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Are you anti-GMO? Then you’re anti-science, too.

By Michael Gerson<p>Michael Gerson<p>Columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>In keeping with our era of ideological boycotts, I will no longer be purchasing Kind bars. Or Barilla pasta. Or Triscuit crackers. Or Del Monte diced tomatoes. Or Nutro dog food.<p>A one-person boycott, of course, is really just a change …

Mayor Sara thankful for ‘near perfect’, great Ironman Davao

Mayor Inday Sara Duterte said she was grateful for the successful staging of the prestigious Alveo Ironman 70.3 Davao triathlon on Sunday — the first …

Bad nutrition advice dietitians want you to forget

One Small Thing<p>Thinking about juicing, cutting carbs or giving up fruit in a quest to lose weight? Think again.<p>How many times have you read that you need to eat clean, start juicing or only eat foods that have a specific number of ingredients? The advice may be compelling, and even sound science-y, …

Juicing

Do Ketogenic Diets Help You Lose Weight?

Are ketogenic diets effective for weight loss? The answer depends on whether it achieves a reduction in total kilojoule intake or not.<p>What is a …

Nutrition

Should Doctors Learn Nutrition? (On hiring subcontractors)

<i>Disclosure: I’m a dietitian. My sister is also a registered dietitian. My brother is a physician (Emergency Medicine). My sister-in-law is a</i> …

5 lies about detox and toxins

Have you heard about <b>toxins</b>?<p>I know a few. Let’s see: snake venom, the botulinum toxin, the tetanus toxin… well, that’s it. I can’t name any more of …

Toxins

Why we fell for clean eating

The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee Wilson<p>In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At …

Clean Eating

A Brief History of Ridiculous Fad Diets

The word fad is derived from the 16th century term “fiddle-faddle” which is an adjective meaning ‘trifling’ or ‘trivial’; or when used as an …

Diets

The anatomy of a detox scam

It is surprisingly easy to sell snake-oil. I know, because I’ve done it. In 2014, I helped create and sell The Right Detox. This was a bogus …

Detox

Don't Believe Everything You Read From EWG About Pesticides on Food | American Council on Science and Health

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes another growing season. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower calorie …

Michigan State University

Comment on Risks of a Gluten-Free Diet by Sunday Reading 11/12/17 | Romick in Oakley

[…] Perhaps most significantly, a gluten-free diet is very difficult. You have to eliminate all wheat and similar grains from the diet. This has …

The Top 18 Nutrition Myths of 2018 (that just won't die!)

Written by Kamal Patel and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on<p>Your e-mail is safe with us. We don’t share personal data.<p>Table …

10 tips from a dietitian

Nutritionists and dietitians from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly provide a general information column to The Baltimore Sun's …

Online Diet Groups: Diet Cults, Bad Advice and Woo

Diets

What Is 'Fruit Concentrate,' Anyway? And Is It Good For You?

If you look in your cupboard and start reading nutrition labels on your favorite box of granola or your gummy vitamins, there's a good chance you'll notice a popular ingredient: fruit concentrate.<p>"Fruit concentrate is not really something I thought about," says Wendy Rae Little via Twitter. She is …

WARNING | Jaywalkers, other traffic violators face fine starting next week

The City Transportation and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) announced that jaywalkers and other violators of the traffic law will be facing …

DUI

Is Sugar really that bad for you? – Dr Judy Swift decodes the “nutri-babble”.

<i>Judy Swift, Associate Professor of Behavioural Nutrition in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, led the session “Is the Sugar</i> …

Science Bites: Lung cancer associated with vitamin B intake, Large doses of vitamin C aid in leukaemia treatment

Science Bites seeks to compile the latest scientific research updates in bite-sized forms.<p>1. Vitamin B6 and B12 linked to lung cancer<p>Men are prone to …

Cancer

High fibre diet 'could prevent type 1 diabetes'

Animal trials hint that short-chain fatty acids produced by a fibre-rich diet could protect against early-onset diabetes<p>Scientists have raised hope for the prevention of early-onset diabetes in children after a fibre-rich diet was found to protect animals from the disease.<p>More than 20 million …

Study suggests fragmented sleep linked to heart attack

Have trouble falling asleep? A study suggests that frequent “tossing and turning” and taking 30 minutes before falling asleep could mean heart …

University of California

Fat isn't nearly as bad for you as we thought — and another ingredient is likely worse

Yet more and more research suggests this kind of thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>Instead of finding evidence that low-fat eating plans offer health benefits, dozens of studies have suggested instead that these kinds of diets are unhelpful or potentially harmful. And new research points to another …

Bodybuilder's death offers warning about genetics and rising use of protein supplements

Protein

5 Things to Know About Nutrition and Cancer

Sometimes I forget that my readers haven’t all been with me since the beginning, and therefore haven’t read all 348 of my articles over the last 9+ …

Nutrition

Is coconut oil good for you?

<b>(CNN) —</b> According to a recent survey, 72% of Americans think coconut oil is a healthy food.<p>But despite popular health claims about coconut oil, a report from the American Heart Association recently advised against its use, stating that it increases LDL cholesterol (a cause of cardiovascular …

Coconut

Vitamin B12: Understanding Deficiency and Supplementation

<i>[Last updated 29th September, 2017]</i><p>Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common condition that can lead to serious health issues like anemia and neurological …

Wellness

Alternative Medicine Kills

I find it ironic that proponents of alternative medicine often accuse their critics (including yours truly) of not caring about patients. They try to …

Dietitians Tell All: 15 Tips for Dietetic Interns

<b>Make it personal.</b> This is YOUR internship, so make it your own.“If you have a good idea of the area of dietetics you eventually want to work in, to …

Employment

Davao bags 3rd Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City Award

Davao City was awarded the Third Most Competitive City in the Highly-Urbanized category during the 2017 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness …

City Politics