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All The Blogs -- October 2013

Michael Greger MD

Nutmeg Toxicity

Michael Greger MD | October 31, 2013 | Health

Read More: abortifacient, amphetamine, Christmas, holidays, margin of safety, mood elevating compounds, mortality, nutmeg, nutmeg intoxication, psychopharmacological effects, psychotropic drugs, toxins

                The spice nutmeg appears to have a relatively narrow margin of safety. In my research on cinnamon I ran across a peculiar paper entitled “Christmas Gingerbread and Christmas Cheer: Review of the...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Food Over Medicine - Book Review

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | October 29, 2013 | Health

Read More: book review, dr pam popper, Food Over Medicine, glen merzer

I recently had the pleasure of reading the book Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life. Authors Dr. Pamela Popper, PhD, ND and Glen Merzer take on the subjects of health, nutrition, and the practice of modern medicine...

Michael Greger MD

Cinnamon for Diabetes

Michael Greger MD | October 29, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, blood sugar, cassia cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, children's health, Chinese cinnamon, cinnamon, coumarin, diabetes, Glucophage, glucose tolerance, Indian gooseberries, liver, liver disease, liver health, metformin, nutmeg, oxalates, plant-based diet, toxins, vegan, vegetarian, youth health

                The use of cinnamon to help treat diabetes remains controversial. We know that cinnamon is so good at controlling one’s blood sugar that you can cheat on a diabetes test by consuming...

Sarah Taylor

The Traveling Vegan: France

Sarah Taylor | October 27, 2013 | Food, International

Read More: France, Paris, Vegan, vegan travel

France … the land of 35 hour workweeks, 2 hour lunches and Michelin 5 Star restaurants.  With the focus so heavily on food, you would expect the French would have come a long way in the realm of vegan dining,...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To End Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | October 24, 2013 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: end self sabotage, forgiveness, happiness, law of attraction, overcoming ego, self help, subconscious, success

If you don't have the life you want, you are most likely sabotaging yourself in some, if not many, ways. Learn to recognize and eliminate your self-sabotaging behaviors once and for all, thus paving the way for your happiness, physical...

Michael Greger MD

Diet and Cellulite

Michael Greger MD | October 24, 2013 | Health

Read More: abdominal fat, adiponectin, belly fat, biogenic amines, bologna, cellulite, cheese, cholesterol, colorectal polyps, fat storage, ground meat, gynoid lipodystrophy, ham, healthy weight, meat, nutrient-dense, pease, plant-based diet, polyamine, salami, spermidine, spermine, subcutaneous fat, turkey, vegan, vegetarian, waistline, weight loss, weight management

                Two theories about the build-up of subcutaneous fat, involving the chemical spermine and the hormone adiponectin, suggest a plant-based diet may help with cellulite. Gynoid lipodystrophy, known colloquially as cellulite, is the...

Michael Greger MD

Industry Influence on Our Dietary Guidelines

Michael Greger MD | October 22, 2013 | Health

Read More: beef, cancer, cholesterol, dairy, degenerative disease, diabetes, dietary guidelines, eggs, fat, fish, George McGovern, Harvard, hypertension, International Sugar Research Foundation, ischemic heart disease, lamb, meat, milk, National Livestock and Meat Board, plant-based diet, poultry, public health, public policy, salt, Salt Institute, saturated fat, sugar, The National Dairy Council, The Senate Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, vegan, vegetarian

                The story behind the first U.S. dietary guidelines explains why, to this day, the decades of science supporting a more plant-based diet have yet to fully translate into public policy. George McGovern,...

Chef AJ

Have dinner with Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Alan Goldhamer

Chef AJ | October 21, 2013

Read More: Dr. Barnard

There are still a few tickets left for the Healthy Taste of LA 4 dinner with the doctors on Saturday, November 2nd.  The dinner will be created by four plant based superstar chefs and is oil free.  Miyoko Schinner, The...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Positive Psychology - The Power of Positive Thinking

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

Read More: ending self-sabotage, happiness, increasing self esteem, law of attraction, positive psychology, power of positive thinking, self-help, self-improvement, success

We have been trained to be negative, pessimistic, cynical, skeptical, and frightened. We have been trained to believe that these traits are practical and will enable us to more effectively navigate our lives through a mine field of chaos, horror...

Michael Greger MD

Flax and Breast Cancer Survival

Michael Greger MD | October 17, 2013 | Health

Read More: angiogenesis inhibitors, biopsy, breast cancer, breast cancer survival, c-erbB2, cancer, cell proliferation, chemotherapy, endostatin, flaxseeds, isoflavone phytoestrogen, lignans, longevity, metastases, microdialysis, mortality, phytonutrients, post-menopause, postmenopausal, prostate cancer, tamoxifen, tumors, women's health

                A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of flaxseeds in breast cancer patients found that flaxseeds appear to have the potential to reduce tumor growth in just a matter of weeks. Scientists believe...

Sarah Taylor

Veganism: Just a Diet, or is it a Philosophy?

Sarah Taylor | October 16, 2013 | Animals, Lifestyle

Read More: philosophy, vegan philosophy, veganism

I have a new column in VegNews magazine, and will be discussing controversial issues that face vegans.  There are actually quite a few (including a recent blog topic I posted – on whether to speak up or not when others...

Michael Greger MD

Flax and Breast Cancer Prevention

Michael Greger MD | October 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: antibiotics, atypical hyperplasia, berries, biopsy, breast cancer, cancer, carcinoma in situ, compound X, fecal flora, fiber, flax, flaxseeds, fruits, ground flax, gut bacteria, ki-67, lignans, nuts, phytonutrients, plant-based diet, precancerous, prevention, seeds, sesame seeds, urinary tract infection, UTI, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, whole grains, women's health

                Just a teaspoon of ground flaxseeds a day may help protect against breast cancer. In 1980 a new compound was discovered in human urine. Researchers called it "compound X." Originally it was...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Running With Dr. Ruth Heidrich

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 13, 2013 | Health

Read More: Dr. Ruth Heidrich, Forks Over Knives, whole foods plant based diet

Lifelong Running, Dr. Dr. Ruth's Latest Book, Will Get You Moving In Lifelong Running, Dr. Ruth Heidrich observes that children begin to run as soon as they learn to walk, and "stop running" is a frequent refrain parents and teachers...

Jess Parsons

GMOs - what's the difference?

Jess Parsons | October 11, 2013 | Food

Read More: GMOs, labelling, marketing, media, money, public, safety, science, testing

Who you are changes what you hear....  Enjoy this simple cartoon on the two faces of the GMO message.   GMO Myths and Truths (120 page evidence-based report)  10 Myths that GMO companies want you to believe 5 GMO Myths...

Michael Greger MD

Treating Sensitive Skin From the Inside Out

Michael Greger MD | October 10, 2013 | Health

Read More: burning, chafing, flax, flax seed powder, flaxseed oil, flaxseeds, inflammation, itching, omega 3, safflower oil, sensitive skin, skin barrier, skin disease, skin health, tingling

                Instead of treating sensitive skin topically, with lotions and creams, why not treat it from the inside out with diet? About half of the American population says they have sensitive skin, defined...

Michael Greger MD

Flaxseeds for Diabetes

Michael Greger MD | October 8, 2013 | Health

Read More: A1C, antioxidants, blood sugar, cholesterol, diabetes, fasting blood sugars, flax, flax seed powder, flaxseeds, insulin, insulin resistance, oxidant stress, plant-based diet, sexual dysfunction, supplements, triglycerides, vegan, vegetarian, weight gain, weight loss, World Health Organization

Drug companies hope to capitalize on the fact that the consumption of certain plants appears to lower the risk of diabetes by isolating these plants' active components for use and sale as pharmacological agents. Though not as profitable, why...

Vegparadise Blog

In-N-Out Still Peddles Obesity to Kids

Vegparadise Blog | October 7, 2013

Read More: childhood obesity, Cover to Cover Reading Program, hamburger, In-N-Out Burger, library awards, library reading programs, obesity crisis, reading incentive

In this era where so many kids and families struggle with obesity, it is unconscionable for a library to offer any kind of food as a reading incentive and act as an advertising agent for a food company. It is...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Decrease Anxiety and Eliminate Panic Attacks

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | October 6, 2013 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: decrease anxiety, eliminate panic attacks, personal development, self-help, self-improvement

Decreasing anxiety and eliminating panic attacks is ultimately about effectively dealing with the truth. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Michael Greger MD

Flaxseeds for Prostate Cancer

Michael Greger MD | October 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: African Americans, alcohol, animal fat, animal protein, biopsy, breast cancer, cancer, Chinese, cholesterol, ductal carcinoma, ethnicity, exercise, fat, fat-restricted diet, flax, flaxseeds, fruit, isoflavones, Japanese, lignans, low fat diet, phytoestrogen, PIN, plan-based diet, prostate cancer, prostate disease, prostate gland enlargement, prostate health, prostate-specific antigen, prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, PSA, tumors, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian

                Why is there such a huge disparity in prostate cancer rates around the world? The incidence of malignant prostate cancer is highest in African Americans, some 30 times greater than in Japanese...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The Business of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (And How To Prevent Breast Cancer In The First Place)

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | October 2, 2013 | Health

Read More: breast cancer, breast health, mammograms, plant-based diets, Plant-Based Pharmacist

Every year October comes along. Every year during October pink ribbons are more plentiful than ever signifying National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The intentions of many well-meaning non-profit organizations, medical establishments, individual healthcare providers, and even government agencies is to...