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All The Blogs -- July 2013

Jess Parsons

10 Skills to Avoid Going Crazy as an Internet Admin...I mean Parent. Whatever.

Jess Parsons | July 30, 2013 | Lifestyle

Read More: children, debate, facebook, internet, peace, power

The legal age for a Facebook account is 13, but some days you wouldn't know it. Some days, anonymity, distance, and free access to a keyboard make a few people forget the manners their parents taught them. Sometimes, even reposting...

Michael Greger MD

Is Coconut Oil Good For You?

Michael Greger MD | July 30, 2013 | Health

Read More: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Association, atherosclerosis, bad cholesterol, clinical nutrition, clogged artereris, coconut oil, heart disease, LDL, medical community, medical school, saffron, saturated fat, stearic acid

                Some who profit from coconut oil claim it has miraculous powers, curing everything from cancer to jock itch. The boldest claim may be that it is a potential cure for Alzheimer’s, based...

Sarah Taylor

Eggs and Your Health

Sarah Taylor | July 29, 2013 | Health

Read More: eggs, vegan, vegan health

Since I touched on Cage Layer Osteoporosis in my last blog entry – that painful condition that laying hens in factory farms suffer greatly from, due to the excessive number of eggs they are forced to lay – I thought...

Michael Greger MD

Do Vegans Get More Cavities?

Michael Greger MD | July 25, 2013 | Health

Read More: acid erosion, American Dental Association, apples, beef, carrots, cavities, cheese, chicken, cholesterol, chronic gum disease, citrus, citrus fruit, dairy, dentist, enamel erosion, fiber, fruit, fruit juice, gingivitis, grapes, high-fiber food, impotence, leafy vegetables, meat, oral cancer, oral care, oral disease, oral health, periodontal disease, plant-based diet, raw, saturated fat, sexual dysfunction, soda, tomatoes, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian

                A diet high in saturated fat, which can clog our arteries and lead to inflammation, is  considered a key underlying causal factor for periodontal diseases like gingivitis. This may explain why chronic...

Michael Greger MD

Head Shrinking from Grilling Meat

Michael Greger MD | July 23, 2013 | Health

Read More: bacon, barbeque, BBQ, birth weight, carcinogens, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cooking meat, COPD, DNA, fetal development, frying meat, lung cancer, lung disease, lung health, meat fumes, mutations, newborns, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, pregnant women, respiratory tract cancer, restaurants, young children

A year ago I posted a two minute video entitled Carcinogens in the Smell of Frying Bacon, in which I described the ability of the fumes generated by frying meat to mutate DNA. This helped explain both the increased risk of...

Michael Greger MD

Broccoli Boosts Liver Detox Enzymes

Michael Greger MD | July 18, 2013 | Health

Read More: breast cancer, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, caffeine, carcinogens, cruciferous vegetables, detox, detoxifying enzymes, enzymes, fruits, heterocyclic amines, liver, liver health, phase II enzyme system, phytonutrients, plant-based diet, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian

                Researchers just found out that the boost in detoxifying enzymes triggered by cruciferous vegetable consumption may last for weeks! Last spring in my post The Best Detox I described this amazing phenomenon...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Fish Oil Reviews - The Evidence Behind Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 17, 2013 | Health

Read More: fish oil pills, omega-3 supplements, Plant-Based Pharmacist

Like many individuals, my day starts with an eagerly awaited trip to the kitchen after a quick hop in the shower. By this time, the alarm clock haze has finally worn off long enough to realize the neurotic taste buds...

Sarah Taylor

Cage Layer Osteoporosis - Another Reason to Give Up Eggs ... For Good

Sarah Taylor | July 16, 2013

Read More: egg laying hens, eggs, factory farms, vegan

I have started posting a few excerpts from my upcoming book here on the Vegan Next Door’s blog, so you can get a taste of what will be in Vegetarian to Vegan.  As I mentioned in the last post, I...

J Morris Hicks

Are you ready for a $35 burger?

J Morris Hicks | July 16, 2013 | Green

Read More: cap and trade water, water for sale

And much higher than that if the beef industry had to pay for water.                Water excerpt from Lester Brown's book Although many analysts are concerned about the depletion of oil resources, the...

Michael Greger MD

Dr. Greger's New Year-in-Review Presentation

Michael Greger MD | July 16, 2013 | Health

Read More: DVD

                Watch my new live presentation online at More Than an Apple a Day or order it on DVD (all proceeds to charity). Every year I scour the world’s scholarly literature on clinical...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Einstein's Cosmic Journey - A Biographical Fantasy of Quantum Proportions

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 13, 2013

Read More: Albert Einstein, biography, Carl Jung, fiction, Quantum Physics, Synchronicity, Theory of Relativity, Wolfgang Pauli

Great News! Psychiatrist Walter E. Jacobson, M.D., clinician, motivational speaker and best-selling author of “Forgive To Win!” has just published his second book, “Einstein’s Cosmic Journey – A Biographical Fantasy of Quantum Proportions.” Here’s the brief storyline: Albert Einstein, 76...

J Morris Hicks

Talking heart disease with Marilu Henner

J Morris Hicks | July 11, 2013 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: heart disease, marilu henner

  Featuring My 6-Step Solution for Ending Heart Disease Yesterday, July 10, I had the honor of being the very first "repeat" guest on the new Marilu Henner radio show, now eight weeks old. The topic was heart disease and featured a...

Michael Greger MD

Dr. Greger's New DVD (all proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | July 11, 2013 | Health

Read More: DVD

                The newest volume of my Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD series launches today. Order on my website or through Amazon (all proceeds go to keeping NutritionFacts.org up and running). The current batch...

Michael Greger MD

Foods That May Block Cancer Formation

Michael Greger MD | July 9, 2013 | Health

Read More: aging, antiangiogenesis, apigen, beans, berries, breast cancer, breast health, broccoli, cancer, cancer survival, celery, citrus, exercise, fisitin, flavonoids, fruit, luteolin, metastases, peppers, phytonutrients, plant-based diets, rice, spices, strawberries, tea, vegans, vegetarians, VEGF, weight loss, women's health

                More than 85% of breast cancers are sporadic and attributable to long-term exposure to environmental carcinogens, such as those in the diet, through a multistep disease process progressing from non-cancerous to pre-cancerous...

Michael Greger MD

Avoiding Cooked Meat Carcinogens

Michael Greger MD | July 4, 2013 | Health

Read More: bacon, baking, barbecuing, beef, birds, boiled, breast cancer, carcinogens, cheese, chicken, cigarettes, coffee, cooked meat, creatine, diesel fumes, E. coli, eggs, estrogen, fast food, fish, frying, grilling, heterocyclic amines, incinerator ash, lung cancer, mammals, meat, nitrosamines, pancreatic cancer, PCBs, PhIP, prostate cancer, protein supplements, roasted, smoking, well cooked

When the muscles of mammals, fish, or birds are cooked at high temperatures carcinogenic chemicals called heterocyclic amines are created that may increase the risk of breast, colon, lung, pancreatic, and prostate cancer (see my last post Estrogens in Cooked Meat)....

Vegparadise Blog

AMA Declares Obesity a Disease; Is That Really Enough?

Vegparadise Blog | July 2, 2013 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Academic Medicine, AMA, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, obesity, pharmaceuticals, USDA

When the American Medical Association labeled obesity as a disease, they in essence turned the health care world upside down. What a boon this new disease will be for the pharmaceutical industry! But is the blue or pink pill the...

J Morris Hicks

Do you breathe air, drink water and have sex?

J Morris Hicks | July 2, 2013 | Food, Health

Even with no randomized studies proving that you should? What should humans be eating? That's the question that I began studying in 2002. Six months later, I concluded---without a doubt---that we should be eating a whole foods, plant-based diet. From...

Michael Greger MD

Estrogens in Cooked Meat

Michael Greger MD | July 2, 2013 | Health

Read More: animal protein, breast cancer, broccoli, cancer, cancer-producing substances, carcinogens, cooked meat, ductal carcinoma, estrogen, heterocyclic amines, IGF-1, Indian gooseberries, meat, metastatic potential, mutagens, National Cancer Institute, PhIP, three strikes, tumor, tumor growth

We've known since 1939 that there were "cancer-producing substances" in roasted meat. Scientists have since identified these compounds as heterocyclic amines, described by the National Cancer Institute as "chemicals formed when muscle meat, including beef, pork, fish, and poultry, is...