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Video: The Great Cholesterol Myth

There’s Much More Where This Came From Get all the nitty gritty details in my book The Great Cholesterol Myth » The Supplements Mentioned in this Video Omega-3s » Magnesium » CoQ10 » Citrus bergamont » D-ribose » Curcumin » Resvertarol » Vitamin D » Vitamin C » Tweet

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“What Should I Eat for Lunch?”

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If you are reading this blog post, then I’m pretty sure the question “What can I eat?” has been a vexing one for you, as it has for hundreds of people who write to me with this same question. What can I eat for breakfast? For lunch? What’s a good dinner? Help! Now granted, I […]

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The Dirty Little Secret About Diet Research

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Let’s face it: most diet research sucks. There, I’ve said it. Now I’ll show you why. To do so, we have to briefly—and, I promise, painlessly- discuss one or two fundamentals of research design. Only then can you truly know how misleading, inadequate, often irrelevant and sometimes dangerous much of the nutrition research you hear […]

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Diabetes: Prevention and Cure

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It’s almost impossible to talk about diabetes these days without also mentioning its constant companion: obesity. In fact, the two have become so linked that health practitioners have come up with their own nickname for the pair, a kind of medical version of “Brangelina”-they call it Diabesity. According to Linda Geiss, a statistician with the […]

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150 Healthiest Foods on Earth: Kale

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Kale has the highest ORAC rating of any vegetable on Earth! Tweet

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The Five “Must Read” Nutrition Books of 2012

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This is the time of year where book and movie critics come up with their “Best of the Year” lists, so I thought it a perfect time to do my own version of same. These five books—only three of which actually came out this year—are must reading for anyone interested in health, nutrition and diet. […]

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8 Cholesterol Myths Your Doctor Still Believes

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As some of you may know, cardiologist Stephen Sinatra and I co-authored a book which was recently released, entitled “The Great Cholesterol Myth”. The buzz on this has been amazing, largely thanks to you! Even though our interview with Dr. Oz hasn’t been shown yet (probably around Christmas), word of mouth has been sensational, and […]

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Americans Find Taxes Easier Than Eating Healthy

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A new survey showed that over half of Americans find doing their taxes easier than figuring out a healthy diet. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2012 Food & Health Survey concluded that people want to improve their eating, yet over 75% of the over 1,000 Americans surveyed have little idea how to do […]

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“Low Fat” Comes in Last Place… Again

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So three penguins walk into a bar, get to talking, and decide to enroll in a diet study. I’m kidding of course, but I thought it might be a novel way to introduce the new diet study that was just published in the august Journal of the American Medical Association, and has got the media […]

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“The Weight of the Nation”: Documentary Sends the Wrong Message

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This week, a new documentary about the obesity crisis premieres on HBO. It’s called “Weight of the Nation”. And it’s take-home message is wrong, wrong, wrong. You’ll be hearing a lot about this documentary, if you haven’t already. And with good reason. It’s the result of an unprecedented collaboration between the three major public-health institutions […]

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Raisins Reduce Blood Pressure

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A new study showed eating raisins three times a day could significantly lower your blood pressure if you have mild hypertension. Researchers presented this not-yet-published study – which they claim is the first to scientifically support raisins’ blood pressure-lowering effects compared to other snacks – at the American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientific Session. […]

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Study Shows Fast Food Leaves You Depressed

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A new study in the journal Public Health Nutrition showed people who frequent drive-thrus and load their shopping cart with Entenmann’s and Twinkies suffer more depression. The study looked at 8,964 people who had never been diagnosed with depression or taken antidepressants. During the six-month study, 493 of these people were diagnosed with depression or […]

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