Dietary Therapy

In Praise of Fatty Foods

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the developed world. Although this disease employs more doctors than any other branch of medicine, recent discoveries show some fundamental flaws in our understanding of it - particularly the basic...

Questions & Answers about Stevia

Stevia Rebaudiana is an herb in the Chrysanthemum family which grows wild as a small shrub in parts of Paraguay and Brazil. The glycosides in its leaves, including up to 10% Stevioside, account for its incredible sweetness, making it unique among...

Understanding Dietary Fibre

Fibre is the term that describes remnants of plant cells that are resistant to human digestion. The usual sources are vegetables, cereals, bread, nuts, seeds and fruits. Although medical researchers have been recommending high fibre diets for about...

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha is a shrub cultivated in India and North America whose roots have been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic practitioners as a folk remedy. In the column "Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)" Ray Sahelian, M.D. alerts us to several...

Dietary Restriction Protocols

Caution: To repeat the warnings in the last chapter: none of the methods that follow should be applied to people listed below, unless approved (and ideally supervised) by a medical expert in nutritional methods: Children (or indeed anyone under age...

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