All The Blogs -- August 2012

Chef AJ

Apple Pie without an oven!!!

Chef AJ | August 31, 2012 | Celebrities, Food, Health

Read More: Chef AJ, fruits, milk alternatives, smoothies

The perfect summer treat! Tastes like apple pie in a glass. To see the Chef and The Dietitian LIVE and in person sign up at

Michael Greger MD

The Most Anti-Inflammatory Mushroom

Michael Greger MD | August 30, 2012 | Health

Atherosclerotic plaques may be more aptly described as pimples. These inflamed pockets of pus building up in the lining of our arteries can rupture, cut off our hearts' blood supply, and kill us. In my 2-min. video Arterial Acne,...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

A Mother's Story Of Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | August 29, 2012 | Health

Read More: Cherise Scally, plant based diet, reversing diabetes, type 2 diabetes

Imagine being faced with one of the most difficult decisions of your entire life. A decision of whether or not to let another human being live or die. By choosing life, it may result in years of surgery for this...

John Davis

Neer cast a clout 'til May be out - Veg*ism, Wildlife and the Environment

John Davis | August 29, 2012 | Green

The title is an old English proverb, subject to endless debates about what any of it means (try googling it). I wrote some of this at the end of May 2010 – and as the May blossom and the month...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Astronaut Food, or Why Braces are Cool When You're Old

Jess Parsons | August 24, 2012 | Food

Read More: astronauts, beans, potato, smoothies, teenagers, teeth, vegan recipes

It's cool to get braces when you're old, because: Your peers congratulate you or sympathise - instead of calling you names and avoiding you Your kids think your new hardware is interesting, or even sparkly (my 4 year-old girl)...

J Morris Hicks

Todd Akin, David Letterman and the dearth of true leadership

J Morris Hicks | August 24, 2012 | Celebrities

Read More: sustainability of the human race

Better talk about Todd Akin now; cause he's gonna be old news soon. Congressman Todd Akin, Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin is getting a lot of heat these days---for apparently stating how he really felt about the abortion issue....

Janice Stanger, PhD

The Truth About Whole Grains

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 23, 2012 | Food

Read More: weight loss, whole foods plant-based diet, whole grains

A Seed by Any Other Name is Still a Seed Real world studies of what people eat show, over and over again, that if you consume whole grains you will be healthier and thinner. Yet outlandish statements in the popular...

Michael Greger MD

Why is it Legal to Sell Unsafe Meat?

Michael Greger MD | August 23, 2012 | Health

Read More: CDC, chicken, fecal bacteria, fecal contamination, foodborne illness, hamburger, industry influence, meat, poultry, salmonella

Most of the U.S. population suffers an acute diarrheal illness every year. According to a recent survey, most people correctly identified food as the most common source of infection, but fewer than half (45%) believed it legal for grocery...

John Davis

Vegan Camp - 31 years of a simple idea

John Davis | August 22, 2012 | International

Last week I had the opportunity to drop into the Vegan Camp, which has run for a couple of weeks every year, in all parts England, Scotland and Wales, since 1981. This year it was near the Lake District in...

J Morris Hicks

The worst "health tip" I have ever seen (courtesy of AARP)

J Morris Hicks | August 15, 2012 | Celebrities

Read More: AARP health tip, Tommy Lee Meryl

  Just when you think that our mainstream "system" can't get any worse. (Featuring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones) The latest terrible advice from our "system" arrived in my mailbox today---and was contained within my copy of the August-September...

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D.

Become a Nutrition Educator!

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D. | August 14, 2012

The Wellness Forum Institute is the first school to offer students the opportunity to become nutrition professionals with a solid science foundation and an emphasis in plant-based nutrition. Due to our "virtual classroom" format, classes are live and interactive, but students can...

John Davis

IVU and Vegsource - together at last!

John Davis | August 14, 2012 | International

In October 2012 the 40th IVU World Veg Congress will join with the Vegsource Healthy Lifestyle Expo in Los Angeles, California. We’ll be in San Francisco for the SF Veg Festival the previous weekend – October 6-7 for that one, then a short...

J Morris Hicks

Who is the most famous doctor in America?

J Morris Hicks | August 9, 2012 | Celebrities

Read More: sanjay gupta, sugar kills, the last heart attack

Well, that depends on who you ask. If you ask me... Without a doubt, Dr. Mehmet Oz is the most famous doctor in the country---but we all know that he is now in the entertainment business. Therefore, he is...

Michael Greger MD

Health Food Store Advice: Often Worthless or Worst

Michael Greger MD | August 9, 2012 | Health

Read More: black cohosh, breast cancer, disease, dizziness, doctors, fever, feverfew, health food store, HIV medications, kava kava, liver toxicity, natural food store, nausea, pharmacists, shark cartilage, snake oil, supplement, supports immunity

How many times has this happened to you? You're in a natural food store walking near the supplement section and an employee graciously asks if you need any help, and proceeds to offer advice on healing what ails you....

Jess Parsons

Dr McDougall's Starch Solution - What's in it for you?

Jess Parsons | August 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: dietary guidelines, diseases of affluence, dr t colin campbell, environmental plant-based, fat, lani muelrab12, salt, starch, sugar, supplements, weight-loss

Dr McDougall's gift is that diet no longer seems controversial. You can picture ol' Doc McDougall offering you a bucket of chicken wings, saying, "Do you feel lucky?" Well? Do you? If you haven't already discovered Dr McDougall, The...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

You Can Win With Forgiveness

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

Read More: ending self sabotage, forgiveness, forgiveness diet, happiness, how to forgive, law of attraction, LOA, success

Spiritual principles CAN lead to material success. The premise is this: If we get in our own way and block our own success due to unconscious, self-sabotaging behaviors, then when we get out of our own way by stopping our...

John Davis

We're going to San Francisco . . .

John Davis | August 8, 2012 | International

[updated August 2012] The 40th IVU World Congress/Vegfest will be in California, October 2012 - starting in San Francisco, October 5-8, then on to Los Angeles Oct 12-14. The first IVU Congress was in Dresden, Germany, in 1908 and they've been held...

J Morris Hicks

Killin' chikins for Jesus...a la Chick-fil-A

J Morris Hicks | August 6, 2012 | Animals

Read More: chick-fil-A, suffering animals

As a former resident of Atlanta, I know all about Mr. S. Truett Cathy and how he built his company, Chick-fil-A on biblical principles. But not all biblical principles; just the ones that suited him. For example, I wonder what Jesus would say about...

Jess Parsons

If Education Were the Answer - 5 things that would already be true

Jess Parsons | August 2, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: education, exercise, fruits, legislation, meat industry, meatless monday, USDA, vegetable

Heard this before? We don't need to pass laws to make things better; we just need more education. If people knew better, they would do better. I'm a writer. I'm all for information sharing. But telling the truth isn't...

Michael Greger MD

Adding FDA-Approved Viruses to Meat

Michael Greger MD | August 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: arsenic, bacteria, bacteria-eating virus, bacteriophage, bird flu, brain parasites, campylobacter, chickens, food industry, listeria, maggots, meat, meat industry, poultry, processed meat, toxin genes, viruses

Bacteria-eating viruses (bacteriophages) have been approved as meat additives to reduce the food safety risks associated with processed meat and poultry products. There is a concern, however, that viruses fed to chickens could spread toxin genes between bacteria, the...