What is wheat’s history? Why is it one of the most important crops in the history of agriculture? The history of wheat is so important because it may have been the species that transformed humans from nomadic foragers to farmers. It has become one of the most successful species on the planet. We’ll cover wheat’s history and how it became such a dominant food source.
“Big Food” is an influential industry–their positions as key economic players in the U.S. gives them influence in the government. But how closely tied are food and politics? And how does it affect American citizens? We’ll look at extended examples of ways the food industry influences policy, and we’ll cover how this affects you.
By 2050, 14 million people will have Alzheimer’s, which is a leading cause of death in the U.S. Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia, develops when the protein beta-amyloid forms plaque in the brain. Is there an “Alzheimer’s diet” that could keep you from being one of those 14 million people? Although there’s no definitive cause of Alzheimer’s, researchers agree that lifestyle factors such as diet play a role. Learn how adopting an Alzheimer’s prevention diet can help protect your brain and get suggestions on how you can smoothly incorporate more plant foods into your diet.
What are the 3 stages of cancer development? Is there anything we can do to slow or reverse the progress of cancer in its early stages? The three stages of cancer development are initiation, promotion, and progression. We’ll cover what happens in each of the stages of cancer development and how cutting animal proteins from your diet may be the key to reducing your cancer risk at each of the first two stages.
What is a holistic diet? How can it make you healthier while also helping the planet? A holistic diet is a way of eating that focuses on whole, unrefined food in its natural state. Learn the 7 principles of the holistic diet and discover why it leads to better health.
When you were a child, your parents probably told you to drink your milk for strong bones. Is that idea still current? Is milk good for your bones? What about the studies linking dairy and osteoporosis? Although milk has a lot of calcium, dairy may not be the best way to protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis. Is milk bad for your bones? Yes. We’ll cover the two reasons.
Cancer is a disease that’s startling in its prevalence. Males have a 47% chance of developing cancer in their lifetimes and females have a 38% chance. Is diet a contributing factor to the prevalence of these diseases? And if it is, what are the cancer-causing foods you should avoid? Contrary to what we’re often told, cancer is not a natural or inevitable disease. Most cancers are preventable through diet and lifestyle choices, but cancer death rates haven’t decreased over the past 20 years, despite all we’ve learned about this group of diseases. We’ll cover the studies linking certain foods, particularly
Is meat bad for you? And if so, why is meat bad for you? In numerous studies, meat has been shown to increase your risk of everything from obesity and diabetes to cancer. We’ll cover why Americans eat so much meat, what the research says, and answer the question, “Is eating meat bad for you?”
What is the whole food, plant-based diet for weight loss? Is it effective? The whole food, plant-based diet for weight loss is a way of eating that eliminates animal products and focuses on whole plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. It’s also known as the WFPB weight loss diet. The diet was popularized by The China Study authors T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell. We’ll cover why WFPB weight loss diet is effective and how to implement it.
You exercise. You watch your carb and fat intake. Maybe you’ve even cut meat and dairy out of your diet. If you’re working hard and seeing negligible results, you may be wondering, Why am I not losing weight? There are many reasons for not losing weight. We’ll cover four reasons you may not be seeing progress and looks at realistic ways to meet your weight-loss goals.