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Believe It or Not: How to Evaluate a Medical Study

Believe It or Not: How to Evaluate a Medical Study
It sounds pretty impressive to hear, "A new study suggests . . . ."  We perk up our ears and open our minds. After all, "science" has discovered something new! Proteinaholic , a recently published book authored by Garth Davis, MD , with Howard Jacobson, PhD , highlights the difference between how news reporters and...
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Is Weight Watchers Good for Your Health?

Is Weight Watchers Good for Your Health?
"This is the joy for me. I love bread," declares Oprah, her arms open wide to the possibilities of her Weight Watcher's Plan. "I have lost 26 pounds, and I have eaten bread every single day." The commercial's emphasis on bread is a visceral call to a nation convinced that the hunger-satisfying power of starch...
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But Doctor, Do I HAVE to Eat Kale?

Lacinato Kale is Nutritious and Delicious
The environmental movement isn't the only one to advocate "going green;" physicians, nutritionist, and medical researchers are all trumpeting the benefits of "going green" at mealtimes, and kale seems to be the focus of all the buzz. But just exactly how much kale should we be eating? And how much kale do those physicians, nutritionists,...
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Opiate-Like Chemicals in Cheese are Physically Addictive

Opiate-Like Chemicals in Cheese are Physically Addictive
If you eat a diet based on whole plant foods, what food item was the most difficult for you to give up? Although most people assume that meat would be difficult to leave off of their plates ( especially for men ), nearly everyone says that cheese was actually much more difficult to eliminate than...
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Can Diet be Used to Treat Autoimmune Conditions Like Psoriasis?

Can Diet be Used to Treat Autoimmune Conditions Like Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a prevalent and serious inflammatory skin condition caused by an overactive immune system that attacks healthy cells within the body, believing that they are foreign substances. It is just one of 80+ autoimmune conditions . Psoriasis alone affects approximately 7.5 million out of the 23.5 million Americans with autoimmune disorders. Autoimmune disorders can...
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Fifteen Tips to Avoid Holiday Temptations and Weight Gain

Fifteen Tips to Avoid Holiday Temptations and Weight Gain
Holiday celebrations center around friends, family, food, and fun. Yet celebratory meals typically include many rich, calorie-dense foods ; resulting in a 5-10 pound weight gain for most people. For those that are young, trim and not reversing a serious disease, an occasional treat on special holidays would most likely not have a negative impact...
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How do "Natural" Sugars Compare With Table Sugar?

How do "Natural" Sugars Compare With Table Sugar?
We've long had a love affair with white sugar . And why not? Its sweetness cheers us up, perks us up, and makes all the good times seem even better. So it's disappointing when we learn that sugar has been cheating on us. The happy, energy burst that sugar gives us is followed by a...
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Improve Circulation and Enhance Athletic Performance with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables!

Improve Circulation and Enhance Athletic Performance with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables!
In two of my previous blogs,  Antioxidant-Rich Foods Dilate Arteries  and Eggs Contain Few Antioxidants , I discussed how antioxidant-rich plant foods dilate arteries by supplying the endothelial cells with nitric oxide and how animal products are nearly void of any antioxidants. Athletes who know this, use this to their advantage. When consumed two to three...
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Consuming Refined Sugar "AGES" Your Body

Refined Sugar AGES the Body
You may be familiar with the old saying "You're only as old as your arteries." As the saying implies, the number of candles on your birthday cake may represent your  chronological age , but they don't necessarily represent your  biological or  vascular age . As our culture desperately tries to find solutions that camouflage the signs of...
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Sue Louise Gilmore
Totally awesome!
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 13:07
Sean Carney
Why, thank you very much. Glad you liked it. :-)
Saturday, 12 May 2018 21:12
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Macho Trucker Takes Plant-Based Diet on the Road

Macho Trucker Takes Plant-Based Diet on the Road
Meet Bobby Andersen...a robust, macho and very likable long-haul trucker that's demonstrating how eating a 100% whole-food, plant-based diet doesn't have to be hard -- even on the road. Men like Anderson, who choose to eliminate meat/dairy/eggs from their diet, are also disproving the belief that men have to eat meat in order to maintain...
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100% of Ground Beef Samples Contain Fecal Bacteria

100% of Ground Beef Samples Contain Fecal Bacteria
"All 458 pounds of beef we examined contained bacteria that signified fecal contamination," states Consumer Reports in the September, 2015 , online issue. These eye-opening results come from a study done on the United States ground beef supply. During a three-week period in October, 2014, Consumer Reports purchased 300 packages of ground beef from 26 different...
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What are the Consequences of Consuming Iron from Meat?

Excess Iron Can Be Highly Toxic
When asked which foods contain iron, most people will respond by listing several types of meat -- beef, shellfish, liver, etc. Few are aware that iron is prevalent in a wide variety of whole plant foods. For example, dark green leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, are rich sources of iron. Our omnivorous friends often assume...
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the arguments and points made by this man have any validity. After reading this, I'... Read More
Saturday, 05 December 2015 16:32
Linda Carney MD
His arguments have been scientifically disproved by many experts. Eating a whole foods, plant-based diet of unprocessed foods has ... Read More
Saturday, 05 December 2015 21:09
Great post. Keep it up....
Friday, 04 November 2016 00:11
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