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All The Blogs -- September 2015

Janice Stanger, PhD

The Long Life Diet

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 29, 2015 | Health

Read More: centernarians, longevity, Okinawa

The Surprising Facts About What Healthy People Eat to Reach Their 100th Birthday A long life, enjoyed in good health, is a dream that many seek to realize. Yet while life span has been slowly increasing in developed countries, freedom...

Michael Greger MD

Where Do You Get Your Fiber?

Michael Greger MD | September 28, 2015 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal protein, beans, blood pressure, calories, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, cholesterol, dairy, diabetes, dietary guidelines, eggs, fat, fiber, fish, flexitarians, folate, foodborne illness, fruit, grains, heart disease, heart health, junk food, meat, metabolic syndrome, obesity, omnivores, phytonutrients, plant protein, plant-based diets, prediabetes, protein, saturated fat, standard American diet, steak, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians, vitamin C

Vegetarians and vegans are all too familiar with the question: Where do you get your protein? Well, we can finally put to rest the question of whether vegetarians get enough protein thanks to a large study that compared the...

Michael Greger MD

Exercise as Medicine

Michael Greger MD | September 24, 2015 | Health

Read More: aging, alcohol, alternative medicine, broccoli, calories, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular heath, chronic diseases, complementary medicine, depression, diabetes, exercise, greens, Harvard, heart disease, heart health, hypertension, kale, Lifestyle medicine, mortality, obesity, osteoporosis, prediabetes, smoking, stroke, vegetables

Physical inactivity has been called the biggest public health problem of the 21st century. Of course just because someone calls it that doesn't mean it's true, in fact physical inactivity ranks down at #5 in terms of risk factors...

Michael Greger MD

My New Book HOW NOT TO DIE is Now Available for Pre-Order!

Michael Greger MD | September 22, 2015 | Health

Read More: book, How Not to Die

It's hard to express how excited I am that How Not to Die is going to be out soon! Pre-order it now at http://www.NutritionFacts.org/book (all my proceeds go to keep this site running). When I started writing this book,...

Michael Greger MD

Eliminate Most of Your Chronic Disease Risk in Four Steps

Michael Greger MD | September 17, 2015 | Health

Read More: aging, alternative medicine, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, chronic diseases, colon cancer, complementary medicine, diabetes, dietary guidelines, exercise, fruit, grains, heart disease, heart health, lifespan, Lifestyle medicine, meat, mortality, obesity, plant-based diets, prediabetes, smoking, stroke, vegetables, vitamin C

In 1903, Thomas Edison predicted that the doctor of the future will give no medicine, but instead "instruct his patient in the care of the human frame in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." A hundred...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Osteoarthritis - Food vs Medicine Treatment Options

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | September 16, 2015 | Health

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common degenerative joint diseases worldwide, affecting approximately 27 million adults alone in the United States. Although not as disabling as rheumatoid arthritis, it is seven times more frequent in occurrence in the population....

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Osteoarthritis - Food vs Medicine Treatment Options

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | September 16, 2015 | Health

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common degenerative joint diseases worldwide, affecting approximately 27 million adults alone in the United States. Although not as disabling as rheumatoid arthritis, it is seven times more frequent in occurrence in the population....

Michael Greger MD

How Much Longer Do Fruit and Vegetable Eaters Live?

Michael Greger MD | September 15, 2015 | Health

Read More: cost savings, fruit, lifespan, longevity, mortality, phytonutrients, side effects, Taiwan, vegetables

Probably the least controversial advice in all of nutrition is to eat more fruits and vegetables, which is to say to eat more plants since the term vegetable basically means all parts of the plant that aren't fruit. We've...

Janice Stanger, PhD

The Journey to Plant-Based Health Just Got Easier

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 13, 2015 | Food

Read More: Lani Muelrath, The Plant-Based Journey

Lani Muelrath Guides You on a Well-Lit Path to Plant-Based Success You've heard the success stories, seen the before-and-after pictures of what a whole foods, plant-based diet can accomplish for your health, appearance, and budget. Perhaps you set out to...

Michael Greger MD

How Plants Can be Both Safer and More Effective

Michael Greger MD | September 10, 2015 | Health

Read More: alternative medicine, aspirin, asthma, beans, calcium, cancer, chronic diseases, complementary medicine, cost savings, curcumin, FDA, fruit, genital health, genital warts, grains, green tea, hypertension, industry influence, inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, medications, pain, spices, turmeric, vegetables

During the last decade, the drug industry has followed an assumption that a single drug hitting a single target was the "rational" way to design drugs. We're learning that Mother Nature may be a bit too complicated for that....

Michael Greger MD

Plants as Intellectual Property: Patently Wrong?

Michael Greger MD | September 8, 2015 | Health

Read More: alternative medicine, broccoli, complementary medicine, cost savings, curcumin, India, industry influence, marketing, medications, patent, phytonutrients, spices, supplements, turmeric, wound healing

Since ancient times, Mother Nature has been a fertile source for drugs used to treat human diseases. One such remedy is the spice turmeric, specifically known for its naturally-yellow compound, curcumin, which has been used for at least 2,500...

Michael Greger MD

Why Certain Plant Compounds May Mimic Dietary Restriction

Michael Greger MD | September 3, 2015 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, caloric restriction, chronic diseases, curcumin, evolution, exercise, fruit, grapes, green tea, hormesis, inflammation, lifespan, liquid smoke, longevity, medications, oxidative stress, pain, phytonutrients, resveratrol, spices, stress, turmeric, vegetables, xenohormesis

A new concept, called xenohormesis, has arisen to explain the mystery of why so many plant molecules interact with and modulate key regulators of our physiology in ways that are beneficial to our health (explained further in my video,...

Michael Greger MD

Dr. Greger Takes on Calcium Supplements in New DVD

Michael Greger MD | September 3, 2015 | Health

Read More: DVD

The optimal daily calcium intake is one of the most controversial areas in nutrition. Unlike most other nutrients, there exists no international consensus. For example in the UK, the recommendation for adults is 700 mg a day, but in...

Michael Greger MD

How Humans Benefit From Stressed Plants

Michael Greger MD | September 1, 2015 | Health

Read More: alternative medicine, antioxidants, aspirin, complementary medicine, DNA damage, evolution, fruit, grapes, hormones, lettuce, medications, nitric oxide, oxidative stress, penicillin, phytonutrients, protein, strawberries, stress, sunlight, vegetables, water, wound healing

Plants live the ultimate sedentary lifestyle--most of us usually think of plants more as objects than as organisms. Because plants can't move, they've had to evolve a whole other way to escape threats to their well-being. Plants can "sense...