Is "Vegan" Soy Protein Isolate a Health Food?

Is "Vegan" Soy Protein Isolate a Health Food?
Can we be honest? One of the very best things about the standard American diet (SAD) is its convenience. Although I love cooking, I admit there have been a few days when I've missed the ease of my former diet. I could swing through a fast food joint and grab a quick, warm meal....
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Is Oil Really a Processed Food?

Is Oil Really a Processed Food?
Oil can be a controversial subject among plant-based diet advocates. There are many who believe that omitting meat, eggs, milk, and other animal products like cheese and yogurt is enough of a dietary change to improve our health. I wholeheartedly agree that removing all animal products from our diet is an important step towards...
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Use Caution with Seaweed Consumption

Use Caution with Seaweed Consumption
"Under the sea / Darling it's better / down where it's wetter." And if you're a fish or even a Little Mermaid , that's probably true. But for those of us with two legs firmly planted on land, not everything is better under the sea. Some foods from "down where it's wetter" might be...
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What's for Passover? Potatoes?

What's for Passover? Potatoes?
Vegans and others following a plant-based diet may face challenges during the seven days of Passover. If they are from the Ashkenazic tradition of Judaism, not only is leavening prohibited, but chametz (wheat, oats, rye, barley, and spelt) and kitniyot (all legumes including green beans, plus rice, corn, millet, and many other seeds) are also avoided....
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Colorectal Cancer Rising in Young Adults

Colorectal Cancer Rising in Young Adults
A study published in JAMA Surgery documents a dramatic increase of colon and rectal cancer (CRC) among younger adults. Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center predict that based on current trends, by 2030 the incidence rates of colon cancer will increase by 90% and the rates for rectal cancer will...
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Is Obesity a National Security Issue?

Is Obesity a National Security Issue?
"The single biggest disqualifier is obesity," says the general in charge of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command . Ten percent of eligible young people ages 17-24 applying to fight for our country are too obese or otherwise unfit to join the military. In an interview with CNN, Maj. General Allen Batschelet points out that...
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Early Suppers May Help Prevent Disease

Early Suppers May Help Prevent Disease
Evening snacking might affect much more than the numbers on the bathroom scale. A new study shows that waiting longer between supper and breakfast reduces our risk of both breast cancer and diabetes. Eating in accordance with our body's natural sleep-wake cycle appears to regulate our blood sugar levels, thereby reducing our risk for...
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How Not to Die by Michael Greger MD

How Not to Die by Michael Greger MD
If you are familiar with the work of Dr. Michael Greger , you know how passionate he is about digging through complicated scientific research linking diet and disease. My blogs and articles feature many videos from his website, NutritionFacts.org . Dr. Greger's most recent endeavor has been his book, entitled "How Not to Die."...
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Women's Health is More Than Gynecology

Women's Health is More Than Gynecology
When the presentation was over and the question session started, I found myself staring at dozens of hands popping up like sweet summer corn bursting through warm, fertile ground. For 45 minutes, I answered question after question from the audience who had attended my talk entitled "What Women Want (to Know)." When I finally...
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Do You Have the 4 Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors?

Do You Have the 4 Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors?
Researchers looked at the effect of four healthy lifestyle characteristics on 13 cardiovascular biomarkers including blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and fasting insulin. They found that the more of the healthy lifestyle characteristics a person incorporated on a daily basis, the more favorable biomarkers levels they had. These results aren't surprising. What was surprising is...
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