February is Heart Health Month, so what better time to review the conventional wisdom? Is the standard advice on diet, cholesterol, and heart disease bogus? A lot of people think so. But it’s important to take family history into account.
While we’re on the subject of sacred nutritional cows, there’s a persistent rumor that milk actually causes osteoporosis. I’ve got a closer look at the arguments against milk here.
I frequently hear from folks who wonder whether blending fruits and vegetables into a smoothie somehow destroys the fiber. Yet an equal number of people seem convinced that blending fruits and vegetables actually releases more nutrients. So which is it? Does blending produce make it better or worse for you? My answer here.
If you’re worried about recent reports of counterfeit olive oil, here’s a quick guide on how to identify the real stuff.
Finally, a quick Q&A on curcumin, the compound that makes turmeric so good for you.