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All The Blogs -- November 2011

Janice Stanger, PhD

Five Top Sites to Get Toxic Chemicals Out of Your Life

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 30, 2011 | Green

Read More: Environmental Working Group, household products, personal care products, toxic chemicals

Must-Have Information on Harmful Chemicals in Your Home Whether you are buying personal care and household products for yourself or as a gift for others, you need to be aware of the toxic substances that lurk in these products. Manufacturers...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Do You Have The Life That You Want and Does Depression Have Anything To Do With It?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 30, 2011 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: depression, happiness, relationships, self-actualization, success

People often say they are too depressed to do the things they want to do. But sometimes it's because they haven't done the things they want to do and have allowed their lives to stagnate that depression begins and gradually...

John Davis

Will there ever be more veg*ns?

John Davis | November 30, 2011 | International

For those who have been active in the veg movement for any length of time the above title must seem almost heretical - but it is actually an interesting question… Back in January 1995 I started the first website for...

Michael Greger MD

Alzheimer's Disease: Up to half of cases potentially preventable with lifestyle changes

Michael Greger MD | November 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: Alzheimer's, Amyloid, apple juice, cholesterol, cognition, cranberry, dementia, fruit, fruit juice, ginger, meat, phytonutrients, plant-based diet, pomegranate

November was proclaimed National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, in recognition of the five million Americans stricken with the devastating terminal illness, now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. A new analysis suggests that up to...

Jess Parsons

Use it up! Stevia - naturally sweet

Jess Parsons | November 28, 2011 | Health

Read More: glycemic response, health, home gardening, homegrown, stevia, sweetener

I'm still working on the last Use It Up challenge, (gluten free baking mix).  I missed a golden opportunity to use some of this baking mix when I baked 40 plus mini chocolate chocolate chip vegan cupcakes for the...

J Morris Hicks

"Winged Migration" -- celebrating the magnificent bird; not eating it.

J Morris Hicks | November 28, 2011 | Animals

  What's a documentary about birds got to do with our diet? In a word, it's all about harmony. The theme of our book and this blog is all about health, hope and harmony. As we return to the natural diet for...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 10)

Michael Greger MD | November 26, 2011 | Health

Read More: algae, alkaline water, American Heart Association, amyloid, apple juice, baking soda, chicken, cholesterol, DDT, Dukan Diet, fish oil, flax, Gardein, krill oil, milk protein, nuts, obesity, plant-based diet, Quorn, salt, sodium, soy protein, strokes, veggie chicken, vitamin D

This is another sampling of the more than 700 comments and questions I’ve responded to on the site (so far!). Please feel free to leave any follow-up questions here or on any of the hundreds of videos on the more than a...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Problem With Thanksgiving

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 24, 2011 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: birthdays, Christmas, gratitude, holidays, love, service to others, Thanksgiving

The problem with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays, etc. is that we go out of our way on these particular days to be considerate, loving and grateful. And then the next day we revert back...

Ellen Sheen

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Ellen Sheen | November 24, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan recipes

A collection of my favorite vegan recipes for holidays, celebrations or Tuesdays. Happy Tofurky day everyone! For full blog post and more information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Benjamin Eksouzian

How I Reversed My Diabetes Eating Potatoes

Benjamin Eksouzian | November 24, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: diabetes, vegan, weight-loss

  IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS AN ARMENIAN AND A PIZZA... I have been in the food business since I can remember. My first stab at it was at Rico's pizza in San Jose, California when I was 14....

Jess Parsons

Your Thanksgiving Turkey - now in living color

Jess Parsons | November 23, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal cruelty, animal feed, animal suffering, education, factory farms, holiday, turkey, vegan

I grew up with turkeys on my dinner plate or as cartoon figures drawn around five little fingers.Like any animal, there's always so much more to learn!Like the Native Americans (Indians), turkeys are another victim of colonial naming confusion...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Hate The Sin, Not The Sinner. Love The Message, Not The Messenger

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 23, 2011 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, charity, compassion, forgiveness, generosity, grace, love, religion

The problem with many people who profess to be devout worshipers of their religion, whatever it might be, is that they fanatically and zealously worship their God, their Guru, their whatever, but don't worship the message. They don't apply the...

J Morris Hicks

How funny is a child with high cholesterol? Pretty funny on SNL.

J Morris Hicks | November 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: children cholesterol, healthy KFC

Please stay safe on this busiest travel day of the year; Happy Thanksgiving from New England! Last week, I blogged about the new recommendations from our National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute that we begin testing children for high...

John Davis

Cruelty Free Christmas - an idea for Christians?

John Davis | November 23, 2011 | International

We’re getting near the season of peace on earth and goodwill to all sentient beings. Well it would be nice to think that was what Christmas could be about . . . and even better if we could have that...

Jess Parsons

Happy Vegan Thanksgiving - Frugal Vegan Stuffing

Jess Parsons | November 21, 2011 | Food

Read More: Christmas, family, frugal, garden, holiday, home cooking, Thanksgiving, vegan recipes

Just in time for Thanksgiving and early enough to plan for Christmas - my other easy "use it up" bread crusts recipe:  Yummy Vegan Stuffing.Not for the birds!  This is the dish to take to your family Thanksgiving so...

Chef AJ

How to saute without OIL!!!

Chef AJ | November 21, 2011 | Food

Read More: garlic, oil, onion

Hopefully by now you have read one of the great books by Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Fuhrman or Dr. McDougall. and you already now that ALL OIL is really, really bad for your health and that it promotes obesity, diabetes and...

Ellen Sheen

Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Ellen Sheen | November 21, 2011 | Food

Read More: broccoli, vegan recipes

 Here's a really simple recipe that has 'hidden' greens for those picky green eaters, protein and fresh tomatoes. I think we've touched all the essentials, yes? Oh, and it's delicious! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here...

Michael Greger MD

Talking Turkey: 9 out of 10 retail turkey samples contaminated with fecal bacteria

Michael Greger MD | November 21, 2011 | Health

Read More: bacteria, CDC, contamination, e. coli, food safety, meat, MRSA, Pew Commission, poultry, public health, staph, staphylococcus, turkey

Ben Franklin's tree-perching "Bird of Courage" has been transformed into a flightless butterball so top-heavy they are physically incapable of mating (necessitating artificial insemination). Turkeys are bred to grow so fast, a group of veterinary researchers concluded, "they are...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How To Make the Best Soup for a Cold Even More Powerful

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 20, 2011 | Health

Why Mushrooms Tune-Up Your Immune System to Stop Colds and Flu Is there really a way, through diet, to treat and stop a cold or the flu? While chicken soup is routinely believed to be good for a cold, my...

Gail Davis

Book Review: The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

Gail Davis | November 20, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, crock pot, Gail Davis, Kathy Hester, The Vegan Slow Cooker

I was bubbling with anticipation for the release of my friend, Kathy Hester's first book, The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour. You may wonder...