Evolving Health

Atherosclerosis refers to accumulation of a thick sludge in patches that merge to form large plaques, called atheromas, in artery walls. The plaque is made up of cholesterol and other fats,...

Sodium’s association with high blood pressure is well known. However, sodium also plays a large role in keeping you healthy. It’s important to know how to strike the right balance. Along...

I use one particular olive oil for cooking and another extra-virgin olive oil to mix with some balsamic vinegar for my salads. Olive oil, as the staple source of fatty acids...

Fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue syndrome, has increased by 200 to 400 percent in the last decade and now affects approximately 6-12 million Americans. It’s a syndrome with symptoms of hormonal, sleep...

The power behind Dr. Barry Sears’s Zone diet is that it offers people simple techniques to be used as part of their eating plan, which makes lower-calorie eating on a high-protein, moderate-carb...

I recently read what is entitled the “Protein Debate” between Loren Cordain, a paleo diet proponent, and Colin Campbell, a plant-based diet proponent. Given that I’m simply a graduate student without...

There are some really wacked people on the Internet who try to blame the whole obesity epidemic on HFCS, fructose or agave and are misguiding everyone. I liken it to the...

Sucralose has been on the market for about two decades now and has been touted as a quite the wonderful artificial sweetener. The safety profile of sucralose has been excellent in...

Men who drink a few too many Diet Coke or some other cola-like beverages daily may have fewer sperm, according to a new study. The study, published in the April 15,...

Louo han guo is a fruit that has been recently hyped up and marketed as a natural sweetener. What is it really? It’s really just a source of xylitol. Xylitol is...