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Avoid Dairy to Prevent Type-1 Diabetes

Avoid Dairy to Prevent Type-1 Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease and is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. Having diabetes doubles the risk of having a stroke or heart attack. In fact, stroke and heart attacks "account for 84% of diabetes-related deaths." Many other complications include kidney failure, blindness, nervous system damage, gangrene in the lower limbs (which lead to amputations), increased risk of cancer (especially colorectal cancer), and even premature death.

Although these statistics are troubling, Dustin Rudolph Pharm.D. offers several steps parents can take to help prevent their children from developing type-1 diabetes in his article, "Type 1 Diabetes - Avoiding Dairy Is Key To Prevention."

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Protect Your Children From Future Disability

Protect Your Children From Future Disability
Losing a child is every parent's worst fear. No one would argue that nurturing and protecting our children to the best of our ability should be one of our highest priorities. We make sure our children get enough sleep, do their homework, brush their teeth, limit their TV exposure, and enroll them in sports. Yet...
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97% of People Are Deficient in This Nutrient

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Whole Grains Instead of Drugs?

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Whole Plant Food Diet Supports Longevity

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Plant-Based Diet vs ADA Diet for Diabetes

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Allergies-Asthma Improve Over Time

Allergies-Asthma Improve Over Time
How many boxes of Kleenex do you go through during periods of high pollen counts? You will be encouraged by reading our new Topic Article "Diet May Reduce Severity of Seasonal Allergies>."  According to the plant-based nutritional experts, asthma and allergies have been linked to several nutritional factors. Although there isn't much literature published on...
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Avoiding Fried Foods Reduces Cancer Risk

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Vitamin B12: It’s not just for meat-eaters anymore.

Vitamin B12: It’s not just for meat-eaters anymore.
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So, you’ve been eating a low-fat whole foods vegan diet for awhile and you’re feeling GREAT! Then your vegan-advisor pulls a rain-cloud over the party by asking “Have you started taking vitamin B12 yet?” “No way!” you splutter. “A whole foods vegan diet is perfect! I’m not into pills. I just eat organic...
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Obesity Trends Slideshow to Share With Friends

Obesity Trends Slideshow to Share With Friends
We would like to share with you a slideshow that we created using the Obesity Trends images and information from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) from their Bahavioral Rick Factor Surveillance System. We invite you to click through the images from 1985 to 2010 you will see an alarming trend.  We hope you might...
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Is eating meat macho?

Is eating meat macho?
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Is eating meat macho? Many seem to think so. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/18/men-meat-and-masculinity-linked/ Based on those beliefs, men may be motivated to eat meat, which sadly, is linked to shorter lives with higher rates of disease. http://nutritionfacts.org/video/low-meat-or-no-meat/ Is it maybe worth a shorter life? Are meat-eating men more masculine than vegan men? Let's look at some...
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Protein Deficiency = Calorie Deficiency

Protein Deficiency = Calorie Deficiency

A common question for those of us who eat a whole-food, plant-based diet is "Where do you get your protein from?" This question is based on the fear that animal-free diets won't meet our daily protein recommendations. This fear is based on misconceptions and myths rather than facts.

Most people are perplexed when they find out that plants contain more than enough protein to meet our daily needs. Dr. John McDougall's article, "When Friends Ask: Where do You Get Your Protein?" points out that "protein deficiency is really a food deficiency." He reinforces his position by saying: "How many cases of the so-called 'protein deficiency state,' kwashiorkor, have you seen? I have never seen a case, even though I have known thousands of people on a plant-food based diet. Sixty percent of people alive today and most of the people who have lived in the past have obtained their protein from plant foods. They have lived successfully; avoiding all the diseases common in our society. Even today plant sources provide 65% of the world supply of the protein we eat. The picture one often sees of 'protein deficient' children in famine areas of Asia or Africa is actually one of starvation and is more accurately described as 'calorie deficiency.' When these children come under medical supervision, they are nourished back to health with their local diets of corn, wheat, rice, and/or beans."

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