According to an article in the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, a blue colon was discovered during the autopsy of a 50 year old woman who had been hospitalized and was receiving liquefied food containing FD&C Blue No.1 or “brilliant blue” with a 1:10 ratio (food coloring:food).
I was watching the local news when they featured a study suggesting that The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has shown that turmeric and black pepper help prevent breast cancer by limiting the growth of stem cells and potential tumors. I wondered if Ayurveda, the system of medicine native to India, prescribes a specific diet for breast cancer prevention.
The question that comes to mind is whether your kitchen is a Hell or a Heaven? For me, heaven and hell is a state of existence — one that can change from day to day. In the same way, your kitchen may become a hell, or actually, make your life and health a hell if you make the wrong choices about the foods that you cook in there.
Research is still inconclusive in humans, but resveratrol does show very promising results as an effective antioxidant in that it inhibits free radicals in a test tube setting. However, when consumed, resveratrol levels are lower in humans, so effectiveness as an antioxidant is about the same as vitamin C.
One thing that the Atkins Diet has consistently failed to do is reduce levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol – (LDL-C, that is, the “bad” cholesterol). This is because of the high levels of meat and dairy that the Atkins diet requires in order to be effective. Now, Dr. David J. A. Jenkins has made news by coming up with a potential alternative – the “Eco-Atkins” diet – a low-carb, high-protein, entirely vegan regimen.
As Americans become more calorie-conscious, the search for alternative sweetness intensifies. Recently, Skrewtips reported on the limbo status of the sweetener rebiana. Rebiana is derived from stevia, a plant with a naturally occurring sweetness — it’s the foundation of the Coca Cola Company’s new sweetener, Truvia.
A recent study by the National Institute of Mental Health showed that Americans are losing billions of dollars each year because of mental health issues. In fact, mental disorders, which can range from social anxieties to mood problems, are the number one cause of disability in the United States and Canada.
One thing I am sure of is that just saying no to vaccination certainly can’t be as simple as… just saying no. Not only do public school systems have immunization requirements, but parents are also likely to face discrimination from others in the community, and even from the child’s pediatrician.
Another outsider has offered up public advice to ailing pop star Britney Spears; this time it was animal rights group PETA. The group believes that Britney’s eating habits are contributing to her erratic behavior – speculated to either be bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
We are fortunate enough to be given a choice between some of the most inspiring presidential candidates of our generation. Sure, nobody’s perfect, and politics often pushes the public airing of dirty laundry. But, I think many of us would agree that our options in this election far exceed the quality of choices we’ve had in the past.