Food Works: The Health Project

Nutrition and cooking classes from the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine's award winning Food For Life series. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Neal Barnard, M.D.

Milk advertisements might like you to believe that milk can help you build strong bones or lose weight, but does the science support these claims? #DitchDairy

Dr. Garth Davis

This study really gets to the heart of the matter. They compared a calorie restricted conventional diet for diabetes vs vegetarian diet. Vegetarian lost more weight and had better glycemic control BUT what is most interesting is they looked at intramyocellular fat. That is, fat inside the muscle cell. This is crucial because, as I argue in my book, it is the fat in the muscle cell that begins the whole insulin resistance that leads to diabetes.

Vegetarian diets work fantastically for diabetes, and most diseases of western culture.

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People taking statin drugs to lower cholesterol may be at risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a recent meta-analysis published in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases. #BreakingMedicalNews

Learn more about this at the Food for Life Diabetes class series on Monday evenings in April at SFCC. And you get to eat delicious food also! Call 505-428-1676 for more info.

Insulin resistance is now accepted to be closely associated with the accumulation of fat within our muscle cells. This fat toxicity inside of our muscles is a major factor in the cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, as it interferes with the action of insulin. Click the image below to read my latest blog post:

Soy foods have become controversial in recent years, even among health professionals, exacerbated by misinformation found on the Internet. Chief among the misconceptions is that soy foods promote breast cancer because they contain a class of phytoestrogen compounds called isoflavones. Since estrogens can promote breast cancer growth it’s natural to assume phytoestrogens might too. However, there are two types of estrogen receptors in the body that often function differently, and sometimes in opposite ways. Click the image below to learn more:

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response

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If you’re ready for something new, try the following feast of low-fat, cholesterol-free recipes:

There are a variety of unique health issues that women face that affects their quality of life. In this podcast episode of Nutrition Facts we’ll examine the optimal diet if you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, how long to detox from eating fish before pregnancy, the safety of calcium supplements and a remedy for painful periods. Click the image below to listen to my latest podcast:

Beans Satisfy Hunger More Than Meat Beans, peas, and other legumes increase satiety more than animal-based protein sources, according to research published online in Food & Nutrition Research.

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Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful, may prevent and treat chronic diseases, and are better for the environment, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. #BreakingMedicalNews

Sweet potatoes found to have the highest nutrient bang per buck for common vegetables ( and they may also have cancer- fighting properties. Click the image below to watch the video:

Studies Link Eggs to Stroke, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer

What do studies about eating eggs really say: Don’t put your health at risk by following the findings of a new American Egg Board-funded study that suggests eating eggs reduces stroke risk. Eggs can actually increase stroke risk (more on that below).

The Role of Bovine Leukemia Virus in Breast Cancer |

Are you still eating meat and dairy products? You may want to reconsider that.

As many as 37% of human breast cancer cases may be attributable to exposure to bovine leukemia virus.

How Not to Die from Cancer |

Food for Life Cancer class starts in a week at Santa Fe Community College. Call 505-428-1676

What happens when you put cancer on a plant-based diet?

Your No. 1 Health Threat (No, It's Not E-Cigarettes) With the seemingly constant buzz surrounding what to eat, from the latest "super" foods, to the decades-old dispute of carbs versus fat, it's easy to be confused about what's healthy and what is not. But the jury is in, and the best advice can be summed up in four simple words: Break the meat habit.

How I Reversed My Diabetes With a Plant-Based Diet

Only a couple more days left to sign up for the Food For Life Diabetes class that starts at 6pm on Monday 12th September at Santa Fe Community College. To sign up call: 505-428-1676 Marc Ramirez did a total overhaul of his diet and reversed his diabetes and stopped needed his cholesterol and blood pressure meds.

Doctors not taught to discuss diet, nutrition with patients

Come and take Food for Life classes and learn all the info your doctors aren't telling you. Good diet and nutrition can put you on a path to health and wellness, but it's unusual to find doctors who are trained well enough and can spend the time required to have this conversation with patients.

Forks Over Knives | Houston Cardiologist Has Amazing Success Treating Type 2 Diabetes with Nutrition

Santa Fe Community College has an upcoming class on cooking and nutrition for diabetes. Houston Cardiologist Dr. Baxter Montgomery puts his patients on a plant-based diet to treat their chronic conditions, and they see amazing results. The news story below features two of his recent patients who saw dramatic health improvements. Rosalee Iles was overweight... Read more

No. 1 killer: Cancer catching up to heart disease

Most heart disease and at least half of cancers can be prevented through a whole foods, plant based diet, not smoking, regular exercise, minimal alcohol. Sadly, cancer deaths are rising precipitously. More Americans die from heart disease, but cancer is rapidly gaining ground. In 22 states, more people died from cancer during 2014 than from heart disease.



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