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All The Blogs -- March 2017

Michael Greger MD

How to Prevent a Heart Attack

Michael Greger MD | March 28, 2017 | Health

Read More: cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, cholesterol, heart diseases, heart health, inflammation, lifespan, mortality, saturated fat, standard American diet, trans fat

In my video Arterial Acne, I described atherosclerotic plaques as inflamed pockets of pus. Our coronary arteries start out healthy, but then the saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol in the standard American diet increases the cholesterol in our...

Michael Greger MD

The Five Most Important Dietary Tweaks

Michael Greger MD | March 28, 2017 | Health

Read More: American Heart Association, bacon, beverages, cancer, cardiovascular disease, children, chronic diseases, cola, deli meats, diabetes, exercise, fruit, heart disease, hot dogs, lifespan, Lifestyle medicine, longevity, meat, mortality, nuts, plant-based diets, pork, processed meats, seeds, Slovenia, smoking, soda, standard American diet, stroke, tobacco, tofu, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians

Generally, adherence to healthy lifestyle patterns has decreased during the last 18 years. Obesity is up, exercise is down, and the number of people eating just five servings of fruits and veggies a day dropped like a rock. And...

Michael Greger MD

Clostridium difficile in the Food Supply

Michael Greger MD | March 23, 2017 | Health

Read More: antibiotics, C. diff, chicken, colon health, cooking temperature, factory farming practices, farm animals, fecal bacteria, fecal contamination, food poisoning, foodborne illness, MRSA, pork, poultry, safety limits, superbugs, surgery, viral infections, zoonotic disease

Clostridium difficile is one of our most urgent bacterial threats, sickening a quarter million Americans every year, and killing thousands at the cost of a billion dollars a year. And it's on the rise. As shown in C. difficile...

Michael Greger MD

How Milk May Contribute to Childhood Obesity

Michael Greger MD | March 21, 2017 | Health

Read More: adolescence, breastfeeding, calories, casein, children, dairy, hormones, infant formula, infants, milk, obesity, premature puberty, protein, puberty, skim milk, women's health

We've known that breastfed infants may be protected against obesity later in life for more than 30 years, but why? It may be the formula. Giving infants formula based on cow's milk presents an unusual situation. Cow's milk is...

Janice Stanger, PhD

What The Health Is What You Must Know

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 19, 2017 | Health

Read More: What The Health

Three Reasons To See This Documentary (Review) What The Health is a must-see documentary if you care about your health or the fate of our planet. This film is from the creators of the influential Cowspiracy, which shows the devastating...

Michael Greger MD

How Much Fiber Should You Eat Every Day?

Michael Greger MD | March 14, 2017 | Health

Read More: adolescence, apple, beans, berries, blood sugar, broccoli, calories, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, children, cholesterol, diabetes, Dr. Denis Burkitt, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, fat, fiber, Froot Loops, grains, heart disease, heart health, meat, nuts, oats, obesity, pasta, stroke, vegetables

High dietary fiber intake may help prevent strokes. The belief that dietary fiber intake is protectively associated with certain diseases was postulated 40 years ago and then enormously fueled and kept alive by a great body of science since....

Michael Greger MD

How Exactly Does Type 2 Diabetes Develop?

Michael Greger MD | March 9, 2017 | Health

Read More: American Diabetes Association, animal fat, blood sugar, breast cancer, breast health, calories, cancer, diabetes, fat, fatty liver disease, insulin, liver health, obesity, pancreas health, prediabetes, VLDL, women's health

Insulin resistance is the cause of both prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. OkK, so what is the cause of insulin resistance? Insulin resistance is now accepted to be closely associated with the accumulation of fat within our muscle cells....

Michael Greger MD

Deep Breathing Exercise for Nausea

Michael Greger MD | March 7, 2017 | Health

Read More: alcohol, alternative medicine, aromatherapy, caesarean section, chemotherapy, complementary medicine, ginger, mint, nausea, peppermint, spearmint, suppositories, surgery, vomiting, water

One of the most common fears patients express when facing surgery is postoperative nausea, which can range from minor queasiness to protracted periods of vomiting. Feeling sick to one's stomach and throwing up after surgery is a common problem,...

Michael Greger MD

New DVD, "Platinum," and Research Training

Michael Greger MD | March 2, 2017 | Health

Read More: Updates

My new DVD came out last week and is available as streaming video so you can start watching it immediately. In this new volume, I have videos on practical tips to improve brain function, cramps, and asthma; not to...