Every few years I feel obliged to check in on Ensure drinks which claim to be all about nutrition. Over a decade ago I crunched the nutrition numbers and found that to get the same nutrients in a serving of Ensure you could eat a very small spinach salad with a couple of small slices […]
It’s well-established that in overweight people, too much salt in the diet significantly raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. However, a study (O’Donnell et al) published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), using urine tests of nearly 30,000 people, reports that too little salt, below 3.0 g per day, also […]
Goofy looking guy steps out of an elevator with flames coming off his jacket and says: “I ate breakfast and got heartburn. Third day this week. So I took my heartburn pill and some antacids. We’re having Mexican tonight, so, another pill then. Unless we eat later then pill later. If I get a snack […]
Baby formulas have to be heated during manufacture to keep out bad bacteria, and now scientists have discovered that the quest for bacteria-free purity leads to the production of toxins than can increase the risk of a myriad of health problems including diabetes. In fact, these are the same toxins found in French fries, the […]
It’s all over the news—diet soda increases stroke risk according to a study shared at an American Stroke Association meeting. But wait! The media is scrambling to assure everyone that it was a poorly done study and shouldn’t change people’s soda consumption. But the media is beholden to its advertisers, including those that sell diet […]
We’ve known for a few years that vitamin D and weight are linked, but the debate has been how. People who are overweight or obese tend to have low vitamin D levels. What came first? The obesity or the vitamin D loss?