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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 hours before their...

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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 deceptive...

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Consuming Refined Sugar "AGES" Your Body

Refined Sugar AGES the 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 aging, what they don't know...

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What are the Consequences of Consuming Iron from Meat?

Excess Iron Can Be Highly Toxic Excess Iron From Meat Can Lead to Serious Health Issues

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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9 Ways to Enhanced School Performance

9 Ways to Enhanced School Performance

Can a Starch-Smart® diet improve school performance?As parents, we want to ensure that our children are performing up to their potential. Making sure they eat a nutrient-rich diet packed full of fruits and vegetables is one way to improve our children's IQ scores as well as improve their attention spans. A study published in the...

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Can Lower Back Pain be a Warning Sign of Clogged Arteries?

Can Lower Back Pain be a Warning Sign of Clogged Arteries?

Do you suffer from lower back pain? If so, you're not alone. Low back pain is the second leading cause of disability in Westernized countries with a lifetime prevalence of 84%. Chronic low back pain afflicts 1 in every 5 people and 1 in 10 experiences disabling back pain. Although there are multiple factors which...

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Can a Plant-Based Diet Prevent/Treat Kidney Stones?

Can a Plant-Based Diet Prevent/Treat Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones affect approximately 1 in 11 people in the United States, although only 1 in 20 were affected 20 years ago. The incidence of kidney stones has been rising steadily after World War II and affects more men than women. Anyone who has passed a stone knows how painful it can be. Typically, those...

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NFL Player David Carter Proves Carnivorous Skeptics Wrong

NFL Player David Carter Proves Carnivorous Skeptics Wrong

Psychological studies show that men from Western cultures associate consuming meat with masculinity, virility, high testosterone levels/libido, power and physical strength. The belief that meat is a superior masculine food permeates most gyms, athletic events and bodybuilding websites. Yet despite the growing evidence supporting plant-based nutrition and how it enhances athletic performance, shortens recovery time, boosts...

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The Scoop on Poop

The Scoop on Poop

For most people, discussing bowel function can be almost as painful as being constipated! Although it is an embarrassing topic for many, most people are concerned whether or not their bowel habits are normal. If you're curious about this topic, you've come to the right place. We address the most frequently asked questions and will...

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What Factors Influence Testosterone Levels?

What Factors Influence Testosterone Levels?

Commercials promoting testosterone therapy for men are becoming increasingly popular. These commercials target men who are experiencing symptoms of muscle loss, fatigue, weight gain, depression, difficulty concentrating, low libido, elevated lipid levels and the inability to respond during sexual activity. Without a doubt, strength, aggression, virility, passion, and a competitive attitude are highly desirable traits for...

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How do our Food Choices Promote Autoimmune Conditions?

How do our Food Choices Promote Autoimmune Conditions?

Autoimmune disease affects more than 23.5 million Americans and is a serious condition in which the body's own immune system attacks healthy cells within the body, believing that they are foreign substances. This condition can affect one or more parts of the body and is the leading cause of death in women 65 years or...

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Is Your Diet "Rich" Enough to get Gout?

Is Your Diet "Rich" Enough to get Gout?

Gout - the "Disease of Kings" - The incidence of gout has risen considerably in the last 40 years, affecting millions of men and women in the U.S. Gout is a type of painful inflammatory arthritis which is often referred to as the "disease of kings" because it was seen long ago in affluent classes such as...

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