Posts Tagged ‘carcinogens’


VIDEO: “William Li: Can we eat to starve cancer?”

A 24-minute TED video featuring William Li, director of the Angiogenesis Foundation, on how nutrition can fight cancer.

TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences curated by the American private non-profit┬áSapling Foundation, formed to disseminate “ideas worth spreading”.


Sunscreen follow-up: You say it’s the best, I say it’s the worst

Three weeks ago, after reading the Environmental Working Group’s 2010 Sunscreen Guide–the best information I’ve found to date on the sun-protection products offered to us by the largely unregulated sunscreen industry–I wrote a post titled “What’s wrong with the sunscreen business?“. In my inbox this morning I found a newsletter from LIVESTRONG with the subject “The Best Sunscreens”. I wanted to see how their recommendations matched up against EWG’s, and so I clicked on the link to check out the full article.


Better barbecuing (and have a happy Fourth of July!)

In just about an hour from now I’ll be kicking back on the deck of my friend’s Brooklyn apartment and celebrating the Fourth of July. We’ll do it in the quintessential American style–by having a barbecue, drinking beers, eating apple pie, and watching fireworks. But while I’m enjoying the smoky flavor of my steak this afternoon, thanks to a few articles I had the misfortune of stumbling upon a few days ago, I’ll be wondering if what I’m eating is going to kill me.