Why Feeding Your Gut Bacteria Might Be the Secret to Better Health

Our gut bacteria influence our health in profound ways. They help digest food, make key nutrients, fight harmful organisms, protect our gut lining, train our immune systems, turn genes on... Read more

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The Best Diet for Acne: A Q&A with Nina and Randa Nelson, Co-Authors of “The Clear Skin Diet”

When Nina and Randa Nelson, the vibrant, bright-faced twins behind The Clear Skin Diet were teenagers, they had what Nina calls “a normal amount of zits.” But as the rising... Read more

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8+ Striking Nutrition Studies Every Medical Student Should Read

In the United States, dietary factors are the most important risk factors for disease, yet medical schools fail to provide adequate nutrition education. As a consequence, medical students graduate without... Read more

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Ingredient IQ: Horseradish

Spring has come to Ethos Farm, and the Jewish holiday of Passover is here. That’s my cue to go out into our vegetable production field to dig up horseradish root.... Read more

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Reversing India’s Diabetes Problem: A Q&A with Dr. Nandita Shah

India is known as a country of vegetarians, but, in reality, more and more Indians are eating meat, especially young people drawn in by fast food chains. Dairy foods like... Read more

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New Hypertension Guidelines Got Your Blood Pressure Up? Here’s How to Bring It Down Naturally

As scary as it sounds, half of U.S. adults now have high blood pressure, and more will have it as they age. Last November, the American Heart Association and the... Read more

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Why I Recommend a High-Carb Diet for My Patients with Diabetes

I have many patients with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in my internal medicine practice. When I ask what foods they think they should limit, the majority answer “carbs.” To... Read more

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Protected: How the Way We Farm Makes Us Sick: 6 Things You Need to Know about the U.S. Farm Bill

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Get Ready for “The Game Changers,” the Next Plant-Powered Supermovie

When the cab drivers at Sundance are talking about a film you made, you know the five years you put into a project were worth every second. This was the... Read more

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5 Plant-Based Ingredient Swaps for Satisfying Dinners and Desserts

Many of us are intimidated by the thought of transitioning to a whole-food, plant-based diet. But the truth is that we can still indulge in old favorites including cream sauces, sautéed dishes, and even ice cream by replacing health-defeating ingredients... Read more

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