Vegetables

Eating vegetables is not always beneficial, and probably not necessary. They may even put your good health at risk.

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EAT-Lancet's Plant-Based Planet: 10 Things You Need to Know

My critique of the EAT-Lancet report reveals that their arguments for the planetary shift to a plant-based diet are inconsistent, unscientific, and downplay the serious risks to life and health posed by vegan diets.

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Which Diet Is Healthiest for the Brain?

We have a global mental health crisis on our hands. In this presentation, I argue that there are ingredients within popular modern diets that place the brain at high risk for failure.

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Changes to Dietary Guidelines Needed to Preserve Our Sanity

Since the latest release of the US Dietary Guidelines, a debate has raged about the scientific rigor used to generate nutrition policy. What can be done to restore the public's faith in this process?

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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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Clinical Trial Finds Diet Works for Depression

A groundbreaking new RCT—the SMILES Trial—demonstrates for the first time that people with depression can improve their mood by eating a healthier diet.

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These 5 Foods and Substances Can Cause Anxiety and Insomnia

Medications may be helpful in managing your symptoms in the short term, but what if you could get to the root of the problem once and for all?

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Histamine Intolerance: Understanding the Science

This post offers an in-depth look at how histamine forms, how it behaves in the body, why some people are more sensitive to it, and why responses are so unpredictable.

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Constipation and Ketogenic Diets

Some people experience constipation on low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets and worry that it is due to a lack of fiber. If you are one of them, take heart! Fiber is not the answer! What is? Read on…

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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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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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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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The 5 Most Common Constipation Culprits

Constipation can cause significant inconvenience, discomfort, and even disability for some individuals, but can usually be alleviated by knowing which foods are gumming up the works.

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