Tag: nutrition

Ready for this (royal) jelly: A personal report of succumbing to epigenetic hype

Ready for this (royal) jelly: A personal report of succumbing to epigenetic hype

How hard is it to remodel your epigenome? Here’s a report of my attempt to do so using inspiration from honey bees.

A Nutritious Diet: Not What the Doctor Ordered?

A Nutritious Diet: Not What the Doctor Ordered?

Approximately 1 out of 5 deaths worldwide is due to poor nutrition, and doctors are not adequately trained to counsel their patients on improving their nutrition to ward off disease.

Dietary Supplements: The Uncomfortable Truth

Dietary Supplements: The Uncomfortable Truth

Unfortunately, the link between dietary supplement use and negative health impacts is not new. This is likely because the selling of these supplements is not controlled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is the U.S. government agency that ensures the safety…

Diet Soda: Providing Insight into a Rare Metabolic Disorder

Diet Soda: Providing Insight into a Rare Metabolic Disorder

Have you ever read the Nutrition Facts on a diet soda or sugar-free gum? If so, you might have noticed a bolded sentence that reads: PHENYLKETONURICS: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE. In the U.S., this sentence is present on every commercially available medicine, food, or beverage that contains…

No Fermentable Foods? Yes Please!

No Fermentable Foods? Yes Please!

No bread. No sugar. No rice, potatoes, corn, soy, milk, onions, garlic, chocolate, processed meats, or alcohol. Is this a starvation diet or a method of torture? Actually, this is a diet with a 70–86% success rate in relieving the symptoms of a disorder that…

Should Coconut Oil be in Your Pantry?

Should Coconut Oil be in Your Pantry?

Maybe it reminds us of a warm beach vacation. Or sipping a pina colada. But whatever the reason, many Americans are making coconut oil a part of their diet. But be warned– coconut oil is extremely high in saturated fat. In fact, 92% of the…

Whole Milk, how about that?

Whole Milk, how about that?

Many of us can still remember seeing our favorite pop singers with the perfect milk mustache on commercials for “Got milk?”. Later, in the school cafeteria, we would try to recreate this perfect milk mustache with milk provided by the cafeteria for lunch. Since those…

When 2+2 Does NOT Equal 4: Dangers in Reducing Nutrition to the Sum of Its Parts

When 2+2 Does NOT Equal 4: Dangers in Reducing Nutrition to the Sum of Its Parts

A researcher is looking at preliminary data from the CARET study when he does a double-take.  He thinks: that can’t be right- people who supplemented with vitamin A have higher frequency of lung cancer and death than people not supplementing with vitamin A. But the…