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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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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Egg cholesterol in the diet

Egg cholesterol in the diet

“Egg Cholesterol in the Diet” The egg industry got their huevos handed to them last fall in a devastating review published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology by three academic heavy hitters. David Spence is the Director of the Stroke Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research Centre; David Jenkins, the guy who invented the glycemic index; and […]

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Why You Should Care About Nutrition

Why You Should Care About Nutrition

“Why You Should Care About Nutrition” Does it really matter what we eat? Well, the good news is, we have tremendous power over our health destiny and longevity— the majority of premature death and disability is preventable with a healthy enough diet. It’s. . . the. . . food. Most deaths in the United States […]

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Dietary guidelines: Advisory Committee conflicts of interest

Dietary guidelines: Advisory Committee conflicts of interest

“Dietary Guidelines: Advisory Committee Conflicts of Interest” The reason our federal dietary guidelines “may be more interested in protecting industry interests than adhering to the science” is not only because of conflicts of interest at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but also conflicts of interest on the official Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee itself. On the […]

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Convergence of Evidence

Convergence of Evidence

“Convergence of Evidence” Dr. Ornish published an editorial in the American Journal of Cardiology last year that I think really sums up where we are, describing a growing convergence of scientific evidence that an optimal diet is mostly plant-based. Make sure it has nuts, soy, and fiber, and you can drop your bad cholesterol as […]

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Oxygenating Blood with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

Oxygenating Blood with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

“Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables” It’s great that we can improve athletic performance eating a few beets, but so what if you run 5% faster? It can be a fun experiment to eat a can of beets and maybe shave a minute off your 5k time. But these are the people who could really benefit […]

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How Much Should You Exercise?

[Music] researchers who accept grants from the coca-cola company may call physical inactivity the greatest public health problem of the 21st century but actually physical inactivity ranks down at number five in terms of risk factors for death in the United States and number six in terms of risk factors for disability and inactivity barely […]

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