Is White Rice a Yellow-Light or Red-Light Food?

Is White Rice a Yellow-Light or Red-Light Food?

Arsenic is not just considered to be a carcinogen; it’s also designated as a “nonthreshold carcinogen, meaning that any dose, no matter how small, carries some cancer risk”—so there really isn’t a “safe” level of exposure. Given that, it may be reasonable to “use the...
How Much Arsenic in Rice Is Too Much?

How Much Arsenic in Rice Is Too Much?

What are some strategies to reduce arsenic exposure from rice? Those who are exposed to the most arsenic in rice are those who are exposed to the most rice, like people who are eating plant-based, gluten-free, or dairy-free. So, at-risk populations are not just...
Jiujitsu Champ Jay Oliveira Doesn’t Need Meat to Compete

Jiujitsu Champ Jay Oliveira Doesn’t Need Meat to Compete

Photo by Michele LaCamera  A plant-based diet helped fuel Jay Oliveira’s rise to Brazilian jiujitsu champion. At 47 years old, he remains in top shape and continues to compete. We chatted with the Miami-based black belt martial artist about why he decided to go...
How Risky Is the Arsenic in Rice?

How Risky Is the Arsenic in Rice?

Getting rice down to the so-called safe water limit for arsenic would still allow for roughly 500 times greater cancer risk than is normally considered acceptable. Given the level of arsenic in rice, how could we figure out how much rice is too much? There are no U.S....