Diabetes and Diet

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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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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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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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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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A Story of Love and Wellness

senior couple biking

The blueprint for wellness includes four major components: Exercise, Hygiene, Nutrition, and a Spirit of Love. They are essential pillars in any wellness program, whether academic, corporate, public, or personal. How would you rank them in importance? (Please take a minute to write them down in their order of importance…

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The Power of Lifestyle Tripled!

This month I’m spotlighting three books that make startling claims. Each book is backed by solid research. All three emphasize the extraordinary impact of lifestyle on health, whether dealing with diabetes, cancer, heart disease or any other of the chronic diseases that plague us today. Following are my brief reviews…

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The Role of Sugar in Obesity and Diabetes

Dr. Richard Johnson

Dr. Richard Johnson

Dr. Ed Dodge interviews Dr. Richard Johnson about the role of sugar in the development of obesity and diabetes. Dr. Johnson discusses the major sources of sugar in our diet and many of the adverse effects of sugar on our health.

Originally broadcast on July 26, 2012

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