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

—T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PhD

How sweet is a sweet potato

How Sweet is a Sweet Potato? Pretty Sweet!

Sweet potatoes are a super food that I have only recently come to appreciate. While preparing a lecture on heart disease epidemiology, 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 … Continued

Whole Grains: Good or Bad?

Whole Grains: Good or Bad?

Whole grain foods support good health. Eating whole grain foods reduces the risk of digestive disorders, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, obesity and certain cancers.

More Plants on the Plate

More Plants on the Plate

Crispy, crunchy, colorful, and curiously delicious — all are words that describe a wide variety of vegetable, fruit, and whole-grain dishes.

Eating Plants to Address the Inflammatory State

Eating Plants to Address the Inflammatory State

C-reactive protein is a molecule produced in the body that is used as a non-specific marker of inflammation. This molecule can be measured in the blood and, although it doesn’t identify the source of inflammation, be it from an infection, injury or virus, its levels rise in response to inflammation in the body.

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Learning to Live Without It. What is the epidemic condition that causes more death and disability in industrialized countries than any other? What is the leading reason for visits to doctors and the single biggest justification for drug prescriptions?

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