Holiday Indulgence

It’s typical to drop your guard at holiday time. Getting caught up in the festivities is probably the biggest excuse to overeat, the definition of which is relative. Generally, it refers to the…

Chocolate Covered Prevention

Chocolate consumption can reduce cardiac risk by a third, according to a very recent pronouncement based on meta-analyses of previous works. Scientists report that chocolate could be a viable factor…

Taste Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Do you realize how much and how often we put our faith and trust in other people? You trust that the car coming the other way won’t cross into your lane, and that the waiter washed his hands at least…

Soda And Heart Risk: And We Thought It Was Only Teeth We Had To Worry About

Did your mother ever say, “If you know what’s good for you, you’ll…?” Know what the matter is? Even as adults who know what’s good for us, we drop the ball as if we didn’t know what’s good for us.…

Sweet And Large

A corned beef special with extra Russian dressing, a side of cole slaw, and a hunk of New York cheese cake for dessert, chased with a Diet Coke. This was pretty common lunchtime fare for a raft of…

Treat Your Asthma Gingerly

If numbers can be trusted (99% of all statistics being made up on the spot), there are almost 25 million cases of asthma in the United States. Out of almost 314 million people in the country, that…

What’s The Big Deal If My Insulin Spikes?

Insulin is the pancreatic hormone responsible for distributing the carbohydrates you eat in the form of glucose, whose job is to get inside each cell to provide the fuel you need for energy. If the…

Baking With Butter (And Other Fats)

Do you remember, “Nothin’ says lovin’ like somethin’ from the oven”? Reportedly, Pillsbury says it best. How many brands of refrigerated dough can there be? Regardless of what comes from the oven,…

Salt’s At Fault? Now What?

For years it was held that salt intake has a distinct influence on blood pressure and cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact, in 2011 the American Heart Association issued a sweeping call for salt…

Cancer And Sugar: How Sweet It Isn’t

Talk about linking sugar to cancer can be confusing. The “facts” are often presented in a misleading manner that can cause anxiety in those who have the disease. Yet, learning about the science…