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Red meat increases risk of heart disease and cancer! Study critiques

I opened up my email this morning to see what new awaited my from various nutrition study feeds. Here is what I find: RED MEAT IS GOING TO KILL ME – Yikes From Medsape Eating Meat Ups Risk of Cardiovascular and Cancer Mortality March 12, 2012 (Boston, Massachusetts) — Long-term data from two large studies […]

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New Zealand cows fed Palm Kernel Expeller, producing a new type of trans fat in milk. Is it safe?

Some of you may be aware that our cows are no longer totally grass fed. New Zealand has been importing increasing amounts of palm kernel expeller – the leftovers from when kernel oil is pressed out from the nut in the palm fruit – to supplement dairy cows’ largely grass diet. In 2004, palm kernel […]

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Men: Statins could be killing your mojo (and wrecking your brain and muscles)

I dislike statin drugs! You know – those ‘miracle’ pills that it seems like every doctor and cardiologist prescribes so that you won’t get that heart attack you are destined to, as a result of your high cholesterol. The drugs that it was suggested should be handed out at McDonalds, or put in our water […]

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Pathology or environment gene mismatch? Drew Carey reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

As my age leaps up another year, (my birthday) I’ve been reflecting on how well I am. If I took my current health it would look something like this: Heart profile, blood pressure – excellent. Girly stuff – menstrual issues PMS, non existant. Weight – BMI 20.5. Strength good, (can do at least 15 man […]

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'Caveman diet' lowers the risk of heart disease, new research shows

Not so new but interesting article of a study from Daily Mail UK “Eating like a caveman could reduce the risk of heart disease, according to new research. Just three weeks on a stone-age diet rich in lean meat, vegetables, berries and nuts was enough to lower the chances of suffering a heart attack or […]

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Carbs against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart

From Scientific American “Eat less saturated fat: that has been the take-home message from the U.S. government for the past 30 years. But while Americans have dutifully reduced the percentage of daily calories from saturated fat since 1970, the obesity rate during that time has more than doubled, diabetes has tripled, and heart disease is […]

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10 Ways our diet today differs radically from the diet that best suits our genes

Our genetic heritage and nutrition We evolved as hunter gatherers and genetically our bodies run optimally when we eat in line with our genes. Would you feed a rabbit meat, or a lion grains? Many of today’s illnesses exist purely as a result of the mismatch between what we are designed to eat and how […]

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Should we be scared of red meat?

One food we are frequently being told to limit is red meat, as past studies appear to show eating lots of red meat is linked with heart disease and diabetes. Recently researchers at Harvard School of Public Health carried out a meta-analysis where they distinguished between eating red meat and processed meat and the risk […]

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