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Can Low-Carb Diets Impair Brain Function?

Can Low-Carb Diets Impair Brain Function?
Chances are, you have many friends or family members that have been lured into eating one of the many types of low-carb diets. These high animal protein, carbohydrate restrictive diets promise quick weight loss results without having to exert much effort. Dieters enjoy the fact that they can lose weight rapidly without having to give...
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Sara James
I get most of my carbs from brown rice, fruit, veggies, etc. I actually don’t have the intense cravings for sugar I used to, my ma... Read More
Sunday, February 04 2018 15:15
Sean Carney
Hello Sara, We are not fans of the Atkins diet. You can check out the result from a search on DrCarney.com. Here is a link for a s... Read More
Sunday, February 04 2018 21:26
Ken Thomas
Hi Sara, I'm not sure if you are asking if a whole-foods-plant-based diet is "safe" for kidney stones or diabetics or if you are a... Read More
Monday, February 05 2018 11:20
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How do these Diet Experts Measure Up?

How do these Diet Experts Measure Up?
Obesity rates continue to climb and have resulted in a global epidemic of overweight and obese adults. In fact, it's estimated that nearly 80% of Americans are overweight. This tragedy has generated much controversy regarding what constitutes a healthy diet -- and in terms of weight loss -- which one produces the best results. Indeed,...
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Can a Plant-Based Diet be Used to Detox?

Can a Plant-Based Diet be Used to Detox?
The New Year brings with it an opportunity to think about ways in which to improve our lives. Eating healthier and losing those unwanted pounds is the most common New Year's resolution. In an attempt to start fresh, and "cleanse" the body, many turn to different methods of "detoxing." Each method promises successful weight loss...
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Is the Fructose in Fruit Bad for Us?

Is the Fructose in Fruit Bad for Us?
We've all heard that fructose is the sugar in fruit. But high fructose corn syrup contains 55% fructose... and we all know that we should avoid this highly refined sugar. So it begs the question, is the sugar (fructose) in fruit bad for us? Dr. Michael Greger cuts through the confusion in the below video,...
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De-Stress the Holidays Using Diet!

De-Stress the Holidays Using Diet!
Dr. Michael Greger has two videos that suggest some of the research behind plants' power to help stabilize our mood. In Improving Mood Through Diet, Dr. Greger explains that unlike animal products, plants have no arachidonic acid, a substance that produces inflammatory compounds. These compounds have been postulated to inflame our brain, contributing to stress,...
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Can Eating Beans Promote Longevity?

Can Eating Beans Promote Longevity?
"The cornerstone of every longevity diet in the world was the humble bean," concludes Dan Buettner in a 2015 Wall Street Journal article.  Beuttner is a National Geographic Fellow and author of THE BLUE ZONES SOLUTION: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People. Buettner compares the lifestyle and diet of the earth's five longest-living people groups to discover...
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Beans, Beans the Magical "Cholesterol Pill"?

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Sugary Drinks Linked to 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

Sugary Drinks Linked to 180,000 Deaths Worldwide
It is no news to any of us that sugary drinks are bad for our health. But how bad can they be? For some people the answer is "deadly." In fact studies indicate that one in every 100 deaths from obesity-related diseases is caused by sugary beverages. A study reported in the journal Circulation in 2015 broke down...
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Sugar - How Sweet it is!

Sugar - How Sweet it is!
We've all heard that white sugar is a refined product that's devoid of any nutrients, and how high-fructose corn syrup has led to an epidemic of obesity and poor health. So it's natural that we look for alternative sweeteners. Although honey, evaporated cane juice, brown sugar, fructose, molasses, maple syrup, agave nectar, coconut sugar, and fruit...
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The "Not-So-Manly" Drawbacks From Eating Meat

The "Not-So-Manly" Drawbacks From Eating Meat
While men associate meat with masculinity, it comes with several "not-so-manly" drawbacks as Dr. McDougall candidly points out in this four-minute video clip. Dr. McDougall passionately forewarns men, using straightforward language, that eating meat and dairy products (saturated animal fats) diminishes sexual performance, decreases male potency and masculinity. Consuming meat he says, decreases ejaculate volume, lowers sperm count,...
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Stopping a Cold Before it Starts

Stopping a Cold Before it Starts
An optimal diet is excellent for treating and preventing many conditions like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, arthritis, diverticulitis, and obesity. But will diet alone keep us from getting sick during cold and flu season? Probably not. While our eating habits do play an important role in strengthening our immune system, there are other lifestyle factors...
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What do 500 Calories Look Like in the Stomach?

What do 500 Calories Look Like in the Stomach?
The 7 glass beakers represent what the stomach looks like when it's filled with 500 calories. The beakers contain butter or oil, meat, cheese, rice, corn, potatoes and candy. One way in which we satisfy the hunger drive is to fill the stomach completely. This triggers the stretch receptors in the stomach. As the stomach becomes...
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