Vegetable cooking oils: the cancer connection

Today, those cancers most associated with high consumption of vegetable cooking oils are those of the breast, prostate and colon. How can something so seemingly innocuous, so deeply insinuated within our food culture, be in any way involved in the development of such serious disease?

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You only need one diet

Along with chronic diseases, something else is starting to surface, something less visible but arguably more sinister. The human brain is shrinking, as confirmed by a body of research that has been accumulating since 1988. This shrinkage — atrophy — began during the Epipaleolithic period, which was the transitional period between hunter-gathering and agriculture, and remains an ongoing phenomenon. Over the last 20,000 years, average brain size has decreased by 10%. What’s even more alarming is that the last 4,000–6,000 years have witnessed an acceleration of this atrophy.

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Alcohol: the bad news followed by the surprisingly good news

The demon drink poses a devil of a conundrum. Good doc says alcohol is medicine, and a shot of brandy or whisky will calm nerves, alleviate shock and provide a tonic when under the weather. Self-medication seems a responsible approach. Bad doc says alcohol is poison and causes disease and even death. Temperance is the truth and the way.

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The Secret Diet Ingredient That Protects Your Skin From Sun Damage: Carotenoids

Plants contain carotenoids, antioxidants that protect them from sun damage. When we eat these plants, they pass on this protection. Eating lots of carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables protects skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

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Why vegetable cooking oils are as bad as sugar

After years of quietly evading justice, sugar has now been outed as the arch-enemy of human health. But hiding in plain sight, and just as harmful, are the refined vegetable cooking oils most people use to cook their food. It’s time they too had their comeuppance.

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Seven Steps to Identifying a Food Intolerance

Sometimes you know something is making you ill, but you’re not sure what. What’s more, your doctor can’t find anything wrong. The chances are you have a food intolerance. This article outlines seven simple steps to identifying the culprit, and lists the most likely offenders.

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Six Crucial Nutrients That Boost Male Fertility, And Where To Find Them

Male infertility is on the increase, and poor sperm quality is the main reason. There are certain nutrients which are vital for optimal male fertility. This article describes each of these nutrients, and how to make sure your diet is packed with them.

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