Below are interesting movies, videos, articles and online information about diet, nutrition and CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) that I came across this month. Take a look, perhaps you will find something of interest to you too!
I explored the area around Mexican Hat, Utah in March so that is why there is a photo of the Mexican Hat!
Happy exploring….both nutrition wise and otherwise! 🙂
Movies / Videos:
- A Lifestyle Medicine Approach to Preventing and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes by Dustin Rudolph (the Plant Based Pharmacist). Presented at the McDougall Advanced Study Weekend, February 11, 2017 Dustin is a great speaker and you will learn much even if diabetes is not a problem for you or a loved one. I also suggest checking out his website. He has LOTS of helpful info there!
- Eating You Alive : A documentary film which discusses the link between diet and heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes. Appearing in the film are Dr. Kim Williams president (2015-2016) of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Dean Ornish and many others. I was able to watch the film using Diginext.
- How Not to Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing our Top 15 Killers by Dr. Michael Greger This was actually released in August 2016 but is worth watching if you haven’t seen it.
- Statnews.com has a great article on Why the Bolivian Hunter-Gatherers Have the Healthiest Arteries. The study, published in The Lancet, can be found here (abstract).
- Fruit and Vegetable Intake and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Total Cancer and All Cause Mortality…… (The more fresh fruits and vegetables the better! Eat 10 servings a day!) See what the PCRM has to say about the article here.
- How to Eat for Heart Health and Cancer Prevention This article is on the American Institute for Cancer Research website (blog post dated 2/28/17)
- Trending Cardiovascular Nutrition Controversies (click on PDF article). A very interesting article published in the journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dietary patterns, eggs, vegetable oils, berries and other antioxidant rich foods, nuts, green leafy vegetables, juicing, the plant based diet and gluten all all discussed. Authors include (but are not limited to) Neal Barnard MD, Caldwell Esselstyn MD, Dean Ornish MD and Kim Williams MD.
- A Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB) diet was effective in lowering BMI and cholesterol levels in participants. Check out the BROAD study here. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine comments about the study here.
- Environmental Working Group: 2017 list of the Dirty Dozen (foods that have the most pesticide residue).
- Environmental Working Group: 2017 list of the Clean Fifteen (foods that have the least pesticide residue).
- For another point of view, here is Steve Savage’s article on the EWG and their Dirty Dozen list.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
And because I suffer with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I was happy to see that the NIH is taking some positive steps to solve the problem. Check out their blog post: Moving Towards Answers in ME/CFS
And one more article on CFS: Biological Underpinnings of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Begin to Emerge