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All The Blogs -- July 2014

Janice Stanger, PhD

Carnivorous Plants Can Tell You What to Eat

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 19, 2014 | Health

Read More: carnivorous plants, protein

Why Do Some Plants Consume Insects? Here's a situation I've run into many times. Me giving a presentation: "Plants are the base of the food chain on planet earth. Do plants eat animals, or do animals eat plants?" Someone in...

Michael Greger MD

Dr. Greger's 2014 Year-in-Review Presentation

Michael Greger MD | July 17, 2014 | Health

Read More: DVD

Order my new live presentation on DVD or download it now (all proceeds go to charity). Every year I scour the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition, pulling together what I find to be the most interesting, practical, and...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The "Lean Meat" Health Myth Uncovered

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 16, 2014 | Health

We've all heard it before, if you want to get healthy consume less red and processed meats and eat more lean meats (i.e. chicken, turkey, fish). Right? Your neighbor, family members, friends, and even your doctor tell you to do...

Michael Greger MD

How Plant-Based Diets May Extend Our Lives

Michael Greger MD | July 10, 2014 | Health

Read More: aging, animal products, animal protein, beans, caloric restriction, calories, cancer, cancer survival, DNA damage, flexitarians, legumes, lifespan, longevity, Mediterranean diet, methionine, mortality, oxidative stress, plant protein, plant-based diets, protein, protein powder, soy, soybeans, standard American diet, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians

A recent review suggested that plant-based diets may prove to be a useful nutritional strategy for lifespan extension in part because they tend to be naturally low in the amino acid methionine (see my video Starving Cancer with Methionine...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Is There Any Action That Is Unforgivable?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 9, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: forgive to win, forgiveness, how to forgive, personal development, self help, soul evolution, unforgiveness, walter e jacobson md

No action is unforgivable. It just requires a willingness. Why be willing? Because when we withhold forgiveness from others, we are withholding it from ourselves. The opportunity we have to forgive others their trespasses is our own personal ticket to...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Want to change the world? Stop judging others. Get your own house in order.

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

Read More: self help

Want to change the world? Instead of spending your time judging and criticizing others, work to reform yourself and become the best you can be and a great role model. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Want to change your ways? Be honest about your whys.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 7, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: denial, happiness, honesty, personal development, rationalization, self help, truth

It is difficult to change when we embrace denial and rationalization rather than admit the truth about ourselves. The truth is we often have an agenda we are not aware of which is driving our behaviors. Or we are aware...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Without loving acts, loving words are meaningless.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 6, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: compassion, consideration, effective communication, forgive to win, love, personal development, relationships, self help, walter e jacobson

Talk is cheap. Talk is easy. Walking the talk? Not so much so. And yet massively more important, critically important to satisfying and sustainable relationships. If you care for someone, it's nice to tell them but more important that you...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Admit when you're wrong. Say you're sorry.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 5, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: effective communication, forgive to win, happiness, personal development, repairing relationships, self help, walter e jacobson

Regardless of how people treat us, when we do something that is wrong, that is hurtful, that is unloving.... we need to own it. We need to acknowledge it. We need to take responsibility. And we need to apologize, to...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Listen before you think. Think before you speak.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 4, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: effective communication, forgive to win, happiness, personal development, relationships, self help, success, walter e jacobson

Oftentimes we are thinking of a response to someone before they have even finished talking. This isn't really listening because this does not allow for subtext to be "heard." So your communication is flawed. Best to listen before you think...

Jess Parsons

Bestiality vs animal husbandry: a roleplaying game

Jess Parsons | July 3, 2014 | Animals

Read More: animal abuse, animal cruelty, Animal Rights, animal testing, Animal Welfare, cows, dairy, legislation, vegan

Apparently New Zealand farmers would like cows to get pregnant earlier and more easily. (Warning: this post is not graphic but discusses sensitive topics. In case the title wasn't enough of a clue.) DairyNZ senior scientist and project leader...

Christie Mitchell Beck MD OB-GYN

A Tale of Two Leaping Animals

Christie Mitchell Beck MD OB-GYN | July 2, 2014 | Animals, International

Read More: Heifer International, PETA

It has officially been a year since I've purchased shoes made with leather. I didn't really mean for it to happen, but it did. I'm always quick to clarify that I'm not a vegan; I merely follow a whole...

Michael Greger MD

Handling Poultry Tied to Liver/Pancreatic Cancers

Michael Greger MD | July 1, 2014 | Health

Read More: alcohol, American Academy of Pediatrics, beverages, cancer, cancer survival, cancer viruses, CDC, chicken, children, EPA, industry influence, liver cancer, liver disease, liver health, lung cancer, lung disease, lung health, mesothelioma, mold, mortality, pancreas health, pancreatic cancer, penis cancer, penis health, poultry, poultry viruses, poultry workers, salami, salami brusher's disease, smoking, tobacco, turkey, virus, wart viruses, warts

Thousands of Americans continue to die from asbestos exposure decades after many uses were banned since the cancers can take years to show up. We are now in the so-called "third wave" of asbestos-related disease. The first wave was...