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Fiber's Many Unknown Benefits

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Using Diet to Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

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Lack of Sleep and Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Lack of Sleep and Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
According to a study published recently in JAMA Neurology, those who have trouble sleeping may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Seventy participants between the ages of 53 and 91 were studied  as part of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. The  participants that slept the fewest hours and who had difficulty falling asleep...
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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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Preventing and Surviving Breast Cancer

Preventing and Surviving Breast Cancer
Specific dietary factors known to promote the growth of cancer cells have been known for many years. Studies show that the rate of cancer in a population is directly proportional to the percent of animal fat consumed in the diet of that population. Evidence supporting this can be seen in Asian countries like Japan, where...
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Breaking the Food Seduction Book

Breaking the Food Seduction Book
For those of us that have already made the switch to a whole-food, nutrient-dense, Starch-Smart® diet, I think we would mostly agree that cheese was the hardest food item to remove from our diets. It melts so nicely, and makes everything taste so much better, right? Remember how wonderfully satisfying it was, and how it...
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Eating Out? No Problem!

Eating Out? No Problem!
Ok, so you've made the transition to a healthier, whole-food, plant-based diet, and you have been doing really well preparing your own meals at home. But ... You've just been asked to go out to eat with your friends at a restaurant. Now what? Don't lose hope. Watch this short video clip from the PCRM's...
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Discovering Dairy Alternatives

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Breaking the Food Seduction

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PCRM 21-Day Vegan Kickstart

PCRM 21-Day Vegan Kickstart

PCRM (Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine) offers a "21-day Vegan Kick Start Program" that begins the first day of every month. However, you may register for it at anytime during the month.

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USDA Endorses Disease Promoting Foods

USDA Endorses Disease Promoting Foods

Dr. John McDougall's excellent article, USDA Demonizes Starch, While Promoting Meat, Dairy, and Disease, explains how USDA dietary guideline policies have significantly impacted the health of our families. Dr. McDougall's article states: "The USDA has the responsibility for overseeing food safety. But, it also has an opposing responsibility to promote agricultural businesses. Nearly 150 years after its creation, tens of thousands of small farms have been bought up and concentrated into a few large politically influential corporations, and the USDA has become the "Agribusiness Industries' Department," primarily serving the interests of giant food production and distribution corporations."

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PCRM Power Plate Food Groups

PCRM Power Plate Food Groups
A whole-food, nutrient-rich, plant-based diet consists of natural, unprocessed foods that are grown and found in nature. This would include a variety of whole, intact grains, whole grain pasta and breads, starchy vegetables such as corn and potatoes, non-starchy and green leafy vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, minimally processed organic soy, and a small amount...
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