Food and Health

Those who have read “Salt Toxicity and Hypertension” (1)are aware this reviewer has long maintained that a physiologically normal blood pressure (BP) or the optimal BP level for humans is likely below 100/60 mmHg. Our closest biological relatives (chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, and gorillas) and likely our ancient ancestors all evolved...
 
Prevention

If you’re a woman and you’re craving more junk food, it could be PMS or may just be that you need to get more ZZZs. And if you think it’s OK that you’ve put on a few pounds because of it, think again. A study out of Columbia University...
Prevention

The 2015 US Dietary Guidelines (USDG) dropped any limit on dietary cholesterol intake (1). This resulted in a change in dietary advice from those who used the USDG decision to drop limits on dietary cholesterol, which has been good for America’s egg industry but is unlikely to be good for the arteries or longevity of ... Dietary Cholesterol Promotes CVD and Total Mortality
Food and Health, Prevention

I’m often asked these questions, and I bet you’ve thought about them yourself: Which is better for my heart – margarine or butter? What type of cooking oil should I use for a heart healthy diet? What is the latest guideline on eggs? Why do guidelines on margarine, butter,...
Food and Health

I know you’ve heard it: "Grains make you fat and cause chronic disease!" "Grains have toxic anti-nutrients!" "Grains have nothing good to offer!" In an era of low-carb, Paleo, and ketogenic diets, grains are more maligned than ever. Should you go against the grain or not? Here’s the scoop...