Have you ever wondered why Twinkies cost less than carrots? It’s because our tax dollars support big agribusiness and mainly the dairy and cattle industries. These industries received 63% of government subsidy monies. The fruit and vegetable industry receives 1% of government subsidy for their industry. This allows the dairy and meat industry to have an artificially lower cost […]

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Harvard’s Meat and Mortality Studies – Dr. Michael Greger – March 14, 2012 – 9:30 AM   On Monday, the results of two major Harvard studies were published, following more than 100,000 men and women—and their diets—for up to 22 years. They found that red meat consumption was associated with living a significantly shorter life—increased […]

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Man suffers heart attack while eating “Triple Bypass” burger at Heart Attack Grill   “Doctor” Jon Basso thought “Nurse” Bridgett was kidding when she informed the Heart Attack Grill owner that a customer was suffering some medical difficulties in the dining room. The situation was, in fact, as serious as a heart attack. FOX5 News […]

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I know a few things about heart disease, both professionally from the study of nutrition and disease, but perhaps more importantly from a purely personal view by living with heart disease through a loved one. For the past 15 years I’ve watched the patient go through multiple angiograms, angioplasty, stents, and by pass surgery. It’s not fun […]

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I did not realize the large number of persons who have problems with acidic systems resulting in conditions such as acid reflux. Here is some additional information that may be helpful. Acid and Alkaline Diet Almost all foods that we eat are either acidic or an alkaline in the blood once they are digested and […]

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I have a good — or, depending on your appetite for large volumes of email, truly bad — vantage point from which to observe both genuine and illusory controversies in nutrition. I am on a long list of list-servs and receive just about all the diet news that’s fit to email. Over recent months, a […]

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