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What Causes Leaky Gut?

What Causes Leaky Gut?
The origin of many serious health conditions including autoimmune disease can be traced back to a condition called increased intestinal permeability, or better known as "leaky gut syndrome." You may be thinking, "How can my gut possibly be related to my (fill in the blank)? This is a very common question. Knowing how the lining of the...
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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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These are a Few of our Favorite Things: Patient Testimonials!

These are a Few of our Favorite Things: Patient Testimonials!
It is truly a joy to see people off of their medications because they no longer need those medications. Seeing them no longer suffering from the results of diseases previously on their list makes me as happy as it makes them. When patients are able to check off yet another disease that has come under...
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Are You Suffering From "Food Poisoning?"

Are You Suffering From "Food Poisoning?"
Food Poisoning?  When we hear the scary words "food poisoning," we usually think of a sudden illness caused by eating a "bad" microorganism in a single contaminated food. Dr. John McDougall shows that common chronic illnesses are also caused by eating "bad" food--much of it regularly served at our dinner tables. Our food is literally...
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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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Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Success Stories

Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Success Stories
Doctor John McDougall featured ten patient success stories that have cured their severe and near disabling inflammatory (mostly rheumatoid) arthritis. These stories are typical examples of results that can be obtained when following an aggressive unrefined, starch-based plant-food diet regime. They have not been selectively chosen as the "best case scenarios." Autoimmune disease is a serious...
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Etodolac is used to treat symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, including mild-to-moderate pain, infla... Read More
Monday, 24 August 2015 04:42
Sean Carney
We view etodolac as having too many dangerous side effects when compared with the benefits of an oil-free whole-foods, plant-based... Read More
Monday, 24 August 2015 11:41
Nice post.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 02:48
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Don't be a Processed Person

Don't be a Processed Person

You will absolutely enjoy watching the short video clips from the eye-opening documentary Processed People (from Veg Source) featuring interviews from many of our nation's leading health and nutrition experts. There are a total of 14 clips, each between one-two minutes in length. Plant-based health advocates such as John Robbins, Jeff Novick, Doctors John McDougall, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Jay Gordon, Joel Fuhrman, Pam Popper, Milton Mills, and Jeffrey Masson discuss what we can do to prevent becoming "Processed People."

Processed People is a 40-minute snapshot of how our nation's "health care system" has become a profit-driven "sick care system." This system has become very successful in selling sickness by adopting a pill or surgical procedure mentality to solve every health care problem.

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Diet Offers Relief From Autoimmune Conditions

Diet Offers Relief From Autoimmune Conditions
Debbie Cockrell spent many years suffering from numerous health conditions including pneumonia, depression, breast cancer, bronchitis, sinus problems and considerable crippling pain from her rheumatoid arthritis. She would wake up crying, with terrible joint pain, convinced she was dying. She took a powerful immune system suppressing drug, which made her "crash hard and feel very...
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Women's Health Concerns

Women's Health Concerns
Heart disease , osteoporosis , autoimmune diseases , obesity , and breast cancer are some of the common conditions that affect the lives of women. However, in his  Women's Health  article,  Dr. Joel Fuhrman states that, "These conditions are largely preventable with healthy lifestyle measures." I have to agree. For this reason, I frequently blog,...
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Health Concerns about Dairy Products

Health Concerns about Dairy Products
According to the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine , "Many Americans still consume substantial amounts of dairy products—and government policies still promote them—despite scientific evidence that questions their health benefits and indicates their potential health risks." A few of the risks associated with dairy consumption include an increased incidence of cancer , heart disease, acne,...
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Have you found a link between dairy and chronic pain? I've suffered from foot pain, mainly my left foot around the inner ankle, f... Read More
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 09:00
Linda Carney MD
Hi Amy, Thanks for your question, and for sharing your experience. Yes Dairy is linked to pain of many types, especially chronic.... Read More
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Nutrition Instead of Drugs to Treat Autoimmune Diseases

Nutrition Instead of Drugs to Treat Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases afflict more than 23 million Americans, and is one of the leading causes of death for women under the age of 64. Prescribing drugs that suppress the immune system is the most common approach used for treating autoimmune conditions. These powerful drugs, however, come with serious side effects. These drugs can increase the risk of lymphoma, leukopenia, cancer, liver disease, and fatal infections. Thankfully, studies have shown that nutritional excellence can be used as an effective and safe treatment for autoimmune conditions, without the side effects from potentially dangerous drugs.

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