Is Obesity A Disease?

This isn't as simple a question as it might appear, because the answer has a cascading effect in terms of implications. For example, if obesity were classified as a disease, it could take much of the stigma away from being severely overweight, make it easier to get treatment, could help provide insurance coverage for people grappling with weight problems, and could even speed up the approval of new diet drugs.

Nov 15, 2003 Read More

Why critics say HFCS is a four letter word...that goes right to our waistlines

Researchers at the University of Michigan found that men who consume very high levels of fructose elevated their triglyceride level by 32 percent. As trygliceride enters our blood stream, it makes our cells resistant to insulin, making our body’s fat burning and storage system even more sluggish.

Sep 20, 2003 Read More

The Benefits of Cranberry Juice

You may have heard that drinking cranberry juice helps ward away urinary infections. Now comes more good reasons to drink up – a new study finds that the juice can lower the risk of heart disease for people with high cholesterol, and provide antioxidant benefits.

May 10, 2003 Read More

Herbs - Fresh vs Dry

Herbs come from the leaves of plants. They have been used for centuries in both cooking and as medicines. When it comes to cooking, the topic of whether herbs are the most flavorful when they are fresh or dry, is largely a matter of taste and surely debated in countless kitchens across the world

Jan 25, 2003 Read More

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