Category Archives: Nutrition

Leafy Greens and Heart Disease

A new study out of Harvard University shows that diets high in the mineral magnesium seem to reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac failure – at least in women. So where do you get magnesium in your diet? Greens. Continue reading

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Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part III

As I stated in Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part I, there is plenty of iron in a whole, plant based diet. The trick is absorption. In addition to adding vitamin C containing foods to your diet, another way to ensure that you are absorbing all the iron you need is to add garlic and onions to the mix. Continue reading

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Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part II

The popular media will tell you that vegans are likely to be iron deficient and at risk for anemia. This prompts many vegans, especially women to take iron supplements. While this may seem like the smart choice to avoid a deficiency, there is much research to prove the contrary. Before taking an iron supplement you may want to consider the potential risks listed below. Continue reading

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Is Vinegar the New “Weight Loss Miracle”?

Most of you already know that I’m not a fan of shortcuts, quick fixes, magic bullets, supplements or diet gimmicks. I believe that natural, whole, and gradual solutions are the best choices for long term health. But it’s also fun to see what the latest rage is in the world of diet and nutrition. At present it seems like its vinegar. Continue reading

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Iron Absorption on a Vegan Diet – Part I

There are many who believe that plants lack iron and therefore vegans are likely to become anemic. While it is true that anemia seems to be more common in the vegan population, it is not for a lack of iron … Continue reading

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Meat Meets Science

As most of you know, meat is not the healthiest thing you can eat. Yes, it’s got plenty of protein, vitamin B12, iron and a few other trace minerals, but it also come packed with a host of health comprising components. Continue reading

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Do Cows Need Protein?

The dairy industry has discovered that cows don’t need that much protein and in fact, they fare much better with less in their diets. Oh, if only there was a “human industry” to get to the bottom of how to best grow a healthy human being for as little money as possible 😉 Continue reading

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High Protein Diets & Bone Loss

A new study shows that high protein, animal based diets increase bone loss – Unfortunately, they only studied older women and not the population as a whole.

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Is Television Bad For Your Diet?

This “research” looks a little sketchy to me. It appears that special interest groups are hard at work trying to get people to believe that being healthy is a good thing and that TV is a bad thing. I’m not buying it 😉 Continue reading

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Ginger for post race recovery

According to this new study, it seems that eating (or putting in smoothies) ginger post workout or post race can significantly reduce muscle pain. Continue reading

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