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|The Origin of U.S. Dietary Guidelines|
Current U.S. dietary policies still reflect the basic design of the food guides from the early part of this century. In 1894, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed the first food composition tables and dietary standards for Americans. In 1916, the first daily food guides appeared in U
|Good Medicine Archive|
2013 Issues Escaping the Research Mousetrap Good Medicine Winter 2013 Vol. XXII, No. 1 Can We End Alzheimer's?
|Physician Profile: Milton Mills, M.D.: Prescribing Change|
Whether internist Milton Mills is practicing at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia or at free clinics in Washington, D.C., his prescription for patients is likely to include some dietary advice: go vegetarian. “Medical research shows conclusively that a plant-based diet reduces chronic disease risk, so that&
|Farm Bill 2008: Childhood Obesity, Health Disparities, and Federal Nutrition Policy|
Childhood Obesity, Health Disparities, and Federal Nutrition Policy Neal D. Barnard, M.D. Childhood obesity and the adult diseases with which it is associated are major threats to Americans. Overweight and obesity now affect the majority of the U.S. population, increasing the risk of diabetes, hypertension, and h
|Protecting Students’ Health from Pork-Barrel Politics|
By Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. This opinion piece was published on Sept. 30, 2009, in The Des Moines Register. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has America’s students over a barrel—a pork barrel. Earlier this month, Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is purchasing $30 million in
|Just the Facts|
Sleepy Surgeons’ Scalpels Slip You might want a good night’s sleep if you’re headed for surgery, but what really counts is whether your surgeon is well-rested. Using a virtual-reality surgery simulator, London researchers found that surgeons who stayed up all night made 20 percent more mistakes and t
|Pfiesteria: How the Meat Industry Destroys Waterways|
A marine scientist in North Carolina developed sores on his skin, tingling in his hands and feet, and difficulty walking. He had been working with samples of pfiesteria, a microorganism that has caused massive fish kills in rivers up and down the eastern seaboard. 1 He was not alone. Thirteen other
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FOOD CONTAMINATION Vegan Man Scores Lowest-Ever Blood Dioxin Level A vegan man in Oregon has registered the lowest dioxin level ever measured in human blood, according to an American Chemical Society presentation by Ola
|Agriculture and Health Policies in Conflict: How Subsidies Tax our Health: Government Support for Unhealthful Foods|
Government Support for Unhealthful Foods Agricultural Subsidy Programs The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) supports agricultural producers through a variety of programs29 that tend to favor, either directly or indirectly, the production of unhealthful foods. These are the same foods that are implica
A graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School, Rich is a 45-year-old, world-renowned vegan ultraendurance athlete, wellness advocate, husband, father of four and inspiration to people worldwide as a transformative example of courageous and healthy living. After succumbing to the sedentary throes of overweig
|Nutrition and The Brain PCRM CME Sponsorship|
Sponsorship For information on how you or your company can sponsor this event, please contact Debbi Miller at 202-527-7340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.