IS A PLANT BASED DIET GOOD FOR US?

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  ROY WALFORD WHEN HE ENTERED THE BIODOME ON RIGHT; TWO YEARS LATER ON LEFT FROM SPRING CHICKEN, STAY YOUNG OR DIE TRYING, BY BILL GIFFORD For over 30 years, our government and health agencies have told us that the solution to obesity is to eat less, mostly plants, and move more. Anytime the subject of nutrition comes up, someone is sure to quote Michael Pollen’s meme, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” The message has spread around the world and most people have…

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NEW USDA GUIDELINES RELEASED: NOT MY PYRAMID!

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The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 were released today. Your can view the press conference here: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdamedia?navid=USDA_LIVE. Watch it to the end to see the question and answer segment and you will hear a representative from the American Dietetic Association gushing about the “excellent, excellent” guidelines and an angry woman in a red scarf demanding to know why they didn’t just say, “EAT LESS MEAT!” (She was told that saying “eat more seafood” means the same thing.) You will also hear Peter Farnham of…

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THINGS ARE HAPPENING FAST

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A spate of articles have come out about changes in the attitude toward low-fat verses low-carb diets and their impact on health. This one http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/02/AR2010030202091.html from the Washington Post, titled, Atkins diet’s return reflects idea that saturated fat shouldn’t be demonized by Jennifer LaRue Huget, cites two recent studies reported in the March issue of The Journal of Clinical Nutrition, from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. The first found no evidence that saturated fat intake was associated with a greater risk for…

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