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All The Blogs -- December 2013

Michael Greger MD

Probiotics During Cold Season?

Michael Greger MD | December 31, 2013 | Health

Read More: allergies, antibiotics, asthma, babies, bloating, c-section, caesarean section, cancer, cold, common cold, diarrhea, fiber, fruit, gastroenteritis, gut flora, immune function, immune system, infants, infections, intestinal infections, lactic acid bacteria, prebiotics, probiotics, respiratory infections, soy, soy yogurt, supplements, vaginal delivery, vaginal flora, vegetables, white blood cells, yogurt

                Babies delivered via caesarean section appear to be at increased risk for various allergic diseases. The thought is that vaginal delivery leads to the first colonization of the baby’s gut with maternal...

Janice Stanger, PhD

The Surest Way To Transform Your Eating Choices

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 29, 2013 | Health

Read More: stages of change, whole foods plant-based diet

How To Keep Going Until You Reach Your Goals You likely already know a whole foods, plant-based diet is the healthiest and most compassionate way to eat, but perhaps you haven't managed to make the transition despite good intentions....

Michael Greger MD

Probiotics and Diarrhea

Michael Greger MD | December 26, 2013 | Health

Read More: alternative medicine, antibiotics, diarrhea, fecal enema, fecal transplant, gastroenteritis, gut flora, infection, Lactobacillus rhamnosis, mold, probiotics, Saccharomyces boulardii

                Probiotics have slowly moved from the field of alternative medicine into the mainstream, particularly for the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and the treatment of gastroenteritis. After taking antibiotics, up to 40 percent...

Dr. Will Tuttle

I Am the Vegan Activist (poem)

Dr. Will Tuttle | December 24, 2013 | Animals, Lifestyle

Read More: vegan

  I am the Vegan Activist I am the vegan activist, My heart filled with the wish to relieve the hideous suffering Mysteriously inflicted on animals seen as food. Rising early, sitting in silence every day, listening within, opening... dilating.......

Michael Greger MD

Mushrooms and Immunity

Michael Greger MD | December 24, 2013 | Health

Read More: allergies, amla, autoimmune diseases, breast glands, cancer, chronic inflammation, digestive tract, eyeballs, immune function, immune system, immunoglobulin A, Indian gooseberries, infection, inflammation, inflammatory diseases, mouth, mucosal immunity, mucous membrane, mushrooms, phytonutrients, pyrogallol, reproductive system, skin, type A antibodies, urinary system, white button mushrooms, white mushrooms

                There’re lots of products that promise to boost your immune system—who wouldn’t want that? Well, millions of people suffer from autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, and allergies.  Their immune systems may already be...

Michael Greger MD

Employment Opportunities at NutritionFacts.org

Michael Greger MD | December 21, 2013 | Health

Read More: jobs

                Interested in dedicating yourself to advancing a lifesaving cause? Assuming we reach our end-of-year donation drive goals, I am hoping to bring on two full-time salaried staff for 2014. One position is...

Michael Greger MD

Raspberries Reverse Precancerous Lesions

Michael Greger MD | December 19, 2013 | Health

Read More: alcohol, black raspberries, cancer, esophageal cancer, freeze-dried, fruits, intraepithelial neoplasia, jam, marijuana, obesity, oral cancer, oral lesions, precancerous changes, precancerous growths, precancerous lesions, raspberries, smoking, strawberries, tobacco, vegetables

                More berried treasure! A story similar to the strawberries and esophageal cancer revelation I documented in Strawberries versus Esophageal Cancer has emerged with black raspberries and oral cancer. Oral cancer is one...

Michael Greger MD

Strawberries Can Reverse Precancerous Progression

Michael Greger MD | December 17, 2013 | Health

Read More: American Association for Cancer Research, antioxidants, berries, cancer, cancer progression, cancer reversal, cancer survival, combinatorial strategies, dietary intervention, esophageal cancer, esophagus, fat, free radicals, fruit, meat, metastases, phytonutrients, plant-based diet, precancerous lesions, precancerous progression, prostate cancer, strawberries, vegan, vegetarian

                In my last two posts, Which Fruit is Best at Fighting Cancer? and Anti-Cancer Nutrient Synergy in Cranberries I described what various common fruits could do to human cancer cells in a...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Horses Healing People - A Lesson In Maintaining Boundaries

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 15, 2013 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: dysfunctional family systems, effective communication, equine assisted psychotherapy, healing relationships, identified patient, maintaining boundaries, self help, self improvement

Equine assisted psychotherapy utilizes horses to generate metaphors that relate to people's lives and emotional issues, and to provide insights and solutions. In a recent personal experience with my horses the message of maintaining boundaries was clearly emphasized and an...

Michael Greger MD

Which Common Fruit Fights Cancer Better?

Michael Greger MD | December 10, 2013 | Health

Read More: anthocyanins, antioxidants, apples, bananas, berries, cancer, cancer cell growth, cancer cell proliferation, cancer growth, cranberries, fruit, grapefruits, grapes, lemons, metastases, oranges, peaches, pears, phytonutrients, pineapples, strawberries, vegetables, vitamin C, wild bananas

                Recently, researchers compared the ability of eleven common fruits to suppress cancer cell growth in vitro. Which do you think was most effective--apples, bananas, cranberries, grapefruits, grapes, lemons, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapples,...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Irresistible Cooking Made Easy

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 6, 2013 | Food

Read More: Better Than Vegan, Chef Del, Forks Over Knives, whole foods plant-based recipes

Chef Del Sroufe Leads the Way to Health, One Recipe At a Time Better Than Vegan, Chef Del Sroufe's second cookbook, is a treasure trove of recipes, a philosophy of eating, and a compelling life story wrapped in with...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Secret To Success: Mind Your Own Business. Get Your Own House In Order

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 5, 2013 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: forgiveness, letting go of judgments, personal development, positive psychology, secret to success

It is our ego's need to control the universe. And so we judge. We impose. We interfere. But what we're really doing is sabotaging ourselves. When we work on ourselves rather than expending our energy trying to change and manipulate...

Michael Greger MD

All of Dr. Greger's DVDs Now Downloadable

Michael Greger MD | December 5, 2013 | Health

                  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...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

35 Ways To Counter The Vegan Protein Interrogation

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 4, 2013 | Health

If you're thinking of going vegan (or vegetarian) you're probably obsessed with it. If you're vegan you hate it. And if you've conversed with anyone who eats food (of any kind) it seems to be the onlything that matters to them. It's the...

Michael Greger MD

Half of Doctors Give Placebos

Michael Greger MD | December 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: dairy, deception, deception flow chart, doctors, false diagnosis, homeopathy, lactose, lactose intolerance, lies, lying, medicine, milk, physicians, placebos, prescription drugs

                  About half of doctors admit to intentionally deceiving patients by prescribing placebos, but might the ends justify the means? A controversial paper was published in the American Journal of Bioethics arguing...

Sarah Taylor

Grass-Fed, Humanely Slaughtered Meat

Sarah Taylor | December 1, 2013 | Animals, Food, Lifestyle

Read More: grass-fed beef, humane slaughtering, Vegan

It seems to me that Americans are waking up at a faster and faster rate.  The idea that the vegan diet is just for Berkeley hippies is a very old idea indeed; as you’ve probably heard, even Al Gore has...

Michael Greger MD

Down But Not Out

Michael Greger MD | December 1, 2013 | Health

                Nearly all of NutritionFacts.org videos are currently down. With your help, though, not only will we be back up and running again soon but stronger than ever! Yesterday, YouTube terminated our account...