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Is Meat Good For You? 8 Experts Chew On It, 4 Spit It Out

Most of us eat the way our parents did. Mostly, that means eating meat. For many years, the medical establishment told us that meat eaters aren’t as healthy and will not live as long as vegetarians. Some smart people of the Paleo persuasion are challenging this contention. Are they right?  Do you care? IT’S JUST […]

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Behavior and Epigenetics – The Surprising Reasons Your Kids Care About Your Genetics

If you have a sweet tooth, are overweight, have kids, want to have kids, or just simply have genes, read (and watch) how Hank Green and I weave together a tale about sugar, obesity, behavior and epigenetics. THERE’S A story to tell about sugar, obesity behavior and epigenetics theorizing.  One touches the other, back and […]

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Sugar is a Toxin, say Three Celebrity Doctors. Watch the Interviews.

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews President Clinton and sugar expert, Dr. Robert Lustig to get behind the sugar, obesity and heart disease epidemics plaguing America.  Could they be related?  Dr. Hyman offers tips on how to reduce your sugar consumption. Are those who say sugar is a toxin lying, or simply confused? Could it be […]

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The Diabesity Epidemic – It May Be Coming to You

Have you heard of the “diabesity epidemic”?  Well, your doctor hasn’t either, and yet you have a 50% chance of having it.  Here’s what it is, 7 warning signs, and a discussion of how nuts can help. UPDATE:  Dr. Hyman is staying on this diabestity epidemic topic, and well he should given that it’s both […]

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Oral Health’s Connection to Heart Disease, Stroke and More

Strangely, two powerful weapons against heart disease and stroke are a toothbrush and dental floss.  Here’s the connection between oral health and the health of your entire body. [See Update link at bottom.] LAST NIGHT, my buddy Steve entered my home looking distracted and holding his jaw.  “I just bit off a piece of my […]

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Three Months to Longer Life

It’s all about telomeres, that DNA on the tips of chromosomes.  Telomere length is the marker for longevity – the shorter they become, the shorter your life.  Good news is – you can protect and even extend them, and thus, your life. IT’S NOT a common term in the public sphere, but it won’t be […]

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Eat Fiber, Live Longer, Healthier too! Watch

Dr. Hyman, a recent government study, and health practitioners everywhere extol the virtues of fiber.  Learn how it benefits you and how to eat more of it. WAS READING a review of a recent government research report about fiber that posits:  Eat more fiber, live longer and have less chance of getting cancer. This made […]

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Cardiovascular Health Ain’t Hard

Just Do What You’re (Grand)Parents Did… And Supplement Too ACCORDING TO the American Heart Association, Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. In 2006 about 80,000,000 people in the United States had one or more forms of cardiovascular disease. The U.S. population in 2006 was approximately 298,444,215. So, nearly 27% of […]

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