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Are Soil-Based Organisms Beneficial?

Some people claim that we're better off getting our probiotic bacteria from dirt than from foods like yogurt. But are these products safe?

August 12, 2015 — Monica Reinagel

The Carrageenan Controversy

Carrageenan has been used in traditional food preparation for hundreds of years and is an ingredient in many organic and vegan foods. But now critics are calling for a ban. Is carrageenan safe? Nutrition Diva sorts through the evidence

July 1, 2015 — Monica Reinagel

Can the Right Diet Prevent Cancer?

There's no such thing as a diet that prevents cancer because diet is only one of many factors in this complex disease. However, there are ways to reduce your risk. Nutrition Diva has 5 of the most important things you can do (Surprise: Eating organic isn't one of them!)

May 20, 2015 — Monica Reinagel

Vitamin K and Natto - What's the Connection?

Natto is one of the richest sources of vitamin K2, which is important for bone and heart health. Here's what you need to know about this little-known nutrient and even lesser-known food source

April 15, 2015 — Monica Reinagel

How Does Coconut Oil Affect Cholesterol?

Will the saturated fats in coconut oil raise your cholesterol? More to the point, does this matter? Nutrition Diva gives us an update on the latest research.

February 18, 2015 — Monica Reinagel

Is Milk Bad for Your Bones?

There's a rumor going around that dairy products contribute to osteroporosis by acidifying the body. Nutrition Diva gets to the bottom of the controversy

January 21, 2015 — Monica Reinagel

Can Lutein Supplements Protect Your Eyes?

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss. Will special vitamin supplements protect your eyes? Nutrition Diva tackels a reader question

December 10, 2014 — Monica Reinagel

Can Soylent Replace Food?

A new product claims to make eating a thing of the past. Are you ready for life without food? 

October 8, 2014 — Monica Reinagel

What Are Phytosterols?

Phytosterols can help keep your heart and brain young. Find out which foods contain them and how much you need

July 16, 2014 — Monica Reinagel

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