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Milk Nutrition Claims Debunked in 30 Year Study

October 31st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

For decades, nothing has been touted as a healthier, more wholesome food than milk. It does a body good, they say. For women especially, milk nutrition benefits include strong bones and the prevention of osteoporosis, a concern for millions of women in the U.S. and billions more worldwide. But according to a new study, milk isn’t the healthy food we think. In fact, it may actually cause the bone loss it’s supposed to prevent, and in this study’s case, it can even lead to early death


5 Best Foods to Prevent Wrinkles

October 31st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Food alone can't prevent wrinkles, but a diet rich in certain nutrients can help your skin bounce back from sun- and age-related damage. These five foods are high in wrinkle-preventing vitamins and minerals


Clean water from oysters? You betcha.

October 30th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

Oyster populations are waning, and the impacts could be more profound than the end of raw bars as we know it. How are oysters and clean water linked


7 Ways to Get Your Kids Eating Healthy Food

October 27th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Getting your kids eating healthy can seem daunting, whether you're a new parent or you've got older kids. Here are some simple tips to help encourage your kiddos to eat those veggies!


Are we eating too much protein?

October 22nd, 2014 | by Scott Cooney

A growing body of science seems to indicate that not only is there such a thing as too much protein, but that the health effects are showing up everywhere - from cancer to heart disease to diabetes to obesity and much more


Healthy Eating for Kids: Brussels Sprouts are My Daughter’s Favorite Food (Really!)

October 18th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

How a tragedy helped my daughter develop healthy eating habits early on. When it was discovered at my daughter’s 3-month check-up that she was losing weight because I actually had a very low breast milk supply, I was about as devastated as I’d ever been in my life. “You have to add formula” the doctor insisted. I refused. We hired multiple lactation consultants and tried everything to get my body to make more milk. I was taking so much fenugreek that it sent my hormones into batshit crazy mode. I couldn’t sleep. I was feverish and sweating constantly. Crying all the time. And after six weeks of herbs, breast compressions, round the clock feeding and pumping, it still didn’t give me the boost I needed to properly feed my daughter. Already back at work (home-based), I was completely overwhelmed.


Ebola Virus Cannot Be Cured, Prevented By Dietary Supplements

October 15th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan

"We are unaware of any scientific data supporting the use of dietary supplements to prevent Ebola virus infection or treat Ebola virus disease. Furthermore, federal law does not allow dietary supplements to claim to treat any diseases, including Ebola virus disease."



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