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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..
June 14, 2012
Viral Meat Spray
Bacteria-eating viruses (bacteriophages) have been approved as meat additives to reduce the risk of Listeria and Campylobacter found in processed meat and poultry products, but there is a concern..
March 30, 2012
Flax and Fecal Flora
The trillions of good bacteria in our gut can be thought of as an additional organ, metabolizing, detoxifying, and activating many crucial components of our diet. The formation of lignans from..
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