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Diet Science is a fun 7 to 8 minute weekly program with insights and straight scoops on today's health and diet issues from Dee McCaffrey, CDC. Dee is an Organic Chemist who lost 100 pounds, nearly half her body weight, and has kept it off for 20 years by staying away from processed foods. She's the author of The Science of Skinny, released by Perseus June 2012, and The Science of Skinny Cookbook, which was released December 2014.
 
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Vitamin B12 is a very important vitamin for cardiovascular and neurological health, but it is also the only vitamin that is not recognized as being reliably supplied from plant foods, leaving vegans to rely on foods fortified with synthetic vitamin B12 or take supplements. However, researchers at a Florida-based company say they have discovered act…
 
Did you know that the world's most prized spice has been clinically proven to be just as effective as Prozac, Zoloft and Tofranil, without any side effects? Listen in this week as Dee shares about the exciting scientific research into the efficacy of saffron to treat depression and more. Link to Saffron Supplement: https://amzn.to/2XYJ0zw Link to S…
 
Elderberry has long been used around the world to treat infections, and a 2009 study showed that it works better than medications for flu prevention and treatment. But is it safe against other viruses, such as COVID19? Listen in this week as Dee discusses the research on how elderberry protects against viral infections, and the cautions to take to …
 
Researchers have discovered a strong correlation between vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates from the Coronavirus. Listen in this week as Dee discusses the role of vitamin D in our immune health, how your body makes its own vitamin D, the foods it is found in, and why you need a varied diet supplying many vitamins and minerals to help vitamin …
 
For the third year running, the U.S. News and World Report ranks the Mediterranean Diet as the most nutritious and easy to follow diets for effective for weight loss and prevention of diabetes and heart disease. Listen in this week as Dee discusses the history and tenets of this long standing traditional diet, and how it fits in well with the proce…
 
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are two companies that make meatless burgers that can be cooked on a grill and come close to tasting like a beef burger. But are these plant-based patties any better for your health, and what's the difference between the two rival products? Listen in this week as Dee discusses the ingredients that make up each of th…
 
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) involves standing on a vibrating platform to stimulate muscle contraction much better than other types of exercise. Listen in this week as Dee discusses the science behind whole body vibration exercise and the growing number of clinical trials showing its powerful benefit to your health. Link to Whole Body Vibration Plate…
 
Americans jumped on the white meat over red meat bandwagon over 35 years ago in an effort to lower cholesterol and heart disease risk. But is white meat any better for your health in this regard? Listen in this week as Dee discusses a new study showing the effects of red meat, white meat and plant protein on cholesterol levels. The results may surp…
 
Does balancing your pH have an effect on hormone balance? Listen in this week as Dee explains how alkaline forming minerals are involved in hormone production, and which foods are your best sources of alkaline forming minerals. Link to Maca Root Link to Anti-Stress Calm for Magnesium Link to "Acid - The Silent Killer" Article by Dee McCaffrey…
 
Listen in this week as Dee talks about how to makeover pumpkin pie, whipped cream, and cranberry sauce into processed-free holiday fare. She also talks about the strategies you can take to keep from overindulging during the holiday. Link to Dee's Whole Wheat Pie Crust Link to Dee's Organic Pumpkin Pie Link to How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree Arti…
 
A study published in the Journal of Physiology found that animals fed a ketogenic diet were at a much greater risk of becoming insulin resistant than animals who ate a standard American high fat, high carb diet. Listen in this week as Dee discusses this and other studies showing how the trend toward ketogenic diets may pose previously unknown healt…
 
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