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December 24, 2012
Metabolic Syndrome and Plant-Based Diets
Plant-based diets appear to protect against metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X, which is characterized by the so-called “deadly quartet,” abdominal obesity, high fasting sugars, high..
December 7, 2012
Unsweetening the Diet
All sweeteners--natural and artificial, caloric and non-caloric—help maintain cravings for intensely sweet foods.
December 6, 2012
Neurobiology of Artificial Sweeteners
The disconnect between sweetness sensations coming from our tongue and the lack of a caloric feedback loop in the gut may result in overeating.
December 5, 2012
How Diet Soda Could Make Us Gain Weight
People consuming low calorie sweeteners may overcompensate by eating more than they otherwise would.
October 10, 2012
Modern Meat Not Ahead of the Game
Since chronic inflammation underlines many disease processes and saturated fat appears to facilitate the endotoxic inflammatory reaction to animal products, researchers have looked to wild animals..
September 21, 2012
Prostate vs. Plants
All men should consider eating a prostate-healthy diet, which includes legumes (beans, peas, lentils, soy); certain vegetables (like garlic and onions); certain seeds (flax seeds); and the avoidance..
September 14, 2012
Slimming the Gecko
A workplace dietary intervention study at GEICO corporate headquarters demonstrates the power of plant-based eating.
September 13, 2012
Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Nuts
The short-term effect of replacing refined olive oil with extra virgin olive oil, walnuts, or almonds on cardiovascular risk factors.
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