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Vegetable Oils

The most commonly-used type of oils in the United States and soon to be most nations, are none other than corn and soy oils and other plant-derived oils. These are the most common oils in the diet because these crops represent the monstrosity that is American agribusiness. They are grown cheaply, the government pays subsidies for excess, and the excess has given the food industry a strong...

Why Milk is Bad for You

Milk does a body good right?? Well, real milk can, but what’s sold at the supermarket is worlds apart from what can be considered nutritious food.180 Degree Health wants you to understand, when it comes to modern pasteurized, homogenized,store-bought garbage, why milk is bad for you. We are conditioned to believe that a diet without milk is dangerously low in vitamins and minerals. If we...

Fructose

Fructose, a type of sugar, has historically been granted a ?get out of jail free? card due to its presence in fruit. It’s the same sugar that’s in fruit, and fruit is healthy, so fructose must be healthy goes the story. But is there such as thing as too much?? Without a doubt, yes. Also, when it’s in the form of a refined sugar does it behave the same as the tiny amount of...

About High-Fiber Diets. Do they help with IBS or Constipation?

Fiber. Gotta get that fiber. Even the cartoon South Park is inundated with fiber propaganda, as one of the characters, Mr. Hanky, a talking turd overflowing with Christmas cheer, touts the benefits of ?getting a lot of fiber? in your diet. Fiber is lauded as the holy substance that can help cause weight loss, relieve constipation, prevent colorectal disorders, stave off colon cancer, lower...

Dietary Cholesterol

Strangely, many people feel that foods that contain cholesterol: such as butter, red meat, and eggs, will contribute to high cholesterol levels if consumed. It’s strange, because even in the infancy of the ?beware of high cholesterol levels? craze, no one ever accused dietary cholesterol of raising blood cholesterol levels. No one accused dietary cholesterol of this because dietary...