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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How Not to Die

How Not to Die
"The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn’t have to be the case," writes Michael Greger MD, in his new book entitled, "How Not to Die." Chronic disease, disability, and the reliance on prescription medications and medical procedures as one ages is not a normal consequence of...
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Long Term use of GERD Meds are Unsafe

Long Term use of GERD Meds are Unsafe
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a painful, chronic digestive disorder affecting millions of Americans every year. GERD occurs when the muscular valve between the esophagus and stomach is weakened or fails to close properly, which causes the contents in the stomach (including stomach acid) to travel up the esophagus. Constant irritation of the delicate...
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Calcium Pills may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Calcium Pills may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack
Heart attack, stroke, and sudden death — side effect warnings you don't see on the back of a calcium bottle. If you did, you might not purchase the product. Indeed, if this warning was listed, supplement manufacturers would certainly suffer a great loss. At the same time, many health-conscious individuals don't hesitate to take...
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Sharp Cholesterol Crystals Cut - Causing Casualties!

Sharp Cholesterol Crystals Cut - Causing Casualties!
In my previous blog, How do the Majority of Heart Attacks Occur? Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. demonstrates how the greatest percentage of heart attacks ( 87.5% ) occur when newly formed plaques on the inside of our arteries rupture, causing a clot to form, and thus blocking the flow of blood. This little-known fact...
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Could Mouth Ulcers be Caused by Dairy?

Could Mouth Ulcers be Caused by Dairy?
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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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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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