In August, a National Institutes of Health-funded study made national headlines, dealing a damning blow to, of all things, a low-carb diet--often recommended for cutting weight and reducing the risk for diabetes. The suggestion from the study: among the 15,000 adults age 45 to 64 studied during a median period of 25 years, those whose carbs consisted of 40 percent or less of their diet had the highest mortality rate. In short: cutting out that daily bread might not matter. Here, Janine Kyrillos, director of Jefferson Health's Comprehensive Weight Management Center, debunks the study's findings and offers some straight talk on modern nutrition, the keto diet and why we should all be eating more fat. The world is full of questions that deserve answers no matter how embarrassed, time-crunched or intimidated we are to ask. With Infrequently Asked Questions, we set out to answer those shared curiosities. Have a question you want answered? Send an email … [Read more...] about Can a low-carb diet lead to an earlier death?
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Monday, September 03, 2018 by: Rhonda Johansson Tags: caching, canned food, canned good, emergency food, Food storage, Gear, prepping, prepping tips, supplies, survival gear (Natural News) The key to smart prepping is resourcefulness. While it is ideal to have a big space to store your emergency supplies, sometimes it can’t be helped that you’re stuck in a cramped apartment. That said, space — or the lack thereof — should never be an excuse as to why you’re not prepared for a SHTF situation. We’ve listed down six of the best ways to store emergency supplies in a small space. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com.) Use all available space – There’s space under the bed, in the closet, on your shoe rack — you get the idea. Utilize all available space. One part of an apartment most people forget is the walls. Install some shelves on your walls, and you’ll suddenly find that you have extra space! Buy space-saving items – … [Read more...] about The 6 best ways to store emergency supplies in a small space
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Chelsea Conaboy August 31, 2018 As a confirmation fight over another Supreme Court seat looms, the abortion debate in the United States sounds much the same as it always has. In the 45 years since Roe v. Wade affirmed a constitutional right to abortion access, groups on both sides of the heated debate deploy many of the same slogans that appeared on protest signs in 1973. In the interim, though, scientists have made leaps in understanding human development in its earliest stages. Reproductive technologies that raise some of the same issues as abortion — does life begin at conception? — have become common while generating a fraction of the public controversy. The nature of abortion itself has shifted, from a surgical procedure to one that at least in early pregnancy can be induced with a series of pills. And researchers have systematically answered questions … [Read more...] about The abortion debate doesn’t change, but the science of abortion does
Thursday, August 09, 2018 by: Derek Henry Tags: Almond Milk, coconut milk, dairy alternatives, dangerous ingredients, flax milk, goodfood, Hemp Milk, nut milks, nutrients, soy milk, toxic ingredients (Natural News) Conventional dairy products are often one of the first substitutes a family makes when transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. It makes perfect sense, when you consider that conventional dairy is pasteurized (enzymes destroyed), tainted with GMOs, and infected with residual antibiotics and hormones that have been injected into the cows producing the milk. Is it any wonder why this milk is acidic and mucous forming to the body? It’s virtually guaranteed to cause intestinal inflammation. Thankfully, alternatives have been produced but, as with any new product, the question always remains — is the producer hell-bent on creating a high quality product, or riding a profitable trend to the promise land, leaving ethics behind? Unfortunately, it seems … [Read more...] about Dairy alternatives: The good, the bad, and the ugly
When you bring home a newborn baby, your world gets turned upside down and the daily routines that you took for granted are no longer a given. Meals fall by the wayside as you learn to navigate your new life with this little miracle. It’s hard to eat healthy when you’re constantly worried about keeping a tiny human alive. And, if you’re a breastfeeding mama, eating is even further complicated by the fact that you are responsible for keeping two people nourished. But eating during those first overwhelming weeks with a newborn doesn’t need to be complicated. As long as you keep it simple, you’ll get through the fog of those early days and onto a new routine where (spoiler alert) your new challenge will no longer be that you forget to eat, but that you’re eating your child’s meal and your own. Here are four easy nutrition tips for new parents: 1. Stock up on healthy snacks If I were a nutritionist, I would tell you not to skip meals. … [Read more...] about A nutritional survival guide for sleep-deprived parents