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“Good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence.”

—T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PhD

Normal Numbers Don't Equal Good Health

Normal Numbers Don’t Equal Good Health

A few years ago, I had a conversation with my aunt that went something like this: Me: “I didn’t know you had high blood pressure.” Aunt: “I don’t” Me: “But I see these medications for high blood pressure on your counter.” Aunt: “Yes, I take them and now I don’t have high blood pressure.” Turns … Continued

Oversaturation of Fat in the Media

Oversaturation of Fat in the Media

We have known for decades that fatty foods are anything but good for you, but recent media reports glorifying saturated have caused confusion. Do not be fooled. There is nothing healthful about butter, bacon, cheese, or steak. Saturated fat poses numerous severe health risks of which everyone should be aware. This recent confusion over saturated fat may be a result of people trying to blame carbs for the nation’s weight problems—even though the country’s grain intake is actually far lower than what it once was.

How can I lower my triglycerides

How Can I Lower My Triglycerides?

Q: I am a healthy weight and recently changed my diet to a vegan diet. Since then, my doctor has told me that my triglycerides are high: they are 215. Why are they high? What can I do, and is it important for me to improve these numbers?

DIABESITY Treating Symptoms Rather Than Causes

Diabesity-Treating Symptoms Rather than Causes

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rates of type 2 diabetes have tripled in the last 30 years.1 This is due largely to the global epidemic of obesity, a major risk factor for developing the disease. The association between obesity and diabetes is so strong that former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop coined the term “Diabesity.”2

Soy...The Rest of the Story

Soy…The Rest of the Story

How interesting it is to see the recent flurry of soy stories hit the press. Products such as tempeh, tofu, and soy burgers vie daily for headlines with reports of seemingly miraculous benefits all credited to the simple and versatile soybean.

China Report: A Disease Profile

China Report: A Disease Profile

In China, we came to discover the differences between diseases of nutritional extravagance and poverty when we decided to find out why various diseases were clustered in the ways that they were in various parts of the country.

Is coconut oil healthy or hazardous?

Is Coconut Oil Healthy or Hazardous?

I’m not quite sure why people think there is something magically healthy about coconut oil. I think it is because it tastes good, and therefore the misinformation is easier to swallow. For several years now, coconut oil has been marketed as the new wonder oil, a cure-all with health benefits ranging from antimicrobial properties (such … Continued

Reversing Heart Disease with Diet

Reversing Heart Disease with Diet

Fue en este preciso momento, extremadamente crítico en la ciencia y la medicina, cuando los Doctores Esselstyn y Ornish, en los extremos opuestos del país, intervinieron y mostraron una valentía considerable. No solo preguntaron si los ataques cardíacos podrían prevenirse con dietas basadas en plantas, bajas en grasa, sino también si esta enfermedad podría, de hecho, ser revertida.

Why China Holds the Key to Your Health

Why China Holds the Key to Your Health

I have been a researcher, lecturer, and policy advisor in the field of diet and cancer for nearly 45 years. Since 1963, primarily from an academic position, I have seen the many faces of establishment science and have been both rewarded and distressed …

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