There’s been a lot of media talk over the last couple of weeks about a new study suggesting that carnitine, abundant in red meat and many energy drinks, contributes to heart disease. There’s also been a lot of misinformation. Here are the facts.
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Eating right should not be complicated. You don’t need to count calories, “net carbs,” glycemic loads, or “points” all day long. With the Pritikin Program, you’ll simply eat and enjoy good food. Learn how easy healthy eating can be.
Healthy brown bag lunches can cut lots of calories from your diet, which can shave inches off you. Learn 7 things you should pack, and 3 you shouldn’t.
What is Gluten? Wheat, barley and rye contain a protein known as gluten. Although gluten can be well-tolerated as a healthy part of a typical diet, some people have sensitivities to this protein. People who have physical reactions to the ingestion of foods containing gluten may experience relief from symptoms by eliminating gluten from the…
There are many foodborne pathogens. This article describes the 10 most common ones. By learning what these pathogens are, what illnesses they cause, and how infection can be prevented, people are taking proactive measures in the fight to reduce the numbers affected by these illnesses.
Two new studies suggest a link between low-sodium intake and higher risk of disease and death. Are they right? Are low-sodium diets unhealthy? Salt expert Jay Kenney, PhD, RD, FACN weighs in. Dr. Kenney is an educator and Nutrition Research Specialist at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. He also writes continuing education courses for registered dietitians nationwide, specializing in research on salt intake and disease risk.
You’ll stand on solid grounds after hearing the Pritikin Program guidelines for caffeine, coffee, and tea. Get some great new tips for beverages, too.