0 comments on “If French fries come from potatoes, and potatoes are a vegetable, and vegetables are good for you, then what’s the harm in eating French fries?”

If French fries come from potatoes, and potatoes are a vegetable, and vegetables are good for you, then what’s the harm in eating French fries?

Potatoes rank near the bottom of healthful vegetables and lack the compounds and nutrients found in green leafy vegetables, he said. If you take a potato, remove its skin (where at least some nutrients are found), cut it, deep fry the pieces in oil and top it all off with salt, cheese, chili or gravy, that starch bomb can be turned into a weapon of dietary destruction.

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What are VitaminSupplements Side Effects and Toxicity?

VitaminsGenerally most vitamins are well tolerated however in some cases supplements such as Calcium may cause constipation and some others neuropathy. Toxic levels of individual vitamins can arrive in people who take….

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What are some different combinations of vitamins for different symptoms?

vitaminsSome common diseases that are caused to to severe vitamin deficiency are vitamin deficiency diseases, such as scurvy (vitamin C), beriberi (thiamine), and pellagra (niacin).

0 comments on “What can be the possible reasons for very hyper-acidity? Does the allergy from a particular fruit, cereal, pulse also lead to very hyper-acidity?”

What can be the possible reasons for very hyper-acidity? Does the allergy from a particular fruit, cereal, pulse also lead to very hyper-acidity?

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Reactions to food are common and can be divided into two categories, those caused by food allergy and all other reactions. It is important to know the difference between food allergies and other illnesses or symptoms caused by foods because the management of each is different.

0 comments on “Manuka- The cancer honey from New Zealand”

Manuka- The cancer honey from New Zealand

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Manuka Honey is the buzz word in cancer. Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. Advocates say it treats wound infections and other conditions.Interestingly New Zealanders claim only manufacture of about 1,700 tons as their produce and the market reports state that 10,000 tons are being sold. So where is this extra tonnage coming from. Is it adulterated or chemically modified or just a farce?

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Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

CRISPR, pronounced ‘crisper’, stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat. The name refers to the way short, repeated DNA sequences in the genomes of bacteria and other microorganisms are organised. An insight into the gene editing technique that could help eradicate health conditions and bring back the woolly mammoth.

Source: CRISPR Cas9 genome editing explained | WIRED UK

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Active Lifestyle Counters Aging, Study Shows

Women who maintain an active lifestyle as they get older may age more slowly than those who are more sedentary. Keeping up with your fitness routine could keep you younger! The science behind the discovery lies in our DNA. Throughout the course of our lives, our cells constantly replicate themselves. After each copy,  tiny caps — called telomeres — at the end of our DNA strands shorten, exposing our chromosomes to decay. Shorter telomeres have been linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Source: Active Lifestyle Counters Aging, Study Shows

0 comments on “Diet and Cancer- Summary of major scientific studies now available”

Diet and Cancer- Summary of major scientific studies now available

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Diets and Cancer have been severally linked. Foods may prevent and some may increase your risk of getting cancer. Studies comparing diets’ risk & your genetic risk -accumulate lifetime and lifestyle risk for cancers. Check the summaries here- across thousands of patients and their conclusions. (Renal Cell , Gastric, Melanoma, Ovarian and Colorectal Cancers).

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