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What Big Pharma frauds say about your health decisions (VIDEO)

Jeff Nelson, Founder VegSource.com | November 26, 11 at 10:07 AM

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What Big Pharma frauds say about your health decisions (VIDEO)

So here it is, listen carefully to learn why you should be eating a plant-based, starch-strong, plant-strong, Novickian, Esselstynian, McDougall or Nutritarian diet (take your pick). An article came out this week entitled Merck Pays $950 Million for Vioxx Illegal Marketing...

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition -- Buy It Now!

Jeff Nelson, Founder VegSource.com | September 11, 11 at 06:36 PM

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition -- Buy It Now!

First, let's get something straight -- this is not a book just for beginners or "idiots."  This is the healthy vegan diet made easy, for everyone. Even if you're a longtime vegan who follows all the well known vegan MDs...

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Fast Food Shopping with Jeff Novick (VIDEO)

July 22, 11 at 06:44 AM

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Fast Food Shopping with Jeff Novick (VIDEO)

UPDATE: The video below is now the FULL shopping segment of Jeff talking about the ingredients he uses in his FAST FOOD DVD -- approx 15 minutes. Jeff's DVD FAST FOOD provides quick, easy and tasty tricks to lose weight,...

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Potatoes bad? Not so fast (VIDEO)

July 2, 11 at 04:44 PM

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Potatoes bad? Not so fast (VIDEO)

Recently a Harvard study concluded that potatoes are bad for those wanting to lose weight and be healthy. You can read about the study here. But is this true and accurate? Or another example of shoddy "science?" Well, if we...

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Early man was NOT a hunter-gatherer (VIDEO)

June 18, 11 at 10:27 AM

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Early man was NOT a hunter-gatherer (VIDEO)

There is this fable out there that for millions of years before the advent of agriculture, man was a hunter-gatherer. John McDougall MD has some news for you, in this video excerpt. Humans were not so much "hunter-gatherers," as:  gatherer-hunters....

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Study: Vegetarian diets HEALTHIER IN EVERY WAY than diets with meat

PCRM.org | Neal Barnard, MD | June 14, 11 at 02:46 PM

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Study: Vegetarian diets HEALTHIER IN EVERY WAY than diets with meat

Vegetarian diets are not just better for weight management, they are more nutritious than diets that include meat, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. With two out of three Americans needing to lose...

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Study: Exercise is a memory booster

nytimes.com | May 26, 11 at 01:10 PM

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Study: Exercise is a memory booster

Editor's Note: The message is clear: Get out and move your body if you want to keep it together mentally as you age! Why, as we grow older, do we forget where we parked the car, and could exercise sharpen...

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Study: One in five young adults had hypertension (most don't know it)

webmd.com | May 26, 11 at 01:00 PM

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Study: One in five young adults had hypertension (most don't know it)

Close to 19% of young adults may have high blood pressure, and just half of them are aware of it despite this condition's strong link to heart attack and stroke risk, according to a new study. "There is a sleeping...

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Studies: Drugs and procedures covered by Medicare are often worthless

May 26, 11 at 12:41 PM

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Studies: Drugs and procedures covered by Medicare are often worthless

Editor's note: Here's a great piece from the New York Times about how many of the very expensive procedures paid for by Medicare are worthless or actually harmful to the patient...things like stents (which don't extend life), colonoscopies (which carry...

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Boosting 'good' cholesterol useless, study finds

Washingtonpost.com | May 26, 11 at 12:34 PM

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Boosting 'good' cholesterol useless, study finds

Boosting “good” cholesterol does not protect against heart attacks and strokes, according to an eagerly awaited study that was abruptly stopped when the outcome became clear, officials said Thursday. The federally funded study of more than 3,400 U.S. adults...

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High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Child for Future Diabetes, Study Suggests

sciencedaily.com | May 25, 11 at 10:35 PM

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High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Child for Future Diabetes, Study Suggests

A high-fat diet during pregnancy may program a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic, says a new University of Illinois study published in the Journal of Physiology. We found that exposure to...

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Reports Detail More Drug Industry Ties to Medical Societies

ProPublica.org | Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica | May 20, 11 at 12:49 PM

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Reports Detail More Drug Industry Ties to Medical Societies

As we reported earlier this month, there are often deep financial ties between professional medical societies and the drug and medical device industries. This week, other news outlets chimed in, detailing how recommendations made by two medical societies raise...

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Dollars for Doctors: Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug and Device Makers

propublica.org | May 6, 11 at 10:25 AM

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Dollars for Doctors: Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug and Device Makers

SAN FRANCISCO — From the time they arrived to the moment they laid their heads on hotel pillows, the thousands of cardiologists attending this week’s Heart Rhythm Society conference have been bombarded with pitches for drugs and medical devices. St....

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Study: Fish oil increases aggressive prostate cancer

April 26, 11 at 06:41 AM

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Study: Fish oil increases aggressive prostate cancer

Study after study shows omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in fish oil, are great for the heart. But new research suggests the same may not be true for men’s prostates. Researchers with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in...

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Pregnant women exposed to pesticides have children with slightly lower IQ, studies show

latimes.com | Marissa Cevallos | April 25, 11 at 10:31 AM

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Pregnant women exposed to pesticides have children with slightly lower IQ, studies show

Pesticides on fruits and vegetables may be harmful to a developing fetus — slightly. Children whose mothers were exposed to low doses of a specific class of pesticides may have a slightly lower IQ in later childhood, three new studies suggest....

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An apple a day keeps bad cholesterol away

consumerreports.org | April 25, 11 at 09:26 AM

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An apple a day keeps bad cholesterol away

Here’s a heart-healthy reason to prescribe yourself an apple a day: Women who ate dried apples every day for a year lowered their LDL (bad) cholesterol by 23 percent, according to a study funded by the U.S. Department of...

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Sugar Is a Poison, Says UCSF Obesity Expert

April 25, 11 at 08:44 AM

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Sugar Is a Poison, Says UCSF Obesity Expert

The rise of obesity is usually blamed on too much eating and not enough exercising, but Robert Lustig, MD, a UC San Francisco pediatric neuroendocrinologist, asks us to look beyond the obvious. Yes, more Americans are overweight today than 30...

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How Western Diets Are Making The World Sick

npr.org | March 25, 11 at 11:07 PM

How Western Diets Are Making The World Sick

In an essay published last November in Canada's Maisonneuve journal, physician Kevin Patterson described his experiences working as an internist-intensivist at the Canadian Combat Surgical Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan. One detail he noticed: The Afghan soldiers, police and civilians he...

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Study: Food is the cause of ADHD - Change the diet, cure the kid

npr.org | March 12, 11 at 07:46 AM

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Study: Food is the cause of ADHD - Change the diet, cure the kid

Hyperactivity. Fidgeting. Inattention. Impulsivity. If your child has one or more of these qualities on a regular basis, you may be told that he or she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. If so, they'd be among about 10 percent of...

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Scientists find link between maternal diet and diabetes

bbc.co.uk | March 9, 11 at 08:58 PM

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Scientists find link between maternal diet and diabetes

Editor's note: Note that this article mentions animal studies. We see animal studies receiving attention in the media, and we see government bodies sometimes basing nutritional policy on such work, at least in part. Because this kind of information is...

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