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A Simple Yet Neglected Cure for Childhood Constipation

Back in the 1950s, it was suggested that some cases of constipation among children might be due to the consumption of cow’s milk. But it wasn’t until 40 years later that it was finally put to the test. We used to think that most chronic constipation in infants and young children was all...

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How to Cook Broccoli

When I used to teach medical students at Tufts, I gave a lecture about this amazing new therapeutic called “iloccor-B.” I’d talk about all the new science, all the things it could do, its excellent safety profile. Just as they were all scrambling to buy stock in the company and prescribe it...

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Our Star Volunteers

2016 marks the 5-year anniversary of NutritionFacts.org—time flies when you’re having fun! New features continue to be added. Did you see the new Trending Topics section in the upper left corner of the home page? If you click on any of those, you’ll see a list of our top ten or so videos...

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The #1 Dietary Risk Factor is Not Eating Enough Fruit

The Global Burden of Disease Study published in 2012, is the most comprehensive and systematic analysis of causes of death undertaken to date, involving nearly 500 researchers from more than 300 institutions in 50 countries, and starting with almost 100,000 data sources. What did the researchers...

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New DVD covers Splenda, lupus, CoQ10, and reversing diabetes

On April Fool’s Day, 1998, the FDA approved the artificial sweetener sucralose, sold as Splenda. The manufacturer likes to stress how little of it is absorbed into the bloodstream, but that means more is left in the digestive tract to come in contact with our gut flora. Find out what happens in...

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Why are Chickens Fed Prozac?

Between 1940 and 1971, the synthetic estrogen DES was prescribed to several million pregnant women with the promise that it would “help prevent miscarriages.” Problems were first highlighted in 1953 when it became clear that DES was not only ineffective but potentially harmful. However, a...

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Making Your Own Mouthwash

The effects of a vegetarian diet on systemic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases have been studied and have revealed predominantly less systemic diseases in those eating plant-based diets. However, there have only been a few studies on oral health, which I covered in my videos...

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Bile Binding Beets

In my video Breast Cancer and Constipation, I discussed how fruits and veggies bind carcinogenic bile acids in our gut. Since bile acids are absorbed back into our systems, they may increase our risk of not only colon cancer but also other cancers as well. In light of this, researchers publishing...

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Bile Acids and Breast Cancer

Why do constipated women appear to be at higher risk for breast cancer? The results of a 1989 study out of the American Journal of Public Health suggested a slight increased risk of breast cancer for both decreased frequency of bowel movements and firm stool consistency. Women who had three or more...

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Evidence-Based Nutrition

Dr. Esselstyn’s landmark study, demonstrating that even advanced triple vessel coronary artery disease could be reversed with a plant-based diet, has been criticized for being such a small study. But the reason we’re used to seeing large studies is that they typically show such small effects....

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