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Antioxidants in Coffee vs. Vegetables

Antioxidants in Coffee vs. Vegetables
Over the years, many of my patients have been addicts. Of course, they don't think of themselves that way. The word "addict" is pretty loaded and usually suggests something illegal. But coffee addiction is perfectly legal, and in fact, many people think that their morning cup of joe is actually a health food! I can...
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Do our Food Choices Influence Hot Flashes?

Do our Food Choices Influence Hot Flashes?
Hot flashes are a classic symptom of menopause here in the United States. Understandably, many women have concerns regarding hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to the increased risk of blood clots, strokes, heart disease, dementia, high blood pressure, weight gain, depression and uterine, breast and ovarian cancer. So what's a woman to do? Carry a...
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Flush Away Constipation with Fiber!

Flush Away Constipation with Fiber!
Once the diaper stage is over, no one really talks to us about our bowel habits. And if we have questions, who is there to ask? That's where I can help out. In my medical practice, I see patients all the time who are constipated. Quite a few of them know that they have a...
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Diverticulitis and Happy Endings

Diverticulitis and Happy Endings
As an emergency physician for 19 years, I certainly saw my share of patients come in with symptoms of diverticulitis. Severe abdominal pain, cramping, and bloating were among the classic symptoms that pointed toward a diverticulitis diagnosis. Sometimes I could give these patients pain relievers and antibiotics and refer them to their primary physician or...
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Diverticulitis is not always caused by chronic constipation. Ive never had constipation, much less chronic constipation, have alw... Read More
Saturday, January 16 2016 18:43
Linda Carney MD
Victoria, Thank you for your comments! You have my sincere sympathies regarding your diverticulitis. I am glad that you follow a ... Read More
Saturday, January 16 2016 20:53
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Overweight Girls at Risk of Early Puberty

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Girls in the United States are entering puberty at younger and younger ages says a study published in Pediatrics. Breast development is the first marker of the onset of puberty in girls. Researchers documented that in 2010, 10.4% of seven-year-old Caucasian girls, 23.4% of African-American girls, and 14.9% of Hispanic girls had begun breast development....
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Coconut Oil and Magic Marketing

Coconut Oil and Magic Marketing
The Mash-up of Medical Research and MarketingWe've all seen books, articles, or internet stories on the alleged "miracle" properties of coconut oil. And we've watched as coconut oil has gotten more and more dedicated shelf space at our local grocery stores. Have you ever stopped to wonder why a food product that had been used...
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Thank you for posting this. I have been trying to explain this to friends but they have seen so many things that say the opposite.... Read More
Monday, July 24 2017 16:23
Sean Carney
Donna, I do hope you will share this with your friends. Even if they don't believe it now it may plant a helpful seed. Sean
Monday, July 24 2017 16:40
Denise Rose
Today I leafed through a newly published plant-based book on making vegan cheese. The author, who is making the rounds now promoti... Read More
Monday, July 24 2017 20:40
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New Non-Statin Drugs Come at a High Price

New Non-Statin Drugs Come at a High Price
The Good: While high cholesterol is a health problem that plagues those consuming the typical American diet, it is a condition that in most cases is easily treated and reversed. I have seen cholesterol levels drop dramatically simply by switching to the Starch-Smart® System. That means eating beans, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains while avoiding added oils. You...
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Dairy Intake Blocks Antioxidant Absorption

Dairy Intake Blocks Antioxidant Absorption
Milk + Berries = No Antioxidants - What's more enjoyable than a big bowl of fresh, juicy berries with a little milk poured on it? Simple. Classic. Healthy... Or is it? While berries are brimming with antioxidants, researchers have discovered that you cannot absorb these little powerhouses of health if you eat your blueberries or...
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You don't give any listing of resources as to where you acquired this information so I don't feel comfortable in posting this page... Read More
Monday, September 14 2015 12:50
Sean Carney
Hello Tina, Thank you very much for your comment. We did include some hyperlinks to the sources of the data and hope you might lik... Read More
Monday, September 14 2015 18:06
Do the antioxidant properties decrease only when the plant-based food is consumed at the exact same time as the dairy? OR if I ha... Read More
Monday, August 21 2017 18:44
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Are You Suffering From "Food Poisoning?"

Are You Suffering From "Food Poisoning?"
Food Poisoning? When we hear the scary words "food poisoning," we usually think of a sudden illness caused by eating a "bad" microorganism in a single contaminated food. Dr. John McDougall shows that common chronic illnesses are also caused by eating "bad" food--much of it regularly served at our dinner tables. Our food is literally poisoning...
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Medical Care = Third Leading Cause of Death

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Fecal Bacteria Content in Sushi

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What will Your Child's Future Look Like?

What will Your Child's Future Look Like?
As a parent, you make many choices throughout the day concerning the health and safety of your children. Adequate sleep, proper dental hygiene, and getting enough fresh air and exercise are just a few of the many good habits you instill in your children. Yet when it comes to dietary choices, are you making the...
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