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Jack Norris RD

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Jack Norris, Registered Dietitian, blogs about vegan health an nutrition.

  • Response to Chris Kesser’s “Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets”
    Chris Kesser is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine who promotes animal products as a way to optimal health. Kesser recently wrote an article where he expresses his concern for the health of those considering vegetarianism: Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets. I don’t think it is a terrible (...more)
    28 Feb 2014 at 6:04am       

  • Vitamin K2 and Diabetes
    Summary In the one study to date that has examined the intake of vitamin K2 and incidence of type 2 diabetes, a weak association was found for vitamin K2 being protective. In doing my final search for studies on vitamin K2 and cardiovascular disease (CVD), I came across one on type 2 diabetes (1). Since […] (...more)
    21 Feb 2014 at 8:58pm       

  • Vitamin K2 and Stroke
    Summary In the one study to date that has examined the intake of vitamin K2 and incidence of stroke, no association was found. I was getting ready to publish my conclusions regarding vitamin K2 and cardiovascular disease and decided to check PubMed one last time to make sure nothing had come out recently. Sure enough, […] (...more)
    21 Feb 2014 at 1:37am       

  • Low Carb, Eco-Atkins Diet after 6 Months
    Summary Eco-Atkins is a vegan, low-carbohydrate diet. After 6 months on the diet, people lost 15 lbs and LDL cholesterol levels went from 174 to 157 mg/dl. Compliance was not high. In 2009, a 4-week clinical trial putting overweight people on a low-carbohydrate vegan diet, known as the Eco-Atkins, was released. I mentioned it in […] (...more)
    15 Feb 2014 at 2:19am       

  • Zinc Supplements: Which are Absorbed Best?
    Summary Zinc citrate and zinc gluconate are absorbed well by apparently healthy people. Some apparently healthy people cannot absorb zinc oxide. A 2014 study from Switzerland compared the absorption from various forms of zinc supplements (1). Measuring zinc absorption in 15 healthy volunteers, they found the following absorption rates: zinc citrate (...more)
    12 Feb 2014 at 5:01am       

  • Zinc Supplements and the Common Cold
    In June of 2013, the Cochrane Collaboration updated their meta-analysis of double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomized controlled trials testing whether zinc is useful in treating or preventing the common cold (1). Their analysis included 16 trials for treating colds, with a total of 1,387 participants. Intake of zinc was associated with a significant (...more)
    11 Feb 2014 at 4:02am       

  • Dr. Greger: Volume 17 is Out!
    Dr. Michael Greger’s Latest in Clinical Nutrition Volume 17 DVD is now available. Check it out at! (...more)
    10 Feb 2014 at 5:23am       

  • Vitamin K2: Bones Part 1: Clinical Trial from The Netherlands
    It appears that I have exhausted the research on vitamin K2 and heart disease that measures direct outcomes in humans. I will summarize that research soon. In the meantime, I have just finished reading a 2013 double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial on the MK-7 version of vitamin K2 conducted in The Netherlands (1). The study included […] (...more)
    8 Feb 2014 at 1:23am       

  • Vitamin K2 Part 4: Germany & LDL
    A reader pointed out an abstract of a cohort study looking at heart disease and vitamin K2 intake (1), the only one I’ve seen that was not from The Netherlands. In this case it was the EPIC-Heidelberg cohort from Germany and their findings disagreed with The Netherlands studies depicted in the previous K2 posts. Vitamin […] (...more)
    5 Feb 2014 at 3:24am       

  • Please support!
    Since my last request for support, these have been the more popular posts: Eat Right for Your Type: Debunked Again? Clinical Trial of Methylcobalamin Austrian Vegetarians: Good News? But the most popular post by far was…drum roll please… Petition: Veggie Burger at McDonalds I read a survey not long ago that found one of the […] (...more)
    4 Feb 2014 at 2:48am       

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