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  • Food is Powerful Medicine

    " Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food ." These are wise words spoken by Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician, that is "considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine ." The Hippocratic Oath which is named...

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  • We Say Calcium, You Say ?

    If we were to say the words "calcium," "protein" or "iron" what images or words would that bring to your mind? If you were to answer milk, eggs, and beef, you're not alone. Most of us are not aware that we have fallen for the clever marketing...

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  • 97% of People Are Deficient in This Nutrient

    Protein is the most valued of all nutrients, making it a popular and controversial topic of conversation. Most everyone following a plant-based diet has been asked the question, "Where do you get your protein from?" This question comes from the...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/97-of-people-are-deficient-in-this-nutrient
  • Avoid Dairy to Prevent Type-1 Diabetes

    Diabetes is a serious disease and is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. Having diabetes doubles the risk of having a stroke or heart attack. In fact, stroke and heart attacks " account for 84% of diabetes-related deaths ." Many other...

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  • Rich Roll Discusses Protein for Athletes

    Not a day goes by that Rich Roll isn't asked the same question, "But where do you get your protein?" Instead of getting his protein from steak, dairy, eggs and whey supplements like many athletes do, this 47-year old, accomplished vegan ultra-endurance...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/rich-roll-discusses-protein-for-athletes
  • Dairy Protein Linked to Constipation

    According to Dr. John McDougall, dairy protein paralyzes the bowel. In his article, In Search of the Perfect Bowel Movement , "Dairy protein (not the fat or sugar) causes severe constipation in many people. This was clearly demonstrated in a study...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/dairy-protein-linked-to-constipation
  • Lower Your Cholesterol Using Fiber!

    If you're tired of all the side effects from taking statins to reduce your cholesterol, you may be interested in trying another approach that's safe, side-effect free, and shown to reduce cholesterol more than statins . What does this new approach...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/lower-your-cholesterol-using-fiber
  • Protect Your Prostate from Cancer

    Prostate Cancer is Very Common Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men. The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine reports that "Prostate cancer is the fourth most common malignancy among men worldwide, with an...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/science-inspired/protect-your-prostate-from-cancer
  • Do our Food Choices Influence Hot Flashes?

    Hot flashes are a classic symptom of menopause here in the United States. Understandably, many women have concerns regarding hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to the increased risk of blood clots, strokes, heart disease, dementia, high blood...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/do-our-food-choices-influence-hot-flashes
  • Eat, Don't Toss Those Apple Peels!

    Many people are unsuspectingly throwing away a valuable resource in the fight against cancer. Apple peels have been found to be effective against the proliferation of cancer cells. Dr. Michael Greger's video, Apple Skin: Peeling Back Cancer , shows an...

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  • De-Stress the Holidays Using Diet!

    Dr. Michael Greger has two videos that suggest some of the research behind plants' power to help stabilize our mood. In Improving Mood Through Diet , Dr. Greger explains that unlike animal products, plants have no arachidonic acid, a substance that...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/de-stress-the-holidays-using-diet
  • Isn't Some Cholesterol Actually Healthy?

    Cholesterol is a naturally occurring, waxy substance primarily synthesized by the liver. Cholesterol is necessary to form cell membranes, to produce hormones like testosterone and estrogen, to transform sunlight into Vitamin D which helps build our...

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  • Michael Klaper MD Speaks From His Heart

    Physicans like myself who follow the wise words of Hippocrates: " Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food " — witness amazing transformations in the lives of our patients when disease-promoting foods are removed from their diets and their...

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  • Kathy Freston's Dog Inspired her to Go Plant-Based

    Growing up in Georgia, Kathy Freston , a well-known health and wellness activist who promotes the benefits of eating a whole-food, plant-based diet, loved eating chicken-fried steak and mashed potatoes smothered with bacon and butter. As a teen and...

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  • Reducing Menopause Symptoms

    One of the many benefits of consuming a Starch-Smart® diet is its ability to reduce and even prevent many menopausal symptoms , such as hot flashes, food cravings, depression, irritability and anxiety without the use of hormone replacement therapy. Dr....

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/reducing-menopause-symptoms
  • Starch-Smartest

    Ideally Suited for: For those wanting to stop or reverse a diagnosed disease condition or those wanting a cleansing diet to reset their taste buds. Calories from Fat: ~ 10% calories from fat. Vegetables: Vegetables should be a cornerstone of your...

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  • Can a Starch-Smart® diet reduce the risk for getting cataracts?

    Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss, so it's no surprise that cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed today. There are several factors associated with the development of cataracts, including what type of diet we eat....

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  • Phytic Acid in Grains? No Problem!

    One of the concerns we hear about eating grains and legumes from the low-carb, high-protein advocates is that grains/nuts/legumes contain a compound called "Inositol hexaphosphate (IP-6)" or better known as the anti-nutrient phytic acid or phytate....

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/phytic-acid-in-grains-no-problem
  • Go Green for a Healthy Glow!

    Meet Alex, a handsome young college student who dared to be different. Like most college students living away from home, Alex had gained some weight eating the typical college fare of unhealthy foods. Alex was in his sophomore year of college when he...

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  • Plant-Based Nutrition for Kids

    Adopting a plant-based diet for your family can be one of the best decisions that you can make for your child's health and wellbeing. The time and effort you invest in educating, planning and providing nutritious foods for your children will help...

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