Classic Tale of the African Green Monkeys

Classic Tale of the African Green Monkeys
We all love the classics. The Wizard of Oz . Swiss Family Robinson . Jane Eyre . Or even Good Night Moon . All genres have their classics. These stories often owe their appeal to an artful exploration of some truth regarding the human condition. There truly is "no place like home;" a family really can...
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Isn't Some Cholesterol Actually Healthy?

Isn't Some Cholesterol Actually Healthy?
Cholesterol is a naturally occurring, waxy substance primarily synthesized by the liver. Cholesterol is necessary to form cell membranes, to produce hormones like testosterone and estrogen, to transform sunlight into Vitamin D which helps build our bones and strengthens our immune system, and to synthesize bile acids which aid in the digestion of fat....
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How the Calcium Paradox Baffles Bone Beliefs

How the Calcium Paradox Baffles Bone Beliefs
Diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and atherosclerosis are rather hidden -- out of sight out of mind for many of us. But osteoporosis ? We've all seen an older neighbor with a bowed back or known an elderly relative whose health quickly tumbled downhill after breaking a hip. The specter of our...
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Could Mouth Ulcers be Caused by Dairy?

Could Mouth Ulcers be Caused by Dairy?
Aphthous stomatitis, or better known as mouth ulcers or canker sores, affect approximately 20% of the general population to varying degrees; many are plagued by recurring ulcers. These non-contagious, non-infectious sores usually last between 7-10 days, interfering with eating and drinking. Hitting these inflamed areas accidentally while chewing or brushing the teeth exacerbates the...
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Super Foods Like Spirulina May be Toxic

Super Foods Like Spirulina May be Toxic
Many health-conscious Americans take a daily vitamin or herbal supplement in an attempt to improve their general health and wellbeing. After all, what harm can they do -- right? While health benefits from taking supplements are many times over-exaggerated, some supplements don't even contain what they list on the label and others contain ingredients...
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Can We Trust News Reports about Medical Studies?

Can We Trust News Reports about Medical Studies?
Controversy sells. The media is always happy to report when the conclusions of a new study fly in the face of established beliefs. But the controversy and the short-lived news stories are too fleeting to include the voices of the medical and scientific community as they meticulously review the data, the methods, the math,...
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Hoping for Health but Missing the Mark?

Hoping for Health but Missing the Mark?
"There was a party at work, but there was next to nothing I could eat except the Oreos. At least they were vegan!" I hear this sort of reasoning every day in my practice. And I totally understand it. For years, I was a tater-tot vegetarian and thought I was "healthy" because of my...
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Dr. John McDougall Offers Label Reading Advice

Dr. John McDougall Offers Label Reading Advice
Eating a whole-food, nutrient-rich, oil-free, plant-based diet focuses on consuming foods that aren't sold in a package or have a label. As Dr. Michael Klaper likes to say " Eat food as grown !" In other words, choose food items that are as close as possible to how they are found growing in nature....
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Study Shows Ground Flax Seed Lowers Blood Pressure

Study Shows Ground Flax Seed Lowers Blood Pressure
Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) is an important risk factor associated with both cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and is the most common medical diagnosis in the United States. Although most people believe that hypertension is a natural consequence of aging, hypertension is actually a symptom of diseased arteries caused by years of consuming a diet rich in...
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Plant-Based Medical Center Opens in Washington, DC

Plant-Based Medical Center Opens in Washington, DC
The Barnard Medical Center has opened its doors this month in Washington, D.C., offering integrated nutrition and medicine at all visits. As a health care center dedicated to plant-based disease prevention and recovery, Barnard Medical shines a spotlight on the lifestyle-induced illnesses that plague our nation. Yet as a full-service medical facility, Barnard Medical...
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