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All The Blogs -- November 2011

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 9)

Michael Greger MD | November 19, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, coffee, colitis, ganoderma, Green tea, inflammatory bowel disease, medical school, Semmelweis reflex

This is another sampling of the more than 650 comments and questions I’ve responded to on NutritionFacts.org (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 thousand topics covered...

J Morris Hicks

Thanksgiving; giving thanks for vibrant health and more.

J Morris Hicks | November 18, 2011 | Health

Read More: healthy Thanksgiving eating, vibrant health Thanksgiving

Like the 4th of July and many of our other holidays, Thanksgiving is all about food -- and for 95% of our nation's population, it's all about the wrong food. But for the past few years, my family has...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ellen Sheen | November 16, 2011 | Food

Read More: vegan food, vegan recipes

 Everyone wants a little treat every now and then, yes? Try these! Sweet but not too sweet... and healthy, with bananas, whole wheat flour and very little sugar. They are super delicious, simple to make and yum! For full recipe...

John Davis

The China Congress - with pictures

John Davis | November 16, 2011 | International

Below are some of my photos from the three days of my second visit to China, the first two at the first ever veg congress in that amazing country, in Hangzhou, then a brief visit to Beijing. There are a...

Jess Parsons

Real Food Part 1: Hate Whole Grains? Here's help!

Jess Parsons | November 15, 2011 | Food

Read More: dr mcdougall, family, fat, fiber, kids, nutrition, refined food, sugar, whole grains

First, watch Dr John McDougall: Lowfat foods vs whole foods Whether you're seeking a healthy weight or just plain good health, you need to find your way to whole foods.Whole Grain HealthFats Your body needs some fat.  Not lots...

Ellen Sheen

Potato Kale Soup with Quinoa

Ellen Sheen | November 14, 2011 | Food

Read More: soup, vegan recipes

 A perfect nutritious way to fill up and warm up on the sure to come cold winter nights. I love this soup for it's nutrition and flavor. It's just a tiny bit spicy which is just perfect. For full recipe...

Michael Greger MD

Nutrition education in medicine: A doctor a day keeps the apples away

Michael Greger MD | November 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: doctors, Dr. John McDougall, medical education, medical profession, medical school, nutrition, nutrition education, physicians

This month in the journal Academic Medicine yet another  editorial was published decrying the sorry state of nutrition knowledge in medical education, a problem diagnosed yet untreated for the last 50 years. What is the profession doing about it? This morning's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day Medical Associations Oppose...

J Morris Hicks

Protecting our children. And not just from predators.

J Morris Hicks | November 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: protecting children from sexual predators, protecting our children

  How about protecting them from their top killers? Asked yesterday about the horribly sickening story this past week at Penn State, President Obama said that hopefully it would help people get their priorities in order; particularly as it relates...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Go Forth Today and Do Something Different

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 13, 2011 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: choices, procrastination, self-fulfillment, self-sabotage, taking action

There are so many things we put off for another day. Take a moment today to think about these things. Decide to put at least one of these things into action today. Consider the possibility that when you surprise yourself...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Judging A Book By Its Cover - The Importance of Balance

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 12, 2011 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: balance, judgment, priorities, self-sabotage, success

It's important to put your best foot forward but it's also important to maintain balance which sometimes might demand that we simply put a foot forward, whether it be the best one or not, while attending to other equally important...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 8)

Michael Greger MD | November 12, 2011 | Health

Read More: blood type, calcium, celiac, cinnamon, dairy, diet, drugs, durian, fruits, kidney stone, meat, Methotrexate, orange juice, oxalates, rheumatoid arthritis, salt, sugar, vegetables, water

This is another sampling of the more than 600 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 thousand...

J Morris Hicks

11-11-11 All "ones" -- a great day for a new beginning...

J Morris Hicks | November 11, 2011 | Health

Read More: healthy eating big picture

The number "one" is always a good place to start. So why not make today -- your day-- to begin something great? It all begins with awareness and knowledge. For only when people everywhere know enough about the horrible consequences...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Keep Your Mind Focused On The Objective: Forgiveness, Acceptance & Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 9, 2011 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, ego, forgviness, inner critic, love, mind control, vigilance

The key to success is keeping your mind focused on the goal which is forgiveness, acceptance and love. The key is to not let the voice of ego and negativity influence our consciousness and derail us. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH...

Sarah Taylor

Why Wine is Not Healthy

Sarah Taylor | November 9, 2011 | Health

Read More: health, vegan, wine

We love to hear that our bad habits are healthy – it gives us permission to continue making poor choices.  For example, the rumor that chocolate was a health food had women everywhere jumping for joy!  Not surprisingly, just about...

Jess Parsons

Eat More Fruit and Whole Grains - Frugal Vegan Fruit Pudding

Jess Parsons | November 8, 2011 | Food

Read More: frugal, fruits, garden, home cooking, vegan recipes, whole grains

I like to cook with what I have.  And this healthy fruit pudding can be made with practically anything.  Of course, I used my garden-fresh organic rhubarb.  With this recipe, I also transformed the bread end collection from our...

John Davis

The First Ever Veg Congress in China

John Davis | November 8, 2011 | International

I'm writing this from the 5th Asian Veg Union Congress in Hangzhou, China.  Just a text summary for now, photos will follow next week as there are too many to sort through and no time here. The story so far...

Ellen Sheen

Coconut Curry Tomato Soup

Ellen Sheen | November 8, 2011 | Food

Read More: soup, tomato, vegan recipes

Nothing warms you more on a rainy, blustery day than tomato soup and grilled cheese. My favorite! This one is a little spin off the original. I added coconut milk and a bit of curry, for a kick. I hope...

J Morris Hicks

Holiday Eating. Gaining weight or losing? It's your choice.

J Morris Hicks | November 8, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: effortless permanent weight-loss

  Today (11-8-11) -- the ideal time to begin your quest for vibrant health. Once again, Dr. Greger has provided us with a close look at a scientific report on the topic of BMI scores that are associated with various...

Michael Greger MD

Dietary Guideline graphics: From the Food Pyramid to MyPlate, Harvard's Healthy Eating Plate, and PCRM's Power Plate

Michael Greger MD | November 7, 2011 | Health

Read More: agribusiness, American Meat Institute, beans, berries, candy, CDC, Coca Cola, dairy, dietary guidelines, disease, egg, Finland, fruit, Greece, Harvard, McDonald's, nuts, obesity, plant-based diet, protein, saturated fat, trans fat, USDA, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, whole grains

In last week's New England Journal of Medicine, Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard, and David Ludwig, founding director of the childhood obesity program at Children's Hospital, published a commentary on the latest dietary guidelines. They echo much of...

Jess Parsons

Planting for Summer - the toilet rolls rocked!

Jess Parsons | November 6, 2011 | Green

Read More: frugal, fruits, garden, organic, vegetables

The summer squash seeds love their free biodegradable planters and showed their appreciation with big green leaves.And the beans we planted at Small Poppies were going bonsai for lack of soil depth in that cute little decorated pink tub...unlike...