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Is The MSG In Food Likely To Give You A Headache?
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      8 comments

Short Answer: NO A review of 40 years of clinical trials, published in the Journal Of The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2006, found that all previous research "failed to identify a consistent relationship between the consumpti... Read more
Is Red Wine Better For You Than White Wine?
Monday, August 04, 2014      12 comments

Short Answer: YES Red wine contains much more resveratrol than white wine, an antioxidant found in the skin of grapes that has been SHOWN TO FIGHT OFF DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH AGING. ... Read more
Is Bottled Water Better For You Than Tap Water?
Sunday, August 03, 2014      12 comments

Short Answer: NO Bottled water is no safer or purer than tap water, although it is substantially more expensive. A recent study by Glasgow University in the U.K. found that bottled water is actually MORE LIKELY TO BE CONTAMINATED THAN... Read more
Is It Safe To Microwave Food In Plastic Containers?
Saturday, August 02, 2014      10 comments

Short Answer: YES But the plastic container should display the words "Microwave Safe." This means that the Food and Drug Administration has TESTED THE CONTAINER to make sure no chemicals used to make the plastic leech into foods durin... Read more
Can Yogurt Ease Digestive Problems?
Friday, August 01, 2014      10 comments

Short Answer: YES Our digestive tract is filled with microorganisms---some good and some bad. YOGURT CONTAINS BENEFICIAL BACTERIA, generically called PROBIOTICS, that helps maintain a healthy balance. PROBIOTICS can relieve sever... Read more
Can You Drink Too Much Water?
Thursday, July 31, 2014      9 comments

Short Answer: YES It is very rare for someone to die from drinking too much water, but it can happen. Over-hydrating is most common among elite athletes. Drinking an excess of water, called water intoxication, dilutes the concentra... Read more
Do Eggs Raise Cholesterol Levels?
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      8 comments

Short Answer: NO Although egg yolks are a major source of cholesterol---a waxy substance that resembles fat---researchers have learned that saturated fat has more of an impact on cholesterol in your blood than eating foods that contain cho... Read more
Can A Hot Tub Make Me Sick?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      11 comments

Short Answer: YES Hot tubs---especially ones in spas, hotels, and gyms---are perfect breeding grounds for germs. The water is not hot enough to kill bacteria, but is just the right temperature to make microbes grow even faster than it... Read more
Good News For My Mom
Monday, July 28, 2014      10 comments

I took my Mom to a venous specialist today for a consultation. Because of what we were told at an appointment with a Geriatric Specialist in June, we were expecting the Venous Specialist to recommend an ultrasound examination followed by possib... Read more
Are All Wheat Breads Better For You Than White Bread?
Sunday, July 27, 2014      8 comments

Short Answer: No Not all wheat breads are created equal. Wheat breads that contain all parts of the grain kernel, including the nutrient-rich germ and fiber-dense bran, must be labeled "whole grain" or "whole wheat." Some wheat bread... Read more
Does Coffee Cause Cancer?
Saturday, July 26, 2014      11 comments

Short Answer: NO Coffee got a bad rap in the 1980's when a study LINKED DRINKING COFFEE TO PANCREATIC CANCER. The preliminary report was LATER DEBUNKED. More recently, health studies have swung in favor of the caffeinated beverage. C... Read more
Is Drinking Fruit Juice As Good For You As Eating Fruit?
Friday, July 25, 2014      10 comments

Short Answer: NO Calorie for calorie, whole fruit provides more nutritional benefits than drinking the pure juice of that fruit. That's because when you liquefy fruit, stripping away the peel and dumping the pulp, many ingredients lik... Read more
Do Nuts Make You Fat?
Thursday, July 24, 2014      14 comments

Short Answer: NO As much as 75% of a nut is fat. But eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. The bigger factor leading to weight gain is portion-size. Luckily, nuts are loaded with healthy fats that keep you full. They're also a... Read more
Do Sugary Soft Drinks Lead To Diabetes?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014      10 comments

Short Answer: Yes The majority of health research is STACKED AGAINST SUGAR-SWEETENED SODA. A large 2004 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks per day increased their ... Read more
Is Walking As Effective As Running?
Tuesday, July 22, 2014      12 comments

Short Answer: Yes Studies have shown that how long you exercise---and thus how many calories you burn---is more important than how hard you exercise. Running is a more efficient form of exercise, but not necessarily better for you. ... Read more

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