Tag: cardiovascular health

Reductionism and the Deficiency Mentality

“Reductionism and the Deficiency Mentality” Research in human nutrition over the last 40 years has led to numerous discoveries and to a comprehensive understanding of the exact mechanisms behind how food nutrients affect our bodies. However, the epidemics of diet-related chronic diseases — obesity, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, and cancers — dramatically…

By Ewald Bahringer September 16, 2019 72

Are Calcium Supplements Effective?

“Are Calcium Supplements Effective?” There has been an assumption for decades that as a natural element, calcium supplements must intrinsically be safe, but calcium supplementation is neither natural nor risk-free, but the same could be said for every medication on the planet. Yet doctors continue to write billions of prescriptions for drugs every year because…

By Ewald Bahringer September 15, 2019 53

Is Canned Fruit as Healthy?

“Is Canned Fruit as Healthy?” Food cans used to be soldered with lead compounds, so much so that people living off of canned food may have died from lead poisoning. Thankfully this is no longer a problem in the United States. Lead contamination was actually one of the first priorities of the FDA, before it…

By Ewald Bahringer September 15, 2019 87

Ginger for Osteoarthritis

“Ginger for Osteoarthritis” If ginger is so effective against migraines, and the pain of menstrual cramps, what about osteoarthritis, an all too common disorder that produces chronic pain and disability? The first major study, published in 2000, showed no benefit over placebo, but the study only lasted three weeks. The next study in 2001, lasted…

By Ewald Bahringer September 15, 2019 37