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All The Blogs -- July 2012

J Morris Hicks

Reversing cancer; not quite as simple as heart disease

J Morris Hicks | July 31, 2012 | Health

Read More: preventing cancer, Reversing cancer

Last week, I received a note from a reader who was responding to my recent post about the "cancer industry turning 41." Like another reader, she had heard about Gerson Cancer Therapy and wanted to know my thoughts. She...

Michael Greger MD

Vol. 10 Latest Nutrition DVD now available (all proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | July 31, 2012 | Health

The current batch of videos from volume 9 are about to run out, so starting this week and running through October I'll be rolling out the videos off my new Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD, volume 10. The DVDs give...

Jess Parsons

Evolved to eat meat?

Jess Parsons | July 30, 2012 | Animals

Read More: carnivores, dissection, evolution, meat, meat industry, omnivores, sardines

So I went to the local meatpacker. I didn't really want to, and I probably could have asked someone else to do it. But it was for a nonvegan children's club (traditional dissection activity), and I figured I could...

Michael Greger MD

Mercury Testing Recommended Before Pregnancy

Michael Greger MD | July 27, 2012 | Health

Read More: amnesia, atrial fibrillation, bluefish, brain damage, children, dementia, EPA, fish, hair testing, Harvard, heart failure, high fructose corn syrup, infants, mackerel, mercury, pregant women, prozac, salmon, sardines, stroke, swordfish, tuna, xenoestrogens

Recent testing of mercury concentrations in three national brands of canned tuna found that “55% of all tuna examined was above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s safety level for human consumption.” And the problem appears to be getting worse. Previous...

John Davis

A New Dawn for European Veg*ism?

John Davis | July 25, 2012 | International

The European Vegetarian Union held its AGM last Sunday, and elected a new board which could bring in major changes on a scale never previously seen in the veg world. The key is the election of four professional CEOs/Directors of...

J Morris Hicks

So now they tell us...about "secondary cancers."

J Morris Hicks | July 24, 2012 | Health

Read More: Secondary cancers, side effects of cancer treatment

Those are the ones caused by the "treatment" of primary cancers. And guess what? These so called "secondary cancers" now make up the sixth-most common group of malignancies---according to a 7-16-12 New York Times article (See link below). It was written by a...

Chef AJ

Our Favorite Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Chef AJ | July 24, 2012 | Add category, Celebrities, Food, Health, Video

Read More: Chef AJ, dates, fatfree, lemon, nutritional yeast

Not only don't you need oil to make a delicious salad dressing, you don't need nuts or seeds either! :) This dressing takes minutes to make and you can easily change the flavor by using different mustards or substituting...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Thou Shalt Not Kill

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 22, 2012 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: God, killing, politics, religion, spirituality, ten commandments, Thou shalt not kill, wars

"Thou shalt not kill" has no conditions and no exceptions. Think about that... SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO. http://forgivetowin.com...

Michael Greger MD

Preserving Vision Through Diet

Michael Greger MD | July 19, 2012 | Health

Read More: beta carotene, blindness, carrot, cataracts, collard greens, diabetes, eggs, eye, glaucoma, Harvard's Alternative Healthy Eating Index, kale, kidney, lutein, macular degeneration, peach, phytonutrients, plant-based diet, prostate, prostate cancer, tomato, vision, zeaxanthin

More than a million Americans are blind. The good news is that all four of the most common causes of vision loss may be prevented with a healthy plant-based diet—age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. See my 2-min. video Preventing...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Neutralize Citizens United

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 18, 2012 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: Citizens United, democracy, liberty, Supreme Court

The way to neutralize the horrendous impact of Citizens United on our political system is to not watch the political commercials. It's that simple. You can't be influenced by lies, distortions and misrepresentations of democrats or republicans if you don't...

John Davis

World Veganism - FREE e-book!

John Davis | July 18, 2012 | International

[updated July 2012] I started writing these blogs in February 2010, and I’ve compiled some of those that have attracted the most interest, including all the historical items, into an e-book. If you want to go straight to the book, it’s at: www.ivu.org/history/Vegan_History.pdf  (6mb)...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Authenticity of Being

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 15, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: authenticity, being, higher self, mission, quantum experience

Last year I met Ruben James, a fellow spiritual traveler and teacher, when he agreed to partner with me in the launching of my book, Forgive To Win!. Sometime after that, he offered me a free session during which he...

Michael Greger MD

Skim Milk and Acne

Michael Greger MD | July 12, 2012 | Health

Read More: acne, bioactive molecules, cancer, dairy, dairy cows, diabetes, diseases, estrogen, hormones, milk, National Dairy Council, obesity, sex hormones, skim milk, teenagers, whole milk

The National Dairy Council denies that milk intake causes acne, but a study they supported—the Harvard Nurse’s Health Study—found otherwise, as I show in my 3-min. video National Dairy Council on Acne and Milk. The conclusion reads: “We found a positive association...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The Plant-Based Pharmacist's Favorite Recipe Sites

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 12, 2012 | Food

Read More: cooking, plant-based diet, plant-based pharmacist, recipes, vegan recipes, vegetarian recipes

For approximately three years I've been writing on the science and health benefits of plant-based diets. This kind of information is very important for understanding why you should follow a plant-based diet. However, many people (especially newcomers to the plant-based...

John Davis

from England to California

John Davis | July 11, 2012 | International

A couple years ago Hazel and I went to Los Angeles and San Francisco. This is an update of the blog I wrote at time as it might provide some ideas for those heading for the IVU events in California...

J Morris Hicks

Earning a living as a health coach can be difficult...

J Morris Hicks | July 10, 2012 | Health

Read More: health coach certification, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, promoting health as a health coach

 ...if you teach your clients exactly how to take charge of their health. That's because they will soon no longer need you. A Google search for "certified health coach" yields over ten million results. The first two are the Institute of Integrative...

Michael Greger MD

"Uprooting" DVD Now Available (proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | July 9, 2012 | Health

Every year I scour the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition pulling together what I find to be the most interesting, practical, and groundbreaking science on how best to feed ourselves and our families. I start with the 12,000 or...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Veganpalooza is Coming, Just in Time

Dr. Will Tuttle | July 8, 2012

Read More: veganism

“Except for one piglet, which abruptly quieted down when I took him in my hands and then he looked me right in the eyes, as if saying: ’How could you do this to me?’ That look in his eyes shattered...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How to Make Fruit Salad Everyone Will Love

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 8, 2012 | Food

Read More: fruit salad, whole food plant-based diets, whole foods plant-based recipes

 Easy Elegance for Picnics and Get-Togethers If you are figuring out a fast, easy dish for any gathering, from a summer picnic to an elegant dinner party, fruit salad is your solution. Colorful fruit salad is gorgeous and tempting, bringing...

Michael Greger MD

Do Eden Beans Have Too Much Iodine?

Michael Greger MD | July 5, 2012 | Health

Read More: beans, canned beans, Eden Foods, folate, iodine, kombu, lentils, peas, potassium, sea vegetables, table salt

I love canned beans. Legumes in general—beans, peas, and lentils—are among the healthiest foods on the planet, and canned beans make it easy to boost the nutrition of nearly any dish. They are packed with potassium, fiber, and folate, and are a preferred...