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Evidence-Based Medicine or Evidence-Biased?

Evidence-based medicine may ironically bias medical professionals against the power of dietary intervention.

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  • Longer Life Within Walking Distance
    Longer Life Within Walking Distance
    Researchers find exercise often works just as well as drugs for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, and the prevention of diabetes. Exercise is medicine.
  • Turning the Clock Back 14 Years
    Turning the Clock Back 14 Years
    Four simple health behaviors may cut our risk of chronic disease by nearly 80%, potentially dropping our risk of dying equivalent to that of being 14 years younger.
  • Fruits, Veggies, and Longevity: How Many Minutes Per Mouthful?
    Fruits, Veggies, and Longevity: How Many Minutes Per Mouthful?
    The first study to gauge how much longer we live based on the number of fruits and vegetables we eat suggests that a daily salad could add years to our lifespan.
  • Magic Bullets vs. Promiscuous Plants
    Magic Bullets vs. Promiscuous Plants
    The pharmaceutical industry is starting to shift away from designing single target drugs to trying to affect multiple pathways simultaneously, much like compounds made by plants such as aspirin and...
  • Plants as Intellectual Property – Patently Wrong?
    Plants as Intellectual Property – Patently Wrong?
    Barriers to patent natural commodities such as the spice, turmeric, keeps prices low, but if no one profits, where is the research funding going to come from?
  • Xenohormesis: What Doesn’t Kill Plants May Make Us Stronger
    Xenohormesis: What Doesn’t Kill Plants May Make Us Stronger
    A new concept in biology tries to explain why the consumption of certain natural compounds in plants may mimic the lifespan-enhancing benefits of caloric restriction.
  • Appropriating Plant Defenses
    Appropriating Plant Defenses
    Plants and animal share similar biochemical pathways and signaling systems, which may explain why so many phytonutrients are beneficial to our physiology.
  • Tick Bites, Meat Allergies, and Chronic Urticaria
    Tick Bites, Meat Allergies, and Chronic Urticaria
    The rising incidence of tick-bite induced meat allergies may account for cases of previously unexplained (“idiopathic”) persistent hives among children.
  • Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick
    Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick
    Our immune response against a foreign molecule present in animal products may play a role in some allergic, autoimmune, and inflammatory disorders. This reaction is thought to underlie tick bite...
  • Eggs and Arterial Function
    Eggs and Arterial Function
    Even studies funded by the American Egg Board show our arteries benefit from not eating eggs.
  • Debunking Egg Industry Myths
    Debunking Egg Industry Myths
    The latest meta-analysis of studies on egg consumption and heart disease risk found that even less than a single egg a day is associated with increased risk of both cardiovascular disease and...
  • Walnuts and Artery Function
    Walnuts and Artery Function
    Not eating walnuts may double our risk of dying from heart disease (compared to at least one serving a week), perhaps because nuts appear to improve endothelial function, allowing our arteries to...
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