Author: Jack Challem

A Big Fat Mistake

New research has weakened the perceived link between saturated fat and heart disease. Today, many experts agree that refined carbs pose a much greater danger. Is it possible — even imaginable — that nearly everyone has been wrong about saturated fat and its connection to heart disease? Brace yourself. Based on a wave of new research, all the dietary admonitions about saturated fat could end up being little more than a huge mistake.

Are the New “Official” Vitamin D Recommendations Dangerous to Your Health?

In a report issued late last year by the Institute of Medicine, a committee of physicians and researchers cautioned against taking large amounts of supplemental vitamin D and calcium because they are unnecessary and potentially harmful. However, the committee did recommend slight increases in the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) for calcium (1,000 to 1,300 mg/d)… Read more »

Natural Remedies For Inflammation

With the fanfare of a holiday parade, drug companies a few years ago unveiled two new Cox-2 inhibitor drugs-Celebrex and Vioxx-to treat arthritis, inflammation, premenstrual syndrome, and potentially even cancer. All the hoopla paid off. Since then, doctors have written more than seven million prescriptions for these “super aspirin” drugs, earning hundreds of million dollars… Read more »

In Praise of Evolution

The never-ending arguments about evolution and creationism (or intelligent design) mystify me. I can’t understand why one of the most beautiful and fascinating aspects of biology is so controversial. Evolution is all about change, adaptation, and dumb luck. It’s nature’s version of the Las Vegas crapshoot. It’s exciting, and sometimes scary. From a biological standpoint,… Read more »

Mmm Mmm Mmm Bad…Campbell’s Soup is Mmm Mmm Bad

Excess use of sodium: Campbell’s is like the Microsoft of the soup world. The company dominates the soup business, but it’s products…well…taste like crap. Their soups are at best bland and mushy. Some contain so much salt that they’re the human equivalent of a salt lick. For example, Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup provides a whopping… Read more »

Sugar Wars – Nothing Natural About Them

Despite the worldwide economic recession, one type of business seems to be profiting: candy shops.Most of us have our comfort foods. It may be chicken soup, a slice of pizza, or a chunk of chocolate. A recent article in the New York Times reported that business in candy shops is booming. Business is especially good… Read more »