Are Sugary Foods Addictive?
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Can One Become a Sugar Addict?

People have chewed coca leaves for at least 8,000 years as a mild stimulant without any evidence of addiction, but when certain components are isolated and concentrated into cocaine, we’ve got a problem. The same may be true of sugar—people don’t tend to binge on bananas. The isolation of...

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How to Avoid Phosphate Additives
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Where are Phosphate Additives Found?

In my videos Phosphate Additives in Meat Purge and Cola and Phosphate Additives in Chicken, I talked about the danger of phosphate and phosphate additives, and how phosphates are often added to chicken and turkey to help preserve the meat. But how often is poultry injected with phosphates? The vast...

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Banned in Europe but Not the US- Phosphate Additives in Chicken
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Phosphate Additives in Chicken Banned Elsewhere

In my video Phosphate Additives in Meat Purge and Cola, I talked about the danger of phosphorus additives in food. However, when surveyed, most future medical professionals were insufficiently aware—in fact, two-thirds had no clue—of the risks related to prolonged high dietary phosphate intake....

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Phosphate Additives in Meat Purge and Cola
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What Do Meat Purge and Cola Have in Common?

In my video, Treating Kidney Failure Through Diet, I profiled research suggesting that the use of a plant-based diet for patients with kidney failure would be beneficial. An important function of our kidneys is to filter out excess phosphorus from our bloodstream, so a decline in kidney function...

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What to Eat to Reduce Your Toxic Exposure
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What to Eat to Reduce Our Toxic Exposure

It is not very common that a single molecule attracts enough interest to merit international scientific conferences of its own. “Ah receptor,” however, “belongs to the rare elite of such molecules.” Ah receptors are an important factor in how our immune system works. For background,...

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NF-Sep25 Why Broccoli is Crucial to Helping Our Immune System
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Our Immune System Uses Plants To Activate Gut Protection

It might seem that our skin is the first line of defense between our insides and the outside world, but our greatest interface with our environment is actually through the lining of our intestines, which covers thousands of square feet. And all that separates our gut from the outer world is a...

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Volume 21 Cover
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Dr. Greger Addresses GMOs in New DVD

The world’s preeminent scientific journal recently editorialized that we are now swimming in information about genetically modified crops, but that much of that information is wrong—on both sides of the debate. “But a lot of this incorrect information is sophisticated,” they...

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4 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Most Diseases
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4 Things To Help Prevent Most Disease

Though I was trained as a general practitioner, my chosen specialty is lifestyle medicine. Most of the reasons we go see our doctors are for diseases that could have been prevented. But lifestyle medicine is not just about preventing chronic disease—it’s also about treating it. And not just...

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Are Canned Beans as Healthy as Cooked Beans?
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Are Canned Beans as Healthy as Home Cooked?

Beans are an essential part of any healthful diet. The federal government recommends about half a cup a day of beans, counting them as both a protein and a vegetable since they have the best of both worlds. Beans are excellent sources of fiber, folate, plant protein, plant iron, vitamin B1, and...

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Will the Real Paleo Diet Please Stand Up
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Will The Real Paleo Diet Please Stand Up?

Paleolithic diets are currently the rage, attracting athletes, dieters, and health seekers of all stripes. The basic premise of the so-called “paleo” diet is simple—the diet humans ate in preagricultural, Paleolithic times is best suited for human health. Whether or not what these relatively...

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