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NutritionalFacts.org is brought to you by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation in partnership with Michael Greger, M.D. Dr. Greger who scours the world of nutrition-related research, as published in scientific journals, and brings that information to you in short, easy to understand video segments. We also provide links to the original journal articles whenever possible so that you can source the information directly, if you so desire.

  • Colon Cancer Prevention: Is it the Fiber or the Phytates?
    Dietary factors are considered the most important environmental risk factors for cancer. Within recent years, a large number of naturally occurring health-enhancing substances of plant origin known as phytonutrients have been recognized to have beneficial effects on certain cancers. Beans, chickpeas, split peas and lentils are packed with all sorts (...more)
    21 May 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Low Carb Diets Found to Feed Heart Disease
    People going on low carb diets may not see a rise in their cholesterol levels. How is that possible? Because weight loss by any means can drop our cholesterol. We could go on an all-Twinkie diet and lower our cholesterol as long as we didn't eat too many. A good cocaine habit could do it. […] (...more)
    19 May 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Nuts May Extend Your Lifespan By About 2 years
    We've known that increased nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of major chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. But do those who eat nuts actually live longer lives? Clinical trials have shown nuts help lower cholesterol and oxidation, and improve our arterial function and blood sugar levels. Does all this […] (...more)
    14 May 2015 at 5:00am       

  • How Curry Can Kill Cancer Cells
    It is estimated that the human body consists of ten or so trillion cells. Almost all of these cells get turned over within approximately 100 days. That means we're like a new person every three months. We reinvent ourselves physically. And since we're physically made of air, water, and food—those are essentially the only inputs—we […] (...more)
    12 May 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Testing Turmeric on Smokers
    Researchers are becoming increasingly aware of “plant-derived substances that act as chemopreventive agents.” Chemopreventatives are substances that help prevent cancer, as opposed to chemotherapy agents aimed at treating cancer. These plant-derived substances are not only inexpensive, they are also easily available and may have no or limited toxicity. (...more)
    7 May 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Why are Cancer Rates so Low in India?
    It is estimated that many tumors start around the age of 20. However, detection of cancer is normally around the age of 50 or later. Thus, it takes cancer decades to incubate. Why does it take so long? Recent studies indicate that in any given type of cancer, hundreds of different genes must be modified […] (...more)
    5 May 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Red Dye No. 3 and Thyroid Cancer
    Fifteen million pounds of food dyes are sold every year in the U.S. Why? Foods “are artificially colored to make unattractive mixtures of basic ingredients and food additives acceptable to consumers.” Food colorings are added to countless processed food products to “conceal the absence of fruits, vegetables, or other ingredients and to make the (...more)
    30 Apr 2015 at 5:00am       

  • How to Reduce Exposure to Alkylphenols Through Your Diet
    Alkylphenols are industrial chemicals that are found in hair products, spermicides, cleaning products and detergents. They are considered endocrine disruptors. For more information on alkylphenols, check out my video Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies. Concern about alkylphenols first surfaced decades ago when a group at Tufts observed an (...more)
    28 Apr 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
    In my video Preventing Childhood Allergies, I noted a study in Japan that found higher maternal intake of meat during pregnancy was significantly associated with about three times the odds of both suspected and physician-diagnosed eczema. The researchers suggest that certain components of meat may affect the fetal immune system. But what about the moms, (...more)
    23 Apr 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Slowing Cognitive Decline with Berries
    A plant-based diet is thought to have played a significant role in human evolution and the consumption of whole plant foods and even just extracts have repeatedly been associated with a decreased risk of aging related diseases. And by healthy aging I'm not talking preventing wrinkles, what about protecting our brain? “Two of the most […] (...more)
    21 Apr 2015 at 5:00am       



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