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Can a Starch-Smart® diet help to reduce menopause symptoms?

One of the many benefits of consuming a Starch Smart diet is its ability to reduce and perhaps even prevent many menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, food cravings, depression, irritability and anxiety. This is due to reduced estrogen levels circulating in women who consume a Starch Smart diet. The typical American diet, which is...
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Can dietary choices help relieve menstrual cramping and heavy periods?

According to a research study presented in the February 2000 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a low-fat, vegan diet "significantly reduced pain and PMS for many women."  Painful menstrual cramping and heavy periods can be largely attributed to chemicals called prostaglandins which promote inflammation. Prostaglandins are also associated with the constriction of blood vessels, blood...
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Starch-Smartish

Starch-Smartish
Ideally Suited for: Those wanting to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables while moving toward a more natural, whole-food diet without completely changing their current eating style. Calories from Fat: < 25% calories from fat. Vegetables: Vegetables provide protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and fat, as well as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Adding them to your...
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Can a Starch-Smart® diet help reduce the risk of prostate cancer?

Studies show that dietary factors play a major role in prostate cancer progression and mortality. Prostate cancer is a hormone sensitive cancer and is strongly associated with diets rich in dairy products , meats, and refined vegetable oils. Men who consume a high-fat, low-fiber, animal-based diet have higher testosterone levels and higher rates of cancer...
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Desirable Cholesterol Numbers

Desirable Cholesterol Numbers
Unfortunately, most physicians today still consider a " normal cholesterol " level to be under 200 mg/dl. The average American's cholesterol is 210-220. However, Dr. John Mcdougall points out, "This level predicts a 50% chance of premature death from strokes or heart attacks due to atherosclerosis. A rise in cholesterol level from 200 mg/dl to...
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Thank you Dr. Carney. I agree with you. On doing research I found this paper:http://beyondhealth.com/media/wysiwyg/kadro/articles/... Read More
Saturday, 26 September 2015 07:45
This was another article that went a little bit more in-depth into that Crete study and they even smoked, had diabetes, high blood... Read More
Saturday, 26 September 2015 07:50
Ah, I just found this by Jeff Novick. If you have anything else to add that would be great:http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/E... Read More
Saturday, 26 September 2015 08:19
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Hope for Multiple Sclerosis

Hope for Multiple Sclerosis
This embedded video discusses a previous study with 5,000 people conducted over 16 years showing they could reduce MS by 95%. Basically he states that if a person went on the low-fat diet they had less than a 5% chance of their MS getting worse over a 16 year period. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an...
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Will my children get enough calcium on a Starch-Smart® diet?

A Starch-Smart® diet supplies adequate levels of calcium for growing children and can be started as soon as solid food is introduced. A well planned, Starch-Smart® diet provides optimal nutrition and powerful protection against childhood illness and chronic disease later in adulthood.  When consuming a diet rich in whole foods, beans, nuts, seeds, legumes, intact...
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Genetics and Lowering Cholesterol

Genetics and Lowering Cholesterol
Although an individual may have a genetic weakness for high cholesterol and it runs in their family, a plant-based diet is capable of lowering cholesterol to an acceptable level. Dr. Joel Fuhrman uses a nutrient-dense, vegetable based plan to reverse heart disease and lower cholesterol in his patients. Dr. Fuhrman emphasizes that, "Nutrition is such...
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Wow. This article sounds very hopeful to me. I have high blood cholesterol level caused by (probably) a genetic problem since I wa... Read More
Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:26
Sean Carney
I am encouraged that you are encouraged! :-) For some more articles on similar topics you may want to check out this search for ot... Read More
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 09:45
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Statin Drugs and Cholesterol Reduction

Statin Drugs and Cholesterol Reduction
Heart disease has become our nation's number one killer, with coronary heart disease being the most common type of heart disease, causing more than 385,000 deaths per year. This results in a heart attack occurring within every 30-40 seconds. Having a high cholesterol level is one of the main risk factors contributing to heart disease....
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Question in regards to statins- I understand that those who have had a cardiac event would be the ones who benefit from the statin... Read More
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 12:56
Sean Carney
That is a great question, Kathleen. Thank you for posting it. In order to answer it, Dr. Carney is inviting you to come in and bec... Read More
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 17:34
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Reducing Menopause Symptoms

Reducing Menopause Symptoms
One of the many benefits of consuming a Starch-Smart® diet is its ability to reduce and even prevent many menopausal symptoms , such as hot flashes, food cravings, depression, irritability and anxiety without the use of hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Neal Barnard explains that, "Many women in other parts of the world who grow up...
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Menstrual Cramping and Heavy Periods

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According to a research study presented in the February 2000 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a low-fat, vegan diet " signi ficantly reduced pain a nd PMS fo r many wom en ."  Painf ul menstru al cram ping and hea vy periods can be largely attributed to chemicals called prostaglandins. The fat stored in...
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This article states the main reasons about how women leads to menstrual pains during their periods. Maintaining diet is very impor... Read More
Saturday, 29 August 2015 00:12
Sean Carney
Sandra, We removed the website address you submitted as your post was clearly posted here as an advertisement. We welcome comment... Read More
Saturday, 29 August 2015 19:12
I had no idea that "high-fiber vegetables" can eliminate Estrogen. I know that when I am on my period, I give in to the "chocolate... Read More
Friday, 11 March 2016 15:08
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Starch-Smart® Diet Lowers Cholesterol

Starch-Smart® Diet Lowers Cholesterol
Cholesterol is an organic chemical substance resembling a waxy fat which is manufactured by our body's cells, but predominantly made in our liver. It is an essential component of cell membranes and is also important in the formation of male and female hormones, bile acids, and vitamin D. Although cholesterol is a vital component in...
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