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Michael Greger MD

Want to be Healthier? Change Your Taste Buds

Michael Greger MD | June 24, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal products, body fat, butter, calories, cheese, dairy, eggs, fat, junk food, low-fat diets, meat, milk, obesity, salt, sodium, soup, sugar, taste buds, weight loss, yogurt

How can we overcome our built-in hunger drives for salt, sugar, and fat? We now have evidence showing that if we go a few weeks cutting down on junk food and animal products, our tastes start to change. We...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What The World Needs Now Is Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 22, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, compassion, love, self help, self improvement, walter e jacobson md, world peace

Unconditional Love: Not just for some, but for everyone! SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Michael Greger MD

How to Get Parents to Eat Their Vegetables

Michael Greger MD | June 19, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal products, beans, beef, beef brains, body fat, brains, calories, chicken, children, cooking methods, fat, meat, obesity, offal, organ meats, plant protein, pork, pork brains, poultry, protein, rice, sheep, soy, soy milk, soybeans, U.S. Department of Defense, veal brains, vegetables, weight loss

Changing the name of healthy foods can have a significant impact on children's eating habits (See Tricks to Get Kids to Eat Healthier at School). Are adults as gullible? Yes. For example, in one study profiled in my video...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Grin More, You'll Win More

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 17, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: grinning, happiness, personal development, positive psychology, self help, success, winning

Grin your way to success. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Michael Greger MD

How To Get Our Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Michael Greger MD | June 17, 2014 | Health

Read More: beans, broccoli, cauliflower, children, chocolate, cookies, cooking methods, dressings, fruit, grains, green beans, greens, junk food, kale, pasta, peanut butter, squash, tomatoes, vegetables, zucchini

When researchers offered kids broccoli or a chocolate bar, which do you think they picked? Four out of five picked the chocolate (though how proud are the parents of the one in five kids that chose the broccoli?!). But...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Succeed

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 16, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: career, happiness, how to succeed, money, personal development, relationships, self help, self improvement, success, successful, walter e jacobson

Want to succeed? Want to have successful relationships? A successful career. A healthy bank account? A healthy body? A happy mind? If so, then: Tighten up. Lighten up. Enlighten up. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Golden Rule

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 15, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, cooperation, forgiveness, generosity, golden rule, inner peace, love, personal development, self help, world peace

Treat others as you wish to be treated. Extend forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, generosity, graciousness, and consideration. Release your anger, resentments, grievances, jealousies, pettiness and selfishness. Do this consistently and you will be happier. And the world will treat you better...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Will Fruit Make You Fat?

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 13, 2014 | Food

Read More: fruit, weight loss, whole foods plant based diet

Fears of Fruit Flood Ill-Informed Diets Controversy swirls around the question of whether people who are overweight should eat fruit. On the one hand, this food is regarded as the embodiment of health, unprocessed and rich in vitamins, antioxidants, fiber,...

Michael Greger MD

How to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Michael Greger MD | June 12, 2014 | Health

Read More: abdominal fat, broccoli, cake, calories, carrots, cheese puffs, children, cookies, cupcakes, fat, fiber, fruit, green beans, hydrogenated fats, ice cream, junk food, New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, obesity, oils, School Lunch Program, Texas, trans fats, vegetables, Veggiecation

What happens if we give one group of kids a plate of cookies and the other group the same number of cookies, but cut in half, and tell both groups they can eat as many as they want? Researchers...

Michael Greger MD

Food Dyes and ADHD

Michael Greger MD | June 10, 2014 | Health

Read More: ADHD, artificial colors, attention deficit, botulism, brain health, brain tumors, cancer, Center for Science in the Public Interest, children, Coca-Cola, cola, Europe, FDA, food additives, food dyes, heavy metals, hyperactivity, ice cream, Kraft, lead, margarine, nitrite preservatives, processed foods, processed meat, sleep, United Kingdom, USDA, vitamin B12

                There are currently thousands of additives in our food supply. Some are good—like supplementing foods with vitamin B12, for example (See Vitamin B12 Necessary for Arterial Health). Other additives involve weighing the...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Spring Cleaning

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 7, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: forgive to win, forgiveness, happiness, new growth, self help, spring cleaning, success, walter e jacobson

Out with the old. In with the new. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO....

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Don't Be Reckless. Don't Play It Safe.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 6, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: cognitive therapy, forgive to win, forgiveness, impulsive behaviors, personal development, positive psychology, self help, taking risks, walter e jacobson

Best not to make impulsive, reckless, thoughtless decisions and actions. Being spontaneous is nice but put some thought into what you're doing so that the spontaneous action has the best chance of not generating negative consequences. At the same time,...

Michael Greger MD

Dr. Greger's New Nutrition DVD Now Available

Michael Greger MD | June 5, 2014 | Health

Read More: DVD

Exciting news! I just signed a book deal with a new non-fiction division of famed science publisher Macmillan. The book is provisionally entitled How Not to Die: Simple Secrets for Longer Living. The manuscript is due by March 2015,...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Should Bullies Be Forgiven?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 4, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, bullies, forgive to win, forgiveness, happiness, how to forgive, letting go of resentments, personal development, self help, walter jacobson md

We forgive others for our own peace of mind. We forgive others unconditionally. Forgiving others, including bullies, does not mean that we are weak or foolish. It does not mean that we are a doormat. It does not mean that...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Vitamin B12 - Why You Should Never Go Plant-Based Without It

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 4, 2014 | Health

There are two vitamins not found naturally in plant foods⎯vitamin D and vitamin B12. Vitamin D is obtained via the sun. Not all people need to supplement with vitamin D. You can learn more about that topic in my article...

Michael Greger MD

How to Treat ADHD Without Drugs

Michael Greger MD | June 3, 2014 | Health

Read More: addiction, ADHD, alternative medicine, amphetamines, attention deficit, brain health, children, complementary medicine, dopamine, exercise, hyperactivity, medications, mental health, Ritalin, side effects

                Every year in the United States, doctors write 20 million prescriptions for stimulants like Ritalin for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Every year the number of prescriptions rises, more so than...

Michael Greger MD

Avoid Butter-Flavored Microwave Popcorn

Michael Greger MD | May 29, 2014 | Health

Read More: artificial flavors, bronchiolitis obliterans, butter, butter flavor, diacetyl, FDA, food additives, industry influence, lung disease, lung health, microwaving, mortality, Orville Redenbacher, phosgene, popcorn, popcorn lung, safety limits, smoking

                What does chemical warfare and microwave popcorn have in common? The poison gas phosgene, first used extensively as a chemical warfare agent during World War I, can cause a horrific lung disease...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Let Go Of Hate

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 25, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: anger, ego, forgiveness, grievances, hate, letting go, personal development, positive psychology, resentments, self help, walter e jacobson

Anger, resentments, hate. They all keep us stuck in a dark place and they actually use up a tremendous amount of energy and it's so unhelpful and unnecessary. And it's a choice. That's the thing. That's why it's never too...

Michael Greger MD

Foods for a Long Life and Love Life

Michael Greger MD | May 22, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal products, antioxidants, beans, cake, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, dairy, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, fat, fiber, fruit, grains, greens, heart disease, heart health, impotence, inflammation, meat, Mediterranean diet, men's health, mental health, nuts, penis health, plant-based diets, prediabetes, sexual dysfunction, sexual health, stroke, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians, women's health

                Motivating patients to change poor lifestyle habits can be extremely difficult. Preventing cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes is a relatively distant benefit, whereas barbecued ribs, cheesecake, or sitting on...

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