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Do Low-Carb Diets During Pregnancy Increase the Risk of Birth Defects?
A recent study suggests that a low-carb diet may increase the risk of birth defects. But was it really the lack of carbohydrates, or was it something else? Read on to get the full scoop...
Health Lessons from International Cuisines: India
Unlike most of the other countries I’ve covered in this series, India is not renowned for any aspect of its health. Many Indians continue to suffer from malnutrition, and their rates of chronic disease (especially...
Health Lessons from International Cuisines: The Nordic Countries
The Nordic countries (including Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland) are well known for having some of the healthiest and happiest populations in the world. Sweden consistently maintains one of the world’s highest life expectancies,...
Health Lessons from International Cuisines: Africa
Most researchers agree that early Paleolithic humans lived in Africa. It has even been suggested that the bulk of our evolution as homo sapiens occurred in Africa, where our biological needs for certain nutrients such...
Health Lessons from International Cuisines: Japan
In the first article of this series I talked about the French diet, and the Japanese diet is almost the polar opposite. Most of the foods that are staples in France – cheese, red meat,...
Health Lessons from International Cuisines: France
International cuisines have long added variety to the American palate. Although modern, processed foods are gaining popularity in developed and developing countries, most regions still retain unique food cultures and dietary patterns that set them...