Casein: The Disturbing Connection Between This Dairy Protein and Your Health

Casein: The Disturbing Connection Between This Dairy Protein and Your Health

Milk, cheese, and butter are some of the top three foods many people have a hard time giving up when transitioning to a healthy, plant-based diet. Even though the plant-based milk industry is now booming, thanks to all the varieties of options that we have, many people still do use dairy milk, cheese, and butter without abandon. But is this a coincidence? Is cheese pizza […]

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Bill Nye: “Plant-Based Diets Are the Future”

Bill Nye: “Plant-Based Diets Are the Future”

In a recent AMA, Bill Nye, also known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, recommended a plant-based diet to fight climate change. From over 10,000 comments in the thread, Nye chose this one: “What are your thoughts on animal agriculture and the promotion of a vegan diet as to reduce our impact on climate change?” Nye replied: Plant-based diets are the future. I look forward […]

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Are Calcium Supplements Effective?

Are Calcium Supplements Effective?

Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness […]

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Eight Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

Eight Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

A Special Report from the Physicians Committee Introduction Blood Pressure and Vegetarian Diets, a global meta-analysis published Feb. 24, 2014, in JAMA Internal Medicine, finds a nutrient-packed vegetarian diet can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.1 Background High blood pressure (hypertension) affects 31 percent of American adults.2 Elevated blood pressure is rising nearly 30 percent in teens,3 and by 2025, hypertension […]

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How Much Cancer Does Lunch Meat Cause?

How Much Cancer Does Lunch Meat Cause?

Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness […]

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GMO Dangers: Facts You Need to Know

GMO Dangers: Facts You Need to Know

Jonathan R. Latham, PhD is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project, which is the publisher of Independent Science News (independentsciencenews.org). He has published scientific papers in disciplines as diverse as plant ecology, virology, genetics, and RNA biology. “By training, I am a plant biologist. In the early 1990s I was busy making genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for Genetically Modified Organisms) […]

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Former world champion explains how heavyweight boxer David Haye can thrive on a plant-based diet

Former world champion explains how heavyweight boxer David Haye can thrive on a plant-based diet

The images of Rocky Balboa pounding an animal carcass in a meat freezer and gulping down six raw eggs for breakfast have become engrained in boxing culture. So much so that the thought of an elite-level prizefighter eating anything other than steak and chicken seems unusual. Enter David Haye, the two-weight world titleist who will take on Tony Bellew in a heavily-hyped pay-per-view dust-up on […]

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Bob Harper Inspires Cardiovascular Check-Up

Bob Harper Inspires Cardiovascular Check-Up

Bob Harper, host of The Biggest Loser, recently suffered a heart attack. I’m happy that he is feeling better. I hope that by speaking out about his heart attack he inspires others to take steps to keep their hearts healthy. Following is my open letter to Bob. Dear Bob: We are thinking of you and wishing you a quick and easy recovery from your heart attack—and […]

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17 Interesting Facts about Cigarettes

17 Interesting Facts about Cigarettes

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Exercise as a Treatment for Depression

Exercise as a Treatment for Depression

We’ve known for decades that even a single bout of exercise can elevate our mood, but could it be enough to be used as a treatment for major depression? We’ve known that physical activity has been associated with decreased symptoms of depression. For example, if you look at a cross-section of 8,000 people across the country, those that exercised regularly were less likely to have […]

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