New research on fish consumption and prostate cancer risk has a lot of guys rethinking their daily fish oil capsule. Discovering that eating a lot of fish might actually increase your risk of disease feels a little like finding out that lettuce is fattening! In this week’s podcast (Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer), I try to put this latest research into perspective.
For those of you who don’t have prostates, here’s an answer to that common conundrum: Why am I always so hungry during my period?
Last week’s podcast tackles another perenniel dilemma: Does is make sense to take probiotics with antibiotics or do the drugs kill the beneficial bacteria as fast as you take them in? As I discuss in the podcast, probiotics (or probiotic foods) do appear to be useful in this situation. One of my favorite ways to enjoy probiotic foods is in a yogurt-based smoothie. Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to make a nutritionally balanced smoothie.
From the mailbag, a question about dietary strategies for insulin resistance: Is it more important to limit fat or sugar in this situation?
For any of you who are involved in corporate wellness, I’m offering a 75-minute webinar on strategies for sparking lasting behavior change in your employees on Thursday, August 29th. Please consider joining me for this interactive session.
And finally, I’m very excited to announce the launch of our brand-new Quick and Dirty Tips website. Kudos to my colleagues Tracy, Jennifer, Beata, and Kathy for all their hard work over the past year. To celebrate the new Quick and Dirty Tips, we’re giving one lucky reader a tablet computer. Check out all the new features, including QDT TV, and enter now for a chance to win.
Have a great week!