Category «Diet and Health»

Multiple Sclerosis and Plant-Based Nutrition

Dr. Conor Kerley examines the connection between diet, specifically saturated animal fat, and MS and shows how a plant-based diet provides multiple mechanisms that could be beneficial for preventing and treating MS including changing the gut microbiome and the immune system.     Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex autoimmune disease meaning the body’s own …

How to prevent 90% of Alzheimer’s

New Book Shows How 90% of Alzheimer’s Cases Are Preventable    By Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, M.D., Co-directors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center and the Food Revolution Network    Excerpted from The Alzheimer’s Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at …

The Protein Myth

by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine    Protein is an important nutrient required for the building, maintenance, and repair of tissues in the body. Amino acids, the building blocks of protein, can be synthesized by the body or ingested from food. There are 20 different amino acids in the food we eat, but our …

Movie Review: What the Health

By Bronwyn Slater   The long-awaited sequel to Cowspiracy from producers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn has arrived – and it does not disappoint. The film follows Andersen as he interviews doctors, health professionals and others about diet and health. The film examines the connection between the meat, dairy and pharmaceutical industries, as well as …

The Blue Zones Solution (book review)

by James O’Donovan   In The Blue Zones Solution author Dan Buettner outlines how people in five different regions (which he calls ‘Blue Zones’) developed a culture and society that supported exceptional health and well-being. The following article contains some extracts from the book that show how it’s possible to create healthy cultural norms – …

The Best (and Worst) Foods to Prevent Stroke

by the Food Revolution Network Stroke kills about 5 million people worldwide per year. It’s the leading cause of permanent disability in the U.S. and many other countries, and it’s a rapidly growing threat for middle-aged women in particular. But if you want to prevent yourself and those you love from getting a stroke, there’s …