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Health and Nutrition

Clairvoyant’s diagnosis of me: ‘treatable’

20 Mar 2017

It seems I am infested with little insects that are dining on my bones and muscles.

Valerian for Insomnia?

20 Mar 2017

O sleep! O gentle sleep!

Gordie Howe's "Miracle Therapy"

20 Mar 2017

After the 86-year-old hockey legend suffered disabling strokes last fall, his family took him to a clinic in Mexico where he underwent experimental stem cell treatment. The procedure involved...

Is there any food or beverage that leads to a “negative" calorie balance?

20 Mar 2017

Easy answer. No. There is nothing that can be consumed that causes a greater expenditure of calories than it provides. But advertisers have given the idea a shot. But it wasn’t long before the idea...

Organic vs Conventional: An Emotional Issue

20 Mar 2017

Judging by the hate mail directed his way, you would think that Dr. Alan Dangour had suggested banning baby kissing. In fact, all the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine nutritionist did...

The Fat Conundrum

20 Mar 2017

Butter or margarine? Olive oil or canola oil? Low fat diets or high fat diets? You would think that after literally thousands of studies we would have some straight forward answers about the effect...

Gum is something to chew on, especially when taking a test

20 Mar 2017

I’ll tell you up front that I don’t like chewing gum. I know studies have shown that chewing may reduce tooth decay, help with weight management and even reduce stress, but I’m not won over. And it...

Creams Deliver More Hype than Evidence

20 Mar 2017

In the 1980s, Dr. Albert Kligman, an American dermatologist  made an interesting observation.  Patients being treated for acne with retinoic acid saw an improvement in their wrinkles, an...