The glycemic index is a measure of the effect a carbohydrate has on a person’s blood glucose level in a two hour period. The glycemic index score of a particular food is a number the amount of rise in blood glucose divided by the standard (glucose) and multiplied by 100. That gives us the number […]
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These days many people are intolerant to gluten, not necessarily pathologically allergic, but sensitive enough to cause some profound health effects. Until recently it was believed that 1 in 10,000 people had trouble with gluten. Now it is believed to be closer to 1 in 100. People with gluten intolerance should not eat foods that […]
Most of today’s diets tend to emphasize foods that have an ability to form acid in our bodies. Balancing those acidifying foods with those that alkalize or even consuming predominantly alkalizing foods can go a long way to making us healthier. The idea behind this diet is though homeostasis will maintain the blood pH relatively […]
Digestive disorders are growing rapidly throughout our population. The lower gut and, in particular, the colon seem to be under attack these days. We all know someone with irritable bowel syndrome, crone’s disease, diverticulitis, or any one of a dozen other disorders. We spend lots of time and money to identify and cure or treat […]
We’ve all been told of the health benefits of soy and have been encouraged to eat it. Soy, the magical little bean that would solve so many of our health issues. Lately we have been told that soy is not the health panacea that we once thought. So, what gives, where is the truth? Soy […]
Childhood obesity for sale in public schools. Awesome editorial in the NY Times. Read the article here.
Do you know how a microwave works? It may surprise you that there have been changes proven to be detrimental to health that occur in food that has been microwaved and further degenerative changes in your body from eating that microwaved food. Yes, what you’ve suspected all along is true. Microwaves operate at or about […]
Should you drink your milk? Everyone from dairy advertisers to doctors and even your mom told you to “drink your milk it’s good for you.” Is that really sound advice concerning your health? The answer for most of us is no if our source of milk is the local megamart. Why? Milk is a […]