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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is a term often mentioned these days when public health is discussed. We hear about it on the news and see it mentioned in blogs and articles. But have you ever wondered, "Exactly what is metabolic syndrome?" You're not alone. By definition, a syndrome is a rather slippery thing. It doesn't exactly fit...
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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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Vitamin Supplements May Increase Risk of Disease

Vitamin Supplements May Increase Risk of Disease
Many people pop a morning multivitamin as a very personal form of "health insurance." We figure that just in case our diet isn't adequately providing for our nutritional needs, we'll take a multivitamin to be safe. Some of us take it a step further, adding specific vitamins in the belief that "more is better," hoping...
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How to Make Creamy, Oil-Free Vegan Delights

How to Make Creamy, Oil-Free Vegan Delights
Motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar once quipped , "I'm so optimistic I'd go after Moby Dick in a row boat and take the tartar sauce with me." Although Zig was an optimist, he wasn't a vegan. If he had been, would he have had to forego the pleasure of tartar sauce? What would he...
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Esselstyn-compliant, endorsed by Essy, Greger, Barnard, and more:http://www.hearthealthypizza.com60 of the recipes are cheese-like... Read More
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 21:44
Sean Carney
Thank you Mark Sutton for your comment,I appreciate knowing about your Healthy Pizza site. That is quite and interesting niche. Ev... Read More
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 21:50
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Vegetable Consumption Being Sidelined

Vegetable Consumption Being Sidelined
Let's talk about trends. If you're a banana, a carrot, or a head of lettuce, the future isn't looking too bright for you right now. The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBHF) commissioned a study and found that fruit and vegetable consumption has been trending down. According to the report, if the 50+ crowd doesn't...
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Anthropologist Debunks Paleo Diet

Anthropologist Debunks Paleo Diet
Loren Cordain, PhD, founder of the Paleo Diet movement, says, "The starting place for optimal human diets Ares [sic] the minimally processed fresh meats, seafood, fish, fresh vegetables, fruits and nuts that were the staple of our ancestral diet." But is this really what ancient humans ate? To discover the human diet from far back...
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Nedley Depression Recovery Program

Nedley Depression Recovery Program
The Nedley Depression Recovery Program is the most comprehensive treatment program for depression available in the United States. For 10 days, participants work with Neil Nedley, MD, and his team to uncover the root causes of depression while acquiring the tools they need to cope with their real-life situations back home. The program addresses the...
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Dr. Carney,Do you have any references for the statistics you report in this article? I'd be very interested in seeing some of the ... Read More
Friday, 11 August 2017 01:16
Sean Carney
Hello Melissa, We have sent an email to the folks who published the studies asking where we might find those statistics. Once we h... Read More
Monday, 14 August 2017 09:17
Hello, Just wondering if there was ever a response to Melissa's question? I am interested in seeing the statistics too.Thank You... Read More
Sunday, 13 May 2018 20:31
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Keep it Simple Diabetes Care

Keep it Simple Diabetes Care
K.I.S.S. — Keep It Simple, Sweetheart* is a concept that reportedly comes from the U.S. navy. The story goes that a group of engineers were told to design an aircraft engine that would be repairable with just the basic tools that an average military mechanic would have under combat conditions. The phrase has been popularized to mean...
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Resistant Starch is NOT Futile

Resistant Starch is NOT Futile
The phrase "resistance is futile" entered the pop-culture lexicon in 1989 when The Borg appeared on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation . The show's creators probably had no idea that somewhere in a laboratory in England, scientists were making bold, new discoveries about how simple foods battle the diseases threatening the health...
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You did a great job explaining resistant starch - I loved the borg perspective!Providing an update - the U.S. Food and Drug Admini... Read More
Thursday, 13 October 2016 08:23
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Twins Demonstrate Diet Trumps Genes

Twins Demonstrate Diet Trumps Genes
"It's more about your daily choices than it is about your genetics," says Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD. Now the Founding Director of Integrative Medicine at the University of California Davis, Dr. Oliveira is a long way from where she started. A native of Brazil, Dr. Oliveira completed her master's degree and her PhD working with dairy...
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Excellent video!! I get Dr Oliveira's newsletter regularly. It's nice to see her "in person" explaining her familial history. Than... Read More
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 16:17
Yes! Dr. Olivira, have you heard of Dr. Fuhrman? He teaches what you're saying as well. Check him out. He has been on the Dr. Oz ... Read More
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:16
Dr. Esselstyn says "Genes may load the gun, but diet pulls the trigger." This goes to prove him correct.
Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:41
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What Exactly is the Starch-Smart® System?

What Exactly is the Starch-Smart® System?
It wasn't an easy decision for me to stop practicing emergency medicine. I loved the challenge of the work. Each new patient was a brand new medical puzzle whom I needed to figure out quickly, accurately, professionally, and compassionately. I might treat a migraine headache, an asthma attack, three cases of the flu, a stroke,...
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Breakfast Beans to Beat the Hangries

Breakfast Beans to Beat the Hangries
When I say " From Sun to Plant to Plate ," I really mean it. Not only should we eat plant food in as close to its original state as is possible and palatable, but the dawning of the morning sun should remind us to start the day with plant energy on our plate so...
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Denise Rose
I like how you weave in the quote from Dr. Barnard showing how common it is to eat beans for breakfast in so many parts of the wor... Read More
Saturday, 03 February 2018 23:29
Sean Carney
Thanks for considering this. In our work we can't really afford to be hungry in three hours because we will not have any opportuni... Read More
Sunday, 04 February 2018 07:55
Denise Rose
Wow, you last 6 hours with your breakfast food! That is impressive! I will share your strategies with others now that I better und... Read More
Sunday, 04 February 2018 10:52
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