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Don’t Eat Anything With a Face – Live Debate December 4th, 6:45 pm EST

If you’ve never heard of Intelligence Squared, this is the perfect opportunity to start! They feature debates on a variety of topics with two teams representing opposing points of view.  Hearing the differing arguments is informative and can even cause … Continue reading

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Acidic Diets (i.e., meat heavy) Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A study of 66,485 French women and their diets over a 14 year period has demonstrated that an acidic diet is linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. An acidic diet is characterized by diets lower in … Continue reading

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Answers regarding the Paleo Diet from Jeff Novick, MS, RD

Jeff Novick is a dietitian and nutritionist who advocates a plant based diet. I thought his response to a question about the Paleo diet, which I hear about everywhere, was interesting: http://jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/Entries/2012/2/13_Reflecting_On_The_Paleo_Diet.html Summary: The elimination of dairy and processed foods advocated … Continue reading

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Research Linking Red Meat and Heart Disease: Carnitine and TMAO

A new study finds a chemical called carnitine promotes a compound called TMAO, a type of bacteria in the gut, which hardens arteries. This chemical is abundant in red meat (beef, venison, lamb, duck and pork), energy drinks and other energy/weight … Continue reading

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