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What's in Your Holiday Turkey Besides Stuffing?

What's in Your Holiday Turkey Besides Stuffing?

Traditional holiday celebrations typically feature a turkey or other poultry product as the centerpiece of the meal. In fact, 46 million turkeys are eaten every Thanksgiving and 22 million for Christmas in the United States. Yet consuming poultry products doesn't come without risks. We've highlighted many of Dr. Michael Greger's videos regarding the health hazards...

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Food Processing Made Simple

Food Processing Made Simple

Some of the "Healthiest" foods that are being recommended to us are often 'Very Highly Processed' according to our understanding regarding how food is processed. This even happens in the world of "Raw Foods" where the definition of "Raw" is sometimes in conflict with our definitions of "Processed". Before anybody runs off thinking we do...

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M.O.D.E.R.N Diet Destructive to Human Beings

M.O.D.E.R.N Diet Destructive to Human Beings

So often we think of MODERN as good, or even best, and often it is when we consider technological advances  and all that technology has done for us (although there are negative effects as well). Nevertheless, the one place where MODERN is decidedly NOT best, or even remotely good for us, is in our MODERN diet, created...

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Arsenic in Rice - Should We be Concerned?

Arsenic in Rice - Should We be Concerned?

Hardly a week goes by without some type of warning or health scare regarding what "is or isn't" in our food. Reports regarding arsenic in rice the past few years have raised concerns in health-conscious individuals and have given low-carb followers yet another reason to vilify whole grains. Because whole grains (including rice) are an excellence...

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Win the War on Coffee Addiction

Win the War on Coffee Addiction

Coffee, Java, Espresso, Mocha, Frappuccino, Cafe Latte.... These names of coffee no doubt produce a pleasing aroma to many. Coffee's ability to enhance mood, physical activity, and mental performance makes it a widely consumed beverage. Many popular coffee drinks boast over 500 mg of caffeine, yet caffeine's just one of the thousands of different substances...

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Unscrambling the Truth About Eggs

Unscrambling the Truth About Eggs

Are eggs really that "incredible" or are the industry's marketing strategies "incredible?" You might be surprised to learn how big industries use clever marketing strategies to boost the sale of their products. One technique that Dr. John McDougall talks about is called "unique positioning," which involves highlighting a particular nutrient which is plentiful in the product....

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Desirable Cholesterol Numbers

Desirable Cholesterol Numbers

Unfortunately, most physicians today still consider a "normal cholesterol" level to be under 200 mg/dl. The average American's cholesterol is 210-220. However, Dr. John Mcdougall points out, "This level predicts a 50% chance of premature death from strokes or heart attacks due to atherosclerosis. A rise in cholesterol level from 200 mg/dl to 260 mg/dl...

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How to Eat a Balanced WFPB Diet

How to Eat a Balanced WFPB Diet

What is a balanced diet? A diet that supplies the proper proportions of all the nutrients necessary for health is considered a balanced diet. But despite our best efforts to eat healthfully, many of us worry that maybe we're not getting enough of certain nutrients. The entire supplement industry is largely built on that fear....

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Life Span or Health Span?

Life Span or Health Span?

"Good news, America: We're living longer!" trumpeted USA Today. "Life expectancy in the USA rose in 2012 to 78.8 years — a record high," said the paper, quoting statistics from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And in a press release dated May 19, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that worldwide "life...

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Should a Vegan Diet be Considered Child Neglect?

Should a Vegan Diet be Considered Child Neglect?

Occasionally, it happens. Loving parents who've read the research on the advantages of a plant-based diet are accused of neglecting their children by refusing to give them animal products. Currently in Italy, there is proposed legislation that would send parents to prison for providing their children with a vegan diet. But even here in the...

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Do You Know Which Foods are Healthiest?

Do You Know Which Foods are Healthiest?

When it comes to nutrition, one of the most interesting phenomenon to me is the number of people with lifestyle-based health issues who believe that they eat a "pretty healthy diet." But I totally understand this. I truly believed I ate a "pretty healthy diet" back in the days of my lacto-ovo vegetarian diet. (That...

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Vitamin Supplements May Increase Risk of Disease

Vitamin Supplements May Increase Risk of Disease

Many people pop a morning multivitamin as a very personal form of "health insurance." We figure that just in case our diet isn't adequately providing for our nutritional needs, we'll take a multivitamin to be safe. Some of us take it a step further, adding specific vitamins in the belief that "more is better," hoping...

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