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Processed Food Consumption Increases Risk of Early Death

Processed Food Consumption Increases Risk of Early Death

New research shows that the long-term effects of an “ultraprocessed” diet are worse than previously imagined. Scientists from France and Spain say that highly processed foodstuffs are primary drivers of disease and according to their studies, can increase the risk of early death. After taking a cold, hard look at the “standard American diet,” it’s really

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The Impossible Burger and Its Possible Risks

The meat substitute created by Impossible Foods contains a mix of wheat, coconut oil, potatoes and “heme” derived from genetically engineered (GE) yeast. A primary ingredient in the Impossible Burger is GE soy leghemoglobin, which releases a heme-like protein when broken down. This protein is what gives the plant-based patty its meatlike look, taste and texture, and

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Consumption of Beer and Sugary Drinks Linked to Kidney Disease, Study

Researchers identified beer, sugary drinks, and two healthy types of beverages – fruit juices and tea – as potential causes of chronic kidney disease. The most egregious offenders were carbonated and sweetened fruit drinks. Guzzling these bubbly, sweet beverages on a regular basis could raise a person’s chance of having kidney problems by as much as 61 percent. To no one’s surprise,

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Keto Diet Helps People Breathe Easier

COPD is an umbrella term for a group of progressive lung conditions that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe, according to the American Lung Association. There is no cure for COPD, but treatment generally entails certain medications to help open the airways, pulmonary rehabilitation, supplemental oxygen, and, in severe cases, surgery. But there are

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Cancer Is Fed By Sugar and How a High-Fat Diet Helps Starve It

The New York Times recently published a long, detailed article about the history of modern cancer research, including Warburg’s theories on cancer, which are now becoming more widely accepted. Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize  Physiology or Medicine for his discovery that cancer cells have a fundamentally different energy metabolism compared to healthy cells.

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Significantly Reduce Health Risks With Organic Eating

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, has made headlines because it’s the most used agricultural chemical in history and because the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has identified it as a probable human carcinogen. An obvious answer to concerns about glyphosate exposure via your diet is to switch to organic foods.

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All Oat Cereals Tested Positive for Glyphosate

In testing done by Friends of the Earth (FOE), 100 percent of oat cereal samples tested positive for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide. While there are multiple reasons to reconsider the health value of oats, including their lectin content, the rampant use of glyphosate on this crop as a desiccant just prior to harvest,

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High Carb, Sugary Diet Significantly Raises Risk of Alzheimer’s

One of the most striking studies on carbohydrates and brain health revealed that high-carb diets increase your risk of dementia by a whopping 89 percent, while high-fat diets lower it by 44 percent. According to the authors, “A dietary pattern with relatively high caloric intake from carbohydrates and low caloric intake from fat and proteins

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Low Carb Diet Found To Improve Metabolism and Reduce Liver Fat

A study in Cell Metabolism carried out by researchers from Sweden, looked at how a carbohydrate-restricted diet enhanced metabolism and improved liver fat levels in the body. In conducting the study, the research team put 10 individuals who were obese and had a high percentage of liver fat on a diet that restricted their carbohydrate consumption and increased

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