People often recommend drinking more water as a way to help you lose weight. But is there any scientific evidence that this recommendation actually helps? It turns out that there is. . . .

Cold weather can increase blood pressure and may increase the risk of cardiac events in people with high blood pressure. But here's a surprising new solution: watermelon. . . . 

The Environmental Working Group has analyzed the pesticide residue testing data from the United States Department of Agriculture and released their most recent list of the fruits and vegetables with the most pesicide. . . .

Though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to endorse low dose aspirin for preventing recurrence of a stroke or heart attack for people who have already experienced one, it recently rejected Bayer's request to change the labelling of Aspirin to market it for prevention in people who have never suffered a heart attack or stroke . . . .

A recent meta-analysis of studies on dietary fat and heart disease (Ann Intern Med 2014;160:398-406) caused huge excitement in the media which reported it as showing that the conventional guideline to decrease saturated fat and increase polyunaturated fat has been debunked.

But, not only did the media get the study wrong, more importantly, the study got it wrong. . . .

The latest study on natural health and schizophrenia adds the herb Ginkgo biloba to the list of supplements that can help. . . .

Watch Linda talk about her new book, The All-New Vegetarian Passport, on Daytime Toronto on Rogers TV on Thursday, February 13 at 10:00.

This new study accomplishes two important things: it adds more evidence that vitamin C helps fight cancer, and it adds more evidence that antioxidants help chemotherapy rather than interfering with it. . . . 

Recent research presented at a conference of the American Association for Cancer Research has found that men who have higher levels of melatonin have a significant 75% reduced risk of developing advanced prostate cancer than men who have lower levels. . . .

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