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Role of Plant-based diets in kidney disease?

Plant-based diet and Kidney disease | SELF Principle
https://youtu.be/Q8cqS4CyCxc One of the chronic diseases that does not get a lot of attention is kidney disease. It affects as much as 14% of the general population. Yet, there are very little or no symptoms early on...

The Power of Vegetables on Memory

The power of Vegetables on memory | SELF Principle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abzrjhrJjmY&t=276s A whole-foods plant-based diet can be a wonderful part of our healthy lifestyle. In addition, it is great for the planet as well. But what is it about vegetables that have such a dramatic effect...

How does drinking alcohol affect your memory?

Alcohol and Memory | SELF Principle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA1101Vj6-A There are lots of guidelines about what is a safe alcohol drinking limit. However, they vary greatly from one country to another. Which guidelines should we use to be able to enjoy alcohol without letting it...

Coffee and the risk of death

Coffee and risk of Death | SELF Principle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtTkaO-pUBE&t=408s Check out the video for more details Coffee is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. In fact, 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day. The average American spends about $1100 annually on...

The Scientific Approach to Nutrition 2018

Scientific Approach to Nutrition 2018 | SELF Principle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUpjU690Zqo Here is the 2018 edition for the Scientific Approach to Nutrition. This an annual review of hundreds of studies each year to bring you a comprehensive look at the evidence around healthy eating and how...

The PURE Trial: Is Saturated Fat Back?

The PURE Trial: Is Saturated Fat Back | SELF Principle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2aAxvlyVL8 The PURE trial wanted to look at the role of carbohydrates, protein and fat (saturated fat and total fat) on the risk of heart disease and death.  What was unique about the study was that it...

Can eating plant-based foods help our planet?

Food and Environment | SELF Principle
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV3ttIeup4k] In 2010 the food system emitted approximately 5.2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions in form of methane and nitrous oxide. Quality land is in short supply and global cropland use was 12.6 million km2. In addition, 104 teragrams of nitrogen and...

What can the Adventist Health Study teach us about eating plants?

Adventist Health Study | SELF Principle
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTatg_OABsM] BOTTOM LINE:  Diets composed of mostly plants (vegetarian diet) are associated with lower risk of death from all causes.  Study Design: The study included 96,469 (73,308 after exclusion) Seventh-day Adventist men and women recruited from churches in North American and Canada. There was a baseline assessment done with a...

Is Coffee really good for you?

Coffee and Health | SELF Principle
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9KyZQPw7FQ?rel=0] BOTTOM LINE: Overall, drinking coffee is safe! Best benefits at 3-4 cups per day. Decaffeinated coffee similar to caffeinated coffee (for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, Type 2 Diabetes) WHY THIS MATTERS: It seems like there is a new study on coffee every week. Its important...

How healthy is Coconut Oil?

Coconuts | SELF Principle
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.  Let’s look at what the evidence shows, and we can...
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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