May 2003 - Page 3 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Bad news for decaf drinkers

If you read last week's e-Alert about coffee ("David Beats Goliath Again" 5/15/03) and decided to switch to decaf…well, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but you may still have that coffee monkey on your back.

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What is the Pectin Paradox?

That’s the title that an HSI member named Peter gave to an HSI Forum thread in which he wonders what the difference might be between grapefruit pectin and pectin from other citrus sources.

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Coffee's effect on type II diabetes

In previous e-Alerts I’ve mentioned my love/hate relationship with coffee – that is: I love it, and I hate to think of going without it. I know it’s probably not the best thing for me, but as health vices go (I rationalize) it’s a small infraction.

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Forget the fish fry

A recent University of Washington study reports that how you prepare your fish does make a difference.

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Choose distilled water

Water, water everywhere – but which water should we drink?

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A la carte

One out of every four people who take prescription drugs experience adverse side effects.

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The sky is falling!

A colleague named Rachel who lives in London sent me an e-mail last week with a link to a BBC article titled “Warning Over Vitamin Doses.” Rachel added, “All the UK newspapers are carrying reports that vitamins are dangerous.”

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