Does Raspberry Ketone in Supplements Promote Weight Loss?

Dietary supplements containing raspberry ketone (RK) recently experienced a massive surge in popularity following some discussion on the Dr. Oz show which suggested that it is effective for promoting weight loss. In many ways, Dr. Oz’s show probably has some level of influence on supplements that Oprah’s show had on books.  I didn’t actually watch…

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Probiotic Chewing Gum with Lactobacillus Improves Morning Breath

Just when you though you’ve heard of everything, researchers from the University of Copenhagen published the results of a study on the effects of probiotic chewing gum (containing lactobacillus reuteri) on morning breath. Morning breath is basically a euphemism for bad breath or as it’s known clinically, halitosis.  Typically, halitosis is worse in the morning…

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Can You Lower Your Cholesterol Levels by Eating Pistachio Nuts?

Elevated levels of serum cholesterol represent a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. In fact, there’s actually a direct relationship between not only plasma levels of total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and coronary heart disease, but also coronary mortality. In Canada, the current guidelines recommend screening of men over 40 and women over…

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Warning for Pregnant Women Who Drink Green Tea

Though the popularity of green tea is still predominantly in Asian countries, its following is growing in North America.  Green tea itself contains antioxidants and polyphenols, in particular, such as catechins which have a number of potential health benefits including weight loss and promoting cardiovascular health . Folate and Pregnancy Folate…

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