Post Tagged with: "Cardiovascular disease"

Misleading Research: Mediterranean Diets

Misleading Research: Mediterranean Diets

The recently published New England Journal of Medicine article on the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, “Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet,” has been roundly praised. It might have been better titled, “Promoting Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet.” All three dietary groups had almost equal facility promoting the growth and clinical appearance of cardiovascular disease which […]

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Eliminating the #1 Cause of Death

How to essentially eliminate Heart Disease, the great scourge of the Western world. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s daily video

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Does Coconut Oil Clog Arteries?

Does Coconut Oil Clog Arteries?

Sellers of coconut oil use a beef industry tactic to downplay the risks associated with the saturated fat in their products. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/does-coconut-oil-clog-arteries/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s daily video

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Uric Acid Caused by Meat and Sugar

Meat and sugar increase uric acid levels, which are associated with increased risk of gout, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, prediabetes, diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.drgreger.org Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s daily video

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Nonhuman Molecules Lining Our Arteries

The foreign meat molecule Neu5Gc builds up in human cancerous tumors and atherosclerotic plaques and may play an inflammatory role in the progression of both these diseases. See The Inflammatory Meat Molecule Neu5Gc for background and Friday’s video-of-the-day How Tumors Use Meat to Grow: Xeno-Autoantibodies for the role it might play in cancer growth. Inflammation (also caused by exogenous endotoxins) is […]

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Plant-Based Diets for Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Dr. Michael Greger Plant-based diets may help rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing exposure to an  inflammatory “Trojan horse” compound found in animal products called Neu5Gc. In my post How Tumors Use Meat to Grow I talked about the role  Neu5Gc may play in stimulating breast cancer growth, but what about inflammation  in our joints? For those of you who have […]

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Preventing Strokes with Diet

Very few people are eating enough plants—see yesterday’s NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day 98% of American Diets Potassium Deficient. The banana listing reminds me of a similarly humorous finding about the levels of eyesight-saving nutrients. See Egg Industry Blind Spot. Bananas are also kind of pitiful antioxidant-wise (see Best Berries). Is a fruit a fruit or should we really go out of our […]

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Dr. Neal Barnard Discusses the 100 Million Diabetic Dilemma

Dr. Barnard discusses the often misunderstood role of carbohydrates and fat in type-2 diabetes – and how a low-fat, plant-based diet will often reverse this condition. More information: www.pcrm.org and www.nealbarnard.org

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Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Discusses How Plant Based Nutrition Reverses Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. But, as Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., a former internationally known surgeon, researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic, explains in this book it can be prevented, reversed, and even abolished. Dr. Esselstyn argues that conventional cardiology has failed patients by developing treatments that […]

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