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Diets Recipes Weight loss

Intermittent Fasting

Does the idea of fasting sound like another fad that will be shown to be no better than so many fads that preceded it?  Interestingly, one type of fasting called intermittent fasting has been practiced since at least the beginning of recorded history.  With credentials like that, intermittent fasting can hardly be called a fad. […]

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Diets Nature

The Fate of Food

            In the book, “The Fate of Food,” the author poses an interesting question. “What will we eat in a hotter and more populous world of the future?”             With soil quality rapidly decreasing from poor farming practices and freshwater supplies stretched to their limit in much of the world, what will be the fate […]

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The End of Over Eating

            The book, “The End of Over Eating,” begins with this thought, “Most of us know what it feels like to fall under the spell of food – when one slice of pizza turns into half a pie, or a handful of chips leads to an empty bag. But it’s harder to understand why we […]

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What’s the Healthiest Beverage?

            Plant-based whole foods are typically 95% to 98% water. As a plus, they include essential micronutrients.  In effect, plant-based whole foods are nature’s way of providing bottled water.             When blended into smoothies or made into soups, plant-based whole foods can also provide excellent hydration.  As a bonus, soups and smoothies can be part […]

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Diets Germs Public Health

The Breakfast of Champions

You are probably familiar with the breakfast cereal Wheaties, “The Breakfast of Champions.” Amazingly, that tag line must have worked pretty well given that Wheaties are still on grocery shelves 85 years after being introduced to America. Over the years, many athletes have been featured on the box.  The first athlete was Lou Gehrig, featured […]

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Diets Mind-Body Recipes Weight loss

Could a Recipe Save Your Life?

There have been many advances in medicine over the last 150 years.  Better anesthesia, safer blood transfusions, antibiotics that made amazing surgical techniques possible, and in some cases, almost routine.  Antibiotics alone have saved millions from otherwise deadly bacterial infections.  Hardly a year goes by without another advance in imaging technology, genetics, or new drug […]

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Diets Fiber Weight loss

Vinegar for Health – Does it Help?

            Perhaps you have heard that vinegar aids in weight loss and in lowering blood sugar.  As with many folk remedies, no one bothered to test this until 1988 when the Vinegar Institute put it to the test.  Well, that’s a red flag.  How seriously can you take an industry-funded study to sell more vinegar? […]

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Diets Exercise

Eat Plants Feel Whole

            The purpose of a self-help book is to change your life for the better, hopefully, before it’s too late.  Unfortunately, in matters of health, many people seeking medical help are already in crisis and sometimes beyond the point of full recovery.             In Dr. George Guthrie’s new book, “Eat Plants Feel Whole,” he shares […]

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Diets Recipes

The Daniel Plan

            The Daniel Plan is a diet and lifestyle guide based on science and Biblical teachings.  In general, the nutrition recommendations are in alignment with what I would recommend for someone just beginning to break away from a lifetime of eating the Standard American Diet (SAD).  For someone further along in their nutrition education, it […]

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Meat Substitutes

Have you noticed, meat substitutes are gaining in popularity?  While these meat substitutes go by many different names (plant-based meat, fake meat, meat analogs, mock meat, imitation meat, or vegan meat) they are all made primarily from plants, although most are made from highly refined plant parts. For many, these meat substitutes are believed to […]