Cardiovascular disease affects millions of North Americans every day, costing billions of health care dollars to treat, yet they are preventable! Cardiovascular disease is a term that indicates plaque build-up in the arteries or veins of the heart, around the heart, and all around the body. It can be focused in your limbs, in the brain, around the heart, or anywhere in the vessels of the body.
Cardiovascular disease, often simply called "heart disease", is the umbrella tit
It is well known that cooked meats can contain carcinogens (See Carcinogens from Food, Part 1 for the full story), but did you know that carcinogens can also be found in starchy foods?
During high temperature cooking such as frying, roasting, and baking, sugar and starch containing foods become beautiful and browned thanks to a process called the Maillard reaction. However, a byproduct called acrylamide is formed during reactions between naturally occurring sugars (glucose
Gluten is a general term for the proteins found in wheat. Gluten is made of two different types of proteins: gliadin and glutenin. The type of protein most people are referring to when they talk about gluten is "gliadin". Different types of wheat or grains that contain gluten are listed below:
Commercial oat products, including oat gum and oat hull fibre
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There seems to be a lot of hype these days about Vitamin D supplements. Debates continue on about its role in preventative health, and about how much we should consume. Some suggest that Vitamin D is the cure for asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and even diabetes and cancer. Research is still unclear on the benefits in chronic disease prevention, it is without a doubt an important nutrient and we know that deficiency can cause rickets and weak bones. Vitamin
Coconut oil has been famed for having healing properties, easing digestion, improving heart health, and giving back youth and vitality to skin, hair and nails. Let's take a look at the facts and latest research to dispel any myths and misconceptions you may have had about this tropical source of plant fat.
If you are interested to know what the buzzword "MCT" or "Medium Chain Triglycerides" is all about, then this paragraph is for you! If not, you can skip over to the next