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Three Colorectal Cancer Fighting Foods

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​One out of every twenty one men and one out of every twenty three women will get colorectal cancer at some point in their lives. In 2012, nearly 1.4 million cases of colorectal cancer were recorded globally. Over 130,000 persons are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2017, and more than 50,000 men and women will die from the diseas...

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Fiber-Rich Foods Reduce High Blood Pressure

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Fiber comes only from plant-based foods, as animal products have no fiber. Eating a diet high in fiber may help reduce high blood pressure in hypertensive patients, according to a study that appeared in the Journal of Hypertension in 2005. By analyzing the results of 25 randomized controlled trials, researchers from Tulane University Scho...

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Reduce Stroke Risk With Fruits and Vegetables

Stop Brain Attack (Strokes)

Every four minutes, someone dies of stroke. Isn't that sad? Stroke, also called brain attack, is one of the major causes of long-term disability and death worldwide. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing about 140,000 people every year. Put...

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My Diabetes Confession


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On Sunday, June 17, 2018 I gave a talk at the ATX Alive potluck meeting titled, "My Type-1 Diabetes Confession". The talk was to tell my story about how I discovered the Whole Foods Plant-Based Low-Fat Oil-Free diet. I thought I would share the text of that talk here: My Type-1 Diabetes Confession Everyone in this roo...

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Alcohol Helps Fuel Pancreatitis Risk

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About 2 billion people across the world consume alcoholic drinks. The United States is among the world's upper echelon in terms of alcohol consumption by volume. The findings from a 2012 Gallup's Annual Consumption Habits Poll revealed that roughly four in ten Americans are regular consumers of alcoholic drinks. Despite the claim by the alcohol ind...

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Dairy Increases Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Female Doctor With Parkinson's Sign

The dairy industry wrongly tells us, through massive marketing campaigns, that dairy products are some of the healthiest, and most nutritious foods. However, evidence from various scientific studies have shown that dairy products can be among the most disease promoting foods people put in their ...

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Beat Type 2 Diabetes With These 3 Foods

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According to a 2017 report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 30.3 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin, resulting in abnormal metabolism of sugars and elevated blood glucos...

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Prostate Cancer Linked to Western Diet

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Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in US men. 1 out of every 7 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime, and 1 in 39 American men will die from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. An estimated 26,730 men are expected to die from prosta...

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk and Meat Intake

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 2.1 percent of men and women in the United States will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at some point during their lifetime. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that originates in white blood cells known as lymphocytes. The lymphocytes are an essential component of the immune sy...

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Eating Dietary Flavonoids Reduces Parkinson's Risk

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You have possibly heard this before: Eat more flavonoids. But why are dietary flavonoids beneficial? Dietary flavonoids, found mainly in legumes, vegetables and fruits, such as colorful leafy greens, blueberries, peppers, onions, citrus fruits, squashes, onions, apples, bananas, kidney beans, fava beans, and ...

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High-Fiber Diets Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

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Diabetes is a growing global public health epidemic. The number of people suffering from diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 worldwide. Sadly, this figure is expected to rise to about 642 million by 2040. Type 2 diabetes is, by far, the most prevalent form of diabetes. In the United States, type 2 diabetes accounts fo...

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© Creating more space on your plate for high-fiber foods, such as beans, apples, oats, peas, barley, carrots, and citrus fruits, will help provide you with significant protection against type 2 diabetes.

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Fighting Breast Cancer in the Kitchen

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women worldwide. About 1.7 million women in the world were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. An estimated 316,120 women in the United States are expected to develop breast cancer in 2017. Many of these cases of breast cancer are related to the consumption of unhealthy foods. There is a ...

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