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How Sweet is a Sweet Potato? Pretty Sweet!

Sweet potatoes are a super food that I have only recently come to appreciate. When preparing my lecture on heart disease epidemiology for our new eCornell course, I found reports of several traditional cultures known for avoiding heart disease that subsist largely on this delicious tuber. In fact, a 1978 paper[1] cited a dietary survey finding that sweet potatoes supplied about 90% of total calorie intake in the traditional subsistence culture of the Papua New Guinea highlanders. 90%! Sinnett and Whyte write, “Indeed, non-tuberous vegetables accounted for less than 5% of the food consumed, while the intake of meat was negligible.” There was no evidence of malnutrition from this diet and no evidence for hypertensive heart disease.

Here are some facts to chew on. If HALF of your diet was solely baked sweet potatoes with no salt, you would get all [...]

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Analysis of the Latest Low-Carb, Low-Fat Study

The following video is a highlight from our first live Campbell’s Office Hours Webinar provided for current and past students.

Are Smoothies Good or Bad?

In medical school, when time was shorter than short and I lived alone, I would periodically get concerned that I wasn’t eating enough leafy greens, because I wasn’t.

Musings About Science

Science, according to an abbreviated definition of the Oxford dictionary, is the activity of observing the natural world, through systematic study and experimentation.

The Daniel Fast: Applying Wholistic Nutrition

During the spring semester of 2013, Southern Adventist University’s (SAU) Campus Ministries Student Wellness Director, Katie Schuen, and Health Science major, Caitlin Hobbs, came together and began a project.
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Fasting for your Health

Watch Dr. Alan Goldhamer and Dr. John McDougall discuss the benefits of fasting along with the benefits of the whole foods, plant-based lifestyle. Fasting allows you to reboot your system and get off the addictions of the Standard American Diet that is full of processed, high fat, high sugar, high salt foods.