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All The Blogs -- May 2012

Michael Greger MD

Watermelon For Erectile Dysfunction

Michael Greger MD | May 31, 2012 | Health

Read More: aneurism, arthritis, cancer, cGMP, cholesterol, citrulline, diabetes, heart disease, lower back pain, mortality, sexual dysfunction, stroke, viagra

A disturbing analysis of mortality and morbidity was recently published in the Journal of Gerontology. Americans are living longer but sicker lives. We're now living fewer healthy years. Compared to a decade ago, we live about a year longer,...

J Morris Hicks

Breaking News: Bill Gates sees plant-based sustainability

J Morris Hicks | May 29, 2012 | Celebrities

Read More: bill gates on eating animals, Bill Gates plant-based sustainability

How did we get into such a mess with regards to what we're eating? After posting this blog at 0600 from Stonington, CT on May 29, a reader in Singapore wrote to tell me that "the Gates of Wisdom...

John Davis

Veg*ism in China

John Davis | May 29, 2012 | International

[updated May 2012] Westerners often seem to be surprised to hear that there are millions of vegetarians, indeed vegans, in China, but this is nothing new. Way back in the 1880s the British and French Vegetarian Societies printed reports from...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Six Hidden Dangers of Sunscreen You Must Know for Summer

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 28, 2012 | Health

Read More: Environmental Working Group, sunburns, sunscreen, whole food plant-based diets

Can a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet Do What Sunscreen Can’t? Life on earth evolved with the sun. Plants, the base of the food chain, harness solar power through photosynthesis in leaves. Animals live off the energy and nutrients in plants....

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Forgiveness: The Global Solution

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 28, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: forgive to win, forgiveness, how to forgive, letting go of grievances, spirituality, world peace

Our planet is having a nervous breakdown. Due to ever-increasing greed, selfishness, deceit, corruption, judgment, intolerance, divisiveness, hatred, anger and aggression, humanity is spiraling downward into the abyss. Unless we are able to elevate the consciousness of others and move...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Forgiveness, Acceptance, and Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 27, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, forgiveness, how to forgive, letting go of judgments, love, world peace

It is extremely difficult to not be judgmental. It is extremely difficult to let go of resentments and grievances. It is extremely difficult to turn the other cheek. It is extremely difficult to forgive. Nonetheless, these are the things we...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Overcome Your Unwillingness To Forgive

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 26, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, difficulty forgiving, forgiveness, how to forgive, self-fulfillment, success, tolerance

When we are having difficulty forgiving others, we focus on our blessings and on being grateful for what we have in our lives despite what has been done to us. This can take the sting out of any offense and...

John Davis

National Veg Week - does your nation have one?

John Davis | May 23, 2012 | International

This NVW blog began in May 2010 and has now been updated for 2012: We are now in the middle of National Vegetarian Week in the UK, so this is some background to it and what is happening elsewhere. The...

J Morris Hicks

Searching for the cure---now has a life of its own.

J Morris Hicks | May 21, 2012 | Health

Read More: prevention of cancer, searching for the cure

A midnight message from Karen inspires a new look at cancer research. At 12:08 EDT, while I was sound asleep at my home in Stonington, Connecticut; an email message arrived from a reader in Arizona. A super healthy, bike-racing...

Pam Popper PhD

How Do Smart People Get Interested in Bad Diet and Health Ideas?

Pam Popper PhD | May 21, 2012

For many years, health professionals have been slowly realizing that traditional approaches to healthcare are ineffective and that some are actually harmful to patients.  They have also become increasingly unhappy with how healthcare is delivered (short office visits, insurance companies...

Michael Greger MD

Latest in Nutrition vol. 9 DVD now available (proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | May 21, 2012 | Health

Read More: Dr. Michael Greger, DVD, Latest in Clinical Nutrition, NutritionFacts.org, The Humane Society of the United States, volume 9, watermelon

The current batch of videos from volume 8 are set to run out soon, and so starting this week, and running up until August here on NutritionFacts.org, I'll be rolling out the videos off my new Latest in Clinical...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Minecraft cake - mine own crafting

Jess Parsons | May 19, 2012 | Food

Read More: birthdays, frugal, home cooking, kids, vegan, vegan chocolate, vegan recipes

Our son's Minecraft birthday cake was the sincerest form of flattery - idea stolen from a recent Facebook post from a mother friend. Usually, my talented sister artistically bakes and decorates all our vegan birthday creations, but this time...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Minecraft cake - mine own crafting

Jess Parsons | May 19, 2012 | Food

Read More: chocolate, cooking method, kids, vegan baking, vegan recipes

Our son's Minecraft birthday cake was the sincerest form of flattery - idea stolen from a recent Facebook post from a mother friend. Usually, my talented sister artistically bakes and decorates all our vegan birthday creations, but this time...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Minecraft cake - mine own crafting

Jess Parsons | May 19, 2012 | Food

Read More: birthdays, cake, chocolate, cooking method, kids, vegan baking, vegan recipes

Our son's Minecraft birthday cake was the sincerest form of flattery - idea stolen from a recent Facebook post from a mother friend. Usually, my talented sister artistically bakes and decorates all our vegan birthday creations, but this time...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Minecraft cake - mine own crafting

Jess Parsons | May 19, 2012 | Food

Read More: chocolate, cooking method, kids, vegan baking, vegan recipes

Our son's Minecraft birthday cake was the sincerest form of flattery - idea stolen from a recent Facebook post from a mother friend. Usually, my talented sister artistically bakes and decorates all our vegan birthday creations, but this time...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Minecraft cake - mine own crafting

Jess Parsons | May 19, 2012 | Food

Read More: chocolate, cooking method, kids, vegan baking, vegan recipes

Our son's Minecraft birthday cake was the sincerest form of flattery - idea stolen from a recent Facebook post from a mother friend. Usually, my talented sister artistically bakes and decorates all our vegan birthday creations, but this time...

Michael Greger MD

Poultry and Penis Cancer

Michael Greger MD | May 17, 2012 | Health

Read More: antibiotics, cancer, chicken, cigarette, coffee, eggs, exercise, food safety, fruits, leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, obesity, penis cancer, plants, poultry, raw poultry, vegetarian, viruses

One of the reasons it's so difficult to study the relationship between diet and cancer is because many dietary behaviors are associated with non-dietary behaviors. For example, one of the reasons we used to think coffee-drinking caused cancer was...

John Davis

Fast Food? - it's just distorted jungle food

John Davis | May 16, 2012 | International

Whether you subscribe to Eve and Adam or Evolution, it is clear that our distant ancestors lived entirely on fast-food. It was growing all around them in the jungle/garden – they just reached out, grabbed some fruit, nuts, berries, leaves,...

J Morris Hicks

HBO 'Obesity Special' simply adds to the confusion.

J Morris Hicks | May 15, 2012 | Health

Read More: HBO Obesity documentary, reversing obesity, Weight of the Nation

  Good description of the problem. The solution? Not so much Image from the HBO documentary Did you watch the first few hours of the HBO Obesity special last night? If so, I would like to hear what you thought...

Janice Stanger, PhD

"The Ocean Needs Sharks More Than I Need Soup"

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 15, 2012 | Animals

Read More: AB 376, activism, APRL, Proposition 2, shark finning

Judy Ki Has Retired to a Career of Advocating For Sharks, Chickens, Pigs, and Politically Courageous Candidates The family meals of Judy Ki’s Hong Kong childhood paved the way for her current whole foods, plant-based diet. She grew up in...