Prevention and the Search for a Cure Go Hand-in-Hand

Patients with active myeloma need the best treatment and, understandably, they are keenly interested in the search for a cure. But to prevent myeloma in the first place, we need a deep understanding of the disease. This understanding will lead to a world without myeloma by accelerating true disease eradication or cure. 

Fresh and health food choices for the summer

I have written a lot about healthy food choices, so recent articles stressing the benefits of the Mediterranean-style diet caught my eye. Apparently, it is not easy for Americans to switch to this healthier approach, with its emphasis on fish and fresh fruits and vegetables, writes journalist and author Paul Greenberg this week in the New York Times. And the dietary habits we cling to in the U.S. not only affect our own health, he notes, they impact the nation’s approach to farming and education about diet.

Saturated fat reconsidered, traces of herbicide in ice cream, and a curcumin success story

News about food is often a mix of conflicting advice and dubious claims. Three thought-provoking articles published this week caught my eye and offer plenty of food for thought.

Food Marketing Reaches a New Low: Buyers Beware

On April 15, 2017, Emma Morano passed away peacefully in Verbania, Italy at the age of 117 years, 137 days, and 16 hours! She was the oldest person in the world, according to her obituary. What explains her longevity?

She lived very quietly in a church-owned apartment near beautiful Lake Maggiore. Was the lake's mild climate a factor, or perhaps the three raw eggs she ate every day for nearly a century? As always with long life, the role of diet emerges. Was it the three eggs each day or the lack of processed foods and sodas, or any number of other possible factors? How to live a long, healthy life has become an obsession in modern times as it seems we become less and less healthy.

Real Food for 2017

 
As many of you know, I have written close to 20 blog posts about food (available here), a favorite topic.  The subject has been in the news so often lately that it seems like a good time to update my comments.

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