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 November  2002    Vol. 1   No. 11

Chained to the Bathroom

This article continues a series exploring the health of your intestinal tract. Consider the strongest contact with the world around you is through your food, processed and absorbed by your intestine.

We all can recall the painful distress from a bad case of the stomach flu or a bout with “traveler’s diarrhea.”   Can you imagine this happening almost everyday – all day long?  Unfortunately, for some people this is a way of life.

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Atkins Diet Is As Good as Chemotherapy for Weight Loss
Research released Monday, November 18, 2002, at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association, showed that people on the Atkins low-carbohydrate diet lost more weight and had better cholesterol and triglyceride counts than people on a traditional Heart Association-approved low-fat diet.
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Successful Weight Loss Tips

I believe in the perfection of nature’s design.  Everywhere I look there is an interrelationship among all living things and the surrounding environment that supports harmonious survival and growth.  I find it hard to believe that the human being would be any less well taken care of than other animals and plants on this Earth.  Then why is it that our hunger drive seems to be mismatched with our needs and the size of our stomach, so that we have to consciously count every morsel of food that passes our lips for fear we will gain weight?

I believe that there must be a set of rules for choosing foods that are correct; so that our hunger drive always causes us to take in the right amount of food, that happens to fit our perfectly-sized stomach...

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The American Heart Association Continues to Harm the Public

Thanks to your help, the editor of the official American Heart Association journal, Circulation, published my second letter to the Nutrition Committee in the November 12, 2002 issue of the journal  – rather than bury it in the internet on-line correspondence section of the journal as they had originally planned, where no one would see it. Unfortunately, they were not willing to make Barbara Howard PhD, the spokesperson for the American Heart Association Science Advisory Committee, answer my questions and tell the truth.
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