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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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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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Tips for Taking a Plant-Based Diet on the Road

Family in Car on Road Trip
Changing to a delicious, whole-food, plant-based diet is by far one of the best decisions you can make for you and your family! However, it does present some challenges, especially when taking a plant-based diet on the road. By taking the time to carefully plan your meals, you'll be prepared to eat wholesome disease-fighting meals...
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High Cholesterol Increases Tendon Pain

Elbow Anatomy
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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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
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Take the New Year Health Challenge!

Take the New Year Health Challenge!
Happy New Year! The holiday season is always a joyous time of year, especially when family and friends fill our homes to celebrate! And of course no holiday festivity would be complete without the many hours of preparing and sharing a delicious meal, making the event even more memorable. Celebratory meals typically include many rich,...
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PCRM's 2014 Airport Travel Guide

PCRM's 2014 Airport Travel Guide
Are you traveling to see friends and family for the holiday season?  If so, PCRM's 2014 Airport Travel Guide  will come in handy! The guide features restaurants that serve "customizable entrées at diners, cafés, chain restaurants, sports bars, and upscale restaurants at 23 of the nation's busiest airports." Additionally, the majority of airports offer at...
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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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Vegans Have Lower Cholesterol

Vegans Have Lower Cholesterol
Vegans have lower body weights as well as cholesterol levels, according to a recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition and reported by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine:   "Those who consume vegan diets have better cholesterol levels than people who eat meat, fish, dairy, and/or egg products, according to a...
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Meat Consumption = High Risk of Disease

Meat Consumption = High Risk of Disease

Studies continue to demonstrate potential health risks associated with eating animal products, as shown below - written by the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine. (PCRM)

"Red and processed meat products increase women's disease risk, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers from Harvard analyzed the diets and blood of 3,690 participants from the Nurses' Health Study and found that as total red meat consumption increased, C-reactive protein (CRP, a biomarker of infections and diseases including heart disease and cancer), hemoglobin A1c (an indicator of diabetes risk), and stored iron (a mineral which in excess is associated with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes) also increased. Weight and calorie intake also increased with increased intake of red and processed meat products."

"Consumption of red and processed meat products is associated with increased risk of death, according to a new review published by the American Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers looked at nine studies with years of follow-up ranging from 5.5 to 28 years to calculate a 23 percent increase in mortality risk for those consuming the most processed meat and a 29 percent increased risk for those consuming the most total red meat, compared with those who consumed the least. Other studies have shown a similar link with red and processed meat products and mortality as well as links to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes."

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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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Using Diet to Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

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