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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From a Failing Heart and Weight Struggles to Healthy and Active: A Couple’s Plant-Based Journey

As a firefighter and an outdoorsy person in general, my husband, Don, never had a problem with his weight. But his diet caught up with him in other ways. After... Read more

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Why Olive Oil Is Not Healthy for Your Heart

Olives conjure up images of the warm sun and deep blue seas of the Mediterranean, where the olive tree flourishes. In more recent times, olive oil has enjoyed similar admiration.... Read more

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Are Butter and Dairy Back in 2017? A Look at the Latest Research

Let’s start in the spirit of agreement. All nutrition experts seriously interested in promoting health and longevity will agree that eliminating processed foods rich in salt, oils, refined grains, and added sugars (including sugar-sweetened beverages) and replacing them with properly... Read more

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Diets High in Saturated Fat DO Cause Heart Disease

A new commentary just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine contends that saturated fat is uninvolved in coronary artery disease. Before you get too excited: the commentary is comprised only of theory and opinion, none of it new, all... Read more

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Why the Paleo Diet Doesn’t Make Sense

The Paleo diet seems like a great idea: eat like a caveman to avoid the diseases of civilization. The logic, so it goes, is that our bodies are a product of the Stone Age, and even though we have temporally... Read more

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Beware of Interventional Cardiologists (Heart Surgeons)

On March 16, 2015, during the hours following the McDougall Advanced Study Weekend I developed a viral infection that affected my inner ears. I totally lost my hearing, my balance was disturbed, and I became very weak. At about midnight... Read more

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Cardiologist’s Case Study: A Patient’s Lab Results After 30 Days on a Plant-Based Diet

Adam is a well-known Detroit businessman who is legendary for his huge smile, energy, and successful restoration business. We became friends at a CrossFit gym a few years back. On social media, Adam was known for food posts that were... Read more

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Houston Cardiologist Has Amazing Success Treating Type 2 Diabetes with Nutrition

Houston Cardiologist Dr. Baxter Montgomery puts his patients on a plant-based diet to treat their chronic conditions, and they see amazing results. The news story below features two of his recent patients who saw dramatic health improvements. Rosalee Iles was overweight... Read more

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Without Surgery, This New Father Got Off the Transplant List and Reversed His Heart Disease

David Foster was a new father and only 57 years old when his doctor told him he needed a heart transplant. He had 100 percent blockages in his heart. Without going under the knife, he was able to reverse his... Read more

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