Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Common Diseases with Diet

Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Common Diseases with Diet

“Food as Medicine: Preventing & Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet” Good evening. For those of you unfamiliar with my work, every year I read through every issue of every English-language nutrition journal in the world so you don’t have to. [Laughter, applause.] Every year my talks are brand new because every year the […]

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Benefits of Lentils and Chickpeas

Benefits of Lentils and Chickpeas

[Music] if you compared the total antioxidant content of ten different legumes which do you think would come out on top pinto beans lima beans red kidney beans black kidney beans for which I think they just mean black beans navy beans small red beans black-eyed peas mung beans lentils versus chickpeas who can guess […]

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Does Sugar Lead to Weight Gain?

Does Sugar Lead to Weight Gain?

[Music] the obesity epidemic may just be the tip of the iceberg in terms of excess body fat it’s been estimated that 91 percent of adults 9 out of 10 of us and 69 percent of children in the United States are quote-unquote over fat defined as excess body fat sufficient to impair health that […]

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Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy for Everyone?

Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy for Everyone?

“Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy for Everyone?” Thousands of years ago, some yeast floated down into our flour and drinks, and we were like hmm yummy, and we’ve been regularly exposed ever since. Not a problem for most people, but even non-disease causing microbes could potentially trigger autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s disease in people who are […]

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Does Nutritional Yeast Trigger Crohn’s Disease?

Does Nutritional Yeast Trigger Crohn’s Disease?

[Music] baker’s yeast in Crohn’s disease can it kill you well that’s an inflammatory title no bun intended Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease might baker’s yeast which is the same yeast as brewers yeast which is the same yeast as nutritional yeast play a role in crohn’s disease it all started with this […]

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Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer with Diet: Part 1

Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer with Diet: Part 1

[Music] dr. Dean Ornish showed that a plant-based diet and lifestyle program could apparently reverse the progression of prostate cancer by making men’s bloodstream nearly eight times better at suppressing cancer cell growth but this was for early stage localized watching wait prostate cancer what about for more advanced stage life-threatening disease there have been […]

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Kempner Rice Diet: Whipping Us Into Shape

Kempner Rice Diet: Whipping Us Into Shape

“Kempner Rice Diet: Whipping Us Into Shape” Franklin Delano Roosevelt brought us through the Great Depression and World War II. Who knows how history would have been different had he not died in his fourth term as President from a massive stroke. In the following days and months, we learned that Roosevelt had suffered from […]

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Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces

Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces

“Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces” In the U.S. we tend to get less than 20 grams of fiber a day, only about half the minimum recommended intake. But in populations where many of our deadliest diseases are practically unknown — in rural China and rural Africa — they’re eating huge amounts of […]

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Evidence-Based Nutrition

Evidence-Based Nutrition

“Evidence-Based Nutrition” Randomized controlled trials are considered the gold standard of scientific evidence. Half get the active treatment, half get a sugar pill— works great for evaluating new drugs, but a concern is that evidence-based medicine has made a leap from considering randomized controlled trials to be a high standard to being the only standard. […]

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How Not to Die from Heart Disease

How Not to Die from Heart Disease

“How Not to Die from Heart Disease” The most likely reason most of our loved ones will die is heart disease. It’s still up to each of us to make our own decisions as to what to eat and how to live — but we should make these choices consciously, educating ourselves about the predictable […]

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