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Stories by Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Can Cavities Be Healed with Diet?

Can cutting out grains help prevent or even reverse tooth decay? Nutrition Diva explores the science and lore of remineralization

June 22, 2016 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Raw Mushrooms: Hazardous or Harmless?

Several well-known experts have warned against eating raw mushrooms due to toxins they contain. Nutrition Diva investigates whether you need to worry

May 11, 2016 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

How to Treat a Headache without Drugs

If you find yourself taking headache medication more often than you'd like, try these drug-free approaches next time a headache looms

December 9, 2015 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

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 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel
The Carrageenan Controversy

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 — Nutrition Diva 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 — Nutrition Diva 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 — Nutrition Diva 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 — Nutrition Diva 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 — Nutrition Diva 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 — Nutrition Diva 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 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Can Diet and Nutrition Help You Get Pregnant?

Find out if (and how) certain foods and nutrients can affect female fertility. Are there things you should eat if you want to get pregnant? Nutrition Diva explains. 

August 13, 2014 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel
What Are Phytosterols?

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 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

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