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All The Blogs -- October 2015

Michael Greger MD

Why Some Dietary Cholesterol Studies Fail to Show Harm

Michael Greger MD | October 29, 2015 | Health

Read More: alcohol, alternative medicine, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, cholesterol, complementary medicine, diabetes, dietary guidelines, eggs, Framingham Heart Study, heart disease, heart health, LDL cholesterol, Lifestyle medicine, lung cancer, prediabetes, saturated fat, smoking, standard American diet

How else can we make decisions for ourselves and our families but by the best available balance of evidence? The latest meta-analysis, pooling data from more than a dozen studies involving more than 300,000 people, indicates that there is...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Proteinaholic Wipes Out Protein Myths

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 28, 2015 | Health

Read More: Dr. Garth Davis, protein, Proteinaholic

Dr. Garth Davis Shows That What You Don't Know About Protein May Be Killing You The title of Proteinaholic captivated me, so I immersed myself in this book as soon as I could get hold of it. Proteinaholic lives up...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

How Can I Find a Plant-Based Doctor?

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | October 28, 2015 | Health

One of the most common questions I get from those who've adopted a plant-based lifestyle is, "How can I find a plant-based doctor?" Many who adopt a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) diet do so for their health. They realize the...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

How Can I Find a Plant-Based Doctor?

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | October 28, 2015 | Health

One of the most common questions I get from those who've adopted a plant-based lifestyle is, "How can I find a plant-based doctor?" Many who adopt a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) diet do so for their health. They realize the...

Michael Greger MD

Topical Application of Turmeric Curcumin for Cancer

Michael Greger MD | October 27, 2015 | Health

Read More: alternative medicine, bladder cancer, bladder disease, bladder health, bone marrow health, breast cancer, cancer, cervical cancer, cervix health, chemotherapy, colon cancer, complementary medicine, curcumin, curry powder, mouth cancer, oral cancer, oral health, side effects, skin cancer, spices, turmeric, Vaseline, vulva cancer, women's health

In my video, Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer, I talked about a study where researchers showed that, by taking curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spices turmeric and curry powder, those at high risk for colon cancer could cut...

Michael Greger MD

Preventing and Treating Colon Cancer with Turmeric Curcumin

Michael Greger MD | October 22, 2015 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, beta carotene, cancer, chemotherapy, Cleveland Clinic, colon cancer, curcumin, curry powder, India, Johns Hopkins University, phytonutrients, polyps, quercitin, red onions, red wine, side effects, smoking, spices, turmeric, vomiting, wine supplements

The low incidence of bowel cancer in India is often attributed to natural antioxidants such as curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, used in curry powder. However, it is important to remember that the benefits of a...

Michael Greger MD

How to Reduce Your Dietary Cadmium Absorption

Michael Greger MD | October 20, 2015 | Health

Read More: air pollution, animal products, antioxidants, beans, breast cancer, cadmium, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, chicken, cognition, diabetes, eggs, fiber, grains, heart disease, heart health, heavy metals, junk food, lead, meat, mercury, nuts, omnivores, organ meats, oxidative stress, phytates, plant-based diets, poultry, seafood, Slovakia, smoking, supplements, Sweden, turkey, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians, zinc

Cadmium is known as a highly toxic metal that represents a major hazard to human health. It sticks around in our body for decades because our body has no efficient way to get rid of it and may contribute...

Michael Greger MD

Reduce Workout Soreness With Watermelon

Michael Greger MD | October 15, 2015 | Health

Read More: alternative medicine, cherries, complementary medicine, fruit, ibuprofen, inflammation, internal bleeding, muscle soreness, naproxen, phytonutrients, side effects, Spain, stomach health, stomach inflammation, stomach ulcers, vegetables, watermelon

Long-distance runners and cross-fit athletes alike know it well: Delayed-onset muscle soreness is the discomfort that starts the day after a particularly grueling workout, caused by micro-tears in the muscle that lead to inflammation. The leading pharmaceutical interventions are...

Michael Greger MD

How to Treat Gout With Diet

Michael Greger MD | October 8, 2015 | Health

Read More: alcohol, allopurinol, animal products, animal studies, antioxidants, arthritis, asparagus, cherries, chronic diseases, colon health, fish, fruit, gout, grapes, inflammation, joint disease, joint health, kiwi fruit, meat, mushrooms, organ meats, oxidative stress, pain, protein, purines, sardines, seafood, side effects, skin health, strawberries, tart cherries, uric acid

The Washington State Fruit Commission, our largest cherry producer, can fund reviews that cherry-pick studies on the anti-inflammatory effects of cherries in a petri dish and animal models. But what we've needed are human studies. For example, if we...

Michael Greger MD

Which are More Anti-Inflammatory: Sweet Cherries or Tart Cherries?

Michael Greger MD | October 6, 2015 | Health

Read More: abdominal pain, alternative medicine, anthocyanins, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, cherries, complementary medicine, enzymes, frozen fruit, heart disease, heart health, ibuprofen, inflammation, insomnia, internal bleeding, meat, mortality, muscle health, muscle soreness, oatmeal, organ meats, pain, phytonutrients, side effects, stomach health, stomach inflammation, stomach ulcers, tart cherries, Vioxx

Haggis, the national dish of Scotland, is a savory pudding of heart, liver, lungs, and oatmeal traditionally stuffed inside of a stomach. When that stomach goes into our own stomach, our digestive enzymes and stomach acid have no problem...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Breast and Prostate Cancer Treatment - Food versus Medicine

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | October 1, 2015 | Health

Cancer - the word actually comes from the Greek word karkinos, a word used to describe carcinoma tumors by the famous physician Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.).1Cancer is arguably the most terrifying diagnosis anyone can receive from his or her physician. It's...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Breast and Prostate Cancer Treatment - Food versus Medicine

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | October 1, 2015 | Health

Cancer - the word actually comes from the Greek word karkinos, a word used to describe carcinoma tumors by the famous physician Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.).1Cancer is arguably the most terrifying diagnosis anyone can receive from his or her physician. It's...