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How A Heart Doctor Lowered His Cholesterol

Diet Improves Heart Health Ok… admittedly the Perry Family has a bias toward The Ohio State University but this is a great article regardless. People have known for millennia that food is medicine and that we can use food to correct some disorders as well as prevent others. Only in the last food decades have …

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A Plant-Based Diet Can Reduce Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Plant Based Diet Can Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk It is readily apparent that a plant based diet can reduce type 2 diabetes risk. Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health promotes a plant based diet for type 2 diabetes and a new study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute adds support for a plant based diet. Type …

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HHS Wants More Medicare Advantage Services

HHS Wants More Medicare Advantage Services Secretary Azar seems to be pushing for more prevention and better health as HHS wants more Medicare Advantage services. These services are not just more clinical visits or prescriptions or procedures. Secretary Azar wants to keep seniors out of the hospital not just to avoid costs but to “protect …

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Doctors in Montreal can now prescribe a visit to an art museum | World Economic Forum

Art Museum Prescription Chronic illnesses are epidemic in many parts of the world and they have been highly resistant to conventional medical treatment. Mental illnesses have gone largely unaddressed in physicians’ clinics and hospitals. Physicians in Montreal, however, plan to add something new to their arsenal… art museum prescriptions. Laughter may be the best medicine …

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Vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Launches Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program

Bellevue Hospital’s Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program Bite by bite we are integrating a more holistic lifestyle medicine into our conventional sick care system. As more people realize the benefits of a plant-based diet in their health, like Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, there will be more opportunity to integrate lifestyle medicine approaches. The $400,000 investment …

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Plant-Based Diabetes Program Joins Medical Roundtable

Plant-Based Diabetes Program The plant-based lifestyle has certainly gained momentum through books / movies like Forks Over Knives and What The Health? but it has been less successful gaining clinical access… until now. An online diabetes coaching program focusing on a plant-based whole foods diet has joined the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Corporate Roundtable. …

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Preventive healthcare business to hit $100 billion

Preventive Health Market Growing The consumer voice in healthcare has been growing. As the Western lifestyle and diet have made their way to other nations, like India, the rise of chronic illnesses and need for prevention has also inspired consumers to become more active in their healthcare decisions. With the preventive health market growing in …

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Air pollution linked to 3.2 million new diabetes cases in one year – CNN

Air Pollution Linked To Diabetes That air pollution promote lung and heart problems is old news. It even makes sense. We breathe in fine particulates which impact lung and heart functions. But how is air pollution linked to diabetes?  Turns out that the pancreas and its ability to manage insulin production may be impacted by …

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“Why Is Health Care So Expensive”–The Wrong Question

Chronic Disease Epidemic For the past several decades a chronic disease epidemic of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and more has taken hold of the US and most Western nations. The culprit behind most of these insidious chronic diseases is the Western Lifestyle. High stress, fast food, late nights, processed meals, always behind schedule kind of …

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