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Sean Hashmi, MD, MS, FASN

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Welcome to SELFPrinciple.org. I am a practicing nephrologist and obesity medicine specialist. I created this blog to provide evidence-based nutrition, health, and wellness research. My goal is to share all the wonderful research out there in a simple, easy to understand, manner. Living a full life should not be complicated. Simply sleep more, move more, love more and eat a plant-based diet. Thanks for visiting!
Coconuts | SELF Principle

How healthy is Coconut Oil?

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It seems like everyone is into coconut oil these days. Lots of celebrities, chefs, trainers, nutritionists claim coconut oil can help with weight loss, cardiovascular disease, immune function and even cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s. ...
Vegetarian diets and exercise | SELF Principle

Can vegetarian diets hinder athletic performance?

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxsvQaxcljE] We know that compared to a typical western diet, vegetarian diets tend to be rich in fiber, fruits, and vegetables while being lower in saturated fat and cholesterol. Large studies like EPIC-Oxford and...
Okinawan diet and diabetes | SELF Principle

The Remarkable Benefits of Okinawan Diet for Type 2 Diabetes

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWzPt_6Q2Xg The obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic continues to increase.  Although there have been multiple explanations, the central theme continues to revolve around nutritionally poor, energy...
Okinawan diet and health | SELF Principle

How the Okinawan diet can improve your health

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWB4MBI7Vnk According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80% of heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus along...
Olive Oil Benefits | SELF Principle

The Amazing Benefits of Olive Oil

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJT5-P32SRQ] Let's talk about all the amazing benefits of olive oil. Olive Oil is actually a wonderful, rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are some of the heart-healthy fatty acids like Oleic acid. What...
USDA 2015-2020 | SELF Principle

2015-2020 USDA dietary guidelines – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Key Points: The Good: USDA dietary guidelines emphasize low sugar, more fruits and vegetables, less salt. The Bad: USDA dietary guidelines come short in emphasizing less red and processed meats. The US Department of Health and Human...
Vitamins and Health | SELF Principle

Is there any benefit to taking multivitamins?

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Vitamins are organic compounds needed for normal growth and development.  All vitamins, except Vitamin D, can be obtained from our diet.  So far, we have identified four fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K)...
Blood Pressure and food | SELF Principle

3 natural steps to lower blood pressure

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Key Points A diet rich in fruits vegetables, low in salt and sugar-sweetened beverages along with regular exercise and weight loss is the best lifestyle treatment for high blood pressure. According to the CDC, about 70 million American...
Milk and Parkinsons disease | SELF Principle

Can milk and dairy intake increase your risk of Parkinson disease?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ubD0SX5KAY Bottom Line: Dairy intake (specifically low fat or skim milk) may be associated with a small increase in risk for Parkinson disease.
Exercise and gut bacteria | SELF Principle

Exercise can help your gut bacteria thrive!

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The human digestive system has become increasingly important in our understanding of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, inflammatory diseases and even cancer.  Our gut flora plays a critical role in digesting carbohydrates, preventing...
Welcome to SELFPrinciple.org. I am a practicing nephrologist and obesity medicine specialist. I created this blog to provide evidence-based nutrition, health, and wellness research. My goal is to share all the wonderful research out there in a simple, easy to understand, manner. Living a full life should not be complicated. Simply sleep more, move more, love more and eat a plant-based diet. Thanks for visiting!
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