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Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Don't Be Reckless. Don't Play It Safe.

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

Read More: cognitive therapy, forgive to win, forgiveness, impulsive behaviors, personal development, positive psychology, self help, taking risks, walter e jacobson

Best not to make impulsive, reckless, thoughtless decisions and actions. Being spontaneous is nice but put some thought into what you're doing so that the spontaneous action has the best chance of not generating negative consequences. At the same time,...

Michael Greger MD

Dr. Greger's New Nutrition DVD Now Available

Michael Greger MD | June 5, 2014 | Health

Read More: DVD

Exciting news! I just signed a book deal with a new non-fiction division of famed science publisher Macmillan. The book is provisionally entitled How Not to Die: Simple Secrets for Longer Living. The manuscript is due by March 2015,...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Should Bullies Be Forgiven?

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

Read More: acceptance, bullies, forgive to win, forgiveness, happiness, how to forgive, letting go of resentments, personal development, self help, walter jacobson md

We forgive others for our own peace of mind. We forgive others unconditionally. Forgiving others, including bullies, does not mean that we are weak or foolish. It does not mean that we are a doormat. It does not mean that...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Vitamin B12 - Why You Should Never Go Plant-Based Without It

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 4, 2014 | Health

There are two vitamins not found naturally in plant foods⎯vitamin D and vitamin B12. Vitamin D is obtained via the sun. Not all people need to supplement with vitamin D. You can learn more about that topic in my article...

Michael Greger MD

How to Treat ADHD Without Drugs

Michael Greger MD | June 3, 2014 | Health

Read More: addiction, ADHD, alternative medicine, amphetamines, attention deficit, brain health, children, complementary medicine, dopamine, exercise, hyperactivity, medications, mental health, Ritalin, side effects

                Every year in the United States, doctors write 20 million prescriptions for stimulants like Ritalin for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Every year the number of prescriptions rises, more so than...

Michael Greger MD

Avoid Butter-Flavored Microwave Popcorn

Michael Greger MD | May 29, 2014 | Health

Read More: artificial flavors, bronchiolitis obliterans, butter, butter flavor, diacetyl, FDA, food additives, industry influence, lung disease, lung health, microwaving, mortality, Orville Redenbacher, phosgene, popcorn, popcorn lung, safety limits, smoking

                What does chemical warfare and microwave popcorn have in common? The poison gas phosgene, first used extensively as a chemical warfare agent during World War I, can cause a horrific lung disease...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Let Go Of Hate

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 25, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: anger, ego, forgiveness, grievances, hate, letting go, personal development, positive psychology, resentments, self help, walter e jacobson

Anger, resentments, hate. They all keep us stuck in a dark place and they actually use up a tremendous amount of energy and it's so unhelpful and unnecessary. And it's a choice. That's the thing. That's why it's never too...

Michael Greger MD

Foods for a Long Life and Love Life

Michael Greger MD | May 22, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal products, antioxidants, beans, cake, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, dairy, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, fat, fiber, fruit, grains, greens, heart disease, heart health, impotence, inflammation, meat, Mediterranean diet, men's health, mental health, nuts, penis health, plant-based diets, prediabetes, sexual dysfunction, sexual health, stroke, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians, women's health

                Motivating patients to change poor lifestyle habits can be extremely difficult. Preventing cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes is a relatively distant benefit, whereas barbecued ribs, cheesecake, or sitting on...

Michael Greger MD

Pills vs. Diet For Erectile Dysfunction

Michael Greger MD | May 20, 2014 | Health

Read More: aging, angina, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, heart health, impotence, inflammation, lifespan, medications, men's health, mortality, penis health, sexual dysfunction, sexual health, stress test, stroke, Viagra

                Erectile dysfunction is the recurrent or persistent inability to attain and/or maintain an erection in order for satisfactory sexual performance. It is present in up to 30 million men in the U.S....

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Overcome Bad Habits

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 15, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: breaking bad habits, comfort foods, determination, forgive to win, forgiveness, self help, self soothing, understanding emotional triggers, walter e jacobson, will power

Bad habits cannot be overcome by will power and determination alone. These components are necessary but what is also necessary is an understanding of your emotional triggers that generate the bad habit behaviors. When you understand the triggers and create...

Michael Greger MD

Which Seaweed to Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Michael Greger MD | May 15, 2014 | Health

Read More: abdominal fat, animal fat, animal products, arsenic, Asia, beet greens, beets, blood pressure, breast cancer, breast health, California, cancer, chemotherapy, dulse, estrogen, fat, fiber, fruit, gut flora, hijiki, hormones, hypertension, iodine, Japan, kelp, low-fat diets, medications, nori, phytonutrients, salt, sea vegetables, sodium, standard American diet, thyroid disease, thyroid health, vegetables, women's health

                Sushi lovers, rejoice. Nori seaweed may favorably alter estrogen metabolism by modulating women’s gut flora, resulting in decreased breast cancer risk. As traditional East Asian diets have westernized, breast cancer rates have...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Red Flags Be Damned! Full Steam Ahead!

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 14, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: denial, forgiveness, happiness, healthy choices, red flags, relationships, self help, self sabotage

Most of us are so desperate for relationships to happen in our lives, when red flags appear that suggest there might be trouble in paradise, we ignore them, overlook them, tell ourselves they won't be a problem. But they usually...

Christie Mitchell Beck MD OB-GYN

Seeing Red

Christie Mitchell Beck MD OB-GYN | May 14, 2014 | Health

Read More: american heart association, doctor, go red for women, heart disease, heart disease prevention, plant-based diet, vegan, women's health

The best advice I ever received was perhaps in the 9th grade. I told my English teacher I wanted to be a writer. She gave me a puzzling frown and replied, "Don't study to be a writer, do something with...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Everybody Needs Anger Management

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 13, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: anger management, forgiveness, happiness, judgment, personal development, relationships, resentments, self help, walter e jacobson

Anger is a much abused emotion. It serves a good purpose when it alerts us to the possibility of danger so that we can mobilize our energy. Fight or flight. But long after it has served this purpose as a...

Michael Greger MD

Preloading with Watercress Before Exercise

Michael Greger MD | May 13, 2014 | Health

Read More: aging, animal fat, animal products, animal protein, antioxidants, athletes, beef, broccoli, cheese, chicken, cholesterol, cruciferous vegetables, dairy, DNA damage, eggs, exercise, fat, fish, inflammation, lifespan, meat, medications, milk, muscle health, muscle inflammation, muscle strength, oxidative stress, plant-based diets, pork, poultry, protein, red meat, saturated fat, seafood, supplements, turkey, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians, vitamin C, watercress, yogurt

                Could exercise be creating harmful free radicals? Oxidizing glucose to produce energy for our bodies is messy, creating free radicals the way cars burning their fuel produce combustion by-products out the exhaust....

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Jesus Was Waterboarded On The Cross

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 12, 2014 | Lifestyle

Read More: climate change, compassion, exterminations, forgiveness, jesus, judgment, personal power, savior, self help, wars, waterboarding

"Chihuahua Rescued From Divider On California Highway" - This isn't just a cute little dog rescue story. On a deeper level it is a metaphor for man's relationship to his fellow man. The compassion, patience and tenderness of this...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

If You Want Your Relationships To Heal, Let Go Of Your Resentments

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 10, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: be here now, forgiveness, how to heal relationships, letting go of the past, releasing resentments and grievances, self help

If you are in a relationship where you are constantly bringing up the past, unable to let go of your resentments and grievances, the relationship will never heal because you will continue to see through the eyes of the past....

Michael Greger MD

Berries to Prevent Muscle Soreness

Michael Greger MD | May 8, 2014 | Health

Read More: alternative medicine, anthocyanins, athletes, berries, blueberries, C-reactive protein, cherries, citrus, complementary medicine, exercise, flavonoids, fruit, fruit juice, inflammation, juice, lactic acid, medications, muscle health, muscle inflammation, muscle soreness, muscle strength, pain, phytonutrients, side effects, sports drinks, sports medicine

                The burning sensation during strenuous exercise may be related to the build-up of lactic acid in our muscles (see Reducing Muscle Fatigue with Citrus), but that’s different than the delayed onset muscle...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

3 Myths of Consuming "Healthy" Oils

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | May 7, 2014 | Health

Olive oil is heart healthy. Coconut oil performs miracles. Flaxseed oil is a healthy source of omega-3s. These are the health claims purported in internet articles and scientific articles across the globe with these oils and others.Are they true? Do...

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