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Registration Open for PlantPure Summit 2016

Registration Open for PlantPure Summit 2016

"There are two kinds of cardiologists, vegans and ones who haven't read the data," says Kim Allan Williams, MD, Immediate-Past President of the American College of Cardiologists. Dr. Williams is just one of 40 speakers taking part in PlantPure Summit 2016. Scheduled for September 7 - 16, this free, online webinar will shine a spotlight...

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Food is Powerful Medicine

Food is Powerful Medicine

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." These are wise words spoken by Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician, that is "considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine." The Hippocratic Oath which is named after Hippocrates, outlines medical ethics for doctors and is still used today. Part of the oath reads: "I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone."

Sadly though, "medical care and errors" has become the third leading cause of death in the U.S. It is estimated that over 400,000 deaths per year are associated with medical error. Examples of this include infections in hospitals, unnecessary surgery, hospital errors, adverse reactions and interactions to prescription drugs, administration of the wrong drug to the wrong patient, and wrong diagnosis. The good news is that we can avoid many of these unnecessary treatments contributing to these statistics when we eat a health-supporting diet.

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Whole Grains Instead of Drugs?

Whole Grains Instead of Drugs?

Evidence acknowledging the benefits of including whole, intact grains in our diets continues to increase. A recent study revealed that consuming just three servings of whole grains a day achieves the same benefits as taking blood pressure medications. According to Dr. Michael Greger's above video, consuming whole grains "...appears as powerful as high blood pressure...

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Researchers Conclude Blood Type Diet is "Nonsense"

Researchers Conclude Blood Type Diet is "Nonsense"

The popular "Eat Right for Your (Blood) Type" diet developed by the naturopathic Norwegian physician Dr. Peter D'Adamo, regards ABO blood type as the most significant factor in recommending distinct diets for each individual's blood type needs. For instance, those with Type O blood are like hunters and should eat a lot of meat, and...

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Coffee Negatively Affects Sleep

Coffee Consumption Can Reduce Sleep Quality Coffee Consumption Can Reduce Sleep Quality

Want to improve the quality of sleep and enjoy peaceful rest at night? Stop the consumption of caffeinated products, such as coffee and soda (no matter how early you drink them). This is the message of a study that evaluated the effect of caffeine on the efficiency, quality, and duration of sleep. For this study, scien...

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Getting Milked Out of Money and Health?

Getting Milked Out of Money and Health?

Got Milk? Of course you do ... if you're a typical American. National Public Radio reports that the average American consumes 630 pounds of dairy a year according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. In fact, the same statistics tell us that in total food consumption, Americans are eating 1,996 pounds of food each year,...

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Low-Carb Theory Regarding Meat/Insulin is Flawed

Low-Carb Theory Regarding Meat/Insulin is Flawed

Due to rising obesity and insulin resistance rates, low-carb and Paleo diets have become a popular approach to the growing population of overweight Americans. As stated by Dr. John McDougall, "Advocates of high-protein diets explain the reason people are fat is not because of the fat they eat, but because of hyperinsulinism and insulin resistance....

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Red Meat Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

Stages of Stomach Cancer

Numerous studies have examined the impact of diets on incidence of stomach (gastric) cancer, including whether certain foods increase or decrease the risk of this cancer. One food that has been highlighted in these studies is red meat. So the question is, does frequent consumption of red meat promote the development of stomach cancer? In a Chi...

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Processed Meats Linked to Male Infertility

Processed Meats Overlooked When Discussing Male Infertility? Processed Meats Overlooked When Discussing Male Infertility?

Does bacon cause infertility on the father's part? Could sausage make a man less fertile? The harmful effects of processed meats are well documented. Processed meats have been linked to increased risk of cancer, diabetes, stroke, obesity, heart disease, respiratory ailments, and liver disorders. Now data from a recent study titled "M...

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Can Plant Foods Protect Against Prostate Cancer?

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Going vegan could protect men against prostate cancer. This is the findings of a study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. A total of 60 prostate cancer patients and 60 healthy subjects were assessed by their dietary patterns and observed for prostate cancer incidence. Men who followed a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and...

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Beat Back Oral Cancer With Fruits and Vegetables

Eat Fruits and Vegetables to Reduce Oral Cancer Risk Eat Fruits and Vegetables to Reduce Oral Cancer Risk

Every hour of every day, someone dies from oral cancer in the United States. Oral cancer is the 6th most commonly diagnosed malignancy in the US and results in about 8,000 deaths annually. Consuming more fruits and vegetables could be one secret towards avoiding this deadly cancer. According to a study that investigated the association between...

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Grilled Meats Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Diabetes Type 2 Diagnosis Risk is Raised by Eating Grilled Meats Diabetes Type 2 Diagnosis Risk is Raised by Eating Grilled Meats

Each year, diabetes remains near the top of the list of America's most serious health problems. More than 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes type 2 annually and this metabolic disorder kills more people in the United States every year than road accidents, AIDS, or breast cancer combined. Unfortunately, diabetes fo...

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