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YEAR ONE: A REFLECTION ON CHANGE **Guest blog by Dan**

It’s been over a year since we (my husband Dan and I) started changing the way we eat. (Insert wow time flies comment here). This is Dan’s reflection on how it’s been for him, the former hardcore carnivore.  Moderation is not … Continue reading

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Red Meat Consumption and Mortality

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1134845 (If you prefer a shorter summary of the study’s findings, here is a link to an article about it in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/health/research/red-meat-linked-to-cancer-and-heart-disease.html) This study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (now known as JAMA Internal … Continue reading

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Vegan Diets and Hypothyroidism

This study of 65,981 people examines whether vegetarian diets including vegan, lacto-ovo, pesco or semi-vegetarian are associated with prevalence and incidence of hypothyroidism compared to omnivore diets. This is part of the longitudinal Adventist Health Study-2 utilizing self-reported information, with baseline data collected in … Continue reading

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Milk Consumption During Teenage Years and Risk of Hip Fractures in Older Adults

This study examined the relationship of hip fractures in older adults and their consumption of dairy milk as teenagers. It demonstrates that drinking milk does not aid in hip fracture prevention, and in men actually increases the risk. Feskanich D, … 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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Reversal of Type 2 or Adult Onset Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is prevalent in the United States – in 2011, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—had diabetes (from the American Diabetes Association fact sheet). I’m sure you know someone who has it. I … Continue reading

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My Beef With Meat – Vegan, Oil-Free, Whole-Food Cooking

I am absolutely loving Rip Esselstyn’s new book, My Beef with Meat. I got it for the oil and sugar free recipes, but the first part of the book is interesting as well. It debunks the paleo diet, Mediterranean diet … Continue reading

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8 More Reasons Why a Plant-Strong Diet Rocks!

The more I read, the scarier the typical American diet gets. http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/8-foods-we-eat-in-the-us-that-are-banned-in-other-countries

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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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Resolving the Coronary Artery Disease Epidemic Through Plant-Based Nutrition

This article by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. focuses on the effects of a plant-based diet on heart disease. It demonstrates an ability to prevent, stop the progression of, and in some cases reverse Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). This is … Continue reading

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