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Archive for ‘July, 2011

Answer to readers – Trade off of yogurt and No Fours Diet

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In answer to many readers questions about recent studies that show the beene
Many readers have commented on an inconsistency. One cannot consume dairy and follow the No Fours Diet. On the one hand, recent literature supports the value especially of yogurt , for controlling weight and maintaining healthy intestines. On the other hand, all […] Read more »

Kidney Stones

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Although many urologists believe that kidney stones are caused by vitamin C supplements, this is because many stones are made of oxalic acid, and vitamin C, ascorbic acid, can be metabolically transformed into oxalic acid. However, all of the peer-reviewed published evidence as of 2011 indicates that taking vitamin C supplements does not increase the […] Read more »

AJCN August, 2011

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So much news this month. Here’s the sorted headlines. I urge you to read the New York Times article.
OBESITY: B. A recent article in the New York Times – Some tidbits – eating yogurt and nuts causes weight loss, exercise is essential, the most obese eat french fries, chips, sugared drinks, red and processed […] Read more »

Three key health topics

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In answer to reader questions and reading beyond AJCN and J Nutrition, I have decided to share three web pages I have added, summarized and linked below:
1. Kidney Stones – Here are peer-reviewed article providing evidence that vitamin C does not cause kidney stones, and may help to prevent them. Although most urologists are taught […] Read more »

LPI Newsletter Summer, 2011

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Notes from the Linus Pauling Institute Research Newsletter
Exciting research results from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. The complete newsletter is linked above.
1. Not all fats are created equal – SUMMARY: Fish oil and PUFAs are very good for your health and cause your body to lose fat. Saturated fats and sugars are […] Read more »

Hazards of artificial sweeteners

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Here is a reader’s question I have received and answers below:
Dr. Ordman, Have you heard of this idea?  Could you please let me know your thoughts/feelings about aspartame.  I am sure you don’t advocate using it because […] Read more »

Journal of Nutrition summary, July 2011

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J Nutrition July, 2011 –It’s July. Are you conscious now?
Headlines (synopses afterwards)
EVERYONE: 1. Skipping breakfast is hazardous to your life. 2. High cholesterol intake is associated with age-related hearing loss. – Consumption of monounsaturated fats may have a beneficial influence. 3. CLA supplement shows no benefit. – The usefulness of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) […] Read more »

New York Times story on controversy in nutrition

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This was written in 2002, but it gives excellent insight into the controversial nature of nutrition research.  It was sent by a former student, I took the time to read it, and it has worthwhile insights into the Atkin’s diet, and many people and processes of nutrition.
An excellent older review from the New York Times […] Read more »

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