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Sugar Linked to Diminished Mental Capacity

Sugar Linked to Diminished Mental Capacity

What do holidays, birthdays, and family celebrations all have in common? If you answered food, you are correct! In today's culture, celebrating a special occasion without the typical American fare of gooey, weight-promoting desserts would almost be considered un-American. 

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True Hunger vs Toxic Hunger

True Hunger vs Toxic Hunger

Let's pretend it's lunch time. You're in a meeting and it won't end until 2:00, two hours past the time you're used to eating. How do you feel? Are you experiencing "stomach grumbling, headaches, light-headedness, irritability, fatigue, and inability to focus?"

At 1:00, are you now hoping no one will notice your nervousness, confusion, shaking, and anxiety? Most of us would assume that these uncomfortable symptoms are associated with hunger, since eating relieves the discomfort. Dr. Joel Fuhrman explains in his article that conventional wisdom would agree these are hunger symptoms, but Dr. Fuhrman disagrees. He says, "People are consistently led by these symptoms to consume more calories than they require and this widespread overeating behavior has led to an epidemic of obesity and a continual rise in preventable chronic diseases. Understanding the motivation behind overeating behaviors could be a key factor in reversing these trends."

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Walnuts and Male Fertility

Walnuts and Male Fertility

Infertility affects between 10-15% of couples who are trying to conceive, of which 30-60% of cases can be attributable to male infertility. Improving dietary factors for both men and women has been shown to increase the changes of conception.  For example, Dr. Fuhrman says that, "Certain micronutrients are thought to contribute to male reproductive fitness....

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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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Toxic Hunger Creates Food Addictions

Toxic Hunger Creates Food Addictions

If you enjoyed my blog posts regarding food addictions and how dieting doesn't work, you'll also enjoy the below ten minute video clip featuring Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Dr. Fuhrman discusses in detail why eating less and exercising more doesn't work. Most people try dieting, only to fail after a few weeks. After several attempts and numerous weight loss strategies, many people feel hopeless and give up.

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Why Dieting Doesn't Work but Eating Healthy Does

Why Dieting Doesn't Work but Eating Healthy Does

Dieting - it doesn't seem to work, does it?  Cutting back on portion size, counting calories, and using will power can only last so long before we're back to our old eating habits. By the looks of all the diet books available today, it would seem like we would all be a trim and healthy...

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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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Reversing and Preventing Migraine Headaches

Reversing and Preventing Migraine Headaches

Studies have shown that plant-based diets can provide relief for migraine headache sufferers, in particular a low-fat plant-based diet. In fact foods trump supplements in providing relief. At the same time, foods can greatly contribute to migraine headaches. Animal products such as meat and cheese are known migraine trigger foods. If you suffer from reoccurring...

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HDL: Is Higher Really Better?

HDL: Is Higher Really Better?

One of the ways to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease is by having regular blood tests done that includes a blood lipid profile. This test includes not only the total cholesterol, but also the HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein). The LDL is considered the "bad" cholesterol, while the HDL is thought of...

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How a Plant-Based Diet Improves Fertility

How a Plant-Based Diet Improves Fertility

We have heard many success stories about infertile couples who have been able to conceive a child after switching to a whole-food, nutrient-dense, plant-based diet. According to this article by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, "Approximately 7.3 million women in the U.S. have impaired ability to become pregnant, and 10-17% of couples experience infertility or subfertility at...

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Lisa's Daughter Resolved Chronic Ear Infections

Lisa's Daughter Resolved Chronic Ear Infections

Lisa's daughter was almost two when she began to have recurrent ear infections. She went to see two Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Doctors that suggested that her daughter have tubes surgically inserted into both ears. Lisa wasn't comfortable with this recommendation, so she began to search the Internet for alternative treatments. She discovered Dr. Joel...

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