All The Blogs -- October 2012

J Morris Hicks

A case for awarding the Nobel Prize to Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. and T. Colin Campbell

J Morris Hicks | October 31, 2012 | Health

Read More: Nobel Prize Campbell Esselstyn

  Nobel Prize in Chemistry; All about the drugs---and the $$ Finding Better Drugs Makes Lots of Money---whereas, promoting health and avoiding disease does not. For that reason, we hear news every day about the continuous search for high-tech drugs...

John Davis

The Future of the Movement?

John Davis | October 31, 2012 | International

Two years ago I wrote these thoughts about where we’re going in promoting veg*ism worldwide – not necessarily what I think should happen, just what it appeared was already happening. I’ve updated a couple of minor points, otherwise it still...

Michael Greger MD

Eating To Extend Our Lifespan

Michael Greger MD | October 25, 2012 | Health

Read More: caloric restriction, dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA, egg-free, fertility, human longevity, processed meat, smoking, vegan, vegetarian

Why can't we live forever? Some animals do, and I don't mean some 200 year old whale-I'm talking immortal. There are actually species of animals that don't age and could technically go on living forever-and why not? In a...

John Davis

Brighton - veg capital UK?

John Davis | October 24, 2012 | International

For about the last 20 years I've bought my shoes from 'Vegetarian Shoes' in Brighton, a small city on the south coast of England. It was developed by the Victorians as a seaside escape from London, and now has about...

J Morris Hicks

Top 10 "Zingers"---food choices & the presidential debates

J Morris Hicks | October 21, 2012 | Health

Read More: Food choices presidential debates

Debate season is full of zingers, gotchas, one-liners & sound-bytes Lots of zingers, but neither candidate is talking about the most important issues in the world. With the election only a few weeks away, I thought it was time to...

Jess Parsons

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer - Review

Jess Parsons | October 17, 2012 | Animals

Read More: animal abuse, Book review, healthy body healthy mind, jonathan safran foer, kids, meat, meat industry, vegan, vegetarian to vegan, vegetarians

As far as I know, the only people I have inspired to be vegan are those I've given birth to. So I give full credit to any book which can "turn someone vegan" - as (most famously) Natalie Portman says...

John Davis

. . . and then to something completely different

John Davis | October 17, 2012 | International

I’m writing this at about 33,000 feet, somewhere over the North Atlantic. The first major IVU visit to California is now over, next year we’re off to another first in Malaysia. San Francisco and Los Angeles were very different events...

J Morris Hicks

Arthritis, MS, Lupus & more...a total of 81 success stories

J Morris Hicks | October 16, 2012 | Health

Read More: Success stories

Got a health problem? The right diet for our species just might fix it. Last week, I heard from a good friend who was asking about a specific medical condition from which she was suffering. Since that time, I...

Jess Parsons

Biodegradable "Plastic" Wrap from FriendlyPak

Jess Parsons | October 12, 2012 | Green

Read More: animal abuse, compost, environmental plant-based, packaging, plastic, pollution, storage, vegan, waste

I got really excited when FriendlyPak first gave away a roll of BioBag - a biodegradable "plastic" wrap. I didn't win, but I still wanted it. We were almost at the end of our roll of supermarket plastic wrap....

Michael Greger MD

Vol. 11 Nutrition DVD Now Available (Proceeds to Charity)

Michael Greger MD | October 11, 2012 | Health

The current batch of videos from volume 10 are about to run out, so starting next week and running into 2013 I'll be rolling out the videos off my new Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD, volume 11. The DVDs...

John Davis

Congress is dead - long live the Vegfest

John Davis | October 10, 2012 | International

I’m writing this from California. The first part of the 40th IVU ‘big event’, in San Francisco, is now over, and a lot of us are heading for Los Angeles for part two. For the last 104 years IVU has...

J Morris Hicks

Riding the cancer train to fame and fortune

J Morris Hicks | October 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: making money in the cancer business

A privileged few get filthy rich---while innocent millions suffer Two news stories caught my attention this week. One from Boston, the other from Los Angeles. Both were stories about how big money is being made in the cancer industry....

Janice Stanger, PhD

Vegan For the Holidays is Your Must-Have Cookboook for Festive Winter Celebrations

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 4, 2012 | Food

Read More: cookbook, Vegan for the Holidays, vegan holiday recipes, Zel Allen

Zel Allen Offers Whole Foods, Plant-Based Recipes To Delight Your Guests Expectations are high for holiday meals. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years - and all the parties and house guests in between - vegans may wonder...

Michael Greger MD

Preventing and Treating Kidney Failure With Diet

Michael Greger MD | October 4, 2012 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal protein, cholesterol, Harvard study, heart attacks, kidney, meat, plant fat, plant protein, standard american diet

Our kidneys are highly vascular organs. That's why when you see kidneys in the meat case they look so red. After all, our two little kidneys have to filter through our entire blood supply and as such receive about...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Lessons From A Pharmacist - I Get A BIG, FAT Paycheck While You Stay Sick

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | October 3, 2012 | Health

Read More: greed, healthcare professionals, medical education, money, pharmaceuticals, pharmacists, plant-based diet, plant-based pharmacist

Hi. My name is Dustin Rudolph. I've been a practicing pharmacist for over 10 years now, and I'm here to tell you something you may not like hearing. I get a BIG, FAT paycheck every two weeks while YOU (or at...

J Morris Hicks

Why are insurance companies not "really" promoting health?

J Morris Hicks | October 3, 2012 | Health

Read More: insurance companies and promoting health

"How Insurers Can Help" was the headline. According to the 9-30-12 article, they can help reduce the cost of health care by replacing "fee for service" with "fixed budgets" that reward doctors for delivering less service. This is what...

John Davis

California here we come!

John Davis | October 3, 2012 | International

The first ever IVU World Congress/Vegfest to be held on the West Coast of North America is about to begin. We start in San Francisco from Friday, October 5, then down to Los Angeles for October 11-14. This will be...