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All The Blogs -- March 2013

Jess Parsons

Ethics vs Health: Crossing the Great Vegan Divide

Jess Parsons | March 26, 2013 | Animals, Health

Read More: activist, Animal suffering, ethics, healthy cooking, healthy eating big picture, unity, vegan, vegan recipes

Photo from Farm Sanctuary I just got my hands on a copy of The Vegan Sourcebook. It certainly earns its nickname of “The Vegan Bible” – it has a wealth of valuable information, recommendations, and history, and more than...

Michael Greger MD

Countering Dietary Pollutants & Pesticides

Michael Greger MD | March 26, 2013 | Health

We have so polluted our planet that eight different pesticides were recently found contaminating the snow-capped tips of the Rocky Mountains. If they're contaminated, then everywhere is contaminated. The best we can do is just try to eat as...

Sarah Taylor

Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine

Sarah Taylor | March 25, 2013 | Health

Read More: PCRM, vegan, vegan research

There are many great organizations that are helping to advance veganism.  I love them all, and I especially love the people behind these organizations.  Even if I don’t always agree with their tactics, I have a very deep respect for...

Michael Greger MD

Protecting Our Babies From Pollutants

Michael Greger MD | March 21, 2013 | Health

For those of us starting new families, one of the myriad concerns that come up is how we are ever going to get our children to eat their veggies. One answer that I profile in my 3-min. video The...

Michael Greger MD

Pollutants in Californian Breast Tissue

Michael Greger MD | March 19, 2013 | Health

Americans are walking chemical cocktails according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Organochlorine pesticides tend to build up in animal fat (see for example, Cannibalistic Feed Biomagnification, Avoiding Other Banned Pesticides, and Industrial...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Which Air Pollutants Are Worst For Your Health?

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 17, 2013 | Health

Read More: air pollution, barbecue, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Give a Wide Berth to These Four Enemies of Air Quality Your lungs are an entryway to your body, a site where you literally take in your environment. Millions of tiny air sacs in your lungs have walls only...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Get Well With Your Mind

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 16, 2013 | Health

Read More: get well, getting off drugs, how to heal yourself. emotional wellness, psychiatric medications

The best solution for people with difficulty managing mood swings, anxieties, and impulsivities is not a pill. It's the power of their thoughts harnessed effectively with the goal of maximizing positive outcomes in all aspects of their lives. With the...

Michael Greger MD

How Chemically Contaminated Are We?

Michael Greger MD | March 14, 2013 | Health

Every few years the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measures the levels of chemical pollutants in the bodies of thousands of Americans from across the country. What did the latest report tell us about our toxic burden?...

Vegparadise Blog

Food Taster Reignites Old Controversy; Was Hitler a Vegetarian?

Vegparadise Blog | March 13, 2013 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: Adolph Hitler, Famous Vegetarians, Food Taster, Margot Woelk

During World War II Margot Woelk had the important job of food taster, a job that turned out to be a matter of life and death. The 95-year-old German woman recently revealed that she was one of 15 women who...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The False Hope Of Prescription Medications - A Pharmacist Tells All

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 13, 2013 | Health

Read More: heart disease, pharmaceuticals, plant based nutrition, Plant-Based Pharmacist, prescription medications

For every ailment in today's world there is a pill. A solution in the form of a capsule or tablet or liquid with a concoction of chemicals inside designed to "cure" our misfortunes. Big Pharma has made their mark. As...

Sarah Taylor

Paris Goes Vegan!

Sarah Taylor | March 13, 2013

The last time I was in Paris in 2004, I literally ate a salad or a baguette for every single meal.  A week later, I came home a size smaller.  It was likelier that Napoleon would rise from the dead...

Michael Greger MD

Saffron vs. Prozac for Depression

Michael Greger MD | March 12, 2013 | Health

Millions of Americans suffer from depression every year, a disabling disease that can end up fatal (due to suicide). In my last blog post, Treating PMS with Saffron, I noted remarkable benefits of the spice saffron on the emotional...

Jess Parsons

I'm still vegan - Cravings, Health, and Satisfaction

Jess Parsons | March 6, 2013 | Health

Read More: animal abuse, Dr John Mcdougall, ethics, fast food, healthy eating big picture, juices, media, outreach, raw, vegan, weight control, weight gain

Oh dear. Another high-profile vegan goes public with her vegan failure.  Alex Jamieson is most famous as Morgan Spurlock's vegan girlfriend and inspiration in the iconic movie, Supersize Me. Ravings on Cravings I've heard plenty of much less famous...

J Morris Hicks

Dr. Campbell's new book, WHOLE --- Pre Order Promotion

J Morris Hicks | March 6, 2013

Read More: Free copy of Healthy Eating, Healthy World

Featuring a free copy of Healthy Eating, Healthy World Our publisher (BenBella Books) who we both share, is generously offering a special pre-order promotion (through end of March) of Dr. Campbell's new book, "WHOLE, Rethinking the Science of Nutrition." Offer is...