[Vision2020] Fw: Coconut Oil Myths Persist in Face of the Facts

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-----Original Message-----Subject:  Coconut Oil Myths Persist in Face of the FactsFrom: "Nutrition Action" To: LFALEN at TURBONET.COMDate: 06/22/16 13:32:54NutritionAction.com » Daily  Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to see it on the web with links, graphics and references.    FOLLOW US      Wednesday, June 22, 2016Nutrition Action Daily Tip Who doesn't want a miracle?Author: David Schardt  in: Fat in Food"Miraculous." "Amazing." "Life Saving." Some people love coconut oil, the "virgin" oil kind made by puréeing coconut meat and gently heating it. And they love the myths about its health benefits.Too bad evidence is lacking for some of them.Here are three of the biggest coconut oil myths and the facts.Myth: Coconut oil can help you lose weight.The Facts: Dr. Oz thinks it can. He called coconut oil "the miracle fat that fights fat." Yet the only study that tested whether it
helps people shed pounds came up empty.In 2009, a master's degree student in Brazil gave 40 obese women either coconut oil or soybean oil and asked them to cook with two tablespoons of the oil every day. After three months, the women given coconut oil didn't weigh any less-and had no smaller waists-than those given soybean oil.That's the only study. But it was all that Internet osteopath-salesman Joseph Mercola needed to shout about "The Amazing Oil That Trims Women's Waistlines" on mercola.com, where he will happily sell you coconut oil by the barrel.Keep reading to learn more>>  Order a subscription to Nutrition Action Healthletter: A one-year subscription term is 10 issues, monthly except combined issues in January/February and July/August. And choose your delivery method - print version only; digital version only (delivered immediately upon order processing); or print plus the
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University followed for a year 501 couples in Michigan and Texas who were trying to become pregnant. The couples kept a daily record of their alcohol and caffeinated beverage consumption, their cigarette smoking, and their use of multivitamins or prenatal vitamins. Of the 344 couples who conceived a child, 98, or 28 percent, miscarried. When the researchers analyzed the records of all the participants to see what might have accounted for the miscarriages, three factors stood out.  what matteredWomen older than 34 were twice as likely to miscarry.Women who took a daily multivitamin or prenatal vitamin before becoming pregnant or during the first two months of their pregnancies were on average half as likely...Keep reading to learn more >> Health Information Just for Women  For Women OnlyThe signs of a heart attack or a stroke are different in women than in men. Women have a higher risk of
osteoporosis and, of course, breast cancer. And they're more likely to suffer from constipation and muscle loss. Here's what women need to know to stay strong and healthy. Read More...Order your copy today! Is chicken for dinner giving you a urinary tract infection?Researchers are linking the bacteria in food to UTIs.E. coli bacteria cause six to eight million urinary tract infections every year, mostly in women. And more and more of those bugs are shrugging off the antibiotics that we use to treat them."We don't understand where people are picking up these antibiotic-resistant strains," says Lance Price, professor of environmental and occupational health at the George Washington University School of Public Health. "But if we're serious about tackling this problem, then we need to investigate food as a possible source."first link between chicken and UTIsMore than a decade ago,
researchers investigating a cluster of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in California discovered that they were linked to a unique drug-resistant strain of E. coli that was also found in raw chicken sold there. (1) "That started the idea that maybe poultry products were a source of exposure to the E. coli that caused those uri­nary tract infections," says Price.Some researchers have dubbed the infections FUTIs (FOO-tees), for "foodborne urinary tract infections."In 2012 Price and his co-workers collected samples of raw turkey, chicken, and pork from all nine major grocery chains in Flagstaff, Arizona. They also obtained blood and urine samples from UTI patients in the city's only hospital. (2)Then they compared the genetic fingerprints of the E. coli and Kleb­siella pneumoniae (another bug that can cause UTIs) that were in the food with the fingerprints of the E. coli and Klebsiella
that were in the patients.Bingo!There were matches for both bacteria."It's very compelling evidence that E. coli are bleeding over from the food supply and causing UTIs," says Price. "And the fact that we were able to find pairs of Kleb­siella strains that were so closely related in food and in sick patients suggests that food is also probably an important source of Klebsiella-caused UTIs."What's probably happening, says Price, is that people are contaminating their kitchens with bacteria from raw poultry and meat. "Then they inadvertently get those bacteria in their mouths, and the bacteria colonize the gut and then eventual­ly make their way out of the...Keep reading to learn more>> Click for a free health-conscious download: Dietary Supplements: How to Read a Multivitamin Label.    FOLLOW US   UNSUBSCRIBE     FORWARD TO A FRIENDHelp us be sure that this email newsletter gets to
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