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Human GI Tract Designed for a Plant-Food Diet

Human GI Tract Designed for a Plant-Food Diet

Does human anatomy and physiology reveal which type of diet we should consume? According to Dr. Milton Mills, "While most humans are clearly 'behavioral' omnivores, the question still remains as to whether humans are anatomically suited for a diet that includes animal as well as plant foods." Dr. Mills goes on to say, "A better...

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Eating Whole Grains Lowers Risk of Mortality

Eating Whole Grains Lowers Risk of Mortality

Everywhere we look, we are confronted with the outcomes of recent studies which tout the benefits of low-carb high-protein diets, saturated animal fats, coconut oil...and the list goes on. Because of this, we thought it would be helpful to start circulating the results of scientific studies which reveal the opposite to be true. Show me...

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No Spare Parts

No Spare Parts

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For much of human's history of biological knowledge, the appendix has been considered an organ without a purpose. If you Google, "Appendix Function", the first explanation is, "The function of the appendix is unknown." It is deemed a vestigial structure. There are, however, numerous theories. One theory, that actually fits testing, is that...

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Low-Carb Diet = Higher Rate of Mortality

Low-Carb Diet = Higher Rate of Mortality

AnimalEverywhere we look, we are confronted with the outcomes of recent studies which tout the benefits of low-carb high-protein diets, saturated animal fats, coconut oil...and the list goes on. Because of this, we thought it would be helpful to start circulating the results of scientific studies which reveal the opposite to be true. Show me...

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Low-Carb Diets Impair Blood Flow

Low-Carb Diets Impair Blood Flow

Low-carb, high-protein diets such as the Paleo or Zone diet, have become very popular, especially among many fitness-minded groups such as CrossFit. To their credit, low-carb diets such as the Paleo diet eschews dairy, refined foods, and added sugars/salts, although they severely limit complex carbohydrates which are the primary component of a whole-food, Starch-Smart® diet. Supporters of low-carb diets obtain the majority of their calories from animal protein and fat. No other diet has generated as much emotion or controversy as these low-carb diets have.  (Information regarding whole grains can be seen here.)

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Meat = Higher Obesity & Chronic Disease Rates

Meat = Higher Obesity & Chronic Disease Rates

Everywhere we look, we are confronted with the outcomes of recent studies which tout the benefits of low-carb high-protein diets, saturated animal fats, coconut oil...and the list goes on. Because of this, we thought it would be helpful to start circulating the results of scientific studies which reveal the opposite to be true. Show Me...

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Diet can Alleviate Depression and PMS Symptoms

Diet can Alleviate Depression and PMS Symptoms

Plant-Based Diets Can Alleviate Depression Eating a diet based on whole plant foods has been shown to alleviate depression in many patients. Not surprisingly, women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) who experience moodiness can see improvements with their emotions as well. Credible research shows that plants actually contain neurotransmitters such as adrenaline, dopamine, serotonin and melatonin...

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ADA says Vegan Diets are Nutritionally Adequate

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Show Me The Science! Are plant-based diets healthy? It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages...

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Antioxidant-Rich Foods Dilate Arteries

Antioxidant-Rich Foods Dilate Arteries

In 1998, a pivotal discovery earning the Nobel Prize in Medicine, led to the discovery of a "miracle molecule" called Nitric Oxide (NO). The Nitric Oxide molecule is a gas which is produced inside the endothelial lining of all blood vessels. The endothelial layer is a thin layer which forms a barrier between the flowing...

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Using Diet to Cut off Blood Supply to Tumors

Using Diet to Cut off Blood Supply to Tumors

The incidence of cancer continues to rise at an alarming rate. In 2014, cancer accounted for nearly 1 out of every 4 deaths, and was the second most common cause of death in the US. So, quite likely, you have had a family member or close friend with some form of cancer. The American Cancer...

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Endothelial Cells to the Rescue!

Endothelial Cells to the Rescue!

If you're familiar with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., world famous and renowned author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, then you're familiar with the term "edothelial cells" and the role these cells play in the prevention of heart disease. The video below is a two-minute clip from the powerful documentary Forks Over Knives. Scientists discovered...

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Eggs Contain Few Antioxidants

Eggs Contain Few Antioxidants

Which food contains more antioxidants - eggs or whole plant foods? Eggs are marketed for containing high levels of antioxidants, which play an important role in fighting disease. The egg industry boasts: "One egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals in varying amounts, high-quality protein, and antioxidants, all for 70 calories." But are they really...

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