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A Note on Black Pepper

The most popular spice in the world, black, green and white peppercorns all come from the black pepper plant (Piper nigrum), native to Asia. Black pepper is the whole, partially ripened fruit; green is the unripe fruit; and white is the peeled seed. Black pepper is a proven antibacterial agent, and compounds in this spice help protect the integrity of DNA as well, making it a possible weapon against cancer.

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Dr. Weil,

From the Anti-Inflammatory Diet Makeover Part 5: Grocery Shopping
Tip of the Day 1/30/2010

You recommended the following:

"Meat/Seafood/Fish: Choose fresh or frozen to widen your selection, and focus on seafood. When buying salmon, always opt for wild-caught Atlantic varieties."

Have you forgotten that Pacific wild-caught sockeye salmon from Alaska is much better in every aspect over Atlantic salmon, or any other salmon.

You should know this, after all isn't VitalChoice one of your better sponsers?

January 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDewey

Hey Dewey,

Maybe you should become more familiar with Dr. Weil's suggestions before chastising him. He DOES recommend sockeye salmon, and has for awhile.

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

"ANDREW WEIL: The safest Omega-3 sources are sockeye salmon, sardines, and herring. Fish oil supplements are free of mercury and ok in pregnancy. An irregular pulse needs to be diagnosed. If it is atrial fibrillation, treatment is indicated — not fish oil alone."

TIME, June 19, 2006

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

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