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 August 2003

Vol. 2   No. 8  

Plants, not Pills, for Vitamins and Minerals


People are looking for a magic bullet to offset all their destructive habits and fix the resulting bad health.  One superficial solution for 70% of people in the USA is to take supplements of vitamins and mineral blends.  These concentrated mixtures enter our bodies by way of pills, nutrition bars, “health” drinks, and cereals.  “Vitamania” intoxicates the modern world.  Vitamin users are more likely to be female, older, better-educated, affluent, non-smokers, light-drinkers, frequent-exercisers, and to consume diets lower in fat and higher in fruits and vegetables.  Sounds like a nice group of people.  Unfortunately, some of these same people don’t like me much because of my stand on this matter.

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Life with the McDougalls in Costa Rica is a Daring Adventure

Raft with 12-foot crocodiles, swim with man-eating bull sharks, ride quarter-mile-long steel cables through the tree canopy, horseback ride in the rain forest, surf at a world class surfing beach, snorkel with octopus and white tip sharks, wagon ride in the rain forest, boat ride on the ocean, bird watch and hike – This is what 92 people...
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Lower Cholesterol for Improved Cancer Survival
More than 30 years of medical practice have left me with many impressions concerning the treatment of diseases.  I have hesitated to share some of these views because...
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Suck Carrots, High Protein Diet Advocates
Promoters of high protein diets discount the importance of traditional risk factors, such as elevated blood cholesterol, because they do not fit well into their backwards theories on diet, health, and weight loss.  Support for their diatribe is also provided by papers written in scientific journals suggesting that half of the people suffering from coronary heart disease do not have the conventional risk factors.  Instead they propose risk factors...
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