Browsing the "Nutrition" Category

Top News from the Food Front: Salmonella Spice Rack, Soda Ban, OMG BSE

June 7th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

This week's food news will make you cringe and rejoice. New obesity research offers both hope and Western chagrin. Animal ag's dark footprint puts salmonella on the spice rack, as well as on sandwiches. According to the CDC, we've got a bit of a mad cow problem around here -- though obviously it's actually a human problem; more specifically, it's a wildly dysfunctional food-system problem that we could fix if we chose to do so. Don't miss the yum or ignore the yuck: read on, for the week's top news in food!


Gluten Sensitivity May Actually be from Another Component in Wheat

May 31st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Should you avoid gluten, a protein found in certain grains? Many people do, even if they’re not officially suffering from a gluten sensitivity or from celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disease that affects about one percent of the population. Gluten has become a pariah—blamed for a number of health issues that may not have scientific backing (such as weight gain, skin conditions and decreased cognitive function)



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