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Roast Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe

             For a plant-based Thanksgiving recipe serve Roast Stuffed Pumpkin as your centerpiece for a nutritious dinner.  Tender, sweet, baked pumpkin stuffed with a delicious mixture of rice, vegetables, nuts & cranberries makes a very tasty dish.             For another tasty Fall recipe try ‘Brian’s Stuffing’ from “The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook” (Page […]

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Diets Heart Disease

A Few Thoughts About Heart Disease

            While cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of women and men in the United States, it is unfortunate that with evidence of how to prevent and reverse most heart disease with lifestyle changes that this strategy has not been promoted as the first line therapy for the vast majority of patients.  The reason, […]

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Cancer

How America Got Hooked

      The story of how America got hooked on tobacco products has striking similarities to the story of how many today became hooked on addictive foods.  Just as cigarettes were formulated to enhance their addictive qualities, today, many foods are formulated with the same objective.  For the tobacco industry, selling a profitable product that caused cancer […]

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Cancer Diets

Cancer Prevention vs. Cancer Cures

    Few diseases strike more fear than a diagnosis of cancer.   Today, cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease.   Based on the money spent searching for cancer cures you might expect amazing discoveries.   Unfortunately, despite spending 2-3 times more on cancer research than heart disease, progress preventing and curing cancer has been […]

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Gratitude

Reframe Your Holiday

    Holidays can be a stressful time without an attitude of gratefulness to support us.  Sometimes our relationship with fellow workers, close friends and family seem to be the source of our greatest stress. While you can’t change your family, you can change how you look at them.  Before your next encounter, reframe your expectations with […]

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Gratitude

Is Happiness Healthy?

As it happens, happiness has a remarkably positive effect on health.  While this knowledge has been with humanity since at least the beginning of recorded history, you might wonder why everyone hasn’t latched onto this health-giving gem of wisdom.     Despite advances in labor-saving technologies, reductions in worldwide poverty, and a plethora of entertainment diversions people […]

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Gratitude

The Mystery of Contentment

In a world where having more possessions is often portrayed as essential to contentment, it’s easy to lose sight of what brings lasting contentment.    Charles Schultz, through the voice of Charlie Brown, suggests a path to contentment with his Christmas wish.  “Dear Santa, I already have everything I could possibly wish for this year. […]

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Diets

Nutrition Tips for the Holidays

 If you find yourself going to a get-together where you aren’t sure what foods will be served, call the host well before the event and offer to bring a dish. You can be sure that many will be delighted to see a dish that is both nutritious and delicious.  Served with fellowship and cheer, you […]

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Diets Recipes

Ready for a new diet?

         If looking for a tasty way to enhance your nutrition or just take off a few pounds, it’s hard to ignore the advantages of a whole food plant-based diet.           One of the better whole food plant-based diets is the “21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart” diet”, by Dr. Barnard from his book by the same title.  The […]

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Nancy Neighbors, MD ( To access full text of articles, click on the article title.) Welcome. You will find educational articles that address the changing healthcare needs in America. In an earlier era, doctors were mostly concerned with acute medical conditions. Today, acute medical care is still what most doctors are trained for. Unfortunately, most […]