Nutrition & Health Topics

A Different Approach In Treating/Preventing Chronic Disease: NUTRITION

by Jerry Casados

As many chronic diseases in the United States and western world reach epidemic proportions such as heart disease and diabetes, my website is dedicated to educating and informing the public about plant-based nutrition and lifestyle as a solution in preventing and even reversing most of the chronic diseases we face in this country. These diseases can be prevented or even reversed just by the food choices we make and it is in the hands of the consumer – YOU!
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Major Minerals the Body Needs

by Jerry Casados

What are Minerals?
What comes to mind when you hear the word minerals? Do you think of rocks, stones, and metal? How can these be of benefit to your body? Minerals are another group of nutrients (along with vitamins) needed by the body. They have two general body functions: to regulate body processes, and to give the body structure.
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Fat-Soluble Vitamins

by Jerry Casados

Major Minerals the Body Needs
Fat soluble vitamins are essential to your health, and each one has its one very important function in the body. Vitamins A, D, E and K are still classified as fat soluble vitamins – since they are soluble in fat and are absorbed by the body from the intestinal tract.
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Is Eating Raw Vegetables Nutritionally Healthier than Cooked Vegetables?

by Jerry Casados

Most raw vegetable ‘purist’ and some nutrition experts will tell you it is healthier to eat raw vegetables because they believe that cooking vegetables destroys the vitamins and nutrients in raw foods. Is that really true?
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Protein Overload

by John McDougall, M.D.

Are we consuming too much protein in the Western diet or the Standard American diet? Dr. McDougall answers that question and many of the myths about protein intake.
Read moreProtein Overload – The McDougall Newsletter January 2004 

The Truth about Olive Oil – Health food or not?

by Pritikin Longevity Center – Jeff Novick

Of late, America seems in love with all things Italian, from the Sopranos to olive oil. Rarely, for example, does the media miss a chance to report that olive oil is a good fat. In a recent study, it praised olive oil as heart-healthy – and extra virgin olive oil as especially healthy.

The problem, though, is that many journalists do not fully dissect the scientific studies they’re reporting on. Facts get distorted. Qualifiers disappear. Headlines turn sensational. And so does the truth about olive oil. In this article, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center, Jeffrey Novick, MS, RD, responds to the hype about olive oil to help you better understand what’s true about this so-called healthy fat and what’s not.
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Casein Protein and the Cancer Connection: Is it a Danger?

by Jerry Casados

In the book, The China Study, by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD., reports how he discovered, with over 20 years of cancer research, a link between animal protein intake and cancer development.
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