FOOD: What the Heck Should I Eat?

FOOD is a new book by Dr. Mark Hyman, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. Hyman begins by vividly outlining the problem with food today: “Most Americans don’t eat food anymore. They eat factory-made, industrially produced food-like substances.” He characterizes the multitude of alterations and additives in…

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USA Nutrition Crisis: Our Food is Killing Us

“Our country is facing a nutrition crisis,” states Dr. Mozaffarian, Dean of Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy. “Few other challenges cause more deaths, disability, and associated preventable health costs. Congress is actively debating how to improve health and reduce costs – fixing our food system is among…

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Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Ed Dodge, MD

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Annual Conference held October 23-26 in Naples, Florida was the best yet. The setting at the Naples Grande Resort was beautiful. The conference theme was “Healthy People, Healthy Planet.” Plant-based eating is healthier than the standard American diet for both people and the…

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The Amazing Benefits of Fiber in Food

Food fiber has amazing benefits for health. We began learning about some of its benefits about 50 years ago. Previously it was thought to be of no nutritional value because we can’t digest it, and it doesn’t provide any calories or nutrients to humans. Thanks to Dr. Burkitt’s observations in…

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Are Carbs Good or Bad for You?

Carbs (short for carbohydrates) are an essential fuel for the human body. There was a time when “carb-loading” was recommended to help athletes prepare for endurance contests. Data suggested this would help them perform better over the long haul. When carbs became vilified as a cause of our growing obesity…

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