Tagged: diet

How lifestyle affects our microbiome and health

The question of nature vs nurture extends to our microbiome – the personal complement of mostly-friendly bacteria we carry around with us. Study after study has found that our microbiome affects nearly every aspect...

Low-fat or low-carb?

New evidence from a study at the Stanford University School of Medicine might dismay those who have chosen sides in the low-fat versus low-carb diet debate. Neither option is superior: Cutting either carbs or fats shaves...

Alternative to eating fish

People who don’t like fish or who are vegetarian can get its key nutrients from other healthy foods, except for its long-chain omega-3 fats EPA and DHA. It’s your total dietary pattern that’s most...

Is olive oil really that special?

In the past 25 years, olive oil has taken on the sta­tus of a health food, initially among those trying to improve their cholesterol lev­els and protect their heart, but then also among people who were...

Algal oil for omega-3s?

Are algal oil supplements a good alternative to standard omega-3 (fish oil) supplements? They seem to be. Derived from various types of micro-algae, algal oil is gaining popularity among vegans and other people who want...

12 irresistible vegetarian dishes

A vegetarian diet can be a healthy way to eat. But there are all shades of vegetarianism, ranging from “I only eat meat on the weekends” to the “absolutely-no-animal-product” philosophy of vegans. Learning how...