Cholesterol, Glucose Control & Immunity – an Important Trio!

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When we started calorie restriction 20 years ago, we came bounding into our doctor to hear his interpretation of our blood test results. We wondered what he would say, especially about Paul’s cholesterol. It was 93! His response: “Wonderful cholesterol, but it needn’t be that low.” Another of our doctors, an immunologist, had a different… read more

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Calorie Restriction – the CR Way: Getting Started

The CR Way community is about living better longer. We don’t like the words limit and restrict. Happiness, satisfaction – realizing your full potential – is what the CR Way is about. So before you limit one calorie, find out how to manage your happiness and satisfaction levels so unhealthy comfort foods won’t be so… read more

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Reinventing Black Bean Sweet Potato Casserole

When Meredith and I were first hobnobbing around New York City’s health foods restaurants, black-bean – sweet-potato casserole was a popular offering: Lots of restaurants offered some version of it. The recipes often included these ingredients: blacked beans (overcooked), mashed sweet potato (high GI), a layer of cashews (high in saturated fat), ground flax seed… read more

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