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Olive Oil and Heart Disease - Butter Substitute

Olive Oil Could Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease By Nearly 20% – Plus Seven Recipes That Use Olive Oil Instead of Butter

In recent years, Americans have begun incorporating more olive oil as a butter substitute in their diets and the heart healthy effects are beginning to show. A new study shows that men and women from the U.S. who consumed higher amounts of olive oil benefitted from lower instances of heart disease. By incorporating more olive oil into our diets we have the potential to protect our hearts. 

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Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Journey

My Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Journey (45 pounds down)

After my mom died, I started overeating.  One meal in particular stands out in my memory.  My extended family and I were all at an Indian restaurant and I ordered a full meal and then started eating everyone else’s leftovers.  I was stuffing my grief.  Even before my mom died, I was struggling with my weight, but after she died I gained 20 more pounds and was the heaviest I had ever been in my life (256 pounds when I got married a year later).

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healthy gluten free recipes of the Mediterranean

7 Mediterranean Gluten Free Recipes

Not being able to eat gluten can be frustrating, but there are so many delicious healthy gluten-free recipes that will make eating a gluten-free Mediterranean diet much smoother.

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Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan: Weight Loss

Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan: Weight Loss

A modified Mediterranean Diet meal plan has been shown to help people lose weight and most importantly, to keep the weight off.  I personally have lost 40 pounds eating the Mediterranean Diet and have been able to keep the weight off for 2 years.  The trick, for me, has been losing the weight slowly and only having to modify my diet slightly.

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Mediterranean Diet: Depression Diet

Alleviating Depression with Mediterranean Diet

Depression is debilitating.  I know, I have experienced it first hand, both in myself and with other family and friends.  My Mother was severely depressed most of her life and I had some major bouts of depression when I was younger.  What I didn’t know then, what I learned along the way, is that there […]

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How to Relieve Constipation with the Mediterranean Diet

How to Relieve Constipation with the Mediterranean Diet

Not being able to poop is no laughing matter. Here are some general guidelines of how the Mediterranean diet can help relieve constipation.

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Mediterranean Diet Recipes to Help Relieve Constipation

9 Mediterranean Diet Recipes to Help Relieve Constipation

Let’s face it, constipation is no fun.  It is uncomfortable, painful and can be dangerous if it goes on too long.  Luckily, most cases of constipation can be solved with a change in diet and exercise (for severe constipation, you should see your doctor).  Some of my favorite recipes just happen to be excellent at relieving constipation.  These are dishes that are high in fiber, fruits, vegetables and olive oil.

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Reflux and the Mediterranean Diet

Tired of Prilosec? Mediterranean Diet works as well or better with only positive side effects (study).

A recent study showed that a modified Mediterranean Diet was as effective or more effective in healing reflux then protein pump inhibitors (prilosec, nexium, prevacid, etc.)

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Mediterranean Diet and Dementia

Mediterranean Diet May Decrease Risk of Dementia by 35%

A recent study showed that people who followed the Mediterranean Diet were up to 35% less likely to develop dementia.

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Mediterranean Diet and eye health

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Blindness by 26%

A new study out in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that participants who ate a Mediterranean Diet were 26% less likely to get advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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