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Three Diseases Linked to Milk Consumption

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Milk is one of the most popular drinks of choice among Americans. In fact, the average American consumed about 20.4 gallons of milk in 2010. Unfortunately, cow's milk is not well designed for humans; in reality, it is baby calf growth fluid intended to rapidly grow a small calf to a full grown cow in about a years time. Cow's milk contains&nbs...
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Reduce Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, and Heart Disease

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Stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and ischemic heart disease were responsible for over 15 million deaths in 2015. According to a 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) report , stroke, type 2 diabetes, and ischemic heart disease killed more than 1.5 million, 8 million, and 6 million persons respectively in 2015. These 3 diseases are among the top 10 ...
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Dietary Cholesterol Raises Breast Cancer Risk

Diseased Womens Breasts
Breast cancer is a major public health challenge worldwide; it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Caucasian American women, but the leading cause of cancer deaths for Latinas. Some of the well-established risk factors of breast cancer include family history, alcohol consumption, use of hormone replacement therapy, lack of exerc...
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Sugary Beverages Increase Hypertension Risk

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Americans love sugar-sweetened beverages, and too many of them (Americans) consume far too much of them (sugary beverages). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  reported that approximately 30% of American adults drank sugar-sweetened beverages, including soda, fruit drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened tea, at least once a...
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Linda Carney MD
They did not tease out whether hypertension was caused by the caffeine, the sugar, the carbonation, the weight gain these drinks m... Read More
Thursday, 01 February 2018 13:21
Sue Louise Gilmore
Great article! Wondering if the studies explain the mechanism behind the accelerated risk of hypertension from drinking sugary dri... Read More
Thursday, 01 February 2018 18:43
Jane Elizabeth Kogelschatz
Hi, It was after too many Arizona Green Teas with Honey one night that my hypertension led to BRVO. Only lots of greens, Kale, in ... Read More
Saturday, 03 February 2018 16:39
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Processed Meats Elevate Thyroid Cancer Risk

Thyroid Cancer Illustration
​ The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland located in the front part of the neck that produces the hormones thyroxine and calcitonin. Thyroid cancer is a common endocrine cancer , and it is also the most rapidly increasing cancer diagnosis in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimated that over 50,000 cases of thyroid cancer woul...
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High-Fiber Diets May Reduce Duodenal Ulcer Risk

Duodenal Ulcer Diagnosis
Generous consumption of fiber-rich foods brings many health benefits, including maintenance of healthy weight, blood sugar levels, cholesterol numbers, and bowel movement function. Now a study published in the Canadian Family Physician Journal has added another reason why we all should create more space for fiber-rich whole-plant foods on our ...
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How High Fiber Diets Reduce Diverticulitis Risk

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Each year, diverticulitis accounts for over 200,000 hospital admissions in the United States. Diverticulitis is a disease of the gastro-intestinal system in which  diverticular pouches become infected or inflamed.  The suffix "-itis" means inflamed, whereas the suffix "-osis" means "affected with".  Diverticulosis, the most common lo...
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Sue Desjardins
It is amazing the impact that increasing fibre intake to a minimal amount of 25 g per day can have on decreasing the risk for dive... Read More
Thursday, 07 December 2017 18:20
Sean Carney
Hello Sue, You can sure say that again. It is tragic to see how much people suffer for lack of knowledge. :-( Sean
Thursday, 07 December 2017 18:44
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Alcohol Significantly Increases Cancer Risk

Skull And Crossbones From Alcohol
Cancer is the second leading cause of deaths worldwide. Each year, over 12 million people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 7 million persons die from cancer annually. Cancer accounts for nearly 1 in every 6 deaths recorded worldwide. These numbers are frightening, but our lifestyle choices can influence our risk of developing cancer. The fin...
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Soft Drinks May Boost Osteoporosis and Bone Fracture Risk

Stop Osteoporosis
The sugary beverage industry spends billions of dollars every year on advertisements encouraging us to consume sugary beverages to refresh ourselves, but here is a caveat emptor: soft drinks have been implicated as a contributing factor to the development of many diseases , such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and Alz...
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It's alarming how common osteoporosis is, and how much diet can contribute to the condition. Caffeine is indicated as a contributo... Read More
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:17
Linda Carney MD
You are so right, Sue. Thanks for posting your comment.
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 21:17
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Plant Foods May Relieve Asthmatic Symptoms

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , over 24 million people are living with Asthma in the United States. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the respiratory tract which coveys air to and from the lungs. An episode of asthmatic attack is associated with coughing, chest tightness, shortness of brea...
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Normalize High Blood Pressure With Plant Foods

Plant Based Super Foods In Heart Dishes
Keeping blood pressure within the healthy range is vital to maintaining excellent cardiovascular health. High blood pressure also known as hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, both of which are the leading causes of death in the United States. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 75 mil...
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3 Foods that Fight High Cholesterol

How To Reduce Cholesterol Sign
It is no secret that an avalanche of cholesterol is floating in the blood of millions of people. No thanks to the Western diet which encourages the consumption of animal products. Red meat, poultry, eggs, fish, and dairy foods are the main dietary sources of cholesterol. In addition to containing an abundant amount of cholesterol, these animal food...
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