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Villains among EWG’s BPA-free “Best Players”

EWG.org just released a list of manufacturers who continue to use BPA (bisphenol A) in their products along with a list of the “Best Players” who no longer do. However, there is a big problem lurking with those on their … Continue reading

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Extra Virgin Olive or High Oleic Oil?

Extra virgin olive oil is to be the dominant fat on the TQI Diet. Some people hesitate to follow this fully, having been told that EVOO is too fragile to cook with and is no healthier than various high oleic … Continue reading

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Is Almond Flour Trouble?

Many on the TQI diet use almond flour. Recently, I have been getting requests to respond to a blog suggesting we should avoid almond flour. Here are my responses to the 5 reasons stated for giving up almond flour: 1. … Continue reading

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Speaking Out Against High Oleic OIls

What are high oleic oils? The food industry profits by selling foods made from inexpensive ingredients with long shelf lives. Not all that long ago, transfats were added to our foods because they fully met these requirements. Then, in the … Continue reading

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Getting vitamin B without eating grains

Grains and B Vitamins Sometimes those on the Elimination Phase of the TQI diet worry that they may become deficient in vitamin B because they are not eating many grains. Those worries are actually misplaced because it is near impossible … Continue reading

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Nuts Are Good

A recent study compared the health of people who ate nuts (tree nuts and peanuts) with those who do not eat nuts often. Conclusion: Nuts are good for you. The study looked at diet data collected as part of the … Continue reading

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MSG can make you fat

In class I mention that MSG is used to make lab rats fat for use in nutritional studies. A recent study now confirms that it appears to have the same effect in humans. (Not so surprising, given that animal studies … Continue reading

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