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Report confirms importance of eating pale produce, ‘a forgotten source of nutrients’

Posted February 21, 2014

According to a report in Advances in Nutrition, a journal published by the American Society for Nutrition, it’s high time that we take a closer look at the health benefits of pale produce, not just colorful ones. The report, “White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients,” outlines the benefits of pale produce and suggests that Americans consider incorporating more of them in their diets to obtain the nutrients that are often overlooked in favor of foods that have deeper hues.

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Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce

Posted September 4, 2012

Does an organic strawberry contain more vitamin C than a conventional one? Maybe — or maybe not. Stanford University scientists have weighed in on the “maybe not” side of the debate after an extensive examination of four decades of research comparing organic and conventional foods. They concluded that fruits and vegetables labeled organic were, on average, no more nutritious than their conventional counterparts, which tend to be far less expensive. Nor were they any less likely to be contaminated by dangerous bacteria like E. coli.

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Vitamin D May Reduce PMS Pain by 41%

Posted April 30, 2012

Women who are helping their PMS with bioidentical progesterone now have another important supplement to add to their regime. The importance of vitamin D for bone health is well known and over the last year there has been increasing evidence of its importance for boosting immunity and preventing disease. Now a new study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine has found that women with PMS (Pre Menstrual Syndrome) may be able to eliminate their immobilizing cramps for up to two months by taking a single mega-dose of vitamin D.

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