Weight Gain & Vitamin D

Women’s Weight Gain Linked to Vitamin D Lack Study finds 4 out of 5 older women lack vitamin D … and that lack was linked to extra weight gain by Craig Weatherby Vitamin D – often called the sunshine-and-seafood vitamin – is unlike its companion micronutrients.   It’s the only essential nutrient that exerts broad,…

Antioxidant Dark Chocolate Can Protect & Improve Brain Function

Dark Chocolate Affirmed as Brain-Booster Official French evidence review concludes that dark, antioxidant-rich chocolate or cocoa can protect or improve brain function and mood by Craig Weatherby Headlines touting the health benefits of raw cocoa – and extra-dark chocolate bars made from it – aren’t just hype.   While limited, the clinical evidence for dark…

Help the Campaign to Force Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Help the Campaign to Force GM Food Labeling California ballot initiative would require disclosure of genetically modified/engineered ingredients on the labels of foods sold there by Craig Weatherby The biggest problem with genetic modification of food crops isn’t the technology.   Gene splicing changes a plant’s genome much less than the crude methods used to…

Dramatic Omega-3 Discovery

Dramatic Omega-3 Discovery A critical genetic variation rules our ability to make essential omega-3s from plant foods; this may explain why rates of disease vary by ethnicity and diet by Craig Weatherby A landmark study shows that people’ genetic profiles greatly influence the impact of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids they consume.   The…

Omega-3s & Alzheimer’s

May 3, 2012 Omega-3s May Purge Alzheimer’s Plaque Diets rich in fish fats linked to lower blood levels of the brain-plaque proteins associated with Alzheimer’s by Craig Weatherby The idea that omega-3s from fish support brain health in middle-aged and older adults … even in younger people … keeps on accumulating evidence.   For example,…