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All The Blogs -- February 2014

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Heart Health - Statins vs Diet

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | February 27, 2014 | Health

February is American Heart Month and everybody is going red in support of building healthy hearts. There's fundraisers, walks for the cure, and even activities to teach kids about healthy hearts. While these events are a great way to raise money and...

Michael Greger MD

Trans Fat in Animal Fat

Michael Greger MD | February 27, 2014 | Health

Read More: aggression, animal products, bologna, breast cancer, burgers, cardiovascular disease, cheese, chicken fat, cholesterol, coronary heart disease, dairy, diabetes, heart disease, heart health, hot dogs, hydrogenated fats, impatience, irritability, junk food, meat, milk, National Academies of Science, olive oil, plant-based diet, refined oil, stroke, sudden death, trans fat, turkey meat, vegan, vegetarian, yogurt

                Trans fats are bad. They may increase one’s risks of heart disease, sudden death, diabetes—and perhaps even aggression. Trans fat intake has been associated with overt aggressive behavior, impatience, and irritability. Trans fats...

Michael Greger MD

Ginger & Lemon Balm for Radiation Exposure

Michael Greger MD | February 25, 2014 | Health

Read More: children, DNA damage, free radicals, garlic, ginger, goji berries, lemon balm, lemon balm tea, mint leaves, Nuremburg, oxidative stress, Pentagon, phytonutrients, radiation, radioactive isotopes, The Cold War, The German Medical Association, The Holocaust, turmeric, X-rays, zingerone

                The German Medical Association has finally apologized for the profession’s role in the Nazi atrocities, 65 years after 20 physicians stood trial in Nuremberg. During the trial, the Nazi doctors argued that...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Seize The Day - Love Everyone You're With

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 24, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, appreciation, gratitude, happiness, love, personal development, power of now, self help, success, tolle

Live each day as if it were your last in terms of loving and appreciating the lives in your life. Who knows when any one of them will depart this mortal coil. Or it may be you who exits stage...

Michael Greger MD

Dealing With Air Travel Radiation Exposure

Michael Greger MD | February 20, 2014 | Health

Read More: air travel, antioxidants, B carotene, cancer, Chernobyl, cosmic rays, cryptoxanthin, dentists, DNA damage, doctors, eggs, fish, fruits, full-body scanners, iatrogenic harm, lutein, nuts, phytonutrients, radiation, seeds, synergistic effects, vegetables, vitamin C, X-rays, zeaxanthin

                Doctors appear to be causing tens of thousands of cancers with CT scans and dentists may be causing a few brain tumors with dental X-rays (see my two videos Cancer Risk from...

Michael Greger MD

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Michael Greger MD | February 18, 2014 | Health

Read More: American Dental Association, brain tumour, cancer, dental X-rays, dentists, doctors, iatrogenic harm, intracranial meningioma, meningioma, oral health, radiation, X-rays

                Every year, doctors cause an estimated 29,000 cancers a year dosing patients with X-rays during CAT scans. What about dentists? 100 million Americans are exposed to dental X-rays every year, but don’t...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Are Veggie Meats Healthy?

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 15, 2014 | Health

Read More: sodium, veggie meats, whole foods plant-based diets

Three Simple Tips to Find the Best Ones Veggies "meats" are plant-based versions of chicken, fish, burgers, and other animal foods. These foods are soaring in popularity, as more and more people are cutting way back on how much...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Denial Can Be Hazardous To Your Happiness, Health, Relationships & Success

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 15, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: effective communication, happiness, health, law of attraction, personal development, relationships, self help, success

Denial is a unconscious psychological device that people use to avoid dealing with reality, to avoid dealing with facts about themselves that they prefer not to look at or acknowledge. The problem is that when the things we are denying...

Michael Greger MD

How Risky are CT Scans?

Michael Greger MD | February 13, 2014 | Health

Read More: angiograms, brain tumors, breast cancer, cancer, CAT scan, children, CT scan, heart disease, iatrogenic harm, leukemia, pediatrics, prescription drugs, radiation, thallium heart scans, X-ray computer tomography, X-rays

                The greatest radiation exposure risk comes not from the Fukushima fallout or the polonium naturally found in all seafood (see my last video, Fukushima and Radioactivity in Seafood), but from doctors. This...

Michael Greger MD

Fukushima and Radioactivity in Seafood

Michael Greger MD | February 11, 2014 | Health

Read More: angiograms, brain tumors, breast cancer, cancer, CAT scan, children, CT scan, heart disease, iatrogenic harm, leukemia, pediatrics, prescription drugs, radiation, thallium heart scans, X-ray computer tomography, X-rays

                With prevailing westerly winds over Japan, radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear power plant tragedy was detected throughout North America at levels comparable to those seen 25 years earlier from Chernobyl, the...

Sarah Taylor

New Year's Vegan Resolution

Sarah Taylor | February 6, 2014 | Health

Read More: new year's resolutions, vegan, vegan new year's resolution

I know many people made a New Year’s Resolution to go vegan.  And I also know that, around this time of year, many resolutions are broken.  So, I wanted to write to those of you who may be struggling, and...

J Morris Hicks

NOTHING is more important than SUSTAINABILITY!

J Morris Hicks | February 6, 2014 | Green

Read More: climate change, global warming, sustainability

Things that we value most like family, health, freedom, wealth and happiness---do not exist without sustainability. In other words, if we don't learn how to live sustainably, life will be nothing more than a hell on Earth for those...

Michael Greger MD

Tea and Flouride Risk

Michael Greger MD | February 6, 2014 | Health

Read More: antibiotics, barley coffee, cavities, children's health, coffee, cranberries, decaf, decaffeinated tea, dehydration, dental, dental disease, dental fluorosis, dental health, dental plaque, fluoride, fluoride toxicity, fluorosis, gastrointestinal health, green tea, H. Pylori, herbal tea, oral health, phytonutrients, plaque, stomach health, Streptococcus mutans, tea, teeth, ulcers, wine

                If cranberries are so good at keeping bacteria from sticking to the wall of the bladder (see my video Can Cranberry Juice Treat Bladder Infections?), what about keeping bacteria from sticking to...

Michael Greger MD

Does Cranberry Juice Work Against Bladder Infections?

Michael Greger MD | February 4, 2014 | Health

Read More: antibiotics, bacteria, bladder disease, bladder health, bladder infection, cranberries, cranberry juice, E. Coli, Escherichia coli, phytochemicals, phytonutrients, urinary tract infection, UTI, white cranberry juice

                How could any bacteria cause a bladder infection without just getting flushed away—literally? Bladder infections may make sense if we’re not drinking enough or if we leave behind a stagnant pool because...