Advocacy and Health News

Six refreshing watercooler comments about GMOs

You dread the "Don Moment".     You are innocently refilling your cup at the office water cooler when "Know It All Don" shows up. They guy who makes sure you know you are WRONG about everything. Here is a cheat sheet for putting these Don's in their places when they blather on about GMO's.       "Don't you know we need GMO's to feed the world." Actually, Don, genetic engineering is known to decrease yields over time due to the accumulation of herbicides in the soil.   "Don't you know GMO labeling will put farmers out of business." Actually, Don, GMO labeling does not change one darn thing about how a GMO farmer goes about her business. However, it does give her to opportunity to grow higher value...
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Nutrition & Health Articles

Three Supplements Found to Reduce Inflammation Marker

Every disease process involves inflammation as a cause, consequence, or complication. Over the past 15 years, many doctors have begun to routinely measure blood levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP), which is both a marker and promoter of inflammation.   Weight loss, dietary improvements, and smoking cessation are known to reduce CRP levels. So can some nutritional supplements. In the most recent study along these lines, researchers found that regular use of glucosamine, chondroitin, or omega-3 fish oils are associated with lower levels of inflammation.   Elizabeth Kantor, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, and her colleagues analyzed data from 9,947 adults who had participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. She...
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