Tag: animal protein

Prolonged Liver Function Enhancement From Broccoli

“Prolonged Liver Function Enhancement from Broccoli” This study on cooked meat and the risk of breast cancer in Long Island women added to “the accumulating evidence that consumption of meats cooked by methods that promote carcinogen formation may increase [the] risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.” But, it also offered a clue as to how we…


Treating Parkinson’s Disease With Diet

caffeine consumption both in Asian and Western populations appears to protect against the development of Parkinson’s disease but what if you already have it a new study found that giving folks the equivalent of about two cups of coffee a day worth of caffeine significantly improve symptoms of the disease of course it’s only so…


Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet?

“Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet?” Dr. Walter Kempner introduced the first comprehensive dietary program to treat chronic kidney disease, and in doing so also revolutionized the treatment of other disorders, including obesity. Kempner was Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Duke, where he came up with the so-called “rice diet,” which basically consisted of…


How to Prevent Blood Sugar and Triglyceride Spikes after Meals

standard American meals rich in processed junk and meat and dairy lead to exaggerated spikes in sugar and fat in the blood this generates free radicals and the oxidative stress triggers a biochemical cascade throughout our circulation damaging proteins in our body inducing inflammation crippling our artery function thickening our blood and causing a fight-or-flight…


How Not to Die from Cancer

“How Not to Die from Cancer” After Dr. Dean Ornish conquered our #1 killer, he moved on to killer #2. What happens if you put cancer on a plant-based diet? Ornish and colleagues found that the progression of prostate cancer could be reversed with a plant-based diet and other healthy lifestyle behaviors. And no wonder….


How to Change Your Enterotype

“How to Change Your Enterotype” If whatever gut flora enterotype we are could play an important role in our risk of developing chronic diet-associated diseases, the next question is can we alter our gut microbiom by altering our diet? And the answer is diet can rapidly and reproducibly alter the bacteria in our gut. There’s…


The Protein Combining Myth

“The Protein Combining Myth” All nutrients come from the sun or the soil. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is created when skin is exposed to sunlight. Everything else comes from the ground. Minerals originate from the earth, and vitamins from the plants and micro-organisms that grow from it. The calcium in a cow’s milk (and…


Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction

“Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction” Although the beneficial effects of caloric restriction on lifespan and health have been clearly demonstrated, it is difficult to implement such restrictions in our lives. In the classic Minnesota Starvation Study many of the volunteers suffered a preoccupation with food, constant hunger, binge eating, and lots of emotional and…


Preventing Kidney Failure Through Diet

“Preventing Kidney Failure through Diet” Our kidneys are highly vascular organs. That’s why they look so red inside. After all, our two little kidneys have to filter through our entire blood supply, and as such, receive about 20% of our cardiac output, every time our heart contracts. And so, if the standard American diet is…


Preventing Crohn’s Disease With Diet

“Preventing Crohn’s Disease With Diet” Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects more than a million Americans, an inflammatory bowel disease in which your body attacks your own intestines. There is currently no known cure for Crohn’s disease and current research focuses on just controlling symptoms. There is no definitive medical or surgical therapy….