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Preview the Cover of How Not to Diet

My next book is nearing completion! I am thrilled to announce that my next book is finally being finalized and is set to be published this December. It has grown into the single largest research project I've ever taken on....
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Reversing Massive Obesity With Diet

Dr. Walter Kempner introduced the first comprehensive dietary program to treat chronic kidney disease and, in doing so, also revolutionized the treatment of other disorders, including obesity. Kempner was Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Duke, where he came up with...
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The Role of Pesticides in Parkinson’s Disease

In the original description of Parkinson’s disease by none other than Dr. James Parkinson himself, he described a characteristic feature of the disease: constipation, which may precede the diagnosis by many years. In fact, bowel movement frequency may be predictive....
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The Best Source of Vitamin D

If one is going to make an evolutionary argument for what a “natural” vitamin D level may be, how about getting vitamin D in the way nature intended—that is, from the sun instead of supplements? I run through the pros...
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What Is the Optimal Vitamin D Level?

If everyone took 2,000 units of vitamin D a day, it could shift the curve from average blood levels in the mid-50s to about a 110 nmol/L (44 ng/ml), which some estimate could add years to our life expectancy. Data...
NutritionFacts Spring 2019 Fundraiser
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Check Out Our Spring Fundraiser Gear

Show your support of NutritionFacts.org with exclusive new products in our spring fundraiser. Step into summer with our new T-shirt and tank top and enjoy your green tea with a NutritionFacts.org tumbler. They're only available for a limited time, so order here through...
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Where Vitamin D Supplements Fail

As I discuss in my video Do Vitamin Supplements Help with Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Blood Pressure?, review articles continue to be published touting vitamin D as a veritable cure-all. The vitamin D receptor is found in most tissues in...
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Changing Protein Requirements

There has been a history of enthusiasm for protein in the nutrition world. A century ago, the protein recommendations were more than twice what we know them to be today. This enthusiasm peaked in the 1950s with the United Nations...
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The Downside of Curcumin Supplements

Supplement manufacturers often fall into the same reductionist trap as the drug companies. Herbs are assumed to have only one main active ingredient, so, as the thinking goes, if you can isolate and purify it into a pill, you can...

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