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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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Interchangeably called garbanzo beans, chickpeas are a versatile bean with many powerful health benefits and uses in the diet. Listen in this week as Dee discusses the variety of nutrients in chickpeas as well as the many ways to incorporate them into your culinary repertoire. Link to purchase garbanzo beans: https://amzn.to/3k3pRqY…
 
Oats are known for their high content of a cholesterol lowering fiber called beta-glucan. But, oats also contain antioxidants in the outer bran layer with many promising health benefits. Listen in this week as Dee discusses these special antioxidants and the various forms of oats to include in your healthy diet! Link to oat bran muffin recipe: http…
 
Glutathione is known as “The Master Antioxidant” because it is made within your body and protects cells from toxic substances such as heavy metals, drugs and cancer causing free radicals. How it does this is quite fascinating. Listen in this week as Dee discusses how your body makes glutathione, and which foods to eat to help your body make adequat…
 
Yogurt is known for its probiotic content and the myriad benefits it provides to the gut microbome. But, do non-dairy yogurts measure up to the centuries-old yogurts made from cow and goat milk? Listen in this week as Dee discusses the pros and cons of commercially prepared non-dairy yogurts, and which may be the best for you. Link to purchase non-…
 
Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, only occur during certain times of the year--usually spring or summer--when plant pollens trigger the immune system to overreact. Listen in this week as Dee discusses the best foods to eat to help quell seasonal allergies, and which foods you should avoid during allergy season. Link …
 
Chromium is a mineral found in foods that enhances the action of insulin to lower blood sugar levels. Listen in this week as Dee explains the role of chromium and what foods and supplements can help increase intake for blood sugar control. Link to purchase Chromium Picolinate supplement: https://amzn.to/2QEcmle Link to purchase Glucose Tolerance Fa…
 
Digestive enzymes are naturally produced in various places within the digestive system. If you're not producing enough of them, digestion is impaired, and you won't be well nourished even if you have a healthy diet. Listen in this week as Dee explains how digestive enzymes work and why supplemental enzymes might a good idea. Link to purchase Digest…
 
A form of fermented tea, known as Emperor's Pu·erh tea, has been used for over 500 years in China as a medicinal tea. Recent studies show that it contains compounds that naturally lower cholesterol. Listen in this week as Dee explains the chemistry of this tea and how to use it safely to lower cholesterol levels. Link to purchase Pu-erh Tea: https:…
 
What makes broccoli and spinach so healthy? One particular compound found naturally in these foods is alpha-lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant. Listen in this week as Dee explains the various foods and other sources of alpha-lipoic acid and the roles it plays in metabolic health such as managing blood sugar, blood pressure, weight loss and more. L…
 
More than 4,000 studies have documented the impressive health benefits of a natural plant compound called Berberine--everything from weight loss to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, to improved immunity and digestion. Listen in this week as Dee discusses what Berberine is and how it works to boost your health. Link to Berberine for Improved …
 
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…
 
Monk fruit sweetener, aka Luo Han Guo, is a zero calorie sugar alternative that has taken a prominent place among sugar-free devotees and those with diabetes. Listen in this week as Dee explains that not all monk fruit sweeteners are created equal, and how to ensure you're getting the best of its health benefits. Link to Dee's article on Monk Fruit…
 
The term “vitamin B6” makes it sound like it’s only one nutrient, but the term refers to a group of six related compounds that have similar activity and very important roles in the way our body functions. Listen in this week as Dee discusses this important vitamin and why you may need more of it in your diet. Link to Dee's Article "The Benefits of …
 
Recent genetic studies confirm that people of a certain blood type are at significantly higher risk of developing severe cases of COVID-19 (defined as respiratory failure). Listen in this week as Dee discusses the findings of these studies and what it means for your blood type). Link to Blood Type Test Kit: https://amzn.to/2YHo404…
 
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…
 
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