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Increased Blood Sugar Linked To Cancer in Women

As we have discussed elsewhere on The Health Food Post website, many highly regarded experts and science writers have increasingly cautioned about the health risks associated with sugar and other fast digesting carbohydrates. Now, the results of a new study have been announced. This study involved almost 65,000 people and has linked cancer with abnormally […]

It’s Official – Diesel Fumes Cause Lung Cancer

This should not come as news to anyone, but despite long standing denials from public officials and the trucking industry over many decades, we finally have an official acknowledgement of what should be obvious. The sickened, irritating exhaust fumes from diesel engines cause cancer. Diesel is a petroleum product used as fuel in the engines […]

Conflicting News on the Health Benefits of Tea?

For many years, we have heard again and again that the health benefits of tea, green tea and other teas, were substantial. However, recent news from Scotland is raising some eyebrows and may warrant a bit of a rethink. New research indicates that men who are heavy tea drinkers may be more likely to develop […]

Is Coffee Healthy?

There have been conflicting reports over the past few years as to whether drinking coffee is healthy or unhealthy. Here is an overview of recent news on the subject. The possible increased risk of high blood pressure and heart trouble has been feared as a potential negative side effect of coffee consumption. And there have […]

Diet & Fitness

Examining The Gluten-Free Diet Craze

Magazine articles, news programs, and everyday conversations all frequently feature one topic: going gluten-free. While medical conditions like celiac disease and gluten allergies have long necessitated a gluten-free lifestyle, electing to go gluten-free has recently become a widespread health phenomenon. What is the truth behind the hype? Is following a gluten-free diet really a healthier […]

Examining Essential Oils

Using essential oils for healing purposes is an age-old practice, but these ancient oils have recently seen a reemergence in many medicine cabinet appearances all over the country. Claiming to fix a wide variety of ailments, these oils are sold in major stores, websites, and even through home shows. How is the average consumer to […]

Five Healthy Nuts

Here is a list of some of the healthiest nuts and some (not all) of the most important vitamins and minerals in each. 1) Walnuts Walnuts are a nutritional powerhouse. They are good for the heart and the brain. They are loaded with the antioxidant “ellagic acid” and other disease fighting polyphenols. Walnuts are also […]

Does Reduced Salt Consumption Do More Harm Than Good?

The excellent science writer Gary Taubes wrote a very interesting op-ed piece in the Sunday New York Times (June 3, 2012) about salt. The crux of the discussion is this: The conventional wisdom for decades is that salt is bad and is a cause of high blood pressure, causes hypertension and heart disease, and raises […]