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Seeing is Believing!

Seeing is Believing!

Have you ever met your friends at your favorite restaurant and when you returned home, you felt too sluggish or sleepy to be productive, so you crashed on the sofa to watch TV? This phenomenon is not a surprise to Dr. John McDougall, who has been studying the effects of high-fat meals for over 40...

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Misleading Ads Promote Cardiovascular Disease

Misleading Ads Promote Cardiovascular Disease

Approximately 20 years ago, the American Heart Association, along with several consumer groups, and the Federal Trade Commission, executed successful legal action which urged the egg industry to stop misleading and false advertising that eggs "had no harmful effects on health." This was upheld by the Supreme Court. This anti-cholesterol assault resulted in a reduction...

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Breaking the Food Seduction Book

Breaking the Food Seduction Book

For those of us that have already made the switch to a whole-food, nutrient-dense, Starch-Smart® diet, I think we would mostly agree that cheese was the hardest food item to remove from our diets. It melts so nicely, and makes everything taste so much better, right? Remember how wonderfully satisfying it was, and how it...

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Dr. McDougall Says Humans are "Starchivores"

Dr. McDougall Says Humans are "Starchivores"

You will absolutely love this one-hour presentation given by Dr. John McDougall. Based on the latest scientific research, Dr. McDougall passionately describes in detail why human beings thrive on consuming a starch-based diet. His message affirms that, "All large successful populations of trim, healthy people, throughout verifiable human history, have obtained the bulk of their...

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Animal Fat Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Animal Fat Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

A 2013 study conducted on populations that were 65 years or older in Japan, and eight other countries including India, China and Brazil showed that, "As animal fat and calorie consumption increased, so did obesity rates and prevalence of Alzheimer's disease." These findings were published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. A previous study in 2004 found...

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How a Plant-Based Diet Improves Fertility

How a Plant-Based Diet Improves Fertility

We have heard many success stories about infertile couples who have been able to conceive a child after switching to a whole-food, nutrient-dense, plant-based diet. According to this article by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, "Approximately 7.3 million women in the U.S. have impaired ability to become pregnant, and 10-17% of couples experience infertility or subfertility at...

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Eating Beans Lowers Cholesterol

Eating Beans Lowers Cholesterol

Beans are nutritional powerhouses. Not only do they offer protection against all forms of cancer and facilitate in weight loss, they also lower and help maintain healthy blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Beans are high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, micronutrients, protein, and low in fat, making them the perfect food for a nutrient-rich, Starch-Smart® program...

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Can Diet Prevent Cataracts?

Can Diet Prevent Cataracts?

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and 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. Dr. Michael Greger's video clip points to a study that concluded, "Vegetarians and...

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Why do Animal Products Cause Inflammation?

Why do Animal Products Cause Inflammation?

The beneficial anti-inflammatory properties of a Starch-Smart® Diet come from the avoidance of inflammatory foods such as animal products, as well as the inclusion of micronutrient-rich, whole plant foods. Plant foods are a rich source of phytochemicals, which support our endothelial cells that line the inside of our entire vascular system. These cells play an important...

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Dairy Associated With Recurrent Ear Infections

Dairy Associated With Recurrent Ear Infections

Earaches and ear infections are one of the most common reasons why parents bring their children to the doctor's office. In most cases, those children who develop an ear infection will develop subsequent infections. My heart's desire is to prevent these children from suffering repeatedly. This requires first relieving their current earache or ear infection...

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Dairy Promotes Type-1 Diabetes

Woman with Milk Glass Holding Hand to Stop Warning: Don't Drink that Milk

Type-1 diabetes is a serious illness where the pancreas stops producing insulin. This type of diabetes is seen mainly in children and used to be known as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes. Hearing this diagnosis can be very devastating for the entire family, since it involves a lifetime of consistent care. If you have a...

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Industrial Carcinogens in Animal Fat

Industrial Carcinogens in Animal Fat

Scientific evidence demonstrating the dangers associated with consuming animal-based diets continues to mount, as newer studies confirm these findings. There are several components in meat and dairy products that raise risk factors for developing serious illness. Among them are industrial carcinogens which concentrate in animal fats. The video below by Dr. Michael Greger reveals compelling...

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