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Don't Worry... Be Healthy!

Don't Worry... Be Healthy!
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Do you consider yourself health conscious? Do you ever worry about getting enough nutrients? It seems common for the health conscious to seek out foods with the best and most nutrients. In the beginning of my Type-1 diabetes journey , I was completely clueless about nutrition. I knew of the words "protein" and...
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Eating to Avoid Debilitating Alzheimer's Disease

Eating to Avoid Debilitating Alzheimer's Disease
"Dad is 81 now. His once-brilliant mind has been ravaged by dementia. He doesn’t know my name. He rarely says two sentences in a row that make any sense," writes Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Amy Grant. Her father was once a respected radiation oncologist. Alzheimer's has changed not only his life, but the lives of the...
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Finding Relief for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Finding Relief for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
It is believed that as many as 1.4 million Americans suffer with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Symptoms can include diarrhea, constipation, bowel urgency, stomach pain, cramping, bloating, bloody stools, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, skin problems, fever, and anemia. The disease typically has times of remission where people with IBD experience a near normal life...
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Hot New Food Trend is Totally Vegan Friendly

Hot New Food Trend is Totally Vegan Friendly
Move over bacon, bowl-style meals are among the hottest new food trends. Best of all, bowls are a plant-friendly way to get in all the Beans, Greens, Squash, and Yams our body requires for energy and optimal health. In years gone by, animal protein took center stage on the American dinner plate. The ever-present potatoes...
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Registration Open for PlantPure Summit 2016

Registration Open for PlantPure Summit 2016
"There are two kinds of cardiologists, vegans and ones who haven't read the data," says Kim Allan Williams, MD , Immediate-Past President of the American College of Cardiologists. Dr. Williams is just one of 40 speakers taking part in PlantPure Summit 2016 . Scheduled for September 7 - 16, this free, online webinar will shine...
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How to Limit Your Exposure to Arsenic in Rice

How to Limit Your Exposure to Arsenic in Rice
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says rice is the leading cause of inorganic arsenic exposure for infants in the United States. "Relative to body weight, rice intake for infants, primarily through infant rice cereal, is about three times greater than for adults. Moreover, national intake data show that people consume the most rice (relative...
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Vegan Weightlifter Competes in 2016 Olympics

Vegan Weightlifter Competes in 2016 Olympics
Kendrick Farris is the only men's weightlifter competing for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And Kendrick Farris is vegan. At age 14, Farris knew that he wanted to be an Olympian, "but I didn’t know how hard it was to qualify," he said in an interview prior to the...
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Do You Need a Doctor's Note to Give Up Dairy?

Do You Need a Doctor's Note to Give Up Dairy?
I was an 18-year-old college student with a big problem. Gas. The issue started seemingly out of nowhere. But the quiet potency of the problem soon had me extremely nervous about any social situation, including my classes. Normally, a college-age woman might be embarrassed to talk to a doctor about such a delicate issue, but...
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Only 15 lbs Heavier than 30 Years Ago?

Only 15 lbs Heavier than 30 Years Ago?
Headlines today proclaim that the average American's weight has increased at least 15 lbs in the past 30 years. Are you at all surprised? I personally was surprised that the number was only 15 lbs and not any higher. Unfortunately I have not yet been able to find the actual study, just a lot of press...
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Exercise Your Power to Choose Health

Exercise Your Power to Choose Health
We often hear the term "lifestyle diseases" bandied about. But what are these diseases? Lifestyle diseases are defined as those negative, chronic health conditions which are brought on by our choices about food, exercise, and the use of substances like tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. We all know there are dangers associated with substance use and...
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Uncommon Diet Leads to Uncommon Health

Uncommon Diet Leads to Uncommon Health
Have you ever tried to "go vegan" and found yourself failing for lack of support? You're not alone. The Humane Research Council (HRC) conducted a study to identify the key reasons people either adopt or give up a vegetarian or vegan diet. The HRC Study of Current and Former Vegetarians and Vegans surveyed over 11,000...
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ED: It's Not Just for Old Guys Anymore

ED: It's Not Just for Old Guys Anymore
The classic Viagra commercials feature rugged, good-looking men with a tinge of silver in their beards facing potentially dangerous situations. In one, the rigging holding the main mast of a lone sailboat breaks free. No worries. Our capable, middle-aged man calmly rips a strap from a life vest in the hold and ties the sail...
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