Category archives for Nutrition

Super Size My Arteries

Yes, thirty days of McDonald’s meals causes weight gain, even heart palpitations. But what happens to your arteries?

A Cigarette in my Dumplings

Don’t get me wrong. I love asian takeout food. Perhaps a bit too much. Here’s some really useful advice to avoid common and not so common pitfalls.

High Octane Burgers

Photo source su-lin’s Flickr photostream Millions of American families will be celebrating July 4 by grilling hamburgers and hot dogs before enjoying the evening’s fireworks. This is a good opportunity to think about the real cost of that burger. Yes, burgers can make an inexpensive and fast meal, but they are the most costly choice,…

Billion Dollar Gila Monster Spit?

Source. This venomous lizard, Heloderma suspectum, harbors a billion dollar secret: a special protein in his saliva and tail. That protein, exenatide, is highly effective in treatment for type 2 diabetes.

The World’s Best Functional Food?

Source. Watching the “Pirates of the Caribbean 4 – On Stranger Tides” this weekend with my children reminded me that pursing a “fountain of youth” is a timeless tale that plays out in our lives in many ways. For example, you see this everyday in our grocery stores, in the form of “functional foods.” Cereals…

Hilary Clinton famously said in 1992: I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.

The Two Ton Sugar Burden

Source – Pancreatic beta cells needed to produce insulin. Atlas carried the weight of the heavens on his shoulders. Americans may be carrying a burden of almost two tons of sugar from a lifetime of satisfying their sweet tooth.

Sex and The Science Baby

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You’re probably familiar with the “Bible Belt,” that swath of our nation characterized, for example, by the preponderance of Christian groups, such as Baptists: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just released a high resolution map {see above}, “Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes,” revealing a “Diabetes Belt.”

Diets are at the nexus of a multi-billion dollar industry, often the stuff of empty promises and switch and bait advertising. I’ve had a longstanding interest in nutrition as a science, and was pleased to read an article {The New York Times Magazine, March 6, 2011} about a “Die-Later Diet.” I highly recommend that you…