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The Sacred Cow Behind the Elephant

by Contributing Editor: Health Sciences Institute, 3/19/2002

Last week, I saw the same headlines again and again: "Dietary soy reduces pain, inflammation." "A Diet Rich in Soy Products May Help Soothe Pain from Inflammation." Soy has been big news in the health press lately - and all of the coverage I've seen has been positive.


White Poison Got Milk

ColorLines, by Shanti Rangwani, Mar 7, 2002

Got milk? If not, then thank your lucky stars. Because if you do, medical research shows that you are likely to be plagued by anemia, migraine, bloating, gas, indigestion, asthma, prostate cancer, and a host of potentially fatal allergies--especially if you are a person of color.


89% US Dairy Herds Are Infected With Bovine Leukemia

Are You Drinking Virus-Infected Bovine Body Fluids?

By Robert Cohen

I thought that I was beyond being shocked about the extent of sickness on America's dairy farms. Today's column contains a most disgusting revelation, guaranteed to make you choke and gag on your next slurp of ice cream.

The current issue of Hoard's Dairyman, (Volume 147, number 4), the self proclaimed "National Dairy Farm Magazine," contains a revelation that surprised even me.


Coffee Drinking Not Linked to Chronic Hypertension

Mon Mar 25, 2002

By Melissa Schorr

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Drinking at least a cup of coffee a day may cause a short-term spike in blood pressure, but it is unlikely to lead to chronic hypertension, researchers report.

"Coffee drinking did appear to have a small, long-term effect on blood pressure, but it did not materially raise the risk of developing hypertension," lead author Dr. Michael J. Klag, director of the division of general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, told Reuters Health.



Butter. Rich, creamy, smooth. It melts in your mouth like... well...butter. But we certainly shouldn't be eating it...right? For years we've been bombarded, even pummeled, by articles and information telling us how bad saturated fats are for us. And we, caring about our health, have sadly but righteously cut that melting yellow delight out of our lives.

Well, guess what? back. Yes, back in the at least shaky good graces of leading-edge nutritionists and researchers.