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All The Blogs -- June 2013

Janice Stanger, PhD

Animal Advocacy Museum Is a Step Forward Inspiring Change

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 29, 2013 | Animals

Read More: Animal Advocacy Museum, Patty Shenker, Sue Coe

When Patty Shenker learned there is a SPAM Museum, she decided that animals deserve a museum too. She teamed with friend and fellow activist Prabhat Gautam to find a spot to turn their vision for the Animal Advocacy Museum...

Jess Parsons

Fit Quickies - who wants to get fit fast?

Jess Parsons | June 27, 2013 | Health

Read More: Dr Campbell, exercise, Fit Quickies, Lani Muelrath, nutrition education, vegan

Lani Muelrath, I was so pleased to get my copy of Fit Quickies! (Lani and I both did Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate of Plant-Based Nutrition... Introducing Lani and the Fit Quickies  The first two chapters cover the book's promises...

Michael Greger MD

Plant-Based Diets for Fibromyalgia

Michael Greger MD | June 27, 2013 | Health

Read More: anxiety, chronic pain, cognitive difficulties, depression, fatigue, Fibromyalgia, flexitarian diet, generalized pain, Hallelujah diet, headaches, inflammatory molecule, low back pain, Neu5Gc, pain, painkillers, plant-based diet, potassium, raw vegan, sleep disorders, vegan, vegetarian

Millions suffer from fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by months of widespread pain, often accompanied by fatigue, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, cognitive difficulties, headaches, low back pain, and other problems. Its cause is unknown and there is no known cure....

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

What's The Best Plant-Based Diet?

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 25, 2013 | Health

Read More: healthy diet, plant based nutrition, Plant-Based Pharmacist

Your health depends heavily on your lifestyle and, more importantly, the foods you choose to include in your lifestyle. Over the past few years there has been a popular and growing movement to transition towards a plant-based diet in order...

Michael Greger MD

Apple Peels Turn On Anticancer Genes

Michael Greger MD | June 25, 2013 | Health

Read More: anticancer genes, antioxidants, apple juice, apple peel, apple peels, apples, breast cancer, cancer, fruits, genetics, juice, maspin, pesticides, plant-based diet, prostate cancer, tumor suppression, tumor suppression gene, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, whole foods

A new study calculated that if half the U.S. population ate just one more serving of conventional fruits and vegetables, 20,000 cases of cancer could be prevented. At the same time the added pesticide consumption could cause up to...

J Morris Hicks

World's largest company. World's largest healthcare bill.

J Morris Hicks | June 24, 2013 | Health

Read More: mike duke health care, walmart health care

  Also, the world's greatest opportunity to save money on healthcare Have you noticed the Walmart ads for the improved assortment of fruits and veggies in the produce department? Now, all they need to do to save a few billion dollars a...

Jess Parsons

Vegan Chocolate Crumb Brownies and 3 more frugal bread crust recipes

Jess Parsons | June 23, 2013 | Food

Read More: bread, frugal, holiday, kids, vegan, vegan Christmas, vegan recipe

 I love to transform leftover food so it is appealing and doesn't go to waste.  My family eats lots of bread, but not the ends. (Good luck with this trick to get rid of them. Let me know whether...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Free eBook Download - Forgive To Win!

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 22, 2013 | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, how to decrease self sabotaging behaviors, how to forgive, how to increase self esteem, personal development, self improvement, success

Amazon’s Best-Seller, “Forgive To Win!” by psychiatrist, speaker and author Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. is available on Kindle for FREE DOWNLOAD from June 22, 2013-June 26, 2013 and you don’t need a Kindle device to download and read this book....

Michael Greger MD

Uric Acid From Meat and Sugar

Michael Greger MD | June 20, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, BHA, Butylated hydroxyanisole, carcinogens, crystal deposits, diabetes, evolutionary heritage, fat retention, Germany, gout, heart disease, high blood pressure, meat, plant-based diet, preservatives, salt retention, sodium, stroke, sugar, uric acid, vegan, vegetarian

Human beings lost the ability to detoxify uric acid millions of years ago. What implications does this have for our health today? Our story starts about 15 million years ago. It was the Miocene epoch. Things seemed to be...

Michael Greger MD

Go Nuts for Breast Cancer Prevention

Michael Greger MD | June 18, 2013 | Health

Read More: African-American, almond, Asian, breast cancer, breast disease, breast health, breast lumps, fiber, fibroadenomas, fibrocystic breast disease, lifespan Tree Nuts or Peanuts for Breast Cancer Prevention?, longer life expectancy, lumpectomy, nuts, peanut, pecan, plant-based diet, precancerous, soy, That Black Women's Health Study, true nut, vegan, vegetarian, women

The Black Women's Health Study I profiled in my last blog Prevent Breast Cancer by Any Greens Necessary was out of Boston University. Across the Charles River, the Harvard Nurse's Health Study also tried to determine which plants may...

Chef AJ

Meet the Forks Over Knives Doctor In Person on June 23rd!!!

Chef AJ | June 15, 2013 | Celebrities, Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: cardiac health, Chef AJ, oil, plant based nutrition, reversing heart disease with diet

One of the most delightful segments of the blockbuster documentary was Dr. Terry Mason, the Cook County Medical Commission.  In a rare Southern California appearance he will be speaking with Dr. Baxter Montgomery (the Vegan Cardiologist from Houston Texas) and...

Jess Parsons

Good vs Evil: Join the Activist Fan Club

Jess Parsons | June 14, 2013 | Celebrities

Read More: activist, animal abuse, chickens, factory farms, legislation, media, police, politicians, public

As my children get older, I have the perfect excuse to enjoy epic children's adventures - again, for Narnia or The Lord of the Rings or Star Wars - for the first time, with Harry Potter. In real life,...

Michael Greger MD

Prevent Breast Cancer by Any Greens Necessary

Michael Greger MD | June 13, 2013 | Health

Read More: African, African-American, breast cancer, breast disease, breast health, broccoli, carrots, collard greens, collards, diabetes, fruits, high blood pressure, Nathan Pritikin, plant-based diet, That Black Women's Health Study, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, women

Recently a study of 50,000 African-American women was published, a sadly neglected demographic when it comes to nutritional science and, in fact, medical research generally. Certain African populations were among the healthiest on earth, inspiring one of America's lifestyle...

Michael Greger MD

Why Less Breast Cancer in Asia?

Michael Greger MD | June 11, 2013 | Health

Read More: Asia, breast cancer, breast disease, breast health, cold steeping, dried mushrooms, estrogen, green tea, mushrooms, soy, soy milk, white mushrooms, white tea

Though breast cancer is the most common cancer among women around the world, the rate in some areas of the world, such as Asia, is up to six-fold lower than in North America. Maybe it's the green tea and...

Michael Greger MD

Mushrooms For Breast Cancer Prevention

Michael Greger MD | June 6, 2013 | Health

Read More: anti-aromatase, aromatase, aromatase inhibitors, bell peppers, bioidentical hormones, breast cancer, broccoli, cancer prevention, cancer treatment, carrots, celery, chemotherapy, colon cancer, estrogen, green onions, lung cancer, mushrooms, ovarian cancer, postmenopause, prostate cancer, spinach, tumors

Breast cancer can take decades to develop, so "early" detection via mammogram may be too late. The breast cancer you may feel one day as a lump in the shower, may have started 20 years ago. We now suspect...

Sarah Taylor

Dairy Cows and Their Calves: When Mother is Separated From Baby

Sarah Taylor | June 5, 2013 | Animals

Read More: dairy, dairy cows, vegan

My new book, Vegetarian to Vegan, is going through the publishing process now.  I thought I might give you all a taste of some of the information in the book by blogging excerpts from it over the next several weeks. ...

J Morris Hicks

"Why I'm Not a Vegan" --- Title of latest Mark Bittman piece

J Morris Hicks | June 4, 2013 | Celebrities

Read More: Mark Bittman, VB6, vegan

Then he proceeds to tell us all the reasons he should be. Confusing, to say the least. As a big fan of Mark Bittman, I continue to be mystified by his refusal to take a stand and tell us...

Michael Greger MD

Plant-Based Diets for Metabolic Syndrome

Michael Greger MD | June 4, 2013 | Health

Read More: abdominal obesity, antioxidants, cancer, cataracts, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, hypertension, liver disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity, phytates, plant-based diet, refined grain, stroke, syndrome x, vegan, vegetarian, white bread, whole grain, whole grains

Metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X, is a medical disorder characterized by the so-called "deadly quartet": abdominal obesity, high fasting blood sugars, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure. Metabolic syndrome can set people up for liver disease, stroke,...