A prescription for… kiwi?

Have you ever been told that “food is your medicine?” According to a study at UCLA, it quite literally can be. It’s no secret that healthy eating is important, but did you know that: Salmon, walnuts, and kiwi protect against depression, mood disorders, and schizophrenia? You’re at a greater risk for ADD, depression, bipolar, and...
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Sounds like punishment

I ran across this on Junkfood Science this morning. Just what the world needs — another eating plan! This is like weight watchers for kids… eat this many exchanges, write down everything, and go to the groups. It’s not a diet… it’s a “change in lifestyle.” It’s amazing what you can pass off with the...
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Yes, you should be afraid of food.

I don’t remember how I stumbled upon this website this morning, but it has been a very interesting read. I can’t say I agree or disagree with this “McDougall Program.” Dr. McDougall advocates an extremely strict, all-vegetarian (nearly vegan) diet, insisting that it is the healthiest way to live. Now hmm… maybe the food is...
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Gum: Fad diet of 2008?

This morning, a friend sent me a link to this news article: Chewing Gum Sweetener Linked to Severe Unintended Weight Loss. “Sorbitol, one of the most commonly used artificial sweeteners in chewing gum and candy as well as liquid medications, is poorly absorbed in the intestines, giving it the qualities of an osmotic laxative at...
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