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McDougall Diet

Has anyone ever heard of the McDougall Diet? It is kind of like the Swank Diet, but a little different.

This particular diet excludes:
- meat
- dairy
- eggs
- white/refined flour, rice, sugar
- coconut
- processed foods
- coffee
- vegetable oils
- a few other things

It focuses on a low-fat, whole-foods, plant-based diet; including:
- fruits
- vegetables
- grains
- legumes
- nuts/seeds

You can read more about it ...
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Effect of food groups intake on serum elements

Effect of changes in food groups intake on magnesium, zinc, copper, and selenium serum levels during 2 years of dietary intervention
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... 4FtqPkrLq4

selected abstract excerpts:

Two hundred thirty-one participants, a subgroup of the Dietary Intervention Randomized Control Trial (DIRECT) study (age = 52 years; body mass index = 32.8 kg/m2; 85% males) randomized to low-fat, Mediterranean, or low-carbohydrate diets in a 2-year dietary intervention trial were followed ...
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It Takes Guts

David Zuzuki on The Nature of Things discusses the importance of a healthy gut microbiome.

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In Defense of Food

Here's an interesting documentary film that recently aired on PBS, In Defense of Food by
Michael Pollan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G6f0hdrgac
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Nutrition labeling law changes

Updated nutrition labeling will soon list grams of added sugars as well as total sugar. It will also finally include a % daily value for sugar, something that the processed food industry has long fought against.

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/ ... 502182.htm
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Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases
UCLA scientists report that diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damage

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/fruct ... f-diseases

A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked to changes to genes in the brain. A new study by UCLA life scientists has ...
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An interview with Terry Wahls

Here's an interesting interview with Terry Wahls where she discusses her experience being diagnosed with MS as well as her recovery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55YOzzq6YeM
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