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  • It's not the Gluten! The issues with grains making Americans sick.

    03/03/2020 11:11:18 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 67 replies
    Exercise Smarter ^ | Apr 2017 | Tim Rankin
    It is amazing what has happened to our wheat products in a few short decades. In efforts to increase yield, improve shelf life, and enhance our appetites, modern food producers have taken a staple of our diet (breads and grains) that humans have consumed for millennia with little or no health issues, and turned it into a "Frankenfood". Bread, which was a cheap, nutritious way to fill our stomachs for thousands of years, is now potentially the cause of obesity and a variety of inflammatory diseases. A look at the processes we use to grow, harvest, mill, refine, enrich, and...
  • How a vegan diet could affect your intelligence

    01/28/2020 7:32:23 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 89 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 Jan 2020 | Zaria Gorvett
    The vegan diet is low in – or, in some cases, entirely devoid of – several important brain nutrients. Could these shortcomings be affecting vegans' abilities to think? Others are found in vegan foods, but only in meagre amounts; to get the minimum amount of vitamin B6 required each day (1.3 mg) from one of the richest plant sources, potatoes, you’d have to eat about five cups’ worth (equivalent to roughly 750g or 1.6lb). Delicious, but not particularly practical.
  • Tuesday: A New Year (Day), A New You

    01/07/2020 4:09:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-7-20 | MOTUS
    Consider this my contribution to your New Year’s resolution:Take as many as you’d like. You’re welcome.And hang in there! At least through the end of the week.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Is the Keto Diet Effective?

    01/02/2020 11:12:10 AM PST · by BobL · 124 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Jan 2, 2020 | Dawn MacKeen
    A recent survey of registered dietitians named the low-carbohydrate keto diet yet again as the most popular diet in the United States. Powering this diet is fat, and loads of it — all the way up to a hefty 90 percent of one’s daily calories. Its fans (and marketers) feed social media with before and after photos, crediting the diet for life-altering weight loss or other effects. They swirl butter into their coffee, load up on cheese, and eat lonely burgers without its bestie, the bun. Staples like whole grains, legumes, fruit and starchy vegetables are being largely pushed off...
  • Does VEGANISM Work or is it a FRAUD?

    12/26/2019 6:27:45 PM PST · by rebuildus · 77 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/26/19 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney, Founder of, questions how effective veganism is implemented by the average person, and why celebrities and other elites are promoting it. Effective veganism: Dr. John McDougal:l Knives Over Forks: Effective traditional food, farming, and healing arts: Weston Price Foundation
  • The 1 Key to Make a Vegan Diet Work

    12/23/2019 5:25:14 PM PST · by rebuildus · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/23/19 | Patrick Rooney
    I’ve been having some trouble digesting saturated fats lately, so I decided to give my body a break and just eat vegan for a little while. The problem is, I’ve always failed at this after three to four days. I just go off the rails and wolf down animal food like it’s going out of style. Is that the way it has to be or is there an alternative? So in search of a little help staying with a plant-based diet, I did a bit of Internet surfing and found a video that promoted vegan eating. In the clip, a...
  • Beef over Red Meat Advice Reveals Medical Corruption

    12/19/2019 10:08:33 AM PST · by fireman15 · 34 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 10/03/2019 | Sydney Ross Singer
    In case you haven’t consumed any health news recently, there is a big beef over research showing red meat is not bad for you. A huge study has contradicted decades of anti-red-meat advice, and the experts who gave that advice are red-faced and livid. The new research was a systematic review of existing research, conducted by a team of interdisciplinary researchers with no conflict of interest. After eliminating many poorly done studies, and studies done on animals (which have unknown application to humans), the team concluded, “The panel suggests that adults continue current unprocessed red meat consumption (weak recommendation, low-certainty...
  • What if the wellness industry is actually … bad?

    12/12/2019 5:21:38 AM PST · by ml/nj · 11 replies
    Cavalier Daily ^ | Dec 4, 2019 | Isabel Salken
    Food for thought — while the industry does have positive attributes, it also leads to disordered eating, promotes unrealistic body types and is highly exclusive The wellness industry has been a smashing success the past few years with a $4.2 trillion market in 2017. Wellness is defined as “the state of being in good health,” but has been marred by the industry’s commercialization of avocado toast, the elimination of dairy and gluten, intermittent fasting, replacing every grain with cauliflower, using expensive skin care products — the list goes on.
  • Kosher Bodybuilding —For Strength, Health, and Longevity

    11/30/2019 8:33:44 AM PST · by rebuildus · 15 replies
    Old School ^ | 11/29/19 | Patrick Rooney
    I’ve been on a long journey to find the optimum diet, particularly for someone who values strength, health AND longevity. I may have finally found it, and it has been right in front of me all along. My company name—Old School—is not just a name to me, as I have said. It is an all-encompassing idea, that references the timeless, natural truths we have lost in pursuit of “science” without reason, or if you will, science without God. I have long pondered the original “Old School” diet, which He presented to Adam and Eve in the Garden… Look, to you...
  • Why It Was Easier to Be Skinny in the 1980s

    11/29/2019 9:11:07 AM PST · by PeteePie · 95 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Olga Khazan
    A study finds that people today who eat and exercise the same amount as people 20 years ago are still fatter. There’s a meme aimed at Millennial catharsis called “Old Economy Steve.” It’s a series of pictures of a late-70s teenager, who presumably is now a middle-aged man, that mocks some of the messages Millennials say they hear from older generations—and shows why they’re deeply janky. Old Economy Steve graduates and gets a job right away. Old Economy Steve “worked his way through college” because tuition was $400. And so forth. We can now add another one to that list:...
  • How to get rid of visceral fat: Following this eating pattern could reduce the belly fat

    11/07/2019 3:46:14 PM PST · by BobL · 173 replies
    (UK) Express ^ | Nov 1, 2019 | Katrina Turrill
    HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: This type of body fat is deemed harmful because of where it’s stored in the body - the abdominal cavity - so what can you do to reduce it? Making changes to diet has been shown to help, and following a particular eating pattern has proven effective. Visceral fat’s location within the abdominal cavity means it surrounds vital organs such as the liver, stomach and intestines. If visceral fat is left to build up here, a person’s risk of developing serious health problems, like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, is increased. Related...
  • The Unhealthiest Country in the World is...

    10/17/2019 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Valk Rider · 85 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | Oct 17, 2019 | Dr. Berg
    Highest death rate, 100 million Americans have pre-diabetes and diabetes. One of the highest rates of heart disease.
  • Switching to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, and lean meat can ease depression in just..

    10/09/2019 3:15:18 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    DM ^ | 10/9/2019 | connor boyd
    Switching to a healthy diet may help pull people from the depths of depression in less than a month, a study has found. Researchers looked at 76 depressed university students whose daily meals were mostly made up of processed foods, sugar, and saturated fats. They found that giving them more fruit, vegetables, fish, and lean meat triggered significant improvements in their mood after just three weeks. Experts say foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants nourishes the brain and lowers inflammation and 'internal stress' associated with depression. The research by, Macquarie University in Australia, is the latest in...
  • Stunning Survey Reveals Quarter Of Americans Have Never Eaten Vegetables

    10/08/2019 8:48:54 AM PDT · by mowowie · 124 replies ^ | October 8, 2019 | Ben Renner
    NEW YORK — The most popular vegetable in America is — corn! That’s according to a survey of 2,000 Americans who were asked which vegetables they liked and disliked the most. However, it turns out the most surprising result of the study may be that a staggering number of adults haven’t eaten any vegetables their entire lives....
  • Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice.

    10/01/2019 12:39:39 AM PDT · by BobL · 134 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sept. 30, 2019 | Gina Kolata
    The evidence is too weak to justify telling individuals to eat less beef and pork, according to new research. The findings “erode public trust,” critics said. Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills. But on Monday, in a remarkable turnabout, an international collaboration of researchers produced a series of analyses concluding that the advice, a bedrock of almost all dietary guidelines, is not backed by good scientific evidence. If there are health benefits from eating...
  • Drinking alcohol is better for you than exercise, recent study says.

    09/22/2019 7:48:41 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 115 replies ^ | September 1, 2019 | Russell
    Dr. Kawas and her team of doctors and professors analyzed data from a long term study conducted at the UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders. They dubbed this study the “90+ Study” which has been following people over the age of 90 since 2003. The research covered everything from daily exercise to sleep schedule to diet. As a result, the researches concluded that people who drank two glasses of wine or beer per day saw an 18% drop in their risk of early death. On the other hand, those who exercised 15-45 minutes per day only saw...
  • THIS IS THE BEST DIET TO SAVE THE PLANET (only 11.36 years left)

    09/17/2019 3:47:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 9/16/19 | KASHMIRA GANDER
    The vegan diet is often lauded as the most environmentally friend way to eat, but scientists have highlighted that cutting down on animal products can also help to protect the planet against climate change. A worldwide move towards plant-focused diets is "essential for meeting climate change mitigation targets," scientists wrote in the journal Global Environmental Change. But how this is achieved depends on the country. The team, from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, looked at the carbon and water footprints of nine plant-rich diets from 140 countries, and compared them with what is typically eaten. A total of 74 food items...
  • Should dietary guidelines recommend low red meat intake?

    09/14/2019 1:46:59 PM PDT · by mlo · 46 replies
    Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition ^ | 9-5-2019 | Frédéric Leroy & Nathan Cofnas
    Abstract Mainstream dietary recommendations now commonly advise people to minimize the intake of red meat for health and environmental reasons. Most recently, a major report issued by the EAT-Lancet Commission recommended a planetary reference diet mostly based on plants and with no or very low (14 g/d) consumption of red meat. We argue that claims about the health dangers of red meat are not only improbable in the light of our evolutionary history, they are far from being supported by robust scientific evidence.
  • The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving

    09/13/2019 8:34:54 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 18 replies
    IT SEEMS ABSURD. How could two humans -- seated for hours, exerting themselves in no greater manner than intermittently extending their arms a foot at a time -- face physical demands? Still, the evidence overwhelms. The 1984 World Chess Championship was called off after five months and 48 games because defending champion Anatoly Karpov had lost 22 pounds. "He looked like death," grandmaster and commentator Maurice Ashley recalls. In 2004, winner Rustam Kasimdzhanov walked away from the six-game world championship having lost 17 pounds. In October 2018, Polar, a U.S.-based company that tracks heart rates, monitored chess players during a...
  • Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk

    09/05/2019 10:37:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/05/2019 | By Caroline Parkinson Health editor, BBC News website
    People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests. They had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people compared with the meat-eaters. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at 48,000 people for up to 18 years. However, it cannot prove whether the effect is down to their diet or some other aspect of their lifestyle. Diet experts said, whatever people's dietary choice, eating a wide range of foods was best for their health. What does this...