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March 26, 2015

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7:20 PM | Drink makers are squirrely about ingredients, even when they share nutrition info
Alcoholic beverage manufacturer Diageo made headlines recently for announcing they will put nutrition labels on their products, including Guinness and Smirnoff brands. But the buzz about nutrition information (which I wrote about, briefly, for Lifehacker) skipped over what should be … Continue reading »The post Drink makers are squirrely about ingredients, even when they share nutrition info appeared first on Public Health.
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2:32 PM | Food as Health: New Proposed Dietary Guidelines for Americans
In late February, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) issued its report recommending what Americans should be eating. Dietary guidelines are issued every five years, and this is the first step toward publishing the federal government’s official guidelines later this year. The DGAC only makes recommendations. The feds can choose to take those recommendations [...]

March 20, 2015

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11:46 PM | Food and Health Through the Lens of Entertainment: Funny You Should Think That!
A little plug for the show I’m hosting in a week. It’s all about science… and entertainment! A show of comedy, reason, and alcohol. FUNNY YOU SHOULD THINK THAT! is a monthly event (intelligently) designed to make you laugh and think. Moutons No More takes to the stage with amazing guests to talk pseudoscience, lambast … Continue reading →
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3:29 PM | Herbal Supplement Safety Crackdown Underway
Attorneys General from several states have launched a crackdown on unregulated herbal supplements.

March 19, 2015

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5:00 AM | The DC as PCP? Drug Wars Resume
Chiropractors are once again engaged in intra-fraternal warfare over chiropractic scope of practice, a saga we’ve chronicled on SBM. (See references at end of this post.) Every time it looks like the warring factions have buried their differences, they come rising to the surface like zombies. The International Chiropractors Association (ICA), representing the “straight” faction, […]

March 18, 2015

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8:22 AM | “Science’s Biggest Fail”
I completely agree with Scott Adams on this one: (many posts tagged nutrition on this blog have echoed the same sentiment) What’s is science’s biggest fail of all time? I nominate everything about diet and fitness. Maybe science has the … Continue reading →

March 17, 2015

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11:01 AM | The risks of drinking bottled water: getting some clarity
One of the best ever episodes of Only Fools and Horses has to be ‘Mother Nature’s Son’. Originally aired in 1992, the hilarious Christmas special sees Delboy convert his kitchen into a mineral water bottling factory after he successfully duped a wealthy entrepreneur into selling his brand of ‘Peckham Spring’ water. In true Del and … Continue reading →
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10:45 AM | Vani Hari, a.k.a. “The Food Babe,” doubles down on the misinformation in her response to the New York Times
To put it mildly, I’m not a big fan of Vani Hari, who has achieved Internet notoriety as a highly misguided “food activist” better known as The Food Babe. As The Food Babe, Hari has improbably become a minor celebrity by attacking food companies over various ingredients their products and, unfortunately, seems poised for more.…

March 16, 2015

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6:38 PM | WeightLoss Challenge: Mortified & Discouraged
#Youfit60Days @youfit Chato Stewart: I MUST NOT QUIT Caption : Is there a conflicting relationship between our belief System & reality? Weight-Loss and Mental Mental Goals Wonderful you’re back with me on my weight-loss journey (WeightLoss Challenge: 60 Days to a Better YOU). These are the voyages nay, more like my own odyssey filled with epic challenges and tragic weight-gain […]

March 15, 2015

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3:10 PM | Secret Mia
I have been a binge eater for as long as I can remember, but I can remember specifically when it evolved into bulimia. I was 17 years old and almost 200 pounds. I hated to throw up so I did research to find a way around it and this is how I discovered laxatives. I still […]

March 13, 2015

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1:45 AM | Faked cancer or misdiagnosed? Book and app sales are on the line.
Belle Gibson of Australia claims that her diet cured her cancer and she attempted to capitalize on that. Now, she is being accused of lying about her illness. Her publisher admits to not checking! (This is a trend.) She has retained a lawyer and admits that she may have been misdiagnosed. Belle Gibson fans demand… Source: Doubtful News Related posts:Running away from cancer treatment. Sometimes, you get lucky. ‘It’s All Woo’ cookbook ALIVE New York conference […]

March 12, 2015

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1:00 PM | Evaluating milk and its substitutes
I knew milk alternatives were becoming mainstream when a new bakery/café appeared in my neighborhood. I ordered a latté and learned that they didn’t use milk. At all. Not only was this place vegan, organic, “natural” and gluten-free, they were dairy-free too. While everything looked and smelled great, I was shocked that they had no […]
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11:45 AM | Why is there titanium dioxide in my donut?
This week Dunkin’ Donuts announced that they were going to remove the titanium dioxide additive found in their donuts. For many of us, this came as a surprise. Not that we were going to miss the titanium dioxide, but rather because we were wondering what titanium dioxide is, and what it is doing in our donuts in the first place. What is titanium dioxide? Titanium is a metal that is the 9th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust. the element  is widely used in the […]
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11:45 AM | Why is there titanium dioxide in my donut?
This week Dunkin’ Donuts announced that they were going to remove the titanium dioxide additive found in their donuts. For many of us, this came as a surprise. Not that we were going to miss the titanium dioxide, but rather because we were wondering what titanium dioxide is, and what it is doing in our donuts in the first place. What is titanium dioxide? Titanium is a metal that is the 9th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust. the element  is widely used in the […]
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1:12 AM | Paleo diet book labeled dangerous for babies
Publishers of a fad diet book have postponed release of a book that suggests you can feed your baby a mixture of liver and bone broth as an alternative to breast milk. At least someone was paying attention to the nonsense. Why did the editors not notice this earlier? Pete Evans Paleo diet book for… Source: Doubtful News Related posts:Half-baked ideas about diet, autism and fluoride in Australia Scientology’s Interrogation of Children: Playing a role in the Cruise divorce? […]

March 11, 2015

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4:01 PM | Michelle Duggar Opens Up About Struggle With Bulimia
Michelle Duggar is usually busy talking about her expansive family on 19 Kids and Counting but the story garnering attention right now is about her own struggle with bulimia as a teenager. The surprising revelation was disclosed in Growing Up Duggar, a new book written by the family’s oldest daughters, Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger. […]

March 06, 2015

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11:55 PM | How to Eat Healthier Foods
Regardless of whether you’re dieting or simply want to eat better, committing to a healthy, balanced diet is a habit we can all benefit from. We know eating well helps us maximize our productivity and minimize our chance of heart disease, among other things, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. The difficulty lies in needing […]
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10:05 PM | WeightLoss Challenge: 60 Days to a Better YOU
#Youfit60Days @youfit Wall: Doctor degree Dr. Bob Bob | Chart: (Chatos Stewart’s Annual Body Mass Index BMI) Chato Stewart: I’m Off the Charts Caption : The Measure of a Man. Mental Goals are Slipping In 2014, my goal was to get in the mind set to stop dieting and change the way I eat for […]
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3:00 PM | Why an Apple a Week May be a Better Plan
I went for my annual checkup today. I really love my doctor – a delightful first in my medical history. She is easy to talk to, practical, and (a must for anyone who has ever suffered from an eating disorder) non-dramatic when it comes to the normal ebbs and flows of medical test results and […]

March 05, 2015

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6:00 AM | Florida tells Brian Clement to stop practicing medicine
  The State of Florida has finally taken action against Brian Clement. David Gorski, Orac and the Canadian media, especially the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), have done an excellent job of chronicling “Dr.” Clements. All have reported on Florida’s taking action against Clement. I’ll give a brief background here, most of which comes from Dr. […]

March 02, 2015

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1:42 PM | DNews: Why Coconut Oil Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be
Coconut oil seems to be all the rage these days. Is there nothing it cannot cure or help? But, sadly, it turns out the wonder oil from this hard-shelled palm tree adornment may be more fad than fantastic.
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