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All The Blogs -- December 2011

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

This Is Your Body On The Standard American Diet

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal-based diet, arthritis, cancer, chronic diseases, diabetes, heart disease, plant based diet, Standard American Diet

Back in the late 80's and early 90's the Partnership For a Drug-Free America launched a campaign to help fight narcotic drug abuse in the United States. It became known as the This Is Your Brain On Drugs campaign. It sparked a...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Beat The Holiday Blues

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 14, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: anxiety, depression, happiness, holiday blues, mental health

It is terribly ironic that the holidays, which is meant to be a time for celebration, joy, family, loved ones, connection, harmony and contentment, brings sadness and depression to so many people. Why is this the case? Perhaps because those...

Jess Parsons

Make your own vegan holiday chocolates

Jess Parsons | December 14, 2011 | Food

Read More: chocolate, frugal, home cooking, sugar, vegan, vegan Christmas

Vegan specialty chocolates are expensive!  Making your own chocolates from molds is so easy I'm not sure I should share the secret.  Especially because we're trying to eat less sugar. In less than 1/2 hour you can have a...

John Davis

Why some restaurants don't do vegan food - and why they should

John Davis | December 14, 2011 | International

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned encouraging more restaurants to offer vegan meals, and was asked for some ideas about doing that. So here are just a few thoughts. The excuses: 1 – We’ve had no demand for it...

Vegparadise Blog

US Congress Decides Pizza Is a Vegetable

Vegparadise Blog | December 13, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, National School Lunch Program, pizza, tomato, tomato sauce

Pity the poor tomato. It gets no respect from the government.The tomato is once again in the spotlight, this time in the form of tomato sauce. By smearing two ounces of tomato sauce onto a pizza, our learned Congress has...

Sarah Taylor

Navigating Through the Holidays, Vegan-Style

Sarah Taylor | December 12, 2011 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegan Christmas, vegan holidays

The holidays are stressful for most people, but there are added stresses for vegans:  How do you ask your family to cook a vegan meal for you?  If they are coming to your house, do you make two meals, or...

Ellen Sheen

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Ellen Sheen | December 12, 2011 | Food

Read More: Cookies, ginger, vegan recipes

 Gingerbread boys, gingerbread girls, gingerbread trees, snowmen, stars and more! This dough is super simple and very delicious with lots of ginger and molasses. They're chewy, yet crunchy and delicious with or without frosting. Even better when little hands help...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 12)

Michael Greger MD | December 10, 2011 | Health

Read More: acai, arsenic, erythritol, frozen fruit, rice, soy lecithin, Tuberculosis, vitamin D

This is another sampling of the more than 700 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 on NutritionFacts.org....

J Morris Hicks

The Dollars and "Sense" of Plant-Based Eating

J Morris Hicks | December 9, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: cost of plant based eating, subsidies for meat and dairy

  What about the cost of plant-based eating? On the surface it would seem to cost a lot more than our standard meat, dairy and egg diet. And since most people never get beneath the surface, the perceived high cost of...

Gail Davis

Book Review and Bonus Recipe: Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson

Gail Davis | December 8, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Book review, Gail Davis, Quick-Fix Vegan, Robin Robertson

When it comes to getting dinner on the table, I'm all about quick! Since I work at home, I'm sometimes still tapping away at my computer keyboard until well past the time I should have been figuring out what we're having for...

Jess Parsons

Real Food Part 2: Eating Less Sugar 5 Ways

Jess Parsons | December 7, 2011 | Food

Read More: addictions, American Heart Association, coffee, dr mcdougall, Dr. Michael Klaper, health, juicing, money, snacks, sorbitol, stevia, sugar, tea, vegan, whole grains, xylitol

The Real Food series helps you eat more real food in the real world.  In Part 1, we ate more whole grains.  Now let's learn how to do what we know we should - eat less sugar. What's so...

John Davis

Latin America leads the Veg World

John Davis | December 7, 2011 | International

For the first time in its 103 year history, the International Vegetarian Union has a Latin American Chairperson - or chairman, chairwoman, or just chair, as you prefer: Marly Winckler from Brazil. In Portuguese these all translate as ‘Presidente’, though IVU...

Michael Greger MD

Beans and Gas: Clearing the air

Michael Greger MD | December 5, 2011 | Health

Read More: bismuth, cauliflower, colon, corn syrup, cruciferous vegetables, dairy, fiber, flatulence, garlic, gas, lactose, Pepto-Bismol, sorbitol, sulfur, xylitol

More than a decade ago, the Quarterly Journal of Medicine published a review entitled: "Vegetarian Diet: Panacea for modern lifestyle disease?" The answer was in the affirmative, noting those eating vegetarian appear to have less obesity, high blood pressure,...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Overcome Feelings Related To Betrayal

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 4, 2011 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, anger, betrayal, forgiveness, judgment, love, trust

The best way to overcome feelings related to betrayal is to recognize that harboring negative feelings towards others, regardless of how they have behaved, is a betrayal of yourself, your Higher Self, your Spirit, your Soul. It is our mission...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 11)

Michael Greger MD | December 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: acid reflux, anemia, antioxidants, apples, bananas, Barret's esophagus, beans, blueberries, chai, cloves, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Michael Klaper, greens, iron, oatmeal, probiotics, smoothies, spinach, yogurt

This is another sampling of the more than 700 comments and questions I’ve responded to on NutritionFacts.org. 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 on NutritionFacts.org. And...

J Morris Hicks

Proselytizing. No fun for anyone -- some simple guidelines

J Morris Hicks | December 2, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: proselytizing diet

Last week, a reader posted a personal account of a recent visit with her meat-eating family in Iowa. It turned out to be a depressing experience for her, prompting her to opt out of the next family gathering to...

Sarah Taylor

Do YOU Have a Food Addiction?

Sarah Taylor | December 1, 2011 | Health

Read More: addictions, food addictions, health, vegan

I recently had a huge shift in awareness.  The kind that makes you wonder how you could possibly have missed it for so many years.  It has to do with food addictions.  My own, in fact, that I didn’t even...