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Plant-Based Diet Best for Heart Disease and Obesity

Plant-Based Diet Best for Heart Disease and Obesity

A whole-food, plant-based diet is best for reducing weight and cholesterol, according to a study published this week in Nutrition & Diabetes. Researchers tracked weight and cholesterol levels for 65 overweight participants who also had at least one other metabolic condition (e.g., heart disease, type 2 diabetes) and randomized half into a low-fat, vegan dietary intervention group with no calorie […]

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The Today Show Spotlights How a Trucker Lost 65 Pounds by Going Vegan

The Today Show Spotlights How a Trucker Lost 65 Pounds by Going Vegan

One man is proving that what seems like a trying task to most can be done with a little dedication — and vegetables. We’re talking about losing weight. Long haul Mississippi trucker Bobby Anderson realized that after 21 years on the job, it was time to reevaluate his lifestyle. More information: http://www.today.com/food/trucker-loses-65-lbs-cooking-his-vegan-meals-road-t30931

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Average US Woman Now Weighs as Much as 1960s Man

Average US Woman Now Weighs as Much as 1960s Man

By Dr. Mercola New data published in JAMA Internal Medicine paints a dire picture of health in the US based on the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity. In 2007, a research team at Johns Hopkins University predicted that if current trends in weight gain continued, 75 percent of US adults would be overweight by 2015. Here we are in […]

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No Body Needs Milk

No Body Needs Milk

Thanks to countless millions of dollars in advertising, almost everybody thinks they need milk. Over the past several decades, cow’s milk and its byproducts have come to be seen as an essential part of the diet of most Americans. Milk and milk products such as cheese, yogurt, ice cream, whey, kefir and butter have been effectively promoted by the Unified […]

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US Government: Cheese Pushers

US Government: Cheese Pushers

Cheese consumption in the U.S. rose from 15 pounds per person per year in 1975 to more than 30 pounds in 1999. And you can thank the federal government. This correlates with rates of obesity. The USDA Report to Congress on the Dairy Promotion Programs for the year 2000 described how the government and industry worked with fast-food chains to […]

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An Underlying Cause of Obesity … and what WE can do about it!

A whole foods, plant-based diet that includes these Magnesium rich foods can fight obesity: Dark Leafy Greens Beans and lentils Organic Soybeans Whole grain brown rice Bananas Dried fruit Gluten-free, Whole oats Quinoa Pumpkin seeds

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High-Fat Diet Boosts Brain Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

A high-fat, high-glycemic-index diet increases the concentration of proteins in the brain that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published by the American Medical Association. Researchers at the University of Washington assigned 47 older adults, some of whom already had mild cognitive impairment, to either a high-fat, high-GI diet or a low-fat, low-GI diet. Within four […]

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Losing Weight Improves Memory

Weight loss among 20 overweight, postmenopausal women resulted in better memory skills, according to findings presented last weekend at The Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. After a six-month diet plan that resulted in an average of 6.4 pounds of weight loss, participants demonstrated improvements in memory performance and brain activity, compared with measurements taken prior to weight loss, suggesting memory loss […]

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Cardiologist Prescribes Vegan Diet for Himself, Urges Patients to do the Same

Cardiologist Prescribes Vegan Diet for Himself, Urges Patients to do the Same

“It’s going to be a little bumpy because we’re disturbing our culture, what we’re used to. When I was young, we used to save the bacon grease in a can. The thing I say is, be easy with each other. Be gentle. Give yourself some room … The gentler you are with yourself, the more likely you are to get […]

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Obesity leads to brain inflammation, and low testosterone makes it worse

Low testosterone worsens the harmful effects of obesity in the nervous system, a new study in mice finds. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. “Low testosterone and obesity are common in aging men, and each is associated with type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease,” said the study’s lead investigator, Anusha […]

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