Posts Tagged ‘legumes’

Interviews on Whole Foods, Vegan and Vegetarian Diets and Weight Loss Now Available.

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Yesterday, Dr Carl O Helvie, host,  interviewed Dr Janice Stanger, Debbie Johnson, Trudy Scott, and Susan Schenck on diet and weight loss on the Holistic Health Show.

Dr Janice Stanger has a PhD in Human Development and Aging and is certified in plant based nutrition. She is author of The Perfect Formula Diet: How to Lose Weight and Get Healthy Now with Sic Kinds of Whole F0ods. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can also be found at:

Debbie Johnson is Best Selling author of Think Yourself Thin and five other booksand uses a technique she calls “focused imagination.”  More information was presented earlier on this blog and can also be found at:

Trudy Scott is a food mood expert and author of the Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your anxious Mind,. Improve Your Mood & End Craving. More information was presented earlier and can also be found at:

Susan Schneck is a raw food coach and author of the 2 time award winning book The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirtit & Planet. More information was presented earlier and can be found at:

Enjoy the interviews below:

Food Groups Associated with Reduced Numbers of Colon Polyps

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011


A recent study published in Nutrition and Cancer concluded that eating legumes at least 3 times a week and brown rice at least weekly may reduce the risk of colon polyps by 33 percent and 40 percent respectively. In addition,eating cooked green vegetables daily compared to less than 5 times a week was associated with a 24 percent reduction in polyps and eating dried fruits three times a week compared to less than once a week was associated with a 26 percent reduction.

Over Twenty eight hundred subjects participating in the Adventist Health Study -1 were evaluated for how often they ate specific foods. Twenty six years later during The Adventist Health Study-2 the subjects completed a questionaire and those in this study who had undergone colonoscopies were asked to indicate physician-diagnosed colorectal polyps. During the 26 years there were 441 subjects with colorectal polyps. Several possible confounding factors were assessed including family history of colorectal cancer, educational level, physical activity, smoking history, alcohol level, constipation, intake of sweets, pain medication, multivitamins and food. The factors shown to distort the effects of food and food groups were adjusted. More research should be carried out on food groups and polyps.