February 2005 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Avocado consumption

I remember reading some years ago that avocados should be eaten in moderation because of their high fat content. That advice makes perfect sense for anyone who has bought into the absurd mindset that any dietary fat is an enemy of good health.

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Cookware safety

This is just one of three active threads that discuss the pros and cons of different types of cookware, with a special emphasis on the dangers of Teflon.

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Are these "harmful drugs" safe enough to sell?

Last week the confusion over the use of Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra and other pain-killing drugs got even more confusing when an FDA panel advised the agency to keep the drugs on the market.

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Fighting colorectal cancer with calcium

Calcium intake is a powerful preventive against colorectal cancer. That’s a bold statement, but with study after study we’re seeing that it appears to be true.

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Vinegar intake may aid diabetics

In a moment I’ll address the issue of palatability. But to start things off, we’ll look at a study that illustrates how a little vinegar before meals may actually help diabetics and those with pre-diabetic symptoms manage insulin sensitivity.

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Proper dog nutrition

“Is there something about dogs’ digestive systems that makes them able to handle meat that is too old to be good for us? Or should we never feed a dog meat that we wouldn’t eat ourselves?”

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The importance of CRP

A new era dawned recently when the medical mainstream finally gave its official stamp of approval to a cardiovascular risk factor that HSI members have known about for years: C-reactive protein (CRP).

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