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Join me tomorrow at 12:45 Eastern on The Frankie Boyer Show via the Lifestyle Talk Radio Network &Business Talk Radio Network. You can listen live at: www.businesstalkradio.net  

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What’s Your Beef?

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Yet another study released today confirms the data we’ve been reporting for years: Saturated Fat does NOT Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease.[i] We’ll follow up on that later this week. But for now read the critique on the study the media has been touting as the reason to avoid red meat in Dr. Mike’s…

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Irish Whisky S’mores Tart

Irish Whiskey S'mores Tart

Now, what better for St. Patrick’s Day than to take those Ancient Grains Grahams and make an Irish Whiskey S’more Tart?   Marshmallows  2 egg whites 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup raw cane sugar 1 tbsp powdered Marshmallow (root)*   Pulse the sugar in a food processor. Whip egg whites until almost stiff. Add vanilla…

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Ancient Grains Graham Style Crackers

Ancient Grains Graham Style Crackers

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner. We have an delightful sweet treat coming up. Step one is mighty scrumptious all by its lonesome. Ancient Grains Graham Style Crackers This makes about a dozen ¼ inch thick, 2 inch diameter crackers, depending on how thick you roll the dough out. ½  cup emmer flour 1 ¼…

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The ACC/AHA Dietary Guidelines: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 4: Conclusions )

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And now for the finale: Which components of the Mediterranean diet are most beneficial?  The Ugly just got Uglier. “We think that the Mediterranean diet is olive oil, but probably olive oil is good because you put it on a salad; and fruits and vegetables are the best part of a diet,” Dr. Vogel said. …

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The ACC/AHA Dietary Guidelines: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 3B: Meat)

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More meat to chew on: Although there was no statistically significant association between all cause mortality and red meat or poultry consumption, the “all-cause mortality was higher among participants with very low or no red meat consumption.”  The findings were consistent across various statistical models and across accounting for other variables such as total energy,…

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The ACC/AHA Dietary Guidelines: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 3A: Meat)

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Now it is time to get to the meat of the guidelines, literally. • Meat: Welcome to The Ugly.  It’s time to bash red meat consumption.  Let’s look at the data the Dr. Vogel used to support his position: “An analysis of 448,568 participants in the EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) trial,…

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The ACC/AHA Dietary Guidelines: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 2: Nuts)

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Nuts. Time for Part 2 of the review. • Nuts: Go nuts.  Not that long ago, the conventional wisdom from groups like the AHA was to avoid nuts and peanuts because they were high in fats and oils.  Now the data suggests the nuttier you are, the better off you are.  Eating nuts less than…

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The ACC/AHA Dietary Guidelines:The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Part 1:Fruits & Veggies)

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All this week I will be reviewing and commenting upon the recent expert advice and opinion regarding the “fine-tuning and validation of the 2013 American Heart Association/American College of cardiology guidelines on diet and lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk.” This was presented just several weeks ago at a cardiovascular meeting. Unlike the American Heart Association, I…

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Forecast: Chilli Today (National Chilli Day-Vegetarian Chilli)

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No matter how you spell it, or the version you like, it’s delicious! It is even more so with the mercury falling. This version is a scrumptious vegetarian version but makes a tremendous base for meat lovers; just add the browned meat or poultry of your choice! Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 cup chopped onion…

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