Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?

“Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?” Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, has been used for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory pain killer in the form of willow tree bark extract, which Hippocrates used to treat fever and to alleviate pain during childbirth. It became trademarked as a drug in 1899, and remains to this […]

Should We Be Concerned About the Cyanide from Flaxseed?

“Should We Be Concerned About the Cyanide from Flaxseeds?” Flaxseeds pack a nutritional punch. And as a bonus the release of cyanide from flaxseed is below a toxic lethal dose. Well, I should hope so. Back-of-the-envelope type calculations have led industry-funded scientists to assert that a person would have to consume 8 cups of ground flaxseed at a time to […]