All The Blogs -- March 2014

Jess Parsons

Your story and the media - every day is April Fool's Day

Jess Parsons | March 31, 2014 | Lifestyle

Read More: activist, athletic performance vegan, disease prevention, exercise, health, media, vegan

You are a committed person with a serious cause that could change the world. You have a strong worldwide group supporting you. You're in a small minority compared to the mainstream, but you're OK with that, because you have...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Parents - Stop Singing Rock A Bye Baby To Your Kids

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 30, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: lullaby, parental guidance, positive psychology, rock a bye baby, self help

Rock A Bye Baby is not a harmless song. It sends some very bizarre messages to infants that can contribute to their future fear, anger and mental illness. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Michael Greger MD

Can We Fight the Blues With Greens?

Michael Greger MD | March 27, 2014 | Health

Read More: alternative medicine, amphetamines, aneurism, animal products, apples, arachidonic acid, berries, brain disease, brain health, cheese effect, chicken, cinnamon, cloves, cocaine, complementary medicine, depression, dopamine, ecstacy, eggs, fruit, grapes, green tea, inflammation, kale, lung cancer, lung health, MAO Inhibitors, medications, mental health, mood, nutmeg, onions, oregano, phytonutrients, plant-based diets, Prozac, serotonin, side effects, smoking, spices, tobacco, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians

                Why does frequent consumption of vegetables appear to cut one’s odds of depression by more than half? And "frequent" was defined as eating vegetables not 3 or more times a day, but...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

The Calcium Myth - More Is Not Better

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | March 26, 2014 | Health

Read More: calcium, dairy, osteoporosis, plant-based pharmacist

Adopting a healthier lifestyle leads to a lot of questions. Adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet as part of a healthy lifestyle leads to even more questions. Aside from the question of, How do you get enough protein?, the question of How...

Michael Greger MD

Starving Tumors of Their Blood Supply

Michael Greger MD | March 25, 2014 | Health

Read More: aging, angiogenesis, 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

                About a third of common cancers may be prevented by eating a healthy, plant-based diet; being physically active; and maintaining a healthy weight. One of the ways plants may help is by...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What To Do When you have Trouble Forgiving Others

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

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, success

When you've having difficulty forgiving others, remind yourself that we forgive others for our own peace of mind. We forgive others to release ourselves from the emotional prison of anger, resentment and grievance. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

End Self-Sabotage -- Read Carefully - Listen Carefully -- Think Carefully

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 23, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: cess, end self sabotaging behaviors, happiness, pay attention, personal development, positive psychology, relationships, self help, self improvement, self-actualization

Want to stop sabotaging yourself? Take your time and read carefully. Stop whatever else you're doing and listen carefully. And think carefully: Consider all options and consequences before speaking and taking other actions. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Laugh More -- Be Happier. Live Longer.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 22, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: happiness, health, laughter, personal development, positive psychology, relationships, self help, success

Laughter is healing. It's one of the best medicines out there. It generates endorphins and makes one feel happier. It can strengthen the immune system and help combat illnesses. It can improve the quality of relationships.SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

When We Maintain Grievances Against Others We Are Attacking Ourselves

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 20, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: forgiveness, grievances, guilt, happiness, personal development, positive psychology, resentments, self help, self sabotaging behaviors, self-loathing, shame

When we maintain grievances against others we are actually attacking them. When we attack others we feel bad about ourselves at a deep unconscious level, even if we feel justified in our grievances and attack. Our feeling bad about ourselves...

Michael Greger MD

Breast Cancer and Wine

Michael Greger MD | March 20, 2014 | Health

Read More: alcohol, animal products, aromatase, breast cancer, breast cancer survival, breast feeding, breast health, cancer, colon cancer, dairy, endometrial cancer, EPIC Study, esophageal cancer, estrogen, fruit, fruit juice, grapes, Harvard Nurses' Health Study, kidney cancer, liver cancer, meat, mushrooms, oral cancer, plant-based diets, red wine, smoking, standard American diet, strawberries, United Kingdom, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians, weight loss, white wine, wine

                After diagnosis, women with breast cancer may cut their risk of dying nearly in half by just instituting simple, modest lifestyle changes—5 or more servings of fruits and veggies a day and...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Would You Rather Be Right or Happy?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 18, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: effective communication, forgiveness, happiness, personal development, positive psychology, relationships, self help, success

If you want to insist you're right you may win an argument but you will likely lose the relationship. Better to let most things slide, not insist that others capitulate to your will or your viewpoint, let it be, and...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Tunnel Vision vs Surround Vision

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 17, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, missing opportunities, narrow perspective, personal development, positive psychology, self help, smell the roses, tunnel vision

When we are caught up in our little world and our narrow focus we miss the bigger picture where much of our happiness, success and inner peace is waiting for us.SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

"I can't help it. It's who I am."

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 16, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, limiting self-definitions, personal development, positive psychology, self help, success, unwillingness to change

If you claim, "I can't help it, it's who I am," know that this is a con. You're either conning yourself or attempting to con someone else into believing this is true. It's not true. We all have the capacity...

Michael Greger MD

When a Scraped Knee May Once Again Kill

Michael Greger MD | March 13, 2014 | Health

Read More: agriculture, animal products, animal welfare, antibiotics, antimicrobial drugs, bacteria, beef, chicken, children, factory farming practices, farm animals, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, growth promoters, immune function, industry influence, meat, medications, mortality, penicillin, pork, poultry, superbugs, tetracycline, turkey, World Health Organization

                In a keynote address last year, the Director-General of the World Health Organization warned that we may be facing a future in which many of our miracle drugs no longer work. “A...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Making the Most of a Bad Relationship

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 12, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, compassion, forgiveness, happiness, love, personal development, positive psychology, relationships, self help, tolerance

If you are in a bad relationship and have decided to stay there, then instead of co-existing with your partner in a perpetual state of anger and angst, find a way to accept, tolerate and forgive. You'll both be a...

Michael Greger MD

Why We Should Eat More Beans

Michael Greger MD | March 11, 2014 | Health

Read More: beans, blood sugar, bread, carbohydrates, chickpeas, diabetes, fiber, garbanzo beans, gastric emptying, glycemic index, gut bacteria, gut flora, insulin, lentil effect, lentils, metabolic syndrome, pasta, peas, potatoes, pre-diabetes, propionate, rice, second meal effect, sugar

                We’ve known for decades that beans have an exceptionally low glycemic index. You give someone cooked beans, peas, or lentils and they don’t even get half the blood sugar spike that they...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Let Me Forgive and Be Happy

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 8, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: aymee coget, forgiveness, happiness, personal development, positive psychology, self help, self improvement

Happiness is an inside job. We have the choice to be happy or not despite what is going on all around us, despite what is happening to us. There are many positive psychology tools we can use to help us...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Self-Sabotaging Behavior of Denial

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 8, 2014 | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, denial, forgiveness, happiness, personal development, relationships, self help, self sabotaging behaviors, success

Most people have a variety of self-sabotaging behaviors that prevent them from manifesting the life that they want. The first step in overcoming self-sabotaging behaviors is to first recognize them. One of the most powerful self-sabotaging behaviors is denial. Denial...

Michael Greger MD

Egg Industry Caught Making False Claims

Michael Greger MD | March 6, 2014 | Health

Read More: American Egg Board, American Heart Association, animal products, arachidonic acid, cake, carcinogens, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, cholesterol, dairy, dietary guidelines, eggs, false advertising, Federal Trade Commission, Freedom of Information Act, heart disease, heart health, industry influence, meat, milk, National Commission on Egg Nutrition, poultry, safety limits, Salmonella, smoking, steak, tobacco, turkey, USDA, vegetables

                On the basis of concerns from the American Heart Association and consumer groups, the Federal Trade Commission carried out successful legal action—upheld by the Supreme Court—to compel the egg industry to cease...