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Dr Greger’s How Not to Die Cookbook (review)

To celebrate the release of the How Not to Die Cookbook I thought it would be interesting review some of Dr Greger’s recipes to see how they stack up nutritionally. Firstly, I’ve got to give kudos on the layout.  I bought my copy on Apple iBooks and was impressed at how you could interactively explore […]

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Nutrient deficiency in YOUR diet  

I recently took a look at which nutrients might be missing from various popular dietary approaches in preparation for a recent on nutrient density.  At a population level, the chart below shows the proportion of the US population has a nutrient deficiency in various micronutrients.  Many people are not getting enough vitamin D, vitamin E, […]

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Nutrients From Food Groups. Which group wins?

There are lots of claims about different dietary approaches. Fruitarians advocate living on 30 bananas a day say you don’t need much else for health and athletic performance.[1] Vegans say that in addition to high levels of vitamins and minerals, you can get all the protein and essential fatty acids you need from plant based […]

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Diabetic friendly vegan foods

Eating plant-based foods can be a great way to improve nutrient density and reduce the amount of highly insulinogenic processed carbohydrates in your diet. This article looks at how we can optimize a plant-based diet for nutrient density as well as diabetic friendly by reducing insulin load. Finally, we will look at whether adding additional […]

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