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Tag: nutrition

Applying the Precautionary Principle to Nutrition and Cancer

June 10, 2014
Articles, Handouts

Applying the Precautionary Principle to Nutrition and Cancer By Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D. Research continues to show, time and time again, that plant-based foods reduce the risk of cancer and strengthen the chance of survival after diagnosis. While more research is needed in this area, we now have a set of six precautionary principles […]

PCRM: The 2014 Farm Bill: A Mixed Bag

February 5, 2014
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The 2014 Farm Bill: A Mixed Bag After years of negotiations, Congress passed the Farm Bill on Feb. 4, an important feat given that the 950-page bill has many potential impacts on health and nutrition in the United States. Though President Obama has not yet signed the bill into law, it’s not too early to […]

Dr. Greger’s Testimony Before the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Committee

January 23, 2014

In the Permanente Journal last year, the official peer-reviewed publication of our nations largest managed care organization, a “Nutrition Update for Physicians” was published, which concluded that “Healthy eating maybe best achieved with a plant-based diet,” which they defined as a diet that encourages whole plant-based foods and discourages meat, dairy products, and eggs as […]

Pillars of Health

November 6, 2013

Increase the good in these 4 aspects of your life to optimize your health. 1. Nutrition: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” — Hippocrates.    Food either helps us to grow and heal or it is toxic. Work towards a whole foods plant-based diet. Start by increasing vegetables, cooked or raw. […]