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Eggs Linked to Cancer Progression

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
December 16, 2013
File under: Diet, Eggs, Health Concerns, Healthy Eating

About two million men in the U.S. are living with prostate cancer, but that’s better than dying from prostate cancer. Catching it when the cancer is localized and five-year survival is practically guaranteed, but once the cancer begins to spread the chances drop to one in three.

Harvard researchers took more than a thousand men with early stage prostate cancer and followed them for a couple years to see if there was anything in their diet associated with a resurgence of the cancer, such as spreading to the bone.

Compared to men who hardly ate any eggs, those men who ate even less than a single egg a day had a significant two-fold increase in the risk of prostate cancer progression.

The only thing worse was poultry consumption, which showed up to four times the risk of progression among high-risk men. Researchers believe that the higher risk might be caused by the carcinogens (heterocyclic amines) in cooked meat that build up more in chicken and turkey muscle than in other kinds of meat. …read more of Eggs Linked to Cancer Progression here

 
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Demystifying Food Addictions

By Kristina Diener
November 7, 2013
File under: Diet, Healthy Eating, Weight Control

With nearly 300 pounds crushing her barely five-foot frame, Mary Jo, a 49-year old Bookkeeper from St. Louis understands her enemy is herself.

“I cannot blame my problems on fattening food. I have tried everything from diets and devices to surgery. I can’t simply eat something – I have to devour everything!”

According to recent statistics, weight directly impacts employment… for women, that is. Gallop Iceland interviewed 2000 Icelanders regarding diet, exercise, illness, stress, quality of life and work related issues and concluded that overweight women simply are not hired for employment.

This does not, however seem to apply to men. Oprah’s famous statement,  “My personality is not in my thighs,” apparently does not apply to female employment applicants!

It is estimated that seven million American women suffer from an eating disorder, with one in 200 American women with anorexia. Anorexia is considered the worst form of eating disorder, because of the high prevalence of death. …read more of Demystifying Food Addictions here

 
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The Calcium Myth

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
September 25, 2013
File under: Dairy, Diet, Health Concerns

 

Dairy products have been relentlessly promoted as healthful and particularly protective against osteoporosis, as evidenced in the ubiquitous ‘Got Milk’ campaign.

Generations of women have been led to believe that there is a connection between the inadequate intake of calcium, which is seemingly abundant in dairy foods and osteoporosis. While the calcium content in cow’s milk may seem high, only about 30 percent is bioavailable to the human body. [1]

Though widely promoted, “Drink milk in order to protect against osteoporosis” is misleading and the opposite is actually the case. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for calcium is set at 1,000 mg from age four and 1,200 mg for postmenopausal women in an attempt to offset the effects of the typical American Diet which causes the bones to lose excessive calcium. …read more of The Calcium Myth here

 
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The Next Big Diet is Actually Ancient!

By Lissa Coffey ecomii.com
August 13, 2013
File under: Ayurveda, Diet, Healthy Eating

According to an Aetna-sponsored survey, 70 percent of Americans say they would like to lose weight. And almost half of the American population today will be obese by 2030 according to four new scientific papers published in the Lancet.

So, want to know what’s new, what’s next when it comes to dieting?  Start by looking at what’s tried and true and what’s worked for centuries!

Ayurveda is the 5,000-year old “Science of Life” from India.  It explains the nature of everything in the universe.  It teaches us how to live in harmony with nature, knowing the connections that we share.  Ayurveda is all about balance, and this is something we are in dire need of today. …read more of The Next Big Diet is Actually Ancient! here

 
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Aspartame: Fibromyalgia and Preterm Birth

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
May 13, 2013
File under: Diet, Drinks, Health Concerns

 

Aspartame may be the reason that diet soda consumption during pregnancy has been linked to premature birth.

When we learned how bad butter was for us, the food industry responded by giving us margarine, which turned out to be even worse.

When the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) dietary guidelines directed us to lower our fat intake in hopes that we would pick up an apple, the food industry gave us fudge drizzled Snackwell cookies.

That is precisely reasoning like this that has led to the billion-dollar diet soda industry. …read more of Aspartame: Fibromyalgia and Preterm Birth here

 
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