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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How Not to Die

How Not to Die is a book by Dr. Michael Greger published in December 2015. It has become a top-rated book on Amazon, with over 1,000 five-star reviews. Dr. Greger is a remarkable physician who has made it his life mission to make accurate up-to-date nutritional information easily available to…

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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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Confessions of a Proteinaholic

Garth Davis

Garth Davis, author of Proteinaholic, was a self-confessed protein addict. His professional background makes his story especially compelling. He is a top-rated surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery, doing stomach bypass operations to help morbidly obese people lose weight. In the early years of his surgery practice, he strongly promoted…

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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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Why are Plant-based Foods the Best?

Why are plant-based foods so good for health? The answer is not simple. Many factors are involved and no single factor is a magic bullet. Vitamins were once thought to be almost miraculous health boosters. They’re important, but not a panacea. Then there was a wave of enthusiasm for antioxidants.…

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The Plant-Based Journey

The Plant Based Journey

The Plant-Based Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide for Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight by Lani Muelrath, is the best guidebook I’ve found for anyone interested in plant-based eating. The preface by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and foreword by Neal Barnard, MD add to the strength of…

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