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All The Blogs -- June 2012

Jess Parsons

Children of the cult

Jess Parsons | June 28, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: animal abuse, animal products, capitalism, consumption, cult, health promoting foods, money

Cults are those weird groups with those brainwashed people living by bizarre and often damaging rules. The saddest thing is, of course, the children. They're raised within the cult and often never know that any other way is possible....

Michael Greger MD

Fighting Inflammation With Food Synergy

Michael Greger MD | June 28, 2012 | Health

Read More: American Heart Association, apple, beta carotene, black pepper, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, disease, fruits, glucosinolates, lemonin, lemonoids, limonol, mesclun, orange, phytonutrient, roots, spinach, tangeretin, turmeric, variety, vegetables, vitamin c, vkale

One of the reasons some studies haven’t shown more impressive results tying disease reduction to the quantity of fruit and vegetable consumption (see EPIC Study) may be because of quality of fruit and vegetable consumption. People are more likely to eat bananas than blueberries; cucumbers...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Food Fight! - Overcoming the Social Dogma of Going Veg

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 27, 2012 | Health

Read More: dining out, going veg, plant-based diet, relationships, social pressure, vegan, vegetarian

Being different isn't always easy and so goes the life of those who choose to be vegetarian or vegan. The choice of what one eats is very personal. Every single time one of us puts something in our mouth there's...

John Davis

Going Dutch

John Davis | June 27, 2012 | International

I spent a couple of days in Amsterdam last week, at a joint meeting between the Vegetarian Society UK and the Nederlandse Vegetariërsbond (NVB, founded 1894). They were two of the three founding members of the International Vegetarian Union in...

Hillary Rettig

In Which I Advise A Young Baby

Hillary Rettig | June 26, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: Advice, Lessons Learned, Lifestyle, Personal Development, Productivity, Professional Development

My friend, free software activist, Ciaran McHale and his wife, Bianca, recently had a baby--the gorgeous Toby. And they did something  completely cool, which was to ask friends concerned with social justice to write letters to Toby, which they would...

J Morris Hicks

Cancer survivors are on the rise. Is that good news?

J Morris Hicks | June 22, 2012 | Health

Read More: preventing cancer, surviving cancer

  And what about prevention?   The American Cancer Society reported this week that the number of Americans with a history of cancer will rise by a third over the next decade, hitting some 18 million by 2022. What is the definition...

Michael Greger MD

Cow's Milk Casomorphin, Crib Death, and Autism

Michael Greger MD | June 21, 2012 | Health

Read More: apnea, baby, breastfeeding, casomorphin, cow's milk, crib death, death, enzyme, evolution, hypercapnia, hypoxia, infant, milk, mothers, opiate, peptides, protein, SIDS, stomach

Evolution devised an ingenious way to bond infant to mother: proteins in milk that break down into peptides that have opiate-like drug effects. But what if a breastfeeding mother is herself effectively suckling by still drinking milk into adulthood? Evolution...

John Davis

The Vegfest Phenomena

John Davis | June 20, 2012 | International

[updated June 2012] Before the 1980s it was all more serious – vegetarians and vegans had congresses and conferences. Then it all began to change: 1981 – International Vegan Festival – started in Denmark. In the smaller European countries you...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Lavender: A Colorful Flavor

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 17, 2012 | Food

Read More: antioxidants, essential oils, Herbes de Provence, herbs, lavender

Enrich Your Cooking With the Distinct Taste and Fragrance of Lavender I’d never seen so many hard-working bees. As I relaxed into the rural vista, surrounded by fields of lavender in stunning purples, the hum of the bees soothed me...

J Morris Hicks

Geneticist's Research Finds His Own Diabetes

J Morris Hicks | June 15, 2012 | Health

Read More: human genome medicine, reversing diabetes

And turns the story into a sales pitch for high-tech medicine. Many of the world's brightest medical minds are pinning their hopes for the future on the miracles that will ensue from human genome sequencing. On 6-2-12, the New York Times  published...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Synchronistic Contemplations and the Collective Unconscious

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 14, 2012 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: collective unconscious, forgive to win, forgiveness, how to forgive, law of attraction, LOA, synchronistic contemplations

Synchronistic Contemplations can be a valuable supplement to the Forgiveness Diet that can help you to see synchronistic patterns in your life, so as to steer clear of toxic circumstances and attract positive outcomes you desire. For more about this,...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How Gratitude Aids Estimable Acts and The Process of Forgiveness

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 13, 2012 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: estimable acts, forgive to win, forgiveness, forgiveness diet, gratitude, happiness, how to forgive, LOA, self improvement, spirituality, success

Gratitude is a valuable supplement to the Forgiveness Diet. As we maintain a focus on what we have to be grateful for, rather than what we lack or how we’ve been victimized, it makes it easier for us to be...

John Davis

Veg*ism in India

John Davis | June 13, 2012 | International

[updated October 2012] India can reasonably claim to be the spiritual home of vegetarianism, with an unbroken line of countless generations over thousands of years. There are currently about 300 million lacto-vegetarians in India, equal to the entire population of the...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Forgiveness Visualizations - TheForgiveness Bridge

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 12, 2012 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: compassion, creative imagery, forgive to win, forgiveness diet, happiness, how to forgive, self improvement, success, unity, visualizations

Visualizations are a valuable supplement to the Forgiveness Diet.There is a special "Forgiveness Bridge" visualization which is extremely powerful and effective in overcoming the unwillingness to forgive someone. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO. For more information, check out the Amazon...

Michael Greger MD

E. coli O145 Ban Opposed by Meat Industry

Michael Greger MD | June 9, 2012 | Health

Read More: American Meat Institue, e. coli, foodborne illness

One child is dead and 13 others sickened across six states in an ongoing outbreak of E. coli O145. Another child—a first-grader in Massachusetts—also recently died, but that was from a different strain, E. coli O157. After the Jack-in-the-Box outbreak...

Chef AJ

If Dr. T. Colin Campbell can make kale chips, so can you!!!

Chef AJ | June 9, 2012 | Celebrities

Read More: Campbell, Chef AJ, healthy cooking

Watch the most awaited episode of The Chef and The Dietitian starring Dr. T. Colin Campbell making kale chips.  Why pay $6 for a 2 ounce bag when you can make your own for a fraction of the cost?  ...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life, Change Your World

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 8, 2012 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: forgive to win, forgiveness, how to forgive, prosperity, world peace

The Forgiveness Diet is a 90-day program of thoughts, actions and exercises, all designed to reprogram your mind to eliminate guilt, shame and self loathing getting in the way of one's happiness, physical well being and materials success. It's not...

Michael Greger MD

Treating COPD With Diet

Michael Greger MD | June 7, 2012 | Health

Read More: acai berries, antioxidants, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, cured meats, diet, emphysema, fiber, fruits, heart disease, nitrites, soy, stroke, tea, tobacco, tofu, vegetables

The three top killers in the United States are no longer heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Stroke just moved down to number four. Number three is now COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, meaning respiratory disorders such as emphysema. We know...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The World Is Having a Nervous Breakdown. Who Should We Blame?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 6, 2012 | International, Video

Read More: aggression, cooperation, forgive to win, forgiveness, how to forgive, nervous breakdown, terrorism, unity, war, world peace

The world is having a nervous breakdown and everybody is pointing the finger at somebody else to blame for the hatred, the fear, the prejudice, the aggression, the wars, the terrorist actions, etc. On one level, this may seem appropriate....