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All The Blogs -- September 2013

Pam Popper PhD

Wellness Forum's Annual Fall Conference November 8-10

Pam Popper PhD | September 30, 2013

This conference, in Columbsu Ohio will feature incredible speakers, including:     Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition     Dr. Alan Goldhamer, from True North and author of The Pleasure Trap     Susan Levin, R.D. from...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Our Thoughts Create Our Reality

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 26, 2013 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: cognitive tools, law of attraction, LOA, positive psychology, reality manifestation, self help

e create our emotional reality with our thoughts: Positive thoughts tend to generate happiness. Negative thoughts tend to generate fear, anxiety and depression. We create our physical reality with our thoughts: Positive thoughts tend to reduce stress and strengthen our...

Michael Greger MD

Dr. Greger's New DVD Available For Download

Michael Greger MD | September 26, 2013 | Health

Read More: DVD

The newest volume of my Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD series is now out. Order on my website or through Amazon (all proceeds go to the 501c3 nonprofit charity that keeps NutritionFacts.org up and running). It can also now...

Jess Parsons

Chicken - it's the new veal

Jess Parsons | September 25, 2013 | Animals

Read More: Animal suffering, antibiotics, chickens, egg laying hens, growth hormone, media, natural, veal

Thanks to animal activists, most of us know about the extreme industrial cruelty involved in turning calves into veal, or force-feeding geese and ducks to give them fatty livers for foie gras. Also recently highlighted - the cruelty of...

Michael Greger MD

Raisins vs. Energy Gels for Athletic Performance

Michael Greger MD | September 24, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, athletes, athletics, carbohydrate oxidation, dried fruit, energy bars, energy chews, energy expenditure, energy gels, energy shots, fat oxidation, glycogen, jelly beans, natural supplements, raisins, respiratory exchange, sports, sports drinks, sports gels, sports supplements, supplements

After about an hour of strenuous exercise, long-distance athletes can really start to deplete their glycogen stores, the body’s source of quick energy. Studies dating back to the ’30s found that by hooking athletes on a treadmill up to...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Taxpayers Are Showering Money On Meat and Dairy Businesses

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 22, 2013 | Health

Read More: Dave Simon, Meatonomics, whole foods plant based diet

Dave Simon's Meatonomics Shows Compelling Economic Reasons to Go Plant-Based You may be familiar with three major motives to ditch animal foods: your own health, the health of the planet, and animal suffering. To these, Dave Simon - author, lawyer,...

Dr. Will Tuttle

The Mechanisms of Denial

Dr. Will Tuttle | September 19, 2013

Our Culture’s Two Most Deadly Hoaxes   “Not being able to see our dark side is the most dangerous thing.” – Dr. Robert Griffin, psychologist               I recently watched a short video of seven psychologists discussing the mechanisms of...

Michael Greger MD

The Best Nutrition Bar

Michael Greger MD | September 19, 2013 | Health

Read More: abdominal obesity, almond butter, caloric density, cholesterol, dried apples, dried fruit, figs, fruit, nut bar, nut butter, nutrition bar, nuts, obesity, peanut butter, satiety, weight gain, weight loss

There are a variety of healthier fruit and nut bars on the market now that boast dried fruit as a primary ingredient. Dried fruit is calorically dense, though. Should we be concerned that eating such bars may make us...

Michael Greger MD

Best Treatment for Constipation

Michael Greger MD | September 17, 2013 | Health

Read More: bowel movements, bowel regularity, Bristol stool scale, California Prune Board, constipation, dried plums, finer supplements, home remedies, International Prune Association, laxatives, Metamucil, natural remedies, over-the-counter drugs, plant-based diet, plums, prunes, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, vegan, vegetarian

Constipation is a common problem that affects up to 20 percent of the world's population. Nearly 60 million Americans suffer from chronic constipation, which is particularly a problem in women and the elderly. It is a pathological condition that...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Heal Relationships - What's Love & Communication Got To Do With It? - Part Two

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 14, 2013 | Lifestyle

Read More: effective communication, how to repair relationships, self help

When our relationships fail it is because we have made choices which are destructive and self-defeating. So caught up in our ego and our need to be right, we are blinded to the truth that love flourishes when we are...

Michael Greger MD

Best Dried Fruit For Cholesterol

Michael Greger MD | September 12, 2013 | Health

Read More: apples, asthma, bile, blood sugar, c-reactive proteins, cholesterol, constipation, dates, digestion, dried fruit, figs, fruit, glycemic index, heart health, inflammation, LDL, minerals, pectin, plums, prunes, skin, sulfur dioxide, triglyceride levels, vitamins, women's health

When I saw there was a paper entitled "Daily Dried Apples Versus Daily Dried Plums: Impact on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Postmenopausal Women," the first thing I thought was well, was the study funded by the U.S. Apple...

Michael Greger MD

Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis

Michael Greger MD | September 10, 2013 | Health

Read More: apples, asthma, bile, blood sugar, c-reactive proteins, cholesterol, constipation, dates, digestion, dried fruit, figs, fruit, glycemic index, heart health, inflammation, LDL, minerals, pectin, plums, prunes, skin, sulfur dioxide, triglyceride levels, vitamins, women's health

A study in the journal Atherosclerosis found that eating just 3 eggs or more a week was associated with a significant increase in artery-clogging plaque buildup in people's carotid arteries going to their brain, a strong predictor of stroke,...

Sarah Taylor

The Vegan's Dilemma

Sarah Taylor | September 8, 2013 | Animals

Read More: vegan, vegan ethics

I’m in an ethical dilemma I bet many of you are in too:  Should I speak up or stay quiet when others order meat at restaurants?  The obvious answer most vegans give – and what I have always done –...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What To Do When We Have Difficulty Forgiving Others

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 8, 2013

Read More: anger management, forgive to win, forgiveness, forgiveness diet, how to forgive

Many of us have difficulty forgiving others. On one hand, we know it's the right thing to do. On the other hand, we resist. We have been hurt and we're angry and we believe that forgiveness would send the message...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Repair Relationships - What's Love & Communication Got To Do With It? - Part One

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 7, 2013 | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, effective communication, happiness, how to repair relationships, self-improvement

Truly loving, nurturing and sustainable relationships are not happening for a great many of us. The reasons for this have to do with our ego getting in the way, with our unwillingness to be more thoughtful, tolerant and considerate, with...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

FREE KINDLE DOWNLOAD Sept 7th-11th - "Einstein's Cosmic Journey"

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 7, 2013 | Lifestyle

Read More: Albert Einstein, biography, books, fiction, free ebooks, theory of relativity

Psychiatrist Walter E. Jacobson, M.D., best-selling author of “Forgive To Win!,” has just published his second book, “Einstein’s Cosmic Journey – A Biographical Fantasy of Quantum Proportions” which will be available for FREE DOWNLOAD from Sept. 7th thru Sept. 11th...

Michael Greger MD

Latest Science on Rooibos & Nettle Tea

Michael Greger MD | September 5, 2013 | Health

Read More: calcium, chamomile tea, copper, estrogen, green tea, hibiscus, iron, magnesium, minerals, mint tea, nettle tea, phytonutrients, prostate enlargement, red tea, rooibos, sage, St. John's Wort, steroid hormones, steroids, zinc

Rooibos, or red tea, is anecdotally reported to aid stress-related symptoms, but it has none of the mood-altering phytonutrients thought responsible for the increased calm and decreased stress after drinking green tea (see Dietary Brain Wave Alteration). So why...

J Morris Hicks

The TERRIFYING repercussions of our DEMAND for meat

J Morris Hicks | September 3, 2013 | Green

Read More: environmental effects of diet, richard oppenlander

From the well-researched point of view of another "big picture" guy When I first began learning about the many repercussions of our food choices in 2002, I immediately wanted to understand the "big picture." After more than ten years...

Michael Greger MD

Hibiscus Tea: The Best Beverage?

Michael Greger MD | September 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: amla, antioxidants, berries, chamomile, dementia, depression, erythritol, flor de Jamaica, flowers, goji, green tea, herbal, hibiscus, matcha, mint, oxidant stress, phytonutrients, plant-based diet, PMS, rose bush, roselle, saffron crocus, sorrel, stress, tea, vegan, vegetarian, zinger tea

A landmark investigation of the Antioxidant Content of 3,139 Foods put all previous rankings to shame. That's where I got the data to create my videos Best Berries, which compares hundreds of berries to common fruits, and Better Than...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Heal Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | September 2, 2013 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: effective communication, forgiveness, how to repair relationships, letting go of anger, loving relationships

Truly loving, nurturing and sustainable relationships are not happening for a great many of us. The reasons for this have to do with our ego getting in the way, with our unwillingness to be more thoughtful, tolerant and considerate, with...