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Using Diet to Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

Using Diet to Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer in men is a hormone-dependent cancer; much like breast cancer is in women. Dr. Neal Barnard, president of The Cancer Project, does an excellent job of explaining what we can do to help prevent it as well as helping us fight it, for those who have already been diagnosed. In the nine minute...

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Why Dieting Doesn't Work but Eating Healthy Does

Why Dieting Doesn't Work but Eating Healthy Does

Dieting - it doesn't seem to work, does it?  Cutting back on portion size, counting calories, and using will power can only last so long before we're back to our old eating habits. By the looks of all the diet books available today, it would seem like we would all be a trim and healthy...

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Cow's Milk-Induced Infant Apnea

Cow's Milk-Induced Infant Apnea

The opiate-like drug effects of the casomorphin in cow’s milk may have a depressive effect on the respiratory center of infants and lead to “milk apnea,” in which babies temporarily stop breathing and are placed at risk for sudden infant death syndrome (crib death). Interestingly enough sleep apnea in breast fed babies can also be caused when their mother consumes cows milk.

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Antibiotic overuse danger to pregnant women

Antibiotic overuse danger to pregnant women

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has warned the public that antibiotic overuse has the potential to cripple the entire modern medical system.1 Despite public awareness campaigns about responsible use of antibiotics, antibiotics continue to be prescribed for colds, flu, sinusitis and bronchitis. Antibiotics are one of the most common medications taken...

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Dietary Treatment for Painful Menstrual Periods

Dietary Treatment for Painful Menstrual Periods

A low-fat, whole-food, Starch-Smart® diet significantly reduces pain and PMS symptoms in many women. There are several reasons that account for this. For example, the micronutrient content and phytochemicals in a plant-based diet reduces and discourages inflammation. The high fiber content in whole plant foods also removes excess circulating estrogen which is associated with higher...

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Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

Autopsies performed on over 300 Korean War casualties revealed that over 77% of the hearts examined had gross evidence of arteriosclerosis. The average age of the men examined was 22 years. Some vessels were clogged 90% or more. Subsequent autopsies performed on over 1,500 battle casualties confirmed these same findings.

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Gladiators Were Vegan

Gladiators Were Vegan

This short video excerpt is from Dr. John McDougall's presentation "The Starch Solution." Dr. McDougall describes the results of an archaeological excavation in Turkey, where they discovered a grave site containing the bodies of 60 Gladiators. Examination of the mineral content of the bones, they concluded that the Gladiators ate a vegetarian diet, which included...

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John Mackey, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, Plant-Based Diet Presentation

John Mackey, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, Plant-Based Diet Presentation

This is an excellent 27 minute presentation given by John Mackey of Whole Foods Market.  He explains the benefits associated from eating a whole-food, nutrient-dense, plant-based diet.

To view a previous Whole-Foods Market, Engine-2 Immersion that John Mackey spoke of, click here.  

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Which Foods are the Most Popular?

Which Foods are the Most Popular?

What three ingredients do food manufacturers add to addict you and increase sales of their products? You will find these three addictive substances in the majority of today's hyper-palatable processed and fast foods. And... drumroll please... the three secret ingredients are: sugar, fat, and salt. But, why? These ingredients "seduce our taste buds" by stimulating...

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Nitrites in Processed Meats Cause Cancer

Nitrites in Processed Meats Cause Cancer

Nitrites, found in processed meats like ham, bacon, and hot dogs are potent chemical carcinogens. This may explain why hot dog consumption has been associated with the two leading types of pediatric cancers. While this is now considered common place with even the World Health Organization warning us, it was not always understood or accepted.

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Reverse Aging With a Plant-Based Diet

Reverse Aging With a Plant-Based Diet

In a recent study, Dr. Dean Ornish discovered that a whole-foods, nutrient-dense, plant-based diet had increased telomerase activity that is associated with slowing down the aging of our cells. Telomerase is an enzyme that rebuilds the telomeres at the end of our cell's DNA. Scientists believe that if we can slow down the loss of our...

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Diet and Cancer Research

Diet and Cancer Research

Cancer is currently the second leading cause of death in America, following very closely behind heart disease. And like heart disease, many cancers can be prevented through dietary and lifestyle interventions. I am pleased to share with you some excellent resources offered by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). The Food For Life Cancer Project Diet and Cancer page examines factors that contribute to the development and progression of various cancers and how a whole-foods, nutrient-dense, plant-based diet can reduce the risk of developing cancer. This is an excellent place to become acquanted with foods that prevent cancer and to browse the their latest resources

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