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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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Industrial Pollutants Measured in Vegans

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency released their long-awaited health report on dioxin, a class of industrial pollutants of Agent Orange infamy. Dubbed “the most toxic compound synthesized …

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Dietary Sexual Dysfunction

Cholesterol builds up not just inside the arteries that feed our heart muscle, but inside all of our blood vessels. In the heart, atherosclerosis can cause a heart attack. In the brain, it can cause a…

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no, i probably should, but i don't. i used to. things have changed, so i've had to adapt.

Certainly, there is not anything on this list that I would avoid. Some fats are essential, there are…

I love any kind of beans and eat them occasionally but will try to eat them more often. They're easy…

I try but it's a hell of a lot harder than it seems or sounds, trust me.