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From Village Green Apothecary
Could Jack Pearson’s Diet Be to Blame?
Fans of the hit NBC series This Is Us finally learned how the beloved character Jack Pearson died, but did they get the full story? In a recent episode, after a fire breaks out at the Pearson residence, a doctor explains that excessive smoke inhalation stressed Jack’s heart, triggering a massive heart attack that took his life. What the doctor didn’t mention is that atherosclerosis, which is a fatty build-up in the arteries,...
Post on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 by Neal Barnard, MD, FACCREAD MORE
Plant-Based Fiber is the Key to Good Health
Fiber plays a key role for digestion, weight loss and cancer prevention, and can even increase lifespan! But don’t be fooled – many packaged food companies are trying to boost sales by adding extra fiber to their gummy candy or yogurt, but the best source of fiber is...
Post on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 by Neal Barnard, MD, FACCREAD MORE
Conquering Diabetes With Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates do not cause type 2 diabetes. In fact, a new study found just the opposite: a diet rich in carbohydrates can actually fight diabetes. A wide range of other studies looking at plant-based diets and diabetes have consistently shown...
Post on Tue, Aug 08, 2017 by Neal Barnard, MD, FACCREAD MORE
Does Your Doctor Discuss Nutrition With You?
Did you know that 80% of heart attacks could be prevented if we overhauled our diet and lifestyle? Studies show that people who follow a plant-based diet centered around fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and the lowest rates of heart...
Post on Tue, Aug 01, 2017 by Neal Barnard, MD, FACCREAD MORE
A Unified Approach: The Plant-Based Diet
Kickstart Insulin Function with Plant-Based Foods
Fats: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The latest news – which is creating a buzz on Capitol Hill, stealing headlines, and dividing our country into multiple camps – isn’t the 2016 presidential election: it’s the war against fat. How low should we go? Which kind is best? And what are the long-term outcomes of...
Post on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 by Neal Barnard, MD, FACCREAD MORE
Summer Staples to Stabilize Blood Sugar
Research has shown that plant-based diets are powerful in many ways, from trimming away excess pounds to reducing cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar. A new study shows that they also help with late-stage diabetes. Researchers tested a vegan diet for people with diabetic neuropathy, often experienced...
Post on Tue, Jun 02, 2015 by Neal Barnard, MD, FACCREAD MORE
A Green Light for Healthful Eating: Is 2015 the Year for Preventive Medicine?
The Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages consumers to follow a plant-based template to reach and maintain optimal health. This method of healthful eating is the easiest way to increase consumption of vitamins and minerals that we often fall short on. A plant-based...
Post on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 by Neal Barnard, MD, FACCREAD MORE
Plant-Based Diet: A Prescription for Health in 2015
Each week, a new study shows the health benefits of plant-based eating patterns. People who follow vegetarian and vegan diets have a strong measure of protection against weight problems, heart disease, diabetes, and many other health issues that trouble their meat-eating friends. In its recent report, the...
Post on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 by Neal Barnard, MD, FACCREAD MORE
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