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Is Your Doctor Taking Money from Drug Companies?

In a recent TEDMed talk, medical professional Leana Wen got into the startling lack of transparency between doctors and patients. Right now, doctors don't have to tell you if they're taking money …

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How Toxic Are California Children? A Study Examines Their Diets

Researchers analyzed the diets of California children ages two through seven to determine the cancer and non-cancer health effects from food contaminant exposures. It turns out food may be the primary…

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How What We Eat (And Don’t Eat) Impacts How We Age

Many studies have shown that calorie restriction, without malnutrition, can increase lifespan and lower the risk of age-related diseases, such as cancer. However, for many people, calorie restricti…

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Blood Type Diet Debunked

Dr. Peter D'Adamo's book Eat Right for Your Type makes the astounding claim that people with different blood types should eat different foods. Type O's, for example, are supposed to be like the hunter…

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Why Do Doctors Favor Surgery and Drugs Over Diet Changes for Treating Heart Disease?

When he was a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn published a controversial paper in the American Journal of Cardiology, noting that heart bypass operations carry significant risks…

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Phytates in Beans: Anti-Nutrient or Anti-Cancer?

In Phytates in the Prevention of Cancer and Phytates for Rehabilitating Cancer Cells, I described how phytates in beans may be the reason why legumes are so successful in preventing cancer and reeduca…

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How Phytates Fight Cancer Cells

Phytate is a compound found in beans, grains, nuts and seeds. The average daily intake of phytate in vegetarian diets is about twice that of those eating mixed diets of plant and animal foods. Researc…

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What are Phytates? And Could They Help Prevent Colon Cancer?

Dietary factors are considered the most important environmental risk factors for cancer. Within recent years, a large number of naturally occurring health-enhancing substances of plant origin known as…

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Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow

People going on low carb diets may not see a rise in their cholesterol levels. How is that possible? Because weight loss by any means can drop our cholesterol. We could go on an all-Twinkie diet and l…

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Want to Love Longer? Eat Some Nuts

We’ve known that increased nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of major chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. But do those who eat nuts actually live longer lives? …

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What's a TRUE Southerner to do? Cook their greens and side dishes in lard and with lots of bacon for…