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Foods That Fight Pain: Revolutionary New Strategies for Maximum Pain Relief

Foods That Fight Pain

Revolutionary New Strategies for Maximum Pain Relief

Many foods can help to reduce pain through a variety of mechanisms.

Drawing on new and little-known research from prestigious medical centers around the world, Neal Barnard, M.D., author of Eat Right, Live Longer and Food for Life, shows readers how they can soothe everyday ailments and cure chronic pain by using common foods, traditional supplements, and herbs.

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Beat the Odds of Getting Alzheimer's

Beat the Odds of Getting Alzheimer's
By the age of 85, nearly half of all Americans have developed Alzheimer's, says Neal Barnard, MD. This progressive disease of the brain steals memories and breaks the connections to the important people in our lives. Dr. Barnard understands the devastating effect of Alzheimer's better than most. His parents and all four of his grandparents...
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Fiber Stops the Merry-Go-Round of Recirculation

Fiber Stops the Merry-Go-Round of Recirculation
We know fiber is "good" for us, but what does it actually do? Fiber plays many roles in our health. For one, it stabilizes our blood sugar which helps stabilize our energy and moods. Easier  trips to the bathroom  also come courtesy of fiber bulking up body waste. But did you know that fiber binds...
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What Does a Plant-Based Dinner Plate Look Like?

Starch-Smart® System: From Sun To Plant To Plate
"I have really been thinking about . . . how best to describe the principles of a healthy diet , and I think, plant-centered, minimally processed, calorie dilute, low SOS [salt, oil, sugar] & variety, really sums it all up," says Jeff Novick, MS, RD . But what does that look like when we sit...
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Plant-Based Medical Center Opens in Washington, DC

Plant-Based Medical Center Opens in Washington, DC
The Barnard Medical Center has opened its doors this month in Washington, D.C., offering integrated nutrition and medicine at all visits. As a health care center dedicated to plant-based disease prevention and recovery, Barnard Medical shines a spotlight on the lifestyle-induced illnesses that plague our nation. Yet as a full-service medical facility, Barnard Medical treats...
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Opiate-Like Chemicals in Cheese are Physically Addictive

Opiate-Like Chemicals in Cheese are Physically Addictive
If you eat a diet based on whole plant foods, what food item was the most difficult for you to give up? Although most people assume that meat would be difficult to leave off of their plates ( especially for men ), nearly everyone says that cheese was actually much more difficult to eliminate than...
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Are Omega-3 Supplements Necessary?

Fish Oil Supplements With Dead Fish
“Contrary to popular belief, we didn’t see any benefit of omega-3 supplements for stopping cognitive decline,” said Emily Chew, M.D., who led a clinical trial involving over 4000 patients.  Published in 2015 , the results of the 5-year study were in line with several other studies which show no benefit to taking supplemental omega-3. Neal...
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Thankyou for an interesting read. I am very interested in boosting cognitive function through natural supplements and, indeed, thr... Read More
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 15:57
Linda Carney MD
Thank you very much Jenny for your reply, I am happy for you that you feel better and that your function has been boosted. If a pe... Read More
Thursday, 28 January 2016 09:46
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Protect Your Prostate from Cancer

Prostate Cancer Cells
Prostate Cancer is Very Common Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men. The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine reports that "Prostate cancer is the fourth most common malignancy among men worldwide, with an estimated 400,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Epidemiologic evidence strongly suggests that  dietary factors play a major role in...
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Avoid Dairy to Prevent Type-1 Diabetes

Avoid Dairy to Prevent Type-1 Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease and is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. Having diabetes doubles the risk of having a stroke or heart attack. In fact, stroke and heart attacks "account for 84% of diabetes-related deaths." Many other complications include kidney failure, blindness, nervous system damage, gangrene in the lower limbs (which lead to amputations), increased risk of cancer (especially colorectal cancer), and even premature death.

Although these statistics are troubling, Dustin Rudolph Pharm.D. offers several steps parents can take to help prevent their children from developing type-1 diabetes in his article, "Type 1 Diabetes - Avoiding Dairy Is Key To Prevention."

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Meat Increases Risk of Diabetes

Meat Increases Risk of Diabetes
A new study conducted in Taiwan involving over 4,000 participants revealed a higher risk of diabetes in those that consumed even modest amounts of animal products in their diets.  This was reported by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, February 13, 2014.  "Vegetarians are less likely to have diabetes, compared with non-vegetarians, according to a...
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Meat Consumption Linked to Cancer in 1907

Meat Consumption Linked to Cancer in 1907
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, taking the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients each year. Despite over 40 years of scientific research dedicated to win the war on cancer, mortality rates continue to climb. Most people understand the evidence demonstrating the correlation between meat consumption and the potential health...
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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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