

Brussels sprouts and pasta

A few weeks ago I came across a recipe for pasta with Brussels sprouts and walnuts. The combination sounded appealing, until I looked at the actual recipe. No cheese on this pasta, and a dressing based on water. Hmmm.  The nutrition information also looked suspicious, 

It’s OK to eat beef

It’s OK to eat beef

These days it’s very fashionable (in certain circles) to bash beef. The rationale goes like this: Let put #4 to bed right away. More than 95% of cow methane comes from the mouth. From burps. This according to years of research by agricultural scientists. But 

Heart health news

Heart health news

Two recent studies related to heart health deserve attention, for different reasons. One study involves a nutrient; one involves what could be described as environmental exposures. Niacin and your arteries Niacin (sometimes called B3) is one of the B vitamins, and is essential for health.