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New Study Claims Red Meat Increases Risk for Heart Attacks and Strokes

Does carnitine, a nutrient in red meat, endanger your cardiovascular health? This quick read tells you what you need to know.

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Do You Have Arachiphobia?

A candid conversation with the tragically misunderstood and oft-feared omega-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid. Learn the needs this nutrient fills and how to ensure you get enough of it.

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The Antioxidant Myth

The truth about antioxidant-rich plant extracts and supplements is that they simply do not work. The most powerful way to boost your free-radical fighting power is to harness your body’s own natural antioxidants.

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The Vegan Brain

Do vegetarian and vegan diets contain the micronutrients our brains need to function properly? What are the most important potential brain nutrient deficiencies that ALL plant-eaters need to be aware of?

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Your Brain on Plants: Micronutrients and Mental Health

Do plant-based diets contain the micronutrients our brains need or are vegans at higher risk for mental health problems? Beyond B12: what you need to know.

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Put Your Omega-3 Supplement to the Test

We’ve all heard that omega-3s are essential to brain health. But how much do you actually know about that expensive supplement you (try to remember to) take every day? Do you really need it? Are you taking the correct dose? Did you buy the best kind?

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The Secret to Outsmarting Your Acne

As you’ll see, acne is a hormonal condition, but it is not normal. Here’s what the cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to understand: you can prevent acne simply by changing your diet.

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Review: The Ketogenic Kitchen

THE must-have cookbook for people with cancer, written by a nutritionist and a chef who use low-carbohydrate diets to support their own recovery from cancer. A powerhouse of information and inspiration!

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WHO Says Meat Causes Cancer?

The WHO's report on red and processed meat and cancer finds no evidence against meat and clear evidence of bias. This report should be viewed as a political document not a scientific one. Read my detailed critique.

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The Grinch, the WHO, Red Meat and Cancer: A Holiday Poem

A fun holiday poem a la Dr. Seuss to whet your appetite for my more detailed analysis of the WHO report proclaiming that red and processed meats cause cancer.

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Do High-Fat Diets Cause Depression?

Discover why you don't need to worry about the results of the new mouse study that links high-fat diets with diabetes and depression.

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New Dietary Guidelines Hazardous to Your Health?

The new US Dietary Guidelines are about to be unleashed on the American people. This past February, the Advisory Committee reviewed the latest research and submitted its recommendations. But can we trust them?

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Is Fructose Malabsorption Causing Your IBS?

Learn the symptoms of fructose malabsorption, how accurate fructose breath tests are, and what dietary strategies you can use that go beyond fructose elimination. Plus, helpful food and beverage charts.

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Why Sugar Is Bad for You: A Summary of the Research

Does fructose cause fatty liver, gout, cancer, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease? The research says NO—excess sugar and insulin resistance are to blame!

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Fructose Raises Appetite . . . for Better Science

My critique of the 2015 study claiming glucose controls hunger better than fructose. Take a closer look—there's no proof in this pudding!

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Has Fructose Been Framed?

Is fructose bad for you? Learn about the differences between fructose and glucose metabolism and why fructose is no worse than glucose when it comes to weight gain, uric acid levels, or cellular energy.

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Foods that Cause Hypothyroidism

Learn how certain foods interfere with thyroid hormone production and how dietary changes can improve your symptoms.

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Does Carnitine from Red Meat Cause Heart Disease?

Despite the acrobatics researchers Koeth and Hazen perform in an attempt to link the carnitine in red meat to heart disease, their experiments fail to show a plausible connection.

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The History of All-Meat Diets

Mainstream nutrition advice instructs us to avoid meat and opt instead for a plant-based diet. But how healthy were Eskimos and other people around the world who ate all-meat diets?

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How Deadly Are Nightshades?

Did you know potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and goji berries can be toxic to your digestive and nervous systems? Discover the fascinating science of nightshades.

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Cranberries for UTI Prevention: Crimson Crusader or Juicy Gossip?

Get answers to common questions about cranberries and health. Does cranberry juice prevent urinary tract infections? Why are cranberries sour?

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Are Pumpkins Cancer-Squashing Superfoods?

As fall approaches, let's take a look at our favorite pumpkins and squashes. Are they really the vitamin-A-rich, cancer-fighting powerhouses we are told they are?

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Is Broccoli Good for You?

Public health officials and nutrition experts love to sing the praises of the virtuous cruciferous vegetable family. But could crucifers have a dark side?

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Bipolar Disorder and Diet Part I: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

People are often told that bipolar disorders are the result of a “chemical imbalance” that must be corrected with medications . . . but what causes this chemical imbalance? 

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Refined Carbohydrates List

What makes a carbohydrate refined and at what point of refinement does it become unhealthy? Refined carbohydrates are forms of sugars and starches that are not found as is in nature.

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