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July 4-8, 2018 Vegetarian Summerfest

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It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Carney having been invited to speak at the 44th Annual Conference of the North American Vegetarian Society this coming July 4th to 8th. The conference will be held in the Conference Center at Pitt-Johnstown, on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA. There ...
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Statin Use Increases Cataract Risk

Cataract With Surgical Instrument
If you walk into your doctor's office with a high cholesterol number, there is a great chance that you will walk out with a statin drug. Having an avalanche of cholesterol floating in your blood increases your risk of developing stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, skeletal muscle damage, coronary heart disease, and heart attacks. Statins ar...
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Russell Prentice
I can attest to the assertion found above. I arrived in the US in 95. I had generally good health and no diabetes and no one in... Read More
Monday, January 28 2019 13:38
Linda Carney MD
I am sad that this happened to you, and will continue to help as many people as I can to avoid going through what you did. Thank y... Read More
Monday, January 28 2019 13:41
Russell Prentice
Thank you. I can't tell you how happy I am to have found you and everyone here. I am on the road to recovery
Monday, January 28 2019 13:47
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My Diabetes Confession

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On Sunday, June 17, 2018 I gave a talk at the ATX Alive potluck meeting titled, "My Type-1 Diabetes Confession". The talk was to tell my story about how I discovered the Whole Foods Plant-Based Low-Fat Oil-Free diet. I thought I would share the text of that talk here: My Type-1 Diabetes Confession Everyone in this roo...
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Dairy Products Elevate Testicular Cancer Risk

Testicular Cancer Diagram
The incidence of testicular cancer is skyrocketing globally. About 1 out of every 100 cancers diagnosed in men is testicular cancer. Though this figure may not trigger alarm bells, the numbers do add up. Around 53,300 new cases of testicular cancer were estimated to be diagnosed worldwide in 2012. In 2015, 257,823 men were estimated to be...
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From Health Scare to Health Care

Sara Shannon Before and After Pictures
My journey to health began in the wee hours of the morning in early 2014 when I awoke to an unsettling, fluttering sensation in my chest. Lying in bed, I put my fingers to the side of my neck to check a pulse. I glanced at the bedside clock and timed the beats over one minute. Two hundred and twenty beats. More than double a normal heart ...
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Milk Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk

Diabetes Gauge in High Zone
Approximately 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, including about 200,000 young people below the age of 20. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system is hyper-stimulated to create antibodies that destroy Beta cells in the pancreas that produces insulin, the hormone that transports glucose...
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Vegan Diets Beneficial for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

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A group of Italian and American researchers have uncovered a simple diet that can help millions of people avoid diabetes. According to the researchers, strict adherence to a low-fat, oil-free plant-based diet can help prevent type 2 diabetes. For this study, the scientists divided 75 overweight adults with no history of diabetes into 2 gr...
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Fruits and Vegetables Important for Coronary Heart Disease Prevention

Doctor Juggling Giant Veggies and Fruits
Individuals who regularly consumed more than one servings of fruits and vegetables each day can reduce their risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) by 4 per cent, according to a recent Harvard study. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women of the USA, killing more than 600,000 Americans every year. Coronary hea...
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3 Health Benefits of Allium Vegetables

Whole and Halved Fresh Onion and Garlic
Allium vegetables are a group of monocotyledonous flowering plants used all over the world to prepare different delicacies. Some members of the allium vegetable family include onion, garlic, shallot, leek, and chives. In addition to embellishing different cuisines, alllium vegetables possess several outstanding health benefits. They contain a wide ...
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Tomatoes Linked to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Tomatoes on Vine in Sunshine
The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland of the male reproductive system located between the bladder and the penis. It plays a very important role in male fertility and the proper functioning of the urinary tract, as it secretes fluid that nourishes and protects the sperm. The cells of the prostate gland can undergo mutation, trans...
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Peter Goldstein
Excellent article! I am happy to share it in our Facebook group, Hippocrates Docs. May I suggest editing the title to read "Lowere... Read More
Thursday, March 29 2018 12:47
Linda Carney MD
Great idea Peter!
Thursday, March 29 2018 13:13
Sue Louise Gilmore
And how much lycopene is needed to have this protective effect? I've seen statistics that suggest that the average American eats b... Read More
Thursday, March 29 2018 14:29
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Plant Foods Relieve Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Senior Man with Knee Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States. An estimated 31 million Americans are suffering from osteoarthritis. This degenerative joint disease can make life miserable for the victim; the pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joint and the loss of range of motion make it difficult for people suffering from this disease to...
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I've been plant based for 2.5 yrs. My osteoarthritis has never been worse. I was diagnosed 10 yrs ago.
Sunday, October 21 2018 23:36
Deborah
Karen, have you been eating more of the foods which can trigger joint pain in susceptible individuals? ... such as wheat, citrus,... Read More
Tuesday, October 23 2018 09:03
Deborah - thanks for the reply. I followed the link to the McDougall site and read this: "Patients with inflammatory arthritis, ... Read More
Tuesday, October 23 2018 13:20
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Red Meat Increases Mortality Risk

Dead Body at the Morgue
Probably you already know that dietary habits, such as habitual intake of red meat, can increase your risk of dying prematurely from cancer and cardiovascular disease. This is the finding of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. This study conducted by a team of experts from Harvard School of Public Health tracked the me...
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