Could Coffee Reduce Suicide Risk?

A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that drinking 2-4 cups of coffee per day may cut suicide risk for women and men in half. Apparently, coffee somehow causes the brain to produce larger quantities of the neurotransmitters dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin—the same chemicals that are affected by many popular antidepressants, […]

Soy and Prostate Cancer. What’s the Connection?

Here’s a case of 2+2 = 2. Or, maybe 3. But definitely not 4. People in Asian countries eat a lot more soy than those of us in Western countries. They also have lower rates of prostate cancer. So, more than a decade ago, scientists started speculating that eating all that soy was responsible for [...]

Soy and Prostate Cancer. What’s the Connection?

soy does not decrease prostate cancer riskHere’s a case of 2+2 = 2. Or, maybe 3. But definitely not 4.
People in Asian countries eat a lot more soy than those of us in Western countries. They also have lower rates of prostate cancer. So, more than a decade ago, scientists started speculating that eating all that soy was responsible for reducing cancer risk. The connection between the two seemed so obvious that the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Center began recommending that men increase their soy intake. Unfortunately, there has been little evidence to back up the idea that increasing soy is what causes the decreased prostate cancer risk. In fact, according to a just-published study out of the University of Illinois, there’s no connection at all.
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6 Steps to Get Your Family Cooking Every Monday

With work, school and activity schedules, cooking and eating together as a family can be a challenge. To get the whole family into the kitchen on a Monday night, make it a Kids Cook Monday! When you make time for healthy, home cooked meals, it sets a good example and provides valuable cooking and kitchen [...]

6 Steps to Get Your Family Cooking Every Monday

With work, school and activity schedules, cooking and eating together as a family can be a challenge. familycookingdinnerTo get the whole family into the kitchen on a Monday night, make it a Kids Cook Monday! When you make time for healthy, home cooked meals, it sets a good example and provides valuable cooking and kitchen habits that children will carry with them for life. Plus, getting a Monday start to your family cooking routine can help you stick with it long-term. [Read more...]

Meatless Monday Offers 10 Hot Tips For Tasty Summer Grilling That’ll Get You Fired Up For A Healthy BBQ Season

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy delicious, sizzling meals straight off the grill!  As you get set to fire up your BBQ, instead of the usual meat-focused fare, cook up some grilled veggies instead.  Giving up meat doesn’t mean having to give up smoky barbecue flavor.  Vegetables are amazing on the grill, plus meatless [...]

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