New study shows sugar industry sold us lies for decades

Jan 06, 18 New study shows sugar industry sold us lies for decades

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A new investigation reveals the sugar industry successfully blamed fat for heart disease using skewed science, when sugar is the main culprit. This corporate deceit triggered more than 50 years of a nutritional “low-fat” policy that helped make Americans the fattest and most chronically ill population on the planet, thanks to diets...

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Exercise creates good gut bacteria independent of diet

Dec 22, 17 Exercise creates good gut bacteria independent of diet

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We’re learning what a vital role good gut bacteria play in immune health, brain health, mood, and, of course, gut health. We also know that the best way to beef up your good gut bacteria is through eating lots of different kinds of vegetables and fruits every day. But researchers have discovered yet another way to promote healthy...

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Canola oil worsens memory, raises Alzheimer’s risk

Dec 15, 17 Canola oil worsens memory, raises Alzheimer’s risk

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We’ve long been pitched canola’s health benefits. After all, Whole Foods uses it in all their prepared foods and many vegetarian and vegan products proudly promote it as a feature ingredient. But when scientists, who had shown the brain benefits of olive oil in mice, decided to run the same studies with canola oil, they uncovered a...

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How to talk to an overweight child about their weight

Dec 08, 17 How to talk to an overweight child about their weight

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Ours is a tricky culture in which to raise a child. We idolize thinness, shame the fat, yet live in a society that constantly begs — if not harasses — us to over indulge in sugary, fattening foods. Also, thanks to busy working parents, many kids are left to their own devices when it comes to meals and it’s no surprise they go for...

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