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Alternative Medicine: Part 1

Alternative Medicine: Part 1
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A few years ago I was checking out at a local grocery store where I was purchasing some organic apples. The checker asked me if the organic apples were as good as the real ones. I was struck in pause by the question before answering, " the organic apples ARE the real ones!"...
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Vegetable Consumption Being Sidelined

Vegetable Consumption Being Sidelined
Let's talk about trends. If you're a banana, a carrot, or a head of lettuce, the future isn't looking too bright for you right now. The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBHF) commissioned a study and found that fruit and vegetable consumption has been trending down. According to the report, if the 50+ crowd doesn't...
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Keep it Simple Diabetes Care

Keep it Simple Diabetes Care
K.I.S.S. — Keep It Simple, Sweetheart* is a concept that reportedly comes from the U.S. navy. The story goes that a group of engineers were told to design an aircraft engine that would be repairable with just the basic tools that an average military mechanic would have under combat conditions. The phrase has been popularized to mean...
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Twins Demonstrate Diet Trumps Genes

Twins Demonstrate Diet Trumps Genes
"It's more about your daily choices than it is about your genetics," says Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD. Now the Founding Director of Integrative Medicine at the University of California Davis, Dr. Oliveira is a long way from where she started. A native of Brazil, Dr. Oliveira completed her master's degree and her PhD working with dairy...
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Excellent video!! I get Dr Oliveira's newsletter regularly. It's nice to see her "in person" explaining her familial history. Than... Read More
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 16:17
Yes! Dr. Olivira, have you heard of Dr. Fuhrman? He teaches what you're saying as well. Check him out. He has been on the Dr. Oz ... Read More
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:16
Dr. Esselstyn says "Genes may load the gun, but diet pulls the trigger." This goes to prove him correct.
Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:41
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Breakfast Beans to Beat the Hangries

Breakfast Beans to Beat the Hangries
When I say " From Sun to Plant to Plate ," I really mean it. Not only should we eat plant food in as close to its original state as is possible and palatable, but the dawning of the morning sun should remind us to start the day with plant energy on our plate so...
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Denise Rose
I like how you weave in the quote from Dr. Barnard showing how common it is to eat beans for breakfast in so many parts of the wor... Read More
Saturday, 03 February 2018 23:29
Sean Carney
Thanks for considering this. In our work we can't really afford to be hungry in three hours because we will not have any opportuni... Read More
Sunday, 04 February 2018 07:55
Denise Rose
Wow, you last 6 hours with your breakfast food! That is impressive! I will share your strategies with others now that I better und... Read More
Sunday, 04 February 2018 10:52
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Getting Milked Out of Money and Health?

Getting Milked Out of Money and Health?
Got Milk? Of course you do ... if you're a typical American. National Public Radio reports that the average American consumes 630 pounds of dairy a year according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. In fact, the same statistics tell us that in total food consumption, Americans are eating 1,996 pounds of food each year, which means...
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Renew Your Immune System with Fasting

Renew Your Immune System with Fasting
Designed to protect us, our immune system is the superhero of the body, deploying white blood cells to battle the illnesses and infections trying to undermine our well being. To support our amazing immune system, we need optimal nutrition. But other lifestyle factors makes a difference, too. Choices such as lack of exercise , late...
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Is "Vegan" Soy Protein Isolate a Health Food?

Is "Vegan" Soy Protein Isolate a Health Food?
Can we be honest? One of the very best things about the standard American diet (SAD) is its convenience. Although I love cooking, I admit there have been a few days when I've missed the ease of my former diet. I could swing through a fast food joint and grab a quick, warm meal. I...
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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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