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Are Sprouted Lentils Healthier Than Canned Lentils?

Beans, chickpeas, split peas and lentils are packed with nutrients and play a role in the prevention of chronic disease, but most can’t be eaten raw. Some can be sprouted, though. Boiling is the most common cooking method, which is used for canned beans. Which is healthier, though, cooked or...

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Egg Consumption and LDL Cholesterol Size

Maria Fernandez has received nearly a half million dollars from the egg industry and writes papers like “Rethinking dietary cholesterol.” She admits that eggs can raise LDL cholesterol, bad cholesterol, but argues that HDL, so-called “good cholesterol,” also rises, thereby maintaining the...

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How to Protect Our Telomeres with Diet

In my video, Does Meditation Affect Cellular Aging?, I discussed how stress reduction through meditation might be able to lengthen telomeres, the protective caps at the tips of our chromosomes that tend to deplete as we age.What about exercise? We can’t always change our situation in life, but we...

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How Many Minutes of Daily Meditation to Combat Stress?

In the film The Holiday, Cameron Diaz exclaims “Severe stress … causes the DNA in our cells to shrink until they can no longer replicate.” Did Hollywood get the science right?The enzyme that builds and maintains the caps at the tips of our chromosomes (called telomeres) appear to slow the...

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Interested in dedicating yourself to advancing a lifesaving cause? Due to the tremendous success of How Not to Die, traffic on NutritionFacts.org is up 36%! That's the largest quarterly bump in our history. We're up to nearly 100,000 views a day. And donations are double what they were this time...

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Can Turmeric Help with Alzheimer’s?

The spice turmeric may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease (See Preventing Alzheimer's with Turmeric), but what about treating Alzheimer’s disease with turmeric? An exciting case series was published in 2012 (highlighted in my video, Treating Alzheimer's with Turmeric): three Alzheimer’s...

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Might Turmeric Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

There are plenty of anti-inflammatory drugs out there that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but stomach, liver, and kidney toxicity precludes their widespread use. So, maybe using an anti-inflammatory food like the spice, turmeric, found in curry powder, could offer the benefits...

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Eating Garlic and Raisins May Help Prevent Preterm Birth

The United States has one of the worst premature birth rates in the world, now ranking 131st worldwide. Even worse, over the last few decades, the rate of preterm birth in the U.S. has been going up.We’ve known that preterm delivery is associated with significant problems during infancy, and...

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Dioxins in U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish

Dioxins are highly toxic pollutants that accumulate in tissue fat. Almost all dioxins found in people who don’t work in toxic waste dumps or something similarly hazardous are believed to come from food, especially meat, milk, and fish, which account for about 95% of human exposure. We tend to...

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Dr. Greger’s new Google Talk

I was recently honored to be invited to Google to present on How Not to Die, and they made it into an official Talk@Google! View the presentation I've been giving around the country on my book tour for free at bit.ly/googlegreger. It's basically a 2016 updated version of my Uprooting the Leading...

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