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platelet and white blood cell count on a plant based diet
January 14, 2019

Can a Plant Based Diet Suppress the Immune System?

How does adherence to a whole foods, plant based (“wfpb”) diet impact the immune system? Could it be responsible for low white blood cell and platelet count? If so, does… Read More

Are supplements healthy?
December 17, 2018

Are your supplements making you sick?

Sacrilege, right? Supplements are healthy! They provide us with the important micronutrients our bodies need, but can’t always get from the mineral depleted foods of the modern farming system. They… Read More

why I don't eat canola oil
November 26, 2018

Why I don’t eat vegetable oil

This is a post about why I don’t eat vegetable oil, not as much a post about why vegetable oil is bad for people in general (although it is), so… Read More

Vegan studies
November 12, 2018

The Vegan studies that weren’t

Most of us can agree: eating less meat is better for our health and better for the planet. But how far should we take it? John Mackey, CEO of Whole… Read More

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
November 6, 2018

Why heart attack risk goes well beyond LDL-C

If you’re like most people, you go to the doctor once or twice a year to get blood drawn. A few weeks later, you get a call to go over… Read More

steak and high protein diets
November 5, 2018

Meat eaters: know your numbers for these 4 lab tests

Does eating meat cause cancer and heart disease? No. Except for rare cases, eating half a chicken breast a day on your salad isn’t going to give you a heart… Read More

October 31, 2018

Why is my LDL-C high and what can I do to lower it?

Perhaps some of you saw this recent study which looked at the impact of a high fat, low carbohydrate (HFLC) diet on LDL-C levels in healthy adults. Overall, the HFLC… Read More

October 23, 2018

Sterol sensitivity: a genetic explanation for success on the Carnivore diet?

I’ve already written about why I think the carnivore diet is unhealthy, but some, at least for a time, seem to thrive on it. Why? The carnivore diet has gotten… Read More

steak and high protein diets
September 17, 2018

Why the Carnivore Diet is Probably Unhealthy and What to Try Instead

Before we begin, some of you may be interested in a podcast interview I did recently with L. Amber O’Hearn, founder of the Carnivore Diet Conference, where we discussed most… Read More

Lectin and Dr. Gundry
September 3, 2018

Dr. Gundry’s The Plant Paradox: A Review of the Evidence

In his book the Plant Paradox, Dr. Steven Gundry sounds the alarm on the “danger of lectins” as the source for a wide variety of ailments plaguing our modern world,… Read More

August 26, 2018

Vegan bodybuilders? Is a plant based diet best for building muscle?

There has been quite a bit of buzz as of late about Vegan bodybuilders with Rich Roll’s recent interview of Vegan bodybuilder Nimai Delgado as a prime example. Nimai has… Read More

July 31, 2018

I ate an Impossible Burger – wish I hadn’t

Update: the latest version of the Impossible Burger is now made gluten free without wheat, which is a welcome change. Thanks to our readers for bringing this to my attention…. Read More

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