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Protein Overload

Protein Overload

A whole-foods, Starch-Smart® diet supplies more than enough protein to meet our daily requirements. "Protein Overload" is an excellent article written by Dr. John McDougall. He explains that "A little protein is good, but more is not better. Protein consumed beyond our needs is a health hazard as devastating as excess dietary fat and cholesterol. Unfortunately, almost everyone on the typical Western diet is overburdened with protein to the point of physical collapse. The public has almost no awareness of problems of protein overload, but scientists have known about the damaging effects of excess protein for more than a century." 

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Debunking the Anti-Soy Myths

Debunking the Anti-Soy Myths

Soy has been a controversial topic, especially on the internet. Much of this inaccurate information "lacks responsible scientific integrity," and has been generated by the president of a popular foundation that promotes lard, organ meats, raw milk, and butter as being healthy, nutrient dense foods.

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Study Shows Seventy Percent of Americans Take Prescription Drugs

Study Shows Seventy Percent of Americans Take Prescription Drugs
Seventy percent of office visits involve prescription drug therapy. Tens of thousands of patients die every year due to unintentional drug overdose, drug interactions, or from the side effects from these drugs. Since the majority of today's office visits reflect lifestyle driven diseases, many of these visits/prescriptions could be reduced or even eliminated if the...
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Dietary Guidelines: Advisory Committee Conflicts of Interest

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Can Lack of Sleep Actually Cause Me to Gain Weight?

Can Lack of Sleep Actually Cause Me to Gain Weight?
Going to bed two hours before midnight offers numerous health benefits. One benefit of getting adequate sleep is that it can help us to maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Joel Fuhrman's article,  Can lack of sleep actually cause me to gain weight?  highlights a study which concluded that sleep deprivation alters hormones which can lead...
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Avoid the Negative Effects From Dairy by Choosing Plant Foods for Calcium

Avoid the Negative Effects From Dairy by Choosing Plant Foods for Calcium
Calcium is a mineral found in the ground and is absorbed by the roots of plants.  Contrary to what the dairy industry wants us to believe, whole plant foods contain sufficient amounts of calcium to support every stage of our life after infancy. (Mother's milk is recommended for the first two years of life.) Consider...
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MIKE
what about raw, organic, non-homogenized milk from grass fed only, cows? i have read about people who tried vegan diets & started ... Read More
Sunday, 02 December 2018 20:58
Ken Thomas
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How to Help Prevent Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

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How To Reduce Dietary Antibiotic Intake

How To Reduce Dietary Antibiotic Intake
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most pressing public health threats. Dr. Michael Greger explains that a plant-based diet is the best way to avoid "antibiotic-laden foods" and that eating animal products exposes us to antibiotics residues on a daily basis. A recent study measured...
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How Long Does it Take to Feel Great on a Plant-Based Diet?

How Long Does it Take to Feel Great on a Plant-Based Diet?

This is a great article by Lindsay Nixon from Happy Herbivore! In response to her question, her readers shared their stories when making the transition to a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Many times we will experience withdrawal symptoms, as mentioned in her article. These symptoms can be mistakenly interpreted as "not getting enough protein, or nutrients." So it's important that we know about the detox symptoms before we start a nutrient-rich, plant-centered diet.

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