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For Weight Loss, Eat More Fat?

For years, fats—including butter and red meat—have been demonized. But what scientists have found is that sugar, not saturated fats, is the enemy when it comes to heart health. In fact, I’ve recently changed my dietary recommendations, encouraging people to up their fat intake and reduce the…

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The PSA Test Receives a Grade of a “D”—for Its Inaccuracy!

…and incontinence. As with all diseases, prevention is your best defense: Switch to a more plant-based, organic diet, and limit your consumption of meat and dairy products. * Incorporate more omega-3 fatty acids (found in flaxseed, fish oil, walnuts, and more) into your diet, which can cut the risk of…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

We all aspire to eat and live healthier. However, the prices at the grocery store for high quality organic meat, fish, and produce can be prohibitive. Here are five healthy living budget tips to keep you healthy for just pennies a day—or in many cases, for free. Five Tips to Save Money for Healthy…

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Cardiovascular Benefits of L-Arginine

…Here’s a cardiovascular nutrition tip: Good sources of L-arginine include nuts, especially almonds and peanuts. L-arginine can also be found in meat and, to a lesser degree, in dairy products; but since I’d rather see you limit your intake of these foods, L-arginine capsules can be purchased in…

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…jackpot of sugar, many are high in damaging hydrogenated oils, white flour, high fructose corn syrup and calories! * DON’T Eat Processed Meats: Breakfast meats like bacon and sausage are loaded with salt, sodium nitrate and other chemicals, and unhealthy fats. * DO Reach for Steel Cut Oatmeal: Steel…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…microwave at all. 12. Processed meats such as baloney, ham, and especially hot dogs. They contain nitrites, which, in addition to being preservatives, are toxic to the GI tract and contribute to the formation of cancer. To detoxify your body, avoid these nitrite laden meats. 13. Heavy metals such as mercury…

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Eating Organic: Don’t be Fooled by the Media Frenzy

…US Department of Agriculture Guidelines and declare conventional foods still below them. I’ve continually recommend organic fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and foods over conventional ones for decades for those reasons, and I’m not changing my tune—or my buying habits—based on this latest research…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

When it comes to summer dining, it’s easy to focus on the meats you’ll be putting on the grill. But for cooking healthy you want to balance that out with a healthy serving of vegetables. At this time of year it’s easy to find a huge number of delicious fresh veggies in the grocery store and local…

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Folic Acid for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Prevention

…-containing amino acid that is normally produced as a byproduct of the metabolism of an essential amino acid called methionine. Methionine is found in meats, cheeses, poultry, avocados and high-protein foods, but it’s not your dietary intake of these foods that causes problems. The real problem is that…

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Mindful Summer Escapes

…weight loss, yoga classes, meditation, hikes and beach walks, and more. Medi-spas also offer healthy dining options including organic produce and meats, and wild-caught fish. For as long as I can remember, I’ve spent two weeks each year with my family in a medi-spa in Montauk, NY to balance my busy…

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Shopping Tips for a Healthy Heart Diet

…fruits and vegetables as much as possible. * For dairy selections, look for organic on the packaging, and select cage-free eggs, too. * When buying meats and poultry, look on the package for those that are grass fed, free range, and/or “natural.” * At the fish counter, avoid farm raised and large…

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8 Health-Boosting Secrets From My Life

…and lentils. I also eat fish 1–2 times per week (either: scrod, haddock, Atlantic halibut, or wild Alaskan salmon). Plus, I eat range-fed organic meats and poultry no more than once a week. 2. Avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners, since sugar will age you faster, and put you at a greater risk for developing…

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4 Foods for Depression

…meal to stimulate steady production of tryptophan, a building block of serotonin. My top recommendations, in addition to fish, are organic, range-fed meats and poultry, as well as tofu, tempeh, and eggs. 3. Get sufficient amounts of essential fatty acids (EFAs). These healthy fats are particularly important…

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