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Fatty Diets Linked to Cancer and Early Death

Fatty Diets Linked to Cancer and Early Death

The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine just released the results from this study under their "Breaking Medical News" column. The article states: "Diets high in saturated fats and sugar may increase your risk of death from gastrointestinal cancers, including stomach and esophageal, according to a presentation at the American Institute for Cancer Research Annual Research...

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The Art of Selling Slow Poisons

The Art of Selling Slow Poisons

If you need a passionate, unreserved examination of facts regarding the "poisons" contained in animal foods in order to motivate you, you'll find what you're looking for in this article written by Dr. John McDougall. Dr. McDougall holds nothing back. He uses a direct approach, addressing the concerns regarding meat, dairy and eggs. Dr. McDougall...

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Fiber's Many Unknown Benefits

Fiber's Many Unknown Benefits

The word "fiber" may bring many thoughts to our minds. Helping us "stay regular" would be the most prominent thought for most of us. This is certainly true; however, fiber plays a much larger role in the prevention and reversal of disease, as Dr. Neal Barnard points out in this ten minute video.

Fiber is the indigestible substance which is resistant to digestive enzymes. Its role in removing toxic waste products is an important one. Carcinogens, for example, found in meat and dairy products, are moved along more quickly when sufficient fiber is available. This shortens the time it has to damage the lining of the intestines, which helps us avoid colon cancer. This would explain one reason why colon cancer rates are much lower in those consuming a plant-based diet.

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Just Say No to Candy!

Just Say No to Candy!

Dr. Joel Fuhrman has written an excellent article regarding our culture's obsession using rich, disease-promoting foods for celebrating special occasions, especially for Halloween. Dr. Fuhrman states in his article, "As parents we must protect our children from harm and give them the best opportunity in life to have a happy and healthy future. Science suggests...

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Filmmakers Discuss Forks Over Knives

Filmmakers Discuss Forks Over Knives

We hope our recent blog on the Forks Over Knives documentary will encourage you and your family to watch the documentary together. The above five minute video gives a brief overview of why the film was made and the background of the scientists and doctors that were featured in the film.  It's never too late...

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Forks Over Knives Documentary May Save Your Life

Forks Over Knives Documentary May Save Your Life

Despite new advances in medical technology, and U.S. healthcare costs exceeding that of other countries, Americans are sicker than ever before. It's estimated that 80% of adults are overweight, and more than 70% of office visits involve prescription drug therapy.

Tens of thousands of patients die every year due to unintentional drug overdose, drug interactions, or from the side effects from these drugs. The majority of today's office visits reflect lifestyle driven diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Tragically, these degenerative diseases are the leading cause of death, yet can largely be prevented through dietary excellence. 

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Dr. Michael Greger Reviews the Paleo Diet

Dr. Michael Greger Reviews the Paleo Diet

The "Paleo" diet or "Caveman" diet has recently become a popular diet, especially among some fitness groups such as CrossFit.  The Paleo diet is a modern day diet based on the presumed ancient diet of early man during the Paleolithic Era.

There are many aspects of this diet which are health promoting, such as the addition of fruits, vegetables, and nuts and seeds.  Other beneficial attributes include the avoidance of dairy products, processed snack foods, and alcohol.  However, legumes, grains, and starchy vegetables have also been eliminated which are beneficial and are a significant part of a whole-food, Starch-Smart® diet.  The Paleo diet centers its meals around animal products, much like the typical American diet, and is high in saturated fat and low in carbohydrates.  Advocates state that the high percentage of animal products to whole plant food is a key feature of this diet with sausage, bacon, lard and tallow being acceptable. 

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One-Minute Videos by Dr. Neal Barnard

One-Minute Videos by Dr. Neal Barnard

You'll enjoy this wonderful resource featuring Dr. Neal Barnard. There are 25 video clips, each one minute in length. Dr. Barnard discusses topics such as preventing Alzheimer's disease, lowering cholesterol, foods that fight cancer, and which grains to avoid for those on a gluten-free diet. You'll be able to watch all 25 video clips in...

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Human Genes Can Be Turned On and Off by Diet

Human Genes Can Be Turned On and Off by Diet

Heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer; it runs in your family, so you are doomed to get these diseases as well, right? That's what scientists once believed, but intriguing new evidence offers us hope. Dr. John McDougall explains that scientists are now discovering that "Good genes are 'turned on' by a healthy environment, just as 'bad...

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Why Did You Quit Eating Meat?

Why Did You Quit Eating Meat?

Many of you are familiar with Dr. John McDougall, & that he suffered a stroke when he was only 18 years old. His diet was like that of any typical American teen, full of highly saturated animal fats, processed foods and dairy. After many years of research, Dr. McDougall changed his diet to one that...

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Breast Cancer "Prevention" Month

Breast Cancer "Prevention" Month

Pink ribbons are everywhere, reminding us that October is Breast Cancer "Awareness" Month. Yet Dr. Joel Fuhrman wonders why we don't call it Breast Cancer "Prevention" Month instead. All women are concerned about avoiding breast cancer, but few are "aware" that diet should be the key element in the fight against breast cancer. A large...

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Lower Cancer Risk With Super Immunity

Lower Disease Risk With Improved Immunity Lower Disease Risk With Improved Immunity

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, with cancers of the colon, breast, prostate and lung being the most deadly. Advocates of a whole-food, nutrient-dense, plant-based diet concur there is overwhelming evidence linking nutritional excellence with disease prevention, including cancer. In order to do this, we must consume a diet that nourishes...

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