Blogs

 

All The Blogs -- August 2011

Michael Greger MD

Bad Egg

Michael Greger MD | August 31, 2011 | Health

Read More: cholesterol, diabetes, eggs, gestational diabetes, Harvard, heart failure, mortality, Physician's Health Study

In 2008, the Harvard Physician's Health Study, which followed 20,000 physicians for 20 years, found that those eating just a single egg a day or more had significantly higher total mortality risk, meaning eating just one egg a day...

John Davis

IVU Vegfest/Congress - coming near you soon . . .

John Davis | August 30, 2011 | International

The formal name will take a while to evolve, but the IVU International Council has just made an historic decision about our major event. The International Vegetarian Union began at a Congress in 1908, in Dresden, Germany, and for about...

J Morris Hicks

"The Last Heart Attack" on CNN -- My Review

J Morris Hicks | August 30, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: bill clinton diet, CNN special last heart attack, esselstyn, reverse heart disease, sanjay gupta

Overall it was a fabulous, life-saving, telecast -- but... While watching the show from near Boston during Hurricane Irene, my first thought was that both Irene and the "Sanjay Special" had fallen short of meeting expectations. Thankfully in the...

Michael Greger MD

Vitamin B12: how much, how often?

Michael Greger MD | August 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: Airborne supplements, Alli, Applebee's, Burger King, Centrum, Chick-fil-A, Chili's, Coca-Cola, dairy, Dow Chemical, Dr Greger, Dr Gregor, Eggbeaters, fish oil, Flomax, Häagen-Dazs, Herbalife, Juice Plus+, KFC, Lipitor, McDonald's, Michael Gregor, milk, mucus, Nutrasweet, nutritional yeast, Pop Tarts, Purevia, red yeast rice, spirulina, Splenda, Sugar Twin, supplements, Sweet and Low, Sweet One, TGI Friday's, Truvia, Vaseline, vitamin B12, weight loss

This week NutritionFacts.org celebrates the upload of its 300th video. Though the site is officially only 9 days old, it launched "preloaded" with 288 videos taken from the last four years of my Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD series....

Michael Greger MD

Soy and breast cancer: an update

Michael Greger MD | August 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: breast cancer, estrogen, phytoestrogens, puberty, soy, soya milk, soymilk

We've known that regular soy consumption appears to both prevent breast cancer--the number one cancer killer of young women--and prolong survival in women battling the dreaded disease, but we haven't understood why. Soybeans naturally contain weakly estrogenic compounds called...

Ellen Sheen

Quinoa Bean Potato Salad

Ellen Sheen | August 29, 2011 | Food

Read More: potatoes, salad dressing, Vegan Recipes

Taking potato salad to a whole new, very delicious level! Zesty lemon, dill, tangy pickled kohlrabi, fresh crunchy veg and protein packed quinoa all make friends with the potato. The end result? A bigger, better potato salad. Perfect for your...

Jess Parsons

Top 10 Vegan Wars - Fighting the good fight

Jess Parsons | August 29, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: abortion, activism, animal cruelty, animal products, meat and dairy, parenting, vegan children, vegan meat, vegan pets

      Everyone knows that vegans are mellow, peaceable, anaemic, skinny and limp whispering incense waving meditators.  Right?  Anyone else remember the Comedy Company's Vegan Cooking skit?  (Please post it if you can find it.)In real life, we're a...

Jess Parsons

Winter Window Harvest

Jess Parsons | August 28, 2011 | Food

Read More: garden, homegrown, New Zealand, organic food, tomato, vegetable, winter

At the end of our New Zealand summer growing season, I planted some eager tomato volunteers for my first ever experiment with growing tomatoes inside. My winter window tomatoes then... My winter window tomatoes now! I've eaten two of the...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

We Forgive Others For Our Own Peace of Mind

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | August 28, 2011 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, letting go of resentments, personal development, self help, success

When we find it difficult to forgive others we need to remind ourselves of the truth: We forgive others for our own peace of mind. We forgive others not to make them feel better but to make us feel better....

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Forgiveness Diet: Resentments vs Gratitude

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | August 28, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: ego, forgiveness, gratitude, happiness, personal development, resentments, self-sabotage

It’s easy to get resentful when we are of service to others and engage in estimable acts of kindness towards others and do not get a thank you in return or some other form of appreciation we think we deserve....

Michael Greger MD

Making day-to-day grocery store decisions

Michael Greger MD | August 28, 2011 | Health

Read More: aluminum, blueberries, cholesterol, dairy, dog rose berries, Dr. Jenkins, JAMA, Lipitor, scombroid poisoning, soymilk, tuna

When I treasure hunt through the medical literature every year for NutritionFacts.org, there are three qualities I find myself using most often to sift the year's nutritional nuggets into video form. Is it groundbreaking? Is it interesting? Is it practical?...

Vegparadise Blog

Kaiser Doctor Provides a Recipe for "A Healthy Burger." You'd Be Surprised.

Vegparadise Blog | August 26, 2011 | Food, Health

The recipe for this 183-calorie "A Healthier Burger" is the creation of Dr. Preston Maring, an obstetrician/gynecologist and administrator at the Kaiser Oakland Medical Center. Wait a minute! Is our health provider now promoting barbecue burgers made from turkey or...

J Morris Hicks

"Audacious" Campbell and Esselstyn on CNN -- Says Dr. Gupta

J Morris Hicks | August 26, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Campbell, Esselstyn, reversal of heart disease, Sanjay Gupta

Leading up to tomorrow's telecast on CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta posted a very powerful few paragraphs on the CNN website this week. As I read it, it occured to me that this may very well be the first time that...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Brie

Ellen Sheen | August 26, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan cheese, Vegan Recipes

A vegan version of the classic appetizer found on tables at parties all over the world! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Tomato Pesto Soup with Pesto Grilled Cheese Croutons

Ellen Sheen | August 25, 2011 | Food

Read More: pesto, tomato sauce, Vegan Recipes

This soup is the perfect embodiment of summer, while still boasting all the 'warm and fuzzy' features of the most perfect rainy day food: grilled cheese and tomato soup. My critics gave me a rousing two thumbs up. I hope...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Pesto

Ellen Sheen | August 25, 2011 | Food

Read More: pesto, vegan pesto, Vegan Recipes

Summer is here and the basil is a-growing! I love this pesto because it's easy to make, freezes well and carries the flavor of summer to a t! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the...

Michael Greger MD

Vegan B12 deficiency: putting it into perspective

Michael Greger MD | August 25, 2011 | Health

Read More: Bill Clinton, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, plant-based diet, supplements, vegan, vitamin B12

As excitement builds towards the premiere this Saturday at 8 and 11pm ET of CNN's new documentary The Last Heart Attack--documenting Bill Clinton's attempt to reverse his heart disease through diet--pundits are eager to point out the downsides. Yes,...

J Morris Hicks

Brian Williams, super-foods, and "confusion over clarity."

J Morris Hicks | August 24, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: brian williams super-foods, confusion over clarity, health promoting foods

Those employed in the "system" actually think that they are helping -- but in fact they are only adding to the confusion. On the NBC Evening news (8-22-11), Brian Williams introduced a piece about healthy eating saying "What if...

Michael Greger MD

How to live longer in four easy steps

Michael Greger MD | August 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: alcohol, CDC, diet score, exercise, food pyramid, healthy eating index, lifespan, longevity, phytochemicals, phytonutrients, smoking, Standard American Diet, telomeres, vitamin C

The CDC published a paper this week in the American Journal of Public Health suggesting that eating healthy, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol intake can add more than a decade to our lives. And the criteria...

Sarah Taylor

The Spirituality of Veganism

Sarah Taylor | August 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: Spirituality, Veganism

I love hearing people’s success stories about switching to a vegan diet … how they lost the weight that had chained them down for years, or overcame their battle with diabetes or cancer by turning to a whole-foods, plant-based diet....