Category Archives: General Nutrition

The Gluten Summit

I’m not a huge proponent of food intolerances being the evil they are proposed as. I do however believe very […]

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Preventive Effect of Plant Sterols in Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s no secret that many of the phytochemicals in fruit and vegetables have a positive effect on our health. For instance, plant sterols, also known as phytosterols, help to lower cholesterol levels. According to a new study phytosterols also appear to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease; a particular sterol, stigmasterol, inhibits the production of proteins that play an important role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The study has recently been published in the Journal of Neuroscience. (more…)

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Embarrassing illnesses

Sometimes we have illnesses we would rather not talk about. ‘Your Healthy Living’ magazine has some advice on some of […]

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The Worst Fast Food, According to Chain Employees

fast-food-sml Fast food workers offered some warnings about what to avoid on your next trip out for a quick meal!

Article from 2012 by Ian Landau, Senior Editor

Fast-food employees sounded off in two recent discussions online, offering a behind-the-scenes, employee-eye view of the healthiness (or not) of fast food — and some of the insights into food quality and preparation practices.

First, an Ohio McDonald’s employee and Reddit Web-site user named GameMisconduct63 submitted an “ask me anything” post on June 26, in which he responded to any question about working for the fast-food chain. Nine days later on July 5, Reddit user 4ScienceandReason posted a thread asking: “Fast food workers of Reddit, what is the one menu option at your employment that you would recommend people never eat? (Because of cooking safety, cleanliness, unhealthy, etc).” (more…)

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