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Effect of a single high-fat meal on endothelial function in healthy subjects.

A single high-fat meal may impair flow-dependent vasoactivity and endothelial function in healthy individuals.

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High carbohydrate, high fiber diets increase peripheral insulin sensitivity in healthy young and old adults

High carbohydrate, high fiber diets may increase peripheral insulin sensitivity and glucose assimilation in healthy adults.

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Meat and Egg Products Increase the Risk of Stroke

Meat and Egg Products Increase the Risk of Stroke
Everywhere we look, we are confronted with the outcomes of recent studies which tout the benefits of low-carb high-protein diets, saturated animal fats, coconut oil...and the list goes on. Because of this, we periodically publish the results of scientific studies which reveal the opposite to be true. Show me the Science!  As reported by The...
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High Cholesterol Increases Tendon Pain

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According to a review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine ,  those with abnormal tendon structure or tendon pain have higher total cholesterol levels, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides as well as lower HDL cholesterol. Seventeen studies were reviewed that involved 2,612 participants. As reported by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine , "Those...
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Coconut Oil and Magic Marketing

Coconut Oil and Magic Marketing
The Mash-up of Medical Research and Marketing We've all seen books, articles, or internet stories on the alleged "miracle" properties of coconut oil. And we've watched as coconut oil has gotten more and more dedicated shelf space at our local grocery stores. Have you ever stopped to wonder why a food product that had been...
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Thank you for posting this. I have been trying to explain this to friends but they have seen so many things that say the opposite.... Read More
Monday, 24 July 2017 16:23
Sean Carney
Donna, I do hope you will share this with your friends. Even if they don't believe it now it may plant a helpful seed. Sean
Monday, 24 July 2017 16:40
Denise Rose
Today I leafed through a newly published plant-based book on making vegan cheese. The author, who is making the rounds now promoti... Read More
Monday, 24 July 2017 20:40
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New Non-Statin Drugs Come at a High Price

New Non-Statin Drugs Come at a High Price
The Good:  While high cholesterol is a health problem that plagues those consuming the typical American diet, it is a condition that in most cases is easily treated and reversed. I have seen  cholesterol levels drop dramatically  simply by switching to the Starch-Smart® System. That means eating beans, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains while avoiding...
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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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Does Coconut Oil Lower Cholesterol?

Does Coconut Oil Lower Cholesterol?
Coconut oil has become a popular "super food" among health conscious individuals, claiming to heal just about every affliction known to man. Those who profit from this highly-refined product claim that consuming coconut oil lowers bad LDL cholesterol while at the same time raises good HDL cholesterol. Sound too good to be true? Dustin Rudolph PharmD,...
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When coconut oil is hydrogenated (as it often is) it becomes a trans fat, and trans fats have been closely associated with heart d... Read More
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Thank you for that wonderful collection of resources on this hot topic! I've noticed that people can react very strongly when any... Read More
Friday, 08 May 2015 10:25
Sean Carney
Well said Deborah! Those concentrated calories certainly hit the pleasure center fast, making us 'Eat and Cry for More'.
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Eggs are Ideal Nutrition (for Pre-hatched Chicks)

Eggs are Ideal Nutrition (for Pre-hatched Chicks)
For many families, celebrating Easter includes the dying and hunting of hard-boiled eggs followed by a rich meal enjoyed with family or friends. However, these highly-concentrated foods that were once reserved for the  occasional celebratory event,  or consumed out of necessity for survival  have become the centerpiece for every meal; 365 days a year. For...
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Lower Your Cholesterol Using Fiber!

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What's the Daily Required Intake for Cholesterol?

What's the Daily Required Intake for Cholesterol?
What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is an organic chemical substance which is manufactured by our body's cells, but predominantly made in our liver. It is an essential component of cell membranes throughout the body, particularly the brain, central nervous system and myelin sheath which insulates the nerves. Cholesterol is also needed to make bile acids necessary...
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Sacrifice?!

Sacrifice?!
Guest Blogger Contribution.
Almost always, when describing a low-fat Whole Foods Plant Based Starch-Smart lifestyle with most people, their response is something like, “Oh, I could never give up my [some sort of meat], and cheese, [etc.]”. The unfortunate truth is that they literally do not know what they are missing. When it comes to diet,...
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