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February 22, 2013
Titanium Dioxide & Inflammatory Bowel Disease
People eating conventional diets may ingest a trillion microparticles of the food whitening additive titanium dioxide every day. What implication might this have for inflammation in the gut?
November 5, 2012
The Best Baby Formula
Exclusive breast-feeding for a full six months may ironically improve our children's taste for vegetables, whereas children fed formula grow up with increased rates of inflammatory diseases such as...
August 31, 2012
The Ice Diet
The water content of plant foods may help explain why those eating plant-based diets are, on average, so slim. Can ice be thought of as having even "fewer" calories than water since the body has to...
August 30, 2012
Tipping Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes
Certain phytonutrients may tip the balance of healthy gut bacteria in favor of flora associated with improved weight control.
August 29, 2012
Boosting Good Bacteria in the Colon Without Probiotics
Certain good bacteria in our gut can turn the fiber we eat into an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer compound called butyrate that we absorb back into our system. We may be able to boost the number of...
August 28, 2012
Fawning Over Flora
The good bacteria in our gut can digest the fiber we eat and turn it into an anti-obesity compound called propionate that we absorb back into our system.
July 26, 2012
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to...
July 5, 2012
The Exogenous Endotoxin Theory
The endotoxemia (bacterial toxins in the bloodstream) that follows a meal of animal products and results in inflammation and stiffened arteries may come from the food itself rather than from one's...
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