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Preventing Alzheimer’s with Lifestyle Changes

By Michael Greger M.D.
July 25, 2016
File under: Alzheimers Disease, Health Concerns, Healthy Eating, Mental Health

It’s safe to say that Alzheimer’s disease research is in a “state of crisis.”

For the past two decades, over 73,000 research articles have been published, yet little clinical progress has been made. The reason a cure may be impossible is because lost cognitive functions in Alzheimer’s disease patients are due to fatally damaged neuronal networks, and dead nerve cells cannot be brought back to life.

Consequently, replacement with new brain cells—even if it were technically possible, cannot be done without creating a new personal identity. One may live, but is it really a cure if their personality is lost forever?

Developing drugs that try to clear out the plaques from advanced degenerated brain tissue therefore makes about as much sense as bulldozing tombstones from graveyards in an attempt to raise the dead. Even if drug companies figured out how to halt further disease progression, many Alzheimer’s victims might not choose to live without being able to recognize family, friends, or themselves in a mirror. …read more of Preventing Alzheimer’s with Lifestyle Changes here

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Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer More Than 50 Percent with Cruciferous Superfoods

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
July 16, 2016
File under: Healthy Eating, Recipes, Superfoods, Vegan

A plant-based or vegan diet is one that avoids all animal products.  Optimally healthful and really delicious, a balanced diet of vegetables, legumes, grains and fruit has been shown to reduce the risk of many types of cancer, heart disease, obesity and related conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.

The vegetable kingdom is a rich source of antioxidants that have tremendous health benefits and cruciferous vegetables are highly prized for powerful anti-carcinogens, such as indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane …read more of Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer More Than 50 Percent with Cruciferous Superfoods here

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This Nutrient Dense Vegan Protein Shake Delivers 30 Superfoods!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
July 5, 2016
File under: Organic, Recipes, Superfoods, Vegan

Protein has become a buzzword often associated with health and fitness and protein shakes continue to be all the rage with all levels of athletes, bodybuilders and Crossfitter enthusiasts around the world.

While there are many brands of protein products available, they fall into two general categories: dairy-based whey products and plant protein products. Plant-based protein is much easier to digest and intrinsically environmentally superior.

Nutiva has introduced a new power shake that incorporates thirty superfoods in one shake and is certified organic. Available in chocolate and vanilla, the Organic Plant Protein Superfood 30 Shake is non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free and contains 20 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving.

The Organic Nutiva Superfood 30 Shake is made without dairy, soy, artificial flavors, added sugar or stevia and gets its protein punch from pea, pumpkin, sunflower, chia, hemp and sacha inchi plant proteins. …read more of This Nutrient Dense Vegan Protein Shake Delivers 30 Superfoods! here

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Patriotic Pancakes

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
July 4, 2016
File under: Dairy Free, Fruit, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Delightful Red White and Blue Pancakes made healthy and delicious without eggs or dairy and contain zero cholesterol or saturated fat!

Celebrate your independence from high fat, cholesterol and saturated fat loaded foods with these delightful Red White and Blue Pancakes this 4th of July!

Whether sweet or savory, pancakes are not just for breakfast or brunch anymore. Diners and some restaurant chains are known for serving breakfast any time of day and you can enjoy these tasty and nutritious pancakes any time of the day … or year, too!

Plump, sweet and juicy, fresh blueberries and strawberries bring great nutrition and powerful antioxidants to the table. …read more of Patriotic Pancakes here

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Luscious Glazed Ginger Bundt~ No Eggs, Dairy or Added Fat ~ Neat!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
June 28, 2016
File under: Healthy Eating, Natural Alternatives, Recipes, Vegan

Eggs are the number one source of dietary cholesterol in the American diet. Just one egg contains 186 mg of cholesterol. That is the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac and more than 60 percent of the calories in eggs are from fat.

Hypercholesterolemia, particularly high LDL cholesterol is a recognized risk factor in the development of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), but what about diabetes?

Researchers have found a graduated increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes with a corresponding increase in the amount of eggs consumed. Eating just one egg a week appears to increase the risk of diabetes by 76 percent. Two eggs a week appeared to double the risk, and just a single egg a day actually tripled the risk. [1] Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputations, kidney failure and death.

Health conscious cooks are always on the lookout for ways to eliminate artery-clogging ingredients and a great place to start is in baking. …read more of Luscious Glazed Ginger Bundt~ No Eggs, Dairy or Added Fat ~ Neat! here

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