Understanding Lifestyle Medicine From the Heart
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Understanding Lifestyle Medicine From the Heart

I talk a lot about numbers and statistics, but as the Director of Yale’s Prevention Research Center Dr. David Katz put it in an editorial in the American Journal of Health Promotion, to reach doctors, our fellow colleagues, maybe we need to “put a human face on it all.” We have...

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Don’t Forget Fiber
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Don’t Forget Fiber

The famous surgeon Denis Burkitt is better known for his discovery of a childhood cancer now known as Burkitt’s lymphoma than for his 1979 international bestseller, Don’t Forget the Fibre in Your Diet. Anyone asked to list the twenty or more most important advances in health made in the last...

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Organic Milk and Prostate Cancer
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Organic Milk and Prostate Cancer

Researchers have expressed concern that since cow’s milk contains estrogens, dairy could stimulate the growth of hormone-sensitive tumors. The thought is that the consumption of dairy products could both “promote the conversion of precancerous lesions or mutated cells to invasive cancer...

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Who Should be Careful About Curcumin?
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Who Should be Careful About Curcumin?

Following flax and wheatgrass, turmeric is the third best-selling botanical dietary supplement, racking up $12 million in sales. Currently, sales are increasing at a rate of 20%. “Curcumin is a natural plant product extracted from the turmeric root and is used commonly as a food additive...

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Now Hiring! New Employment Opportunities at NutritionFacts.org
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Now Hiring! New Employment Opportunities at NutritionFacts.org

It’s been a long-time dream of mine to bring a dietitian or other nutrition or medical professional onto the team to help answer everyone’s questions. When NutritionFacts.org began in 2011, I was able to personally respond to every comment, every email. Sadly those days are long gone,...

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Why Pepper Boosts Turmeric Blood Levels
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Why Pepper Boosts Turmeric Blood Levels

“Historians from all around the world have produced evidence to show that apparently all primitive peoples used herbs-often in a sophisticated way. Quinine from Cinchona bark was used to treat the symptoms of malaria long before the disease was identified, and the raw ingredients of a common...

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Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis & Inflammation
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Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis & Inflammation

Osteoarthritis is the most frequent cause of physical disability among older adults in the world, affecting more than 20 million Americans. It is estimated that 20% of us will be affected in the coming decades and it is becoming more and more widespread among younger people. Can anti-inflammatory...

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Dr. Greger Takes on Mediterranean Diet in New DVD
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Dr. Greger Takes on Mediterranean Diet in New DVD

The Mediterranean Diet is an “in” topic nowadays, in both the medical literature and the lay media. More than 450 papers were published in the medical literature during just the last year alone, more than one a day. As a recent commentary noted “Uncritical laudatory coverage is the common...

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The Spice That Helps Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
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The Spice That Helps Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

According to the World Health Organization, “80% of the Earth’s inhabitants rely upon the traditional medicine for their primary health-care needs, in part due to high cost of Western pharmaceuticals. Medicines derived from plants have played a pivotal role in the health care of both ancient...

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The Top Three DNA Protecting Spices
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The Top Three DNA Protecting Spices

In my video Which Spices Fight Inflammation? I profile a landmark study that compared the ability of different spices to suppress inflammation. The study also compared the spices’ ability to protect DNA. Cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric were able to significantly stifle the inflammatory...

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