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Julia Helms

Julia Helms is an editorial intern at Forks Over Knives. She is a student at New York University earning her degree in Global Public Health and Communications. After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she transferred from the Fashion Institute of Technology to NYU to pursue a career in public health, concentrating on plant-based nutrition as a proactive form of disease prevention.

All Contributions from Julia Helms (6)

What’s the Best Way to Lower Levels of IGF-1, the Cancer-Promoting Growth Hormone?

In the NutritionFacts.org video below, Dr. Michael Greger explores the link between obesity and the cancer-causing agent IGF-1* (insulin-like growth factor) produced…

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The Best Thing You Can Do for the Planet Has Nothing to Do With Shorter Showers or Hybrid Cars

How is it possible that the drastic spike in human population is not the biggest problem for the environment? Human population has…

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How Eating More Can Help You Weigh Less

For most people, dieting means counting calories and eating less food. It turns out that eating more can lead to weight loss—if…

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Is White Rice to Blame for Skyrocketing Type 2 Diabetes in China?

Rice has been a staple food for 5,000 years, yet some new studies and news headlines suggest that each additional daily serving of…

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Without Surgery, This New Father Got Off the Transplant List and Reversed His Heart Disease

David Foster was a new father and only 57 years old when his doctor told him he needed a heart transplant. He…

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Why the Nation’s Largest Health Plan Wants Its Doctors to Recommend a Plant-Based Diet

If physicians know of a treatment that could prevent and reverse disease, then it seems like that treatment should be the first-line…

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