Are You Taking the Right Fish Oil?

As many of you know, the media recently had a field day reporting a study that they claimed demonstrated that “fish oil supplements cause cancer”. Of course the study demonstrated no such thing, and in a recent blog post I explained why. But in view of all the publicity around this, I decided to talk to one of the most respected integrative health practitioners, Dr. Dean Raffelock, who also happens to be one of the top supplement...

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Beyonce & PepsiCo: The $50 Million Deal With The Devil

This is a guest article by my friend, Kristin Wartman. Kristin is one of the most thoughtful– and thought-provoking– writers I know on the subject of food, nutrition and health. I think you’ll love this article. Check out Kristin’s blog on the Huffington Post. There was good news this week with several cities reporting declining rates of childhood obesity. While modest, any decline in this alarming trend is...

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The Organic Food Lie

The media reporting of a new Stanford study purporting to show that organic food has no substantial benefit over conventionally grown food is a wonderful example of how to reduce a complex issue into a moronic sound bite. Google the study and you’ll find at least a dozen entries beginning with “Organic Food No Better for You”. The study—or rather, the media reporting on it—has generated quite a bit of buzz. On the one hand, I’m...

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Paula Deen and the Lost Teaching Moment

Paula Deen has diabetes. And a terrific opportunity for a “teaching moment” is being lost. In case you’re not familiar with Paula Deen—apparently I’m the only person on the planet who hasn’t seen her show—she’s a famous chef with a hit program on the Food Network, and is known for her rich Southern cooking. She’s also known as “the Buttah Queen” due to her liberal use of butter in virtually every recipe. And...

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Why You Don’t Need to Worry About that Women and Vitamins Study

Before I start talking about that vitamin study you all want to know about,  I want to say a few words about MSNBC and FOX NEWS. Trust me, it’s relevant. No matter what side of the political fence you’re on, I’m sure you’ll agree that cable news has become extremely shrill and highly partisan. Both MSNBC and FOX may agree on the facts they are reporting but then spin them in an entirely different way to reach entirely different...

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