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Three Reasons to Eat a Low-Fat Vegan Diet

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Following a dietary pattern that promotes the consumption of low-fat, plant-based foods may help ward off a host of chronic diseases . According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, killing over 1.5 million Americans every year. About 45% of the p...
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Sugary Beverages Boost Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

Chronic Kidney Disease On Tablet
Many studies have been conducted on the role of diet in both the prevention and development of chronic kidney disease. Sugary beverages are one type of drink that has been comprehensively studied. So a question that could be going through your mind right now is, can sugary beverages increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease? A tea...
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Statins May Increase Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Parkinson's Disease Responds to Whole Foods Plant Based Nutrition
Statin drugs are supposed to control your cholesterol levels . Manufacturers claim that statins reduce your risk of having stroke and heart attack, although actually that is questionable. Preventing myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular attack is the main reason millions of Americans take them. However, the findings of ...
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Fruits and Vegetables Slash Osteoporosis Risk

Normal Bone and Bone with Osteoporosis Comparison
Around the world, people who are unaware of dairy's risks  are still consuming milk and other dairy products in a mistaken attempt to meet the calcium needs of their body. Calcium is abundant in beans and leafy green plant foods, which nourish without the harm that cow's milk products inflict on the human body. Calcium...
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Denise Rose
And let's also promote movement that stresses our bones so new bone can be created. One thing I do is take walks with a weight ves... Read More
Monday, 09 July 2018 16:05
Sean Carney
Indeed. We do also need some weight bearing exercise. :-)
Monday, 09 July 2018 18:03
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Three Cancer-Promoting Foods

Meats, Dairy, Eggs, Processed Foods, and Other Cancer Causing Products
Each year, 12.7 million people discover that they have cancer and 7.6 million persons die from this disease yearly. Cancer is responsible for 1 out of every 6 deaths recorded worldwide, making it the second leading cause of deaths globally. Unfortunately, the number of cancer cases is expected to rise by about 50% over the next two decades. So what...
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Drinking to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Sugary Soft Drink Bottles
Many of us cannot go a day without drinking a can or bottle of some sugary beverage. A Gallup Poll revealed that nearly 48% of Americans consume sugar-sweetened beverages every day. So if everyone is taking sugary drinks, these beverages must be cool, refreshing and healthy, right? Not exactly. A major study warns that habitual intak...
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Isothiocyanates Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?

Cruciferous Vegetables are High in Isothiocyanates
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in American women after skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimated that over 300,000 Americans will develop breast cancer in 2018. Unfortunately, the number of breast cancer cases in the United States is expected to rise by 50% by 2030 , according to the National Cancer Institute. H...
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Dietary Flavonoids Diminish Lung Cancer Risk

Assorted Berries On White Background
Eating fish can increase your risk of getting lung cancer. About 1 in 15 men and 1 in 17 women may get lung cancer at some point in their lives. These numbers include both smokers and non-smokers, though smokers have a higher risk of developing lung cancer. This year, more than 200,000 persons are expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer in t...
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Milk Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk

Diabetes Gauge in High Zone
Approximately 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes , including about 200,000 young people below the age of 20. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system is hyper-stimulated to create antibodies that destroy Beta cells in the pancreas that produces insulin, the hormone that transports glucos...
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3 Health Benefits of Allium Vegetables

Whole and Halved Fresh Onion and Garlic
Allium vegetables are a group of monocotyledonous flowering plants used all over the world to prepare different delicacies. Some members of the allium vegetable family include onion, garlic, shallot, leek, and chives. In addition to embellishing different cuisines, alllium vegetables possess several outstanding health benefits. They contain a wide ...
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Tomatoes Linked to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Tomatoes on Vine in Sunshine
The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland of the male reproductive system located between the bladder and the penis. It plays a very important role in male fertility and the proper functioning of the urinary tract, as it secretes fluid that nourishes and protects the sperm. The cells of the prostate gland can undergo mutation, trans...
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Peter Goldstein
Excellent article! I am happy to share it in our Facebook group, Hippocrates Docs. May I suggest editing the title to read "Lowere... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2018 12:47
Linda Carney MD
Great idea Peter!
Thursday, 29 March 2018 13:13
Sue Louise Gilmore
And how much lycopene is needed to have this protective effect? I've seen statistics that suggest that the average American eats b... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2018 14:29
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Plant Foods Relieve Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Senior Man with Knee Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States. An estimated 31 million Americans are suffering from osteoarthritis. This degenerative joint disease can make life miserable for the victim; the pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joint and the loss of range of motion make it difficult for people suffering from this disease to...
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I've been plant based for 2.5 yrs. My osteoarthritis has never been worse. I was diagnosed 10 yrs ago.
Sunday, 21 October 2018 23:36
Deborah
Karen, have you been eating more of the foods which can trigger joint pain in susceptible individuals? ... such as wheat, citrus,... Read More
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 09:03
Deborah - thanks for the reply. I followed the link to the McDougall site and read this: "Patients with inflammatory arthritis, ... Read More
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 13:20
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