Thursday, July 15, 2010

THIS Asthma Solution Costs No Money…

Asthmatic children with low blood vitamin D levels may have a greater risk of suffering severe asthma attacks.

A study followed more than 1,000 children with asthma for four years, and found those with vitamin-D insufficiency at the outset were more likely to have an asthma attack that required a trip to the hospital.

Reuters reports:

“When the researchers considered other factors -- including the severity of the children's asthma at the study's start, their weight and their family income -- vitamin D insufficiency itself was linked to a 50 percent increase in the risk of severe asthma attacks.”


Phytotherapy Research June 14, 2010 [Epub ahead of print]

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Would You Like Some Dimethylpolysiloxane With That?

Not that anyone is surprised, or that it is going to desuade parents from stuffing these things in their unsuspecting kids' mouths, but just thought you should know what is really in McDonald's Chicken Nuggets.

Apparently our dumb American palates are not as sophisticated as those in the UK. This is McDonald's excuse for including non food ingredients into their food. Additionally the article encourages us to avoid ingredients we cannot pronounce. So, if I learn to pronounce it, is it then okay? American's are not really this stupid, vote with your wallet and leave McDonald's once and for all!