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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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Stool Size and Breast Cancer Risk

Women eating plant-based diets may have lower breast cancer rates because they have larger bowel movements. In The Best Detox, I described the role of the liver in removing toxins from the blood strea…

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Medical Establishment Resistance: The Tomato Effect

In today's NutritionFacts.org video pick, I feature Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s landmark Preventive Cardiology editorial, “Resolving the Coronary Artery Disease Epidemic Through Plant-Based Nutrition.” D…

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China Study On Sudden Cardiac Death

In the video I featured last week on Care2, Resuscitating Medicare, I celebrated the news that Medicare was finally reimbursing plant-based diet programs for heart disease reversal, and shared a perso…

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Reversing Heart Disease

Last summer, CNN premiered "The Last Heart Attack," a documentary featuring Drs. Ornish and Esselstyn talking about successfully preventing, stopping, and even reversing our number one killer—heart di…

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Stent or Prevent? Ending Heart Disease

Two weeks ago, a study published in the American Medical Association's Archives of Internal Medicine sent shockwaves through the medical industry. The mainstay of interventional cardiology, implanting…

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Do You Want Fries with That Lipitor?

My Care2 blog on Wednesday, Statin Cholesterol Drug Muscle Toxicity, discussed the new FDA warnings attached to statins, the world's best-selling drugs. Side-effects include—the new safety labels caut…

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Statin Cholesterol Drug Muscle Toxicity

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration announced newly-mandated safety labeling for cholesterol-lowering statin drugs such as Lipitor, Mevacor, Crestor, Zocor, and Vytorin. The FDA issued new sid…

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Improving Mood Through Diet

This month in the Nutrition Journal, researchers published a randomized controlled trial entitled "Restriction of Meat, Fish, and Poultry in Omnivores Improves Mood." An earlier cross-sectional study …

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