Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Supplements

I'm dedicating this to some family members who have age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  AMD is a disease that strikes older adults and results in vision loss in the macula, the center of the retina.  According to the National Eye Institute, a … [Read more...]

Bleached Flour Contains Diabetes-Causing Contaminant

You may want to reconsider eating that piece of bread or sandwich. While most everyone knows that white flour is not healthy to begin with, the bleaching agent, itself, creates a dangerous by-product that actually causes diabetes. It's well known … [Read more...]

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Has a New, Unofficial Name

Because Americans are eating less high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the makers of HFCS want to change its name to "corn sugar" to improve its image and sales.  On September 14, 2010, the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) applied to the Food and Drug … [Read more...]

A Funny Thing Happened before Drinking an Orange Juice

"That orange juice will kill you," said a French waitress to my husband's boss years ago, when the boss was in Paris on business, eating his normal breakfast at the hotel. Later, the boss related the incident, and we all thought that was really … [Read more...]

Cancer, other Diseases, and the Nutrition Connection – Part 1: High-Carb, Low-Fat Diets

I'm dedicating this series of articles to a friend  -- who just went through cancer surgery and is undergoing chemotherapy -- because much of the mainstream wisdom on diets and their effects on cancer, just like other Western diseases, isn't true or … [Read more...]