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All The Blogs -- January 2012

J Morris Hicks

Seeking "common ground" with Dr. David Agus

J Morris Hicks | January 31, 2012 | Health

Read More: david agus, statin drugs, the end of disease

  A more difficult task than I envisioned His new book, The End of Illness (Free Press, 1-17-12) is off to a good start, currently selling in Amazon's top fifty. I haven't read the book yet, but I did watch a 17-minute...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

How To Feel Vitamin "D"errific!

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | January 31, 2012 | Health

Read More: supplements, vitamin D2, vitamin D3

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has become nothing short of a celebrity over the past few years. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find any doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare practitioner who hasn't heard of...

Jamie Nelson

My health, my future

Jamie Nelson | January 29, 2012 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: cancer prevention, lifestyle medicine, marathon, rip esselsyn

I am a 59-year old single man. I work as a digital marketer in Northern California. I am changing my future. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had surgery. Since then, i've been not very active...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (#17)

Michael Greger MD | January 28, 2012 | Health

Read More: amla, antioxidants, apples, apricots, asthma, blood pressure, cancer, cavities, cholesterol, cinnamon, diabetes, food synergy, gum disease, hibiscus tea, indian gooseberries, iron, oxalates, pepper, plaque, polyphenols, prunes, raisins, salt, sodium, spice, sulphur dioxide, turmeric, vitamin C

This is another sampling of the more than 800 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....

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Anger Management: Channeling Anger Into Effective Communication

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 25, 2012 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: anger management, effective communication, repairing relationships

Anger is a signal device to inform that there is a perceived threat. In relationships, anger is used to emotionally beat up the other person. Best that anger be channeled into calm, effective communication of one's concerns so that problems...

Michael Greger MD

Acai to Zucchini: antioxidant food rankings

Michael Greger MD | January 25, 2012 | Health

Read More: aging, animal foods, animal products, antioxidants, apples, argon laser, berries, boiling, breakfast, cholesterol, cooking, Dragon's blood, fruits, goji berries, green tea, lutein, lycopene, microwaving, mitochondria, oxidation, pills, plant foods, produce, raw, selenium, steaming, stress, supplements, vegetables, vitamin D, vitamin E

Today's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day Dragon's Blood wraps up a ten-part series based on a groundbreaking study that measured the total Antioxidant Content of 3,139 foods, beverages, herbs, and spices. Antioxidant Power of Plant Foods Versus Animal Foods presents the best...

John Davis

John Frank Newton - and the 'vegan' commune of 1813

John Davis | January 25, 2012 | International

John Frank Newton was a pivotal character in an extraordinary group of people who challenged almost every social convention of the rigid-minded early 19th century England. He was born about 1770 and was educated at Harrow, one of two leading...

J Morris Hicks

Where is Warren Buffett? In the 5% or the 95%?

J Morris Hicks | January 24, 2012 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Warren Buffett diet, Warren Buffett TIME article

  Everyone knows that Warren Buffett is in the highest levels of the 1%; in fact, he is our wealthiest American---and the third wealthiest in the world. But what about the 5% and the 95%? I am talking about the...

Sarah Taylor

Some of the Best Advice I Can Give

Sarah Taylor | January 23, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: support, Vegan

Buying a home in Haiku has been one of the best things to ever happen to me.  Not for the home itself, nor the beautiful weather of Maui … but for the genuine, authentic, loving people that I now consider...

Michael Greger MD

Paula Deen: Diabetes drug spokesperson

Michael Greger MD | January 18, 2012 | Health

Read More: blindness, burgers, butter balls, diabetes, doughnuts, Dr. Neal Barnard, drugs, Graham Kerr, kidney failure, pancreatitis, Paula Deen, pharmaceuticals, Philadelphia cream cheese, plant-based diet, Smithfield ham, The Galloping Gourmet, thyroid cancer, United States, Yul Brynner

The year before he died of lung cancer, actor Yul Brynner taped a commercial for the American Cancer Society. "Now that I'm gone," he pleaded into the camera, "I tell you: Don't smoke, whatever you do, just don't smoke."...

Michael Greger MD

Amla: Indian gooseberries vs cancer, diabetes, and cholesterol

Michael Greger MD | January 17, 2012 | Health

Read More: amalika, amla, antioxidants, apple, Ayurveda, dried fruit, goji berries, green tea, Indian gooseberries, nuts, pecans, plant foods, raisins, saffron, snacks, trail mix

I'm out on the road speaking so much that I'm always on the lookout for handy, healthy snacks. Trail mix has been my standby, a homespun mix of nuts and dried fruit that has evolved as I've learned more...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Message We Aren't Getting From Our Politicians: Tolerance, Acceptance, Compassion & Unity

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 14, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, compassion, demonizing, fear mongering, forgiveness, politicians, solutions, tolerance, unity

Unity is a very important theme. It is critical to the resolution of the many problems facing our nation and our world today because without it we will never be able to engage the necessary solutions. In this election year...

J Morris Hicks

My Top Ten Reasons why Americans might be eating less meat

J Morris Hicks | January 14, 2012 | Health

Read More: americans eating less meat, what is driving the move to plant-based foods?

Mark Bittman of the New York Times brought us plant-based eaters some good news this week; (See link to article below my signature) he reported that Americans are definitely beginning to eat less meat. After declining for several years, the Department...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 16)

Michael Greger MD | January 14, 2012 | Health

Read More: allergies, cancer, cheese, children, chocolate, coffe, dairy, DHA, ear infections, eggs, fish, Heiner Syndrome, ice cream, iron, meat, moringa, pregnancy, soy milk, tannins, tea, vitamin B12, vitamin K

This is another sampling of the more than 800 comments and questions I’ve responded to at the NutritionFacts.org site (so far!). Please feel free to leave any follow-up questions there on any of the hundreds of videos on the more than a thousand...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The Skinny On Chef AJ's Book - Unprocessed

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | January 12, 2012 | Health

Read More: book review, Chef AJ, Unprocessed

I read a lot about health and nutrition these days which is a good thing because I'm a healthcare practitioner.  And although nutrition isn't a large part of my everyday duties as a pharmacist it's certainly extremely important to one's...

J Morris Hicks

The hostile and divisive health care debate

J Morris Hicks | January 12, 2012 | Health

Read More: health care reform, ObamaCare

  So much energy wasted -- yet our health continues to worsen Relax, I am not going to waste much time debating health care reform, but I would like to tell you about a recent experience. Last month, I met...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What The Presidential Candidates Aren't Telling Us

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 11, 2012

Read More: democrats, global warming, nuclear weapons, patriotism, presidential candidates, republicans, terrorism

All the candidates on both sides of the aisle tell us what they're going to do for us. They're going to lower taxes, and they're going to create new jobs, and they're going to... blah blah blah... but what they...

John Davis

Henry Salt - the father of animal rights

John Davis | January 11, 2012 | International

Henry Salt died in 1939, age 88, five years before the invention of the word ‘vegan’, but for his last 55 years he clearly and consistently promoted animals’ rights, and what we now call ethical veganism. He wrote almost forty...

Michael Greger MD

Plant-based Benefits Extend Beyond the Top Killers

Michael Greger MD | January 10, 2012 | Health

Read More: Adventist Health Study, allergies, antacids, aspirin, asthma, blood pressure, blood pressure medications, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, insulin, laxatives, obesity, pain-killers, sleeping pills, stroke, tranquilizers

The Adventist Health Studies offer some of the best science on the impacts of plant-based diets on health and longevity. Based in California, they include both the longest running study of vegetarians in history as well as the largest...

Michael Greger MD

Hibiscus tea: flower power

Michael Greger MD | January 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: antioxidant, beverage, calories, chamomile, dates, erythritol, Green tea, herbal tea, hibiscus, matcha, white tea

In Friday's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day Better Than Green Tea? I compare the antioxidant content of a number of common beverages. This is part of a series based on the landmark study "The total antioxidant content of more than 3100 foods,...