All The Blogs -- November 2012

Michael Greger MD

Drugs & Bugs in Pork: Ractopamine and Yersinia

Michael Greger MD | November 29, 2012 | Health

Read More: food poisoning, pigs, pork, ractopamine, yersinia

Earlier this year, China rejected 200,000 pounds of pork from the United States after discovering residues in the meat of an adrenaline-like drug called ractopamine, which is fed to U.S. pigs (Paylean™) and turkeys (Topmax™) as a growth promoter...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Emotional Wellness, Forgiveness, How To Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs

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

Read More: emotional wellness, forgive to win, forgiveness, gratitude, how to forgive, stop taking psychiatric meds

In this interview I did with Peter Breggin, MD, we talked about gratitude, forgiveness, service to others, the toxic effects of psychiatric medications, my book Forgive To Win! and my new interactive learning course, Emotional Welllness 101 (starting Dec. 4,...

J Morris Hicks

Dr. Oz on the cover of TIME; More "confusion over clarity"

J Morris Hicks | November 28, 2012 | Celebrities

  This time the title is Give Frozen Foods A Chance Well, Dr. Oz has done it again. He's back on the cover of TIME with a story that's guaranteed to keep the consumers confused about food. But then, that's exactly...

John Davis

Vegan Views - the interview

John Davis | November 28, 2012 | International

A few months back, the editor of Vegan Views magazine (a member of IVU) asked me if I’d like to do an interview about my blogs, and the e-book compilation of them: ‘World Veganism – past, present and future’. I...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Give Thanks Every Day To Those You Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | November 25, 2012 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: compassion, Forgiveness, gratitude, improving relationships, Thanksgiving

We tend to treat strangers, acquaintances and co-workers better than our loved ones. We tend to take our loved ones for granted and treat them in inconsiderate and unloving ways. When in a disagreement, we tend to automatically react rather...

Jess Parsons

Weeding and Eating

Jess Parsons | November 22, 2012 | Food

Read More: free, frugal, fruits, green smoothie, greens, mint, weeds

"You have some lovely dandelions," said my mother. "Yes," I thought, "the yard is full of them." "So, do you mind if I pick some for lunch?""Ummm, sure..." Have all the weeds you want. Weirdo. But Mom would be proud...

Michael Greger MD

New Features and Black Friday Sale

Michael Greger MD | November 22, 2012 | Health

The new and improved has arrived! Thanks to the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation and our brilliant web developer Christi Richards, we launched the renovated site this month with a new design and functionality. Here are some of...

John Davis

The last leg - India and home

John Davis | November 21, 2012 | International

Just before the 41st IVU World Vegfest, Malaysia, 2013, will be a Vegan Festival in India. Anyone thinking of making the stopover might like to see the one I went to in 2010 - that one was called a 'Vegetarian...

J Morris Hicks

Congratulations Mr. President. Now you have time to fix ObamaCare!

J Morris Hicks | November 15, 2012 | Celebrities

Read More: Fixing ObamaCare

And the solution is right under your nose---it's the FOOD! Dear President Obama, Congratulations on winning your second term. I concluded long ago that it would take a second-term president to make any serious headway in replacing our toxic...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

The Shocking Cure For Crohn's Disease, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, & Every Other Chronic Disease

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | November 14, 2012 | Health

Read More: asthma, chronic disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn's Disease, plant-based pharmacist

Let me start this post by giving you fair warning... if you don't like sarcasm stop reading now. You probably won't like this post and will get easily offended by it's simplistic nature and the rather harsh approach I take...

Jess Parsons

The REAL reason not to eat animals is...

Jess Parsons | November 14, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: agribusiness, Animal suffering, cost of plant based eating, environment, ethics, healthcare, healthy eating big picture, vegan

First, there was How the Health Argument Fails Veganism. Then, How the Ethical Argument Fails Veganism. In honour of World Vegan Day (and Month), we are going to sort it out once and for all. The real reason not...

John Davis

A Visit to Malaysia

John Davis | November 14, 2012 | International

If you are thinking of making the trip to Malaysia next year, for the 41st IVU World Vegfest, October 3-9, 2013, you might be interested in some views of Kuala Lumpur from my visit a couple of years ago.  On...

Jess Parsons

They're all Bill and Lou - Go Vegan!

Jess Parsons | November 13, 2012 | Animals

Read More: Animal suffering, cows, education, green, slaughter, vegan

Vegans, make the most of the media frenzy over Bill and Lou, the Green Mountain College mascots. Rarely have animals been so featured as individuals, esteemed and named, yet destined for slaughter under the public eye. Here's a picture worth...

J Morris Hicks

Animal suffering. An oft-forgotten consequence of our food choices.

J Morris Hicks | November 9, 2012 | Animals

Read More: Animal suffering, milk and egg animals suffer too

Out of sight---out of mind After close to 700 consecutive daily blogs, I have written about the needless suffering of animals 27 times. But lately, I have been writing mainly about sustainability issues and the need for corporate CEOs...

Chef AJ

Thanksgiving Recipes from The Chef and The Dietitian

Chef AJ | November 8, 2012 | Celebrities, Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: Chef AJ, lentils, raw, vegan, vegan holiday recipes, vegetarian recipes

Here are 8 easy, delcious and nutritious recipes from The Chef and The Dietitian.  If you have any questions about the recipes we are doing a live tweet chat on Wednesday, November 14th. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  ...

Michael Greger MD

Magnesium-Rich Foods to Prevent Sudden Death

Michael Greger MD | November 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: arrhythmias, cardiac death, heart disease, magnesium, nuts

Most men and women who succumb to heart disease die suddenly without any known history of heart problems. As I note in my 3-min. video How Do Nuts Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death?, up to 55% of men and...

John Davis

Blog of blogs

John Davis | November 7, 2012 | International

I’ve been posting these blogs for almost three years now, putting up one a week on all sorts of things. The stats show some getting ten times more hits than others – but of course that doesn’t tell me how many people actually read them...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

5 Superfoods For Optimal Health

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | November 3, 2012 | Health

Read More: plant-based pharmacist, superfoods, whole foods plant based diet

Superfoods are on everyone's radar nowadays. You hear them talked about on the news and see them in advertisements by health food stores and grocery chains. So what's all the hoopla about? Is there a magic cure to these foods?...

Janice Stanger, PhD

The Physician Who Sends You to the Food Store, Not the Drugstore

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: Dr. Don Wagner, vegan radio show, whole foods plant based diet

Dr. Don Wagner Heeded "Physician Heal Thyself," and Now Guides Patients with a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet Plan Childhood was a health disaster for Don Wagner. Born with cardiac issues, including a hole in his heart and arrhythmias, he started...

Chef AJ

Would you to have Dr. Essesltyn in your living room this Sunday?

Chef AJ | November 2, 2012

Read More: Chef AJ, heart attack proof

That's right.  You can enjoy watching Dr. Esslestyn give a lecture right from the comfort of your own home.  HTLA 3 (Healthy Taste of LA) is sold out again this year so we are live streaming the entire event FOR...