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Obesity

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Strawberries

Yes it's that time of year again, when the berries are ripe for the picking and enjoying. Although they have become increasingly available year-round, they are at the peak of their season from April t…

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8 ‘Superfoods’ for Weight Loss

Losing weight should be just as much about being healthy as it is about looking good in a swimsuit. Though nearly all superfoods -- as part of a healthy, balanced diet -- will help support weight loss…

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What is Actually in Chicken Nuggets?

In a scathing expose of the USDA's new meat inspection program, the Washington Post quoted a representative from the meat inspectors union, who said that "pig processing lines may be moving too quickl…

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We Can End the Heart Disease Epidemic

Many of the diseases that are common in United States are rare or even nonexistent in populations eating mainly whole plant foods. These so-called Western Diseases are some of our most common condi…

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What You Need to Know About Preventing Heart Disease

Many of today's lifestyle medicine doctors, myself included, were greatly influenced by Nathan Pritikin, the nutrition pioneer who started reversing heart disease with a plant-based diet and exercise …

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5 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

Have you tried "everything" to lose weight but no amount of calorie counting and healthy eating is making the scale budge?  You're not alone.  This is the situation for many people, especially women o…

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Are Fatty Foods Addictive?

The food industry, like the tobacco companies and other drug lords, has been able to come up with products that tap into the same dopamine reward system that keeps people smoking cigarettes, using mar…

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Are Sugary Foods Addictive?

People have chewed coca leaves for at least 8,000 years as a mild stimulant without any evidence of addiction, but when certain components are isolated and concentrated into cocaine, we've got a probl…

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Being Underweight Might Be Deadlier Than Being Overweight

New research says that people who are clinically underweight face an even higher risk for dying than those who are obese. "Compared to normal-weight folks, the excessively thin have nearly twice …

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6 Super Spring Detox Foods

Living in a northern climate often means a long chilly break from fresh produce. By December, produce in the grocery store is looking questionable. By February, fruits and vegetables are low on flavor…

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