Berries and Other Fruits Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease


Dietary flavonoids from berries, apples, and other plant-based foods help protect against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers reviewed diet record data and compared flavonoid intake and dementia incidence rates for 2,801 participants from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort. Those who had the highest total flavonoid intake…

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Meat Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes


Consuming red meat, processed meat, fish, and poultry may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Diabetes and Metabolism. Researchers reviewed 28 articles that investigated relationships between meat consumption and type 2 diabetes risk and morbidity. People who consumed the most total meat, red meat, and processed meat increased their risk for type 2…

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High Fiber Consumption Reduces Risk for Breast Cancer

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High fiber intake reduces the risk for breast cancer, according to a systematic review published by the American Cancer Society. Researchers compared fiber consumption and types of fiber intake with breast cancer incidence rates. Those who consumed the most fiber had an 8% reduced risk for premenopausal and postmenopausal cancers when compared to those who consumed the least amount of…

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Does Paratuberculosis in Milk Trigger Type 1 Diabetes?

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“Fear of consumer reaction” led the U.S. dairy industry to suppress the discovery of live paraTB bacteria, a pathogen linked to type 1 diabetes, found in retail milk. Paratuberculosis (Map) is the cause of Johne’s disease, a chronic infection of the gut, in ruminant animals that provide milk and/or meat for human consumption. … Infected animals can shed Map in…

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Pandemics: History, Future & Prevention

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How to treat the cause by preventing the emergence of pandemic viruses in the first place (a video I recorded more than a decade ago when I was Public Health Director at the HSUS in Washington DC). More information: and and How Not to Die, How Not to Diet, and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York…

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The Link Between COVID-19 and Mistreatment of Animals

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Karner Blue Capital, an investment advisor working with publicly traded companies that incorporate animal welfare and biodiversity protection into their operations, is calling attention to the link between infectious diseases like COVID-19 and the mistreatment of animals in order to highlight the health and economic consequences of these interactions. “Karner Blue Capital expresses sympathy for people whose lives have been…

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Plant-Based Diets Help Prevent Asthma


Plant-based diets help prevent and treat asthma, according to a review published in Nutrition in Clinical Care. Researchers from the Physicians Committee examined the evidence related to asthma and dietary factors among adults and children. The prevalence of asthma rose over the years as high-fat, Westernized diets increased in popularity. Diets that emphasize fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes and minimize…

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