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Men: Eating Less Meat Doesn’t Make You Less Manly

The U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has found that men eat an incredible 57 percent more meat than women. This gender gap can be explained in part by the host of unique barriers men experience when they try shifting their diets toward more plant-based foods. Perhaps not surprisingly, consumer studies show that men are less likely to view plant-based diets as …

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Experts Warn How Artificial Sweeteners Cause Diabetes

According to a new study, research is increasingly demonstrating what many natural health advocates and critics of artificial sweeteners have been saying for years. That sugar replacements like sucralose, aspartame, and saccharin are actually causing diabetes as opposed to preventing it. While the medical industry continues to promote artificial sweeteners as a healthy alternative to sugar, and while major food …

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Mike Males – The Stunning Facts on Crime and Imprisonment Everyone Is Ignoring

America’s criminal justice establishment – comprised of major foundations, interest groups, and academics – has missed a number of mammoth trends crucial to designing modern reform policies. One trend that escaped official notice was revealed in a recent Wonkblog post by Stanford University professor Keith Humphreys: over the past 15 years, imprisonments have plummeted among African Americans while rising among non-Hispanic whites. …

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Joseph Mercola – The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee and Tea

If you’re thirsty, pure water is always a good bet for a healthy beverage. But if you’re looking for a beverage to sip and savor while you start your day, take a work break, or relax in the evening, water doesn’t always hit the spot. Fortunately, while there is no substitute for water (your body needs a healthy amount each …

Water, Energy, and the Perils of Dehydration – Nicholas Gonzalez, MD

What if water, plain and simple, was the most critically lacking substance for energy and health promotion in the modern lifestyle?  Some years ago, I read the late Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj’s marvelous book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, first published in 1992 and more recently updated in 2008.  Here this Iranian-American physician made and makes a strong case that chronic low …

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One Third of US Adults with Metabolic Syndrome: What is it, and why worry? – Dennis Thompson

More than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems collectively known as metabolic syndrome that increase the risk of heart diseaseand diabetes, according to new research. What’s worse, the researchers found the rate of metabolic syndrome increases dramatically with age. Almost half of people 60 or older in the United States have metabolic syndrome, the study found. “That’s concerning, …