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 […]
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 […]
Salmon is healthy and we should all eat more of it, right? It has healthy fats and is very versatile in the kitchen, so what’s not to like? Where the fish comes from, the methods from which it is raised and the detriment to the environment should change your thinking on ordering that slmon tonight. […]
There is actually terminology for it – CCD Colony Collapse Disorder. Something is killing the honeybees around the world. In the past, beekeepers annually lost between 5 and 10% of their colonies. In 2007 that number rose to over 13% and last year to over 35%. Everybody immediately thinks of honey when they think of […]
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 […]
Recently a study was conducted by the CDC/NCHS which states that food allergies are on the increase in children, but experts are unsure of the cause. Why are our children, in this day and age of health, nutrition and exercise awareness, having an increase in all kinds of diseases, including those diseases that used to only affect […]