Dietary Therapy

In Praise of Fatty Foods

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the developed world. Although this disease employs more doctors than any other branch of medicine, recent discoveries show some fundamental flaws in our understanding of it - particularly the basic...

Questions & Answers about Stevia

Stevia Rebaudiana is an herb in the Chrysanthemum family which grows wild as a small shrub in parts of Paraguay and Brazil. The glycosides in its leaves, including up to 10% Stevioside, account for its incredible sweetness, making it unique among...

Understanding Dietary Fibre

Fibre is the term that describes remnants of plant cells that are resistant to human digestion. The usual sources are vegetables, cereals, bread, nuts, seeds and fruits. Although medical researchers have been recommending high fibre diets for about...

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha is a shrub cultivated in India and North America whose roots have been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic practitioners as a folk remedy. In the column "Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)" Ray Sahelian, M.D. alerts us to several...

Oncology Diet

The oncology diet provides a complete menu for all seven days of the week, including muffins, soups, salads, sandwiches, spreads, main courses, and desserts.

The Facts about Brain-Boosting Nutrients

The B vitamins should be called the thinking and feeling nutrients because they nourish the nervous system. Frank deficiencies result in serious neurological conditions such as Wernicke's encephalopathy. But for the average American eating a normal...

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