A Full Day at Africa University!

We had a full day yesterday, starting with a delicious breakfast at the Ubuntu Center, followed by an informative campus tour. Then we met with VC Furusa for half an hour in his office conference room. After I introduced the family, he gave a heads-up on what is happening now…

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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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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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HealthFest 2016

Historic Courthouse in Marshall

I had the privilege of attending HealthFest 2016 in Marshall, Texas on the weekend of April 1-3. I had not heard about this annual event in a small Texas city until a few weeks before I attended. It sounded promising, and it proved to be a superb event. Let me…

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News Flash about Healthy Eating!

The editorial in the March 2016 American Family Physician, which I received yesterday, states: “Consistently strong evidence supports the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables; in addition, moderate to strong evidence indicates the consumption of whole grains should be increased.” The editorial goes on to say: “Moderate to strong…

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Valuable Food Fiber Facts

Food fiber is truly valuable for lifelong health. Yet most Americans don’t get enough fiber. Only three in 100 get the recommended amount in their food. Why is this? Basically it’s because most people don’t eat enough whole grains and veggies. Is it hard to boost food fiber to desirable…

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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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