Health

Death by Vegetable Oil: What the Studies Say

In a world without vegetable oil, we may be twenty pounds lighter, have half the amount of heart disease and cancer, live longer, think clearer, feel better, and be happier and less depressed.

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Accounting for the Negative Externalities of Food

Externalities need to become a part of our accounting. If we put resources into accurately calculating both the positive and negative externalities of products, practices, and industries, we can "balance the books" by taxing them and putting that additional income into preventing and fighting chronic disease, pollution, biodiversity loss, and unsustainable practices.

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The Coronavirus Diet

If our war against coronavirus were a war between humans, and there was an enemy at the gates, wouldn't we want our army to be strong, well-fed, and ready for battle? The same logic can be used when we're thinking about our immune system. We want our white blood cells warriors to be capable of swiftly defeating the enemy, which in this case is coronavirus.

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What's Driving Chronic Disease?

How did we get to a point where 60% of the population has one or more chronic disease, where our expected healthy lifespan is actually decreasing year over year, and where 40% of the country is not just overweight but clinically obese?

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Oatly Responds in Defense of its Ingredients

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post analyzing the ingredients in Oatly to determine whether it's a healthy plant-based milk alternative. I concluded that Oatly has about the same blood sugar impact as Coke and as much industrial seed oil as french fries. Here's how Oatly responded...

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Chronic Disease in America: What Kills Us Should Drive Us

Chronic diseases are the plagues of our generation and solving them should be one of our most important priorities as a society.

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The Best and Worst Fruits

Kiwis are the most nutritious fruit. Pineapples are nutrient-dense, but high in sugar. Blackberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries are the most well-rounded fruits, with very low sugar and high amounts of nutrients and antioxidants. Mangos are highest in sugar. Blueberries are highest in antioxidants. Modern Apples and Pears are bred for sweetness, not nutrients.

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Is Oatly Oat Milk Healthy?

It tastes creamier and more milk-like than many other plant-based milk substitutes, but you may be surprised by some of the ingredients in Oatly's oat drink. It has grown like crazy in popularity, but is it healthy?

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Lactose Intolerance

Depending on your tolerance and preferences, dairy may play a role in your diet. Even if you're lactose intolerant, you may be able to consume dairy regularly with no issues.

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