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Is Oil Really a Processed Food?

Is Oil Really a Processed Food?
Oil can be a controversial subject among plant-based diet advocates. There are many who believe that omitting meat, eggs, milk, and other animal products like cheese and yogurt is enough of a dietary change to improve our health. I wholeheartedly agree that removing all animal products from our diet is an important step towards maintaining...
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Chris Dove
Even tofu is too processed for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS6pSnejzZU
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 11:46
Marky Yvanovich
Nice video. I agree that tofu is too processed. Dr Greger has this easy tip on whether something is too processed: If anything g... Read More
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:15
Chris Dove
Tofu has even more protein and fat than the bean itself which is a rich food to begin with. And at 9% carbohydrate, makes it almos... Read More
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:20
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Use Caution with Seaweed Consumption

Use Caution with Seaweed Consumption
"Under the sea / Darling it's better / down where it's wetter." And if you're a fish or even a Little Mermaid , that's probably true. But for those of us with two legs firmly planted on land, not everything is better under the sea. Some foods from "down where it's wetter" might be better...
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What's for Passover? Potatoes?

What's for Passover? Potatoes?
Vegans and others following a plant-based diet may face challenges during the seven days of Passover. If they are from the Ashkenazic tradition of Judaism, not only is leavening prohibited, but chametz (wheat, oats, rye, barley, and spelt) and kitniyot (all legumes including green beans, plus rice, corn, millet, and many other seeds) are also avoided. Omnivores...
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Colorectal Cancer Rising in Young Adults

Colorectal Cancer Rising in Young Adults
A study published in JAMA Surgery documents a dramatic increase of colon and rectal cancer (CRC) among younger adults. Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center predict that based on current trends, by 2030 the incidence rates of colon cancer will increase by 90% and the rates for rectal cancer will go...
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Is Obesity a National Security Issue?

Is Obesity a National Security Issue?
"The single biggest disqualifier is obesity," says the general in charge of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command . Ten percent of eligible young people ages 17-24 applying to fight for our country are too obese or otherwise unfit to join the military. In an interview with CNN, Maj. General Allen Batschelet points out that while...
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Early Suppers May Help Prevent Disease

Early Suppers May Help Prevent Disease
Evening snacking might affect much more than the numbers on the bathroom scale. A new study shows that waiting longer between supper and breakfast reduces our risk of both breast cancer and diabetes. Eating in accordance with our body's natural sleep-wake cycle appears to regulate our blood sugar levels, thereby reducing our risk for diseases...
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How Not to Die by Michael Greger MD

How Not to Die by Michael Greger MD
If you are familiar with the work of Dr. Michael Greger , you know how passionate he is about digging through complicated scientific research linking diet and disease. My blogs and articles feature many videos from his website, NutritionFacts.org . Dr. Greger's most recent endeavor has been his book, entitled "How Not to Die." Inside,...
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Women's Health is More Than Gynecology

Women's Health is More Than Gynecology
When the presentation was over and the question session started, I found myself staring at dozens of hands popping up like sweet summer corn bursting through warm, fertile ground. For 45 minutes, I answered question after question from the audience who had attended my talk entitled "What Women Want (to Know)." When I finally had...
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Do You Have the 4 Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors?

Do You Have the 4 Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors?
Researchers looked at the effect of four healthy lifestyle characteristics on 13 cardiovascular biomarkers including blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and fasting insulin. They found that the more of the healthy lifestyle characteristics a person incorporated on a daily basis, the more favorable biomarkers levels they had. These results aren't surprising. What was surprising is that...
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Using Diet to Prevent and Treat Hemorrhoids

Using Diet to Prevent and Treat Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids — although more than 75% of Americans are affected at some point in their lives, hemorrhoids aren't exactly a topic that everyone enjoys discussing. If you're looking for relief, you'll be glad to know that eating a diet rich in fiber can help prevent, treat, and stop the progression of this bothersome condition. A hemorrhoid...
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How Does Being Constipated Promote Varicose Veins?

How Does Being Constipated Promote Varicose Veins?
Enlarged varicose veins are not only a cosmetic matter, they can cause aching pain, ulcers, burning, and cramping to varying degrees, and in some cases, more serious complications. The etiology of varicose veins can be multifactorial, says the scientific  medical community — listing pregnancy, standing for long periods of time, a sedentary lifestyle, age, obesity, and...
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Is GERD a Symptom of a Hiatal Hernia?

Is GERD a Symptom of a Hiatal Hernia?
Half of the adults living in America who consume the rich Western diet have permanently stretched the diaphragm that separates the abdominal cavity from the thoracic cavity. Many patients are unaware that they have stretched their diaphragm; some experience symtoms when others do not. This condition is commonly seen in adults over the age of...
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