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All The Blogs -- September 2011

Michael Greger MD

Optimum Nutrition Recommendations

Michael Greger MD | September 12, 2011 | Health

Read More: beans, calcium, carotenoid, fruit, grains, greens, iodine, iron, nuts, omega 3s, phytonutrients, seeds, selenium, vegetables, vitamin B12, vitamin D

In today's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day Golden glow, and tomorrow's, Produce, not pills to increase physical attractiveness, I review the new research suggesting the consumption of dark green leafy vegetables improves the healthy appearance of Caucasians due to carotenoid deposition in...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Why the Much-Hyped Weight Watchers Study Sets You Up for Disappointment

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 11, 2011 | Health

Read More: weight loss, Weight Watchers, whole foods plant-based diet

Is the Glass 6 Pounds Full or 42 Pounds Empty? The media have been overflowing with a recent British study that compared weight loss results of visits to a doctor vs. the Weight Watchers program. A Google search for...

Jess Parsons

A Free Lunch - Vegan Soup

Jess Parsons | September 11, 2011 | Food

Read More: free lunch, frugal, garden, lowfat, organic, vegan soup, vegetable, weeds

I weeded the garden yesterday in a fit of Southern Hemisphere spring energy.  For those concerned about how much eating healthy costs, let me brag about the harvest.- 4 tiny potatoes- 5 leaves of kale- 3 dandelions- 10 bunches...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D.

Michael Greger MD | September 10, 2011 | Health

Read More: Ask the Doctor, cholesterol, eggs, lycopene, raw food, supplements, tomatoes, vitamin B12, vitamin D

With hundreds of videos on more than a thousand topics and new content every day it may be hard to keep up with NutritionFacts.org! So I thought every weekend I'd start reposting some of the most popular back-and-forth of...

Ellen Sheen

BBQ Baba Ghanoush

Ellen Sheen | September 9, 2011 | Food

Read More: Middle Eastern cooking, Vegan Recipes

This is a lovely and fun way to use those beautiful eggplants of the season. The eggplant is barbecued, giving it a fantastic roasty flavor. You can serve it on its own, as an appetizer or paired with a fantastic...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

GRILLED PEACH SALAD W/ ALMOST-BLUE-CHEESE DRESSING; & VEGAN "FRIED CHIKN" SALAD WITH AGAVE-MUSTARD DRESSING

Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 8, 2011 | Food

 Dinner with Grilled Peach Salad, baguettes, a vegan cheesey spread and Vegan Liverwurst from my new book.You can see 82 color photos of many of the recipes in my new book, World Vegan Feast, in this photo album.   There are nowFIVE 5-star reviews of...

J Morris Hicks

Gupta over Oz -- Proving that we want CLARITY over confusion

J Morris Hicks | September 8, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: gupta oz, reversal of heart disease

  Another lop-sided football score, something like 49-0 During the past week, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta aired his heart attack documentary numerous times -- and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. I am particularly impressed with what Sanjay is still...

Michael Greger MD

How much pus is there in milk?

Michael Greger MD | September 8, 2011 | Health

Read More: dairy, dairy cows, hamburger, iodine, lameness, mastitis, pus

In the new NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day today, I note that the antiseptics used to disinfect cow teats can provide a source of iodine, but have been found to boost the level of pus in the milk of cows with staph-infected...

Sarah Taylor

The Vegan Craze

Sarah Taylor | September 7, 2011 | Health

Read More: Bill Clinton vegan, Caldwell Esselstyn, Colin Campbell, Oprah vegan, Sanjay Gupta, Skinny Bitch, vegan

Well, it’s taken 9 years since I went vegan, but I’m officially no longer a freak:  The vegan diet has decidedly gone mainstream, and I couldn’t be more excited! It probably started when Skinny Bitch became a best-seller, convincing all...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Forgiveness Is The Only Way To Fly - Overcoming Ego and Fear

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 7, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: eliminating self sabotage, forgive to win, forgiveness, forgiveness diet, happiness, how to forgive, increasing self esteem, inner peace, self improvement, success

Our ego is threatened by our desire to accept and forgive others. Our ego is driven by our fear and insecurity. We need to give it no power to influence us. We do this by reminding ourselves daily, every moment,...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Pizza Bites

Ellen Sheen | September 7, 2011 | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

A perfect school lunch. A simple after school snack. An easy, quick dinner for those nights when you just don't have time. They're just good... and easy! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La...

John Davis

Vegan Café 4 the Day - could your group do this?

John Davis | September 6, 2011 | International

Last Saturday Hazel and I went just over the border to Llangollen in North Wales to visit the ‘Vegan Café 4 the Day’ in one of the old halls in the middle of town. The FREE Café tours Wales, setting...

Ellen Sheen

Pesto KGB Grilled Pizza

Ellen Sheen | September 6, 2011 | Food

Read More: pizza, Vegan Recipes

Pesto as a base, KGB, aka kale, garlic and broccoli... the best ingredients ever! This is a simple yet delicious and incredibly healthy meal. For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog....

Michael Greger MD

Natural Alzheimer's treatment

Michael Greger MD | September 6, 2011 | Health

Read More: Alzheimer's, cholesterol, dementia, phytonutrients, saffron, World Health Organization

September is Alzheimer's Month, in recognition of the five million Americans stricken with the devastating disease, now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. We've known for almost 20 years that compared to long-time vegetarians, those...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Five Ways You Thrive With Flax Seeds for Pennies a Day

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 5, 2011 | Health

Read More: flax seeds, inflammation, omega 3s, omega 6s, whole food plant-based diets

Why Consuming Fish for Omega-3s Is Like Eating Radioactive Vegetables You can’t eat a single nutrient in isolation. This includes overhyped omega-3 fatty acids. Whether you get these nutrients from food or pills, they’re part of a package. Here’s an...

J Morris Hicks

Oz takes "confusion over clarity" to a new level - TIME

J Morris Hicks | September 5, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: gupta and oz, last heart attack, oz myths about food

The Oz Diet. No more myths. No more fads. What you should eat -- and why. Leading off with a title like that, you're no doubt expecting to see some much-needed clarity on this crucial topic -- but Dr....

Michael Greger MD

Contagion: bad timing for CDC report of new swine flu strain

Michael Greger MD | September 4, 2011 | Health

Read More: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children, Contagion, epidemic, flu, foodborne illness, influenza, pandemic, pigs, pork, swine flu, virus

A week before the premiere of Contagion, a star-studded thriller about (spoiler alert!) a pork-borne pandemic, is unfortunate timing for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to announce the identification of a new strain of swine flu in...

Michael Greger MD

Physician-assisted suicide? When doctors give nutrition advice

Michael Greger MD | September 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: medical education, medical school, nutrition, PCRM, The Last Heart Attack

In our society, we physicians are afforded extraordinary power. "In the case of the United States," noted an article in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, "the question of how a profession held in low esteem and mired in...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Everything is Love or a Call For Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 2, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: A Course In Miracles, forgiveness, love, personal development, positive psychology, relationships, self improvement, Spirituality

When you have difficulty forgiving, keep in mind that the underlying reason people attack us is because of fear and insecurity, and that what they are really doing is calling out for love. If you can appreciate this and rise...

J Morris Hicks

American Hangnail "Association." Do we need one?

J Morris Hicks | September 2, 2011 | Health

Read More: esselstyn clinton, heart attack proof, ornish heart disease, the last heart attack

  No. And we may not need one for heart disease very much longer... If you missed the CNN Special "The Last Heart Attack" this past Sunday, you will have several opportunities to see it -- described later in this...