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Low Smoke Point Olive Oil On High Heat–Is It Safe?
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June 10, 2024

Low Smoke Point Olive Oil on High Heat–Is It Safe?

Olive Oil has a Low Smoke Point. Can you still cook with it? We’ve all heard a thousand times high smoke point oils like soy and canola are the oils of choice for cooking--especially high-heat cooking. This is a particular concern for professional chefs who typically cook with temperatures far higher than those used by a home cook. If the oils aren't smoking that must mean, the thinking goes, that they are chemically stable. No smoke, no free radicals, no toxins. No problems. But I want you to set aside, for a moment, everything you’ve been told about smoke point…

Himalayan Sea Salt Close Up For Salt Good Or Bad
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April 20, 2024

Guilt by Association: Salt Is Not Even A Little Bad For Our Health

You might think salt makes you bloated. It's actually something else. We hear all the time that salt is bad for us. So my patients who notice swelling or bloating after eating salty junk food naturally assume salt caused their symptoms. But of all the ingredients in junk food, salt is the least likely to cause health problems.  I grew up surrounded by messaging that salt was bad but I was always skeptical. Probably because my dad, a doctor, always snatched up the shaker and doused his food in salt before even tasting it. He's done that his whole life,…

Blue Zones Book Cover Overlaying Map Of World Courtesy Of Commons.wikimedia.org
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January 17, 2024

Blue Zones Website Misrepresents Diets

The Blue Zones book has powerfully influenced medical thinking on nutrition. But the Blue Zones website and Adventist Healthcare system contradict the reality of people's diets that are presented in the book itself.
Who Teaches Doctors About Cholesterol-lowering Drugs?
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December 5, 2023

Who Teaches Doctors About Cholesterol-lowering Drugs?

It might seem like the science linking cholesterol to heart attacks is solid. It might seem like doctors know for sure where your cholesterol numbers need to be. But did you know that the number considered low enough has had to shift downward multiple times? Cholesterol-lowering "targets" are lower today than ever before. If you don’t already know, LDL cholesterol is a kind of particle that circulates in our blood. It acts like a delivery vehicle for specific nutrients, including cholesterol itself. Most doctors believe these LDL cholesterol particles can cause heart attacks, and call LDL the “bad” cholesterol. Cardiologists…

Variety Of La Croix Flavors Against A Bubbly Background
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November 9, 2022

The Truth About Natural Flavors In Sparkling Water

Do you feel weird after drinking flavored sparkling water on an empty stomach? Find out about the new leeway the natural flavor industry has to add drug-like compounds to our drinks. I’ll focus on a natural flavor called linalool.
What Is Lactose Intolerance And Can It Be Cured?
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October 7, 2022

What is lactose intolerance and can it be cured?

People with lactose intolerance can actually enjoy many delicious types of dairy products. Find out what dairy products are naturally lactose free, what has the most lactose, and what strategies people are using to become more lactose tolerant.
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