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The Wine and Olive Oil Diet

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Mediterranean Diet - Healthy IN SPITE OF Olive Oil

Mediterranean Diet - Healthy IN SPITE OF Olive Oil

Think of a heart healthy diet, and I bet the Mediterranean Diet comes to mind. Its popularity comes from the foods that were once typically eaten in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.

Looking back at the data collected from the 1950s-1960s, we see that the Mediterranean Diet was based largely on whole plant foods, with the emphasis on fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, whole grains and breads. Olive oil, fish and wine were an additional component to this diet. Highly processed foods and unhealthy hydrogenated and saturated fats such as butter and coconut oil were avoided as well as salt and sweets. Eggs, meat, and dairy were eaten in limited amounts. Exercise was also an important constituent of the Mediterranean diet. Americans looking for a "heart healthy" diet believe they are consuming the Mediterraniean diet by pouring olive oil on their food and adding a glass of wine to their meals.

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Dr. Michael Greger Reviews the Paleo Diet

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Atherosclerosis Begins in Early Childhood

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Kelly Binkoski's Story - Cancer Free Without Chemo

Kelly Binkoski's Story - Cancer Free Without Chemo
Kelly Binkoski was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in January of 2012. Her surgeon scheduled her for surgery with an aggressive chemo and radiation plan following surgery. She and her husband inadvertently watched Forks Over Knives two days before her surgery, and their lives were forever changed. The documentary introduced her to the work of Dr....
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Pam Popper PhD Discusses Symptoms of Detoxing

Pam Popper PhD Discusses Symptoms of Detoxing

Making the transition to a whole-food, plant-based diet, involves a process known as detoxification. It is not unusual for a person to experience feeling ill shortly after beginning their healhier lifestyle. Some of the most common symptoms are fatigue, headache, shakiness, and GI symptoms of gas, bloating, and diarrhea.

It has been noted that some symptoms can even mimic those of the flu including an elevated temperature.  Generally speaking, the severity of the symptoms is directly proportional to how toxic a person is and the richness of their previous diet.  Some choose to make positive changes in their diet quickly which may intensify the symptoms.  Making changes more gradually may work better for those who need a slower adjustment period.

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The Pleasure Trap of Whole Natural Foods

The Pleasure Trap of Whole Natural Foods
Grocery store aisles are filled with products labeled as "all natural," "heart healthy" and "organic." It's easy to be attracted to these products, since they claim to be so healthy. Since it's organic, all natural, and good for our hearts, we would be crazy not to purchase it, right However, when we take a closer...
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One-Minute Videos by Dr. Neal Barnard

One-Minute Videos by Dr. Neal Barnard
You'll enjoy this wonderful resource featuring Dr. Neal Barnard. There are 25 video clips, each one minute in length. Dr. Barnard discusses topics such as preventing Alzheimer's disease, lowering cholesterol, foods that fight cancer, and which grains to avoid for those on a gluten-free diet. You'll be able to watch all 25 video clips in...
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Latest Study! Breaking News! Proven Safe!

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We live in an era where the latest breaking news is accessible at the touch of a screen, click of a mouse, or pushing a button on a remote. News is everywhere, isn't it great? Never before, have we had such an influx of information available to us from so many sources. This information can...
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Antibiotics May Stop Working

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Is Coconut Oil a Super Food?

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Dr. Klaper Prescribes Diet, Not Pills

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