Food & Wine

Ignore the Mediterranean Diet Media Nonsense

Last week, news broke that one of the leading medical journals, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), had to print a retraction.

Now, you’ve likely seen retractions in regular media channels. As we learn more or clarify facts, we have to update stories. Or sometimes an error slips past even the best proofreaders.

Don’t Let the Salt Headlines Fool You

Proponents of “the less salt, the better” mantra are celebrating…

“High-salt diet kills off good gut bacteria” is a headline we’re seeing everywhere this week, thanks to a recently released study.

This ‘Royal’ Food Protects Your Heart and Your Colon

In ancient Persia, it was a food reserved for royalty.

Today, it’s a snack people eat millions of tons of annually.

Don’t Listen to California’s Coffee Cops

The Nanny Police need to knock it off.

Longtime readers might remember how I railed against so-called “regulators” who demanded restaurant chains include “high sodium” icons on their menus.

The No. 1 Antidepressant – Your Gut

I’m tired of all the headline nonsense.

You’ve likely seen stories about a diet that lowers heart-disease risk along with depression risk. It’s called the DASH diet (it stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). This new link discovered by researchers even got a feature on Good Morning America.

Convenience Is Killing You, Part II

I warned you last summer: Convenience is killing us.

Last July, we warned of the health risks of ultra-processed foods. Ultra-processed essentially means any pre-packaged or sugary foods – including frozen meals, chips, soda, and microwavable snacks. It also includes soda drinks.

Improving Your Memory With This Superfood Spice

Years ago, health care giant Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) sold Band-Aid bandages containing the spice turmeric.

Turmeric bandages might seem odd, but the spice has a long history of medicinal use in India.

My Next Prescription Is a Pint

This time of year, I like to thaw out my stash of superfoods.

That’s because I load up on blueberries each spring and summer. So much so, that I freeze the leftovers to help tide me over until the next time they’re in season.

Time to Break out the Bubbly

It’s as much a tradition as watching the ball drop on Times Square…

Each year, millions of Americans celebrate New Year’s Eve with a glass of champagne.

In Defense of Holiday Wine

If one more person tells me that my glass of Riesling will give me cancer, I might lose my mind.

You’re likely familiar with news stories claiming consuming alcohol will increase your cancer risk. Some folks are even advocating total abstinence to “save themselves.”