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All The Blogs -- February 2013

Jess Parsons

Beauty is skin deep? 10 reasons for no makeup

Jess Parsons | February 28, 2013 | Lifestyle

Read More: animal abuse, cosmetics, family, frugal, health, kids, Lani Muelrath, makeup, making money, media, vegan

This post is inspired by the popular Pinterest site, Don't Compare Yourself to Celebrities. "To sell beauty products, advertisers must constantly convince you to fix, update, or conceal something about your natural look. This sends the message that the...

Michael Greger MD

What Is the Healthiest Meat?

Michael Greger MD | February 28, 2013 | Health

Read More: arginine, bugs, grains, insects, maggots, octopus, protein, saturated fat, silkworm caterpillars, snail meat, vegan, vitamin B12, zinc

Thanks to the Chinese space program, scientists in Beijing recently published a formal nutritional analysis of what may be one of the least harmful animals to eat, silkworm caterpillars. As I profile in my 2-min video Good Grub, they appear to...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Milk - It Does A Body Bad, Really Bad!

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | February 26, 2013 | Health

Read More: acne, dairy products, milk, osteoporosis, prostate cancer

Recently, the 2013 Super Bowl featured a Got Milk? commercial with celebrity Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson promoting milk for it's protein content. This 30 second commercial was sponsored by MilkPEP(Milk Processor Education Program). MilkPEP is conglomerate of several dairy industry processors...

Michael Greger MD

Lead Poisoning Risk From Venison

Michael Greger MD | February 26, 2013 | Health

The reason animal products trigger inflammation in the body within hours of consumption is thought to be due to the residual bacterial toxins that survive the cooking process (as l detailed in my blog post How Does Meat Cause Inflammation). The...

J Morris Hicks

Leather? Vegan? Hypocrite? Realist?

J Morris Hicks | February 25, 2013 | Animals

Read More: animal suffering, exploitation of animals

From time to time, one of my readers asks me about our use of animal products---other than their food products like flesh, milk or eggs. I am primarily talking about their skins for our shoes, hand-bags, coats, car seats,...

Michael Greger MD

How Much Soy Is Too Much?

Michael Greger MD | February 21, 2013 | Health

If animal proteins promote cancer because they boost our blood levels of the growth hormone IGF-1, what about the few plant proteins that have amino acid ratios similar to animal proteins such soy foods? One of soy’s selling points is...

Sarah Taylor

Stagnation

Sarah Taylor | February 20, 2013 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegan diet

It’s always fun when you come across something new that you’re passionate about – a new hobby, and new intellectual topic … the vegan diet!  For several months or years, you can be engrossed in this topic, reading books, googling...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Effectively Manage Emotions, Get Off Psychiatric Medications, and Create The Life You Want

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 17, 2013 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: dr pam popper, emotional wellness, forgiveness, how to effectively manage emotions, how to get off psychiatric medications, self improcvement, sustainable happiness, walter e jacobson md, wellness forum

If it’s true that most people take psychiatric medications because of difficulties regulating their emotions, anxieties and impulses, then when they are taught skills to effectively self-regulate, they will no longer need to depend upon and can safely taper themselves...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Fit Quickies - Quick & Easy Workouts In Just 5 Minutes Or Less - Book Review and Giveaway Contest

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | February 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: exercise, Fit Quickies, healthy habits, Lani Muelrath, plant based nutrition, resistance training

If you're like most people then you're short on time and long on "to do" lists. Work, kids, projects, chores, grocery shopping, errands, cleaning, laundry, and gym time. There never seems to be enough time to fit in everything you...

Michael Greger MD

Vegan Men: More Testosterone But Less Cancer

Michael Greger MD | February 12, 2013 | Health

Just a few days of walking and eating healthy plant foods can lower the level of the cancer-promoting growth hormone IGF-1 enough to reverse cancer cell growth in a Petri dish. This is detailed in my last three blog posts Cancer-Proofing...

Michael Greger MD

How Do Plant-Based Diets Fight Cancer?

Michael Greger MD | February 7, 2013 | Health

Why do centenarians—those who live to be over a hundred years old—escape cancer? As you can see in my 3-min. video IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop, as we get older our risk of getting and dying from cancer grows year by...

Michael Greger MD

Treating an Enlarged Prostate With Diet

Michael Greger MD | February 5, 2013 | Health

The majority of American men will develop a pathologically enlarged prostate gland (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). The good news, though, is that like many other epidemics of chronic disease plaguing the Western world, it can be prevented and...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Seven Dangers of Eating Eggs

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: cholesterol, eggs, salmonella, whole foods plant-based diet

It's Not Just the Cholesterol That Scrambles Your Health One of my most stomach-churning childhood experiences was cracking an egg for cooking and finding a partially formed chick fetus inside. I screamed in horror and threw it in the trash....

Sarah Taylor

Vegans with High Cholesterol

Sarah Taylor | February 1, 2013 | Health

Read More: cholesterol, vegan

My cholesterol has always been high - around 233 – even after 12 years on a vegan diet.  How can a 12-year vegan have such high cholesterol?  Genetics, of course.  We love to use genetics as an excuse.  We blame...