Tag: obesity

Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection

“Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection” Earlier this month, a research team at the Cleveland Clinic offered a novel explanation as to why meat intake may be related to mortality. “Numerous studies have suggested a decrease in atherosclerotic disease risk — heart disease our #1 killer –” “in vegan and vegetarian individuals compared…


How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure

“How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure” High blood pressure is the #1 risk factor for death in the world, affecting nearly 78 million Americans— that’s one in three adults. And as we age, our pressures get higher and higher, such that by age 60 it strikes more than half. Well, if it affects…


Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique | Cynthia Thurlow | TEDxGreenville

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Tanya Cushman What if I told you that breakfast being the most important meal of the day was wrong? (Laughter) What if I told you it is more important when you eat than what you eat? Perhaps much of the nutritional dogma that we’ve been raised with is now outdated, like…


Nutrition: dietary reference values

Hello, my name is Anja and I am a scientist working at EFSA in the area of nutrition. Today I am going to talk to you about what we do at EFSA with respect to Dietary Reference Values. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. As this well-known saying suggests, we have long known…


Amla vs. Diabetes

“Amla vs. Diabetes” Dripping plant extracts on cancer cells in a test tube is a far cry from testing whole foods on whole people. Another amla study published recently, though, tried Indian gooseberries on patients with diabetes. A normal fasting blood sugar is considered under 100. Between 100 and 125 is called pre-diabetes, and over…


The Five to One Fiber Rule

“The Five to One Fiber Rule” When people think fiber, they think constipation. And it’s true, if we could get Americans just to just eat the minimum recommended daily intake of fiber containing foods we could save our country 80 billion dollars — and that’s just from the effects on constipation alone. Accumulating evidence indicates…


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…


Navjoyt Ladher: Panel discussion on “Food politics and policy”

So this is a potentially very juicy discussion on food politics and policy which we’re gonna dive straight into. It’s a huge, huge topic. As you’ve heard it encompasses … Everyone’s still arriving … It encompasses food systems which is an extremely complex area, covering health, food production, economics, trade, schools, employment, urban planning, social…


Deadly Nutrition: The REAL Dietary Killers | Dr. Michael Greger

When it comes to nutrition, and especially when it comes to vegan nutrition, we tend to focus on what we’re not getting enough of, and the dire consequences of nutritional deficiencies. What about our protein? Iron? Zinc? B12? Omegas? And on and on. And while these concerns are important, the truth is, at least in…


Avoiding Nutritional Excesses

Good evening. It is 11.45 pm on a Saturday night here in New York City, and we are going to make an experiment. We are going to walk for 15 minutes, and we are going to try to count how many eating opportunities we encounter. We’ll start from Times Square then wander a little bit…