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All The Blogs -- April 2012

Michael Greger MD

Breast Cancer Survival and Soy

Michael Greger MD | April 26, 2012 | Health

Read More: alcohol, animal products, breast cancer, cancer, cheese, chicken, DNA, flax seeds, junk food, lignans, liver, phytonutrients, saturated fat, soy, trans fat

In my last two posts, The Best Detox and Breast Cancer Stem Cells vs. Broccoli, I documented ways to 1) boost our liver's ability to clear carcinogens, 2) make our DNA more resistant to toxins that make it past...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Oral Health And Plant-Based Diets

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | April 26, 2012 | Health

Read More: bad breath, Dustin Rudolph, oral cancers, oral health, plant-based diet, plant-based pharmacist

We all know that eating a plant-based diet abundant in fruits and vegetables does wonders for our health. The reduction in the three most talked about diseases in these regards are obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. All of them can...

Jess Parsons

Wallet minimisation and handbag sexism

Jess Parsons | April 25, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: declutter, feminism, healthy body healthy mind, image, minimalism, money, sexism

My wallet and backpack featured last year on The Everyday Minimalist's Minimalist Wallet series. That exercise showed me that I could downsize several items. But in the unstuffed wallet, the important cards get lonely and slip out of their...

Michael Greger MD

Mad Cow California: Is the Milk Supply Safe?

Michael Greger MD | April 25, 2012 | Health

Read More: bovine spongiform encephalopathy, bse, mad cow disease, milk, pus

In announcing the detection of a new case of mad cow disease in California, the USDA emphasized that her carcass never made it into the food supply. The fact that the infected animal was a dairy cow, though, raises...

J Morris Hicks

Just say NO to a flawed "disease care" system.

J Morris Hicks | April 24, 2012 | Health

Read More: preventing cancer

  For if we continue to follow the money, our population will never be healthy. Just read a book review in the New York Times (See link below). The book is How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick In America (St....

Michael Greger MD

Breast Cancer Stem Cells vs. Broccoli

Michael Greger MD | April 19, 2012 | Health

Read More: alfalfa, amla, bladder cancer, breast cancer, broccoli, cancer, carcinogen, cholesterol, cocoa, DNA, enzymes, EPIC, greens, kale, liver, lung cancer, phytonutrient, raw, sprouts

In my post The Best Detox last week, I detailed how a phytonutrient in broccoli boosts the detoxifying enzymes in the liver, but helping to clear carcinogens isn't the only way greens protect our DNA. A study of the...

John Davis

Was Vitamin B12 a problem for 19th century 'vegans'?

John Davis | April 18, 2012 | International

And other questions . . . B12 was discovered 1948, the word ‘vitamin’ having first appeared in the early 20th century. So if 19th century vegans had vitamin deficiencies they had no way of knowing it, and would have diagnosed...

J Morris Hicks

Not much "health promotion" going on at VegFest

J Morris Hicks | April 17, 2012 | Health

Most exhibitors featured food that was just "not animals" On a warm and sunny spring day in Worcester, Massachusetts---Dr. T. Colin Campbell was the highlight of the event as he he addressed a standing-room-only crowd at 1 p.m. He...

Michael Greger MD

The Best Detox

Michael Greger MD | April 12, 2012 | Health

Read More: broccoli, broccoli sprouts, cauliflower, coffee, cooking, detox, enzyme, garlic, glow stick, glucoraphanin, goji berries, herbivore, kelp, liver, plant, sulforaphane, tea, turmeric

As detailed in my 3-minute video The Best Detox, there's lots of talk these days about detoxing, but talk is cheap--our liver is actually doing it, all day, every day. If we want to detoxify our bodies, the best...

John Davis

The Veganizing of International Veg Events

John Davis | April 11, 2012 | International

By the late 1970s the situation for vegans on opposite sides of the North Atlantic was very different. The 1975 IVU World Vegetarian Congress, held in Maine, USA, had been all plant-food, plus some small separate containers of milk and...

J Morris Hicks

The daunting task of moving the world to plant-based

J Morris Hicks | April 10, 2012 | Health

Could anything be more difficult? Yes! In an era when over 90% of us are eating some form of the typical Western diet with meat, dairy, and/or eggs three meals a day---we know that it is a daunting task...

Sarah Taylor

Kale, White Bean & Rosemary Soup!

Sarah Taylor | April 9, 2012 | Health

Read More: Vegan Soups

I went to Whole Foods and was blown away by one of their delicious “Health Starts Here” soups, whose main ingredients were kale and white beans.  If you’re not familiar with the “Health Starts Here” program, it marks foods around...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How To Get Animals Out of Our Vegetables

Janice Stanger, PhD | April 8, 2012 | Green

Read More: veganic gardening, whole foods plant-based diet

Davie Maxwell Pioneers Compassionate Farming for Delicious Leafy Greens Whole food, plant-based diets and veganic farming are natural partners. Veganic gardeners grow crops without manure, bone or blood meal, or other animal products. While plant-based nutrition is a blossoming trend,...

Jess Parsons

Beat 7 traps for healthy kids

Jess Parsons | April 7, 2012 | Food

Read More: children, diet score, dietary guidelines, family, fruits, vegetable

How do you and your kids rate on the 4-Leaf scale?  Modern life can make it very hard to keep to a simple and healthy diet for your family. Once you're in the know, you can at least avoid...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (#21)

Michael Greger MD | April 5, 2012 | Health

Read More: amalgam, beta-carotene, bitter melon, blood sugar, cancer, carcinogen, carotenoids, cholesterol, coconut water, diabetics, electrolyte, fenugreek, flax, hijiki, kelp, mercury, miso, omega-3, plant-based diet, sea vegetable, seaweed, sugar, tuna, vegan, yerba mate

This is another sampling of the nearly 1,000 comments and questions I’ve responded to on the site 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....

John Davis

How the Vegans landed in America

John Davis | April 4, 2012 | International

They could have come from the planet Vega for all most other Americans might have known. But they had been around for a long time, living quietly among the flesh-eaters, before more arrived in the big splash-down of 1975 ....

J Morris Hicks

Academic "Unfreedom" at Cornell---T. Colin Campbell

J Morris Hicks | April 3, 2012 | Food, Health

Read More: academic freedom food, academic freedom T Colin Campbell, cornell academic freedom

The headline in the Cornell Progressive on March 8, 2012 We may no longer have academic freedom at Cornell or ANY of our schools of nutrition, but the first amendment is alive and well. And it was recently exercised by Dr. T....

Sarah Taylor

Sugar IS Addictive!

Sarah Taylor | April 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: addiction, sugar, sugar addiction, vegan

The verdict is in – many of us have long suspected that sugar is addictive.  If you struggle with cutting back or cutting out sweets (like I do), then you must watch this 15 minute segment of 60 minutes. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7403942n&tag=contentBody;storyMediaBox...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

INTRODUCING HOMEMADE PALM OIL-FREE VEGAN BUTTERY SPREAD--BUTTAH!

Bryanna Clark Grogan | April 2, 2012 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Buttah, cocoa butter, fair trade cocoa butter, high heat oils, vegan butter

Photo by Christina Hoheisel  (PS: Christina not only did a fantastic job photographing the Buttah, but went out and found the ingredients, ordered the molds and tackled the recipe, mastering it on the first try!  Thank you so much, Christina!)  ...