Eat More Protein and Lose Weight

If you’re managing to eat 7 to 9 daily servings of fruits and vegetables, give yourself a pat on the back.  But don’t be tempted to cut back on protein to make room for all that produce.  Recent research has shown that getting a higher percentage of calories from protein helps people get slim and stay that…

Soy Consumption and Related Health Risks

  For years we’ve been told that soy foods are “good for us.”  Soy milk, soy shakes, energy bars, veggie burgers…that sort of thing.  But the idea that soy prevents breast cancer has come under question in a book by Kaayla T. Daniel entitled “The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health…

Iodine and Its Health Benefits

There is a silent epidemic of iodine deficiency occurring in America.  For several decades, the primary source of this critical mineral has been iodized table salt. Because of the mantra to avoid salt, people have stopped reaching for the salt shaker. Even if they defied the diet police and salted their food, researchers found in…