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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...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Healing Power of the 12 Steps

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 26, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: 12 Steps, acceptance, compassion, forgiveness, healing power, love, self help, service to others, walter e jacobson md

The 12 Steps have true healing power. Based on the Sermon On The Mount, they are grounded in truth, compassion, acceptance, forgiveness and service to others. They have much to teach all of us, whether or not we are alcoholics...

Michael Greger MD

Improving Attractiveness in Six Weeks

Michael Greger MD | June 26, 2014 | Health

Read More: cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, fruit, heart disease, heart health, junk food, mortality, physical attraction, phytonutrients, plant-based diets, sexual selection, skin health, soda, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians

Inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may kill millions around the globe every year, so the public health community is not beyond "appealing to vanity." How can we tell if someone's healthy? You can look for that golden glow that...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Don't Mistake Motion For Action; Do The Footwork, Get Out Of The Results

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 24, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: 12 step programs, personal development, positive psychology, self help, self improvement, walter e jacobson md

Don't pretend to be busy. Be busy. Be prepared. Do your homework. Pay attention. Consider possible obstacles and unanticipated setbacks that might occur. But don't focus and dwell on terrible outcomes that might happen and how terrible you would feel...

Michael Greger MD

Want to be Healthier? Change Your Taste Buds

Michael Greger MD | June 24, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal products, body fat, butter, calories, cheese, dairy, eggs, fat, junk food, low-fat diets, meat, milk, obesity, salt, sodium, soup, sugar, taste buds, weight loss, yogurt

How can we overcome our built-in hunger drives for salt, sugar, and fat? We now have evidence showing that if we go a few weeks cutting down on junk food and animal products, our tastes start to change. We...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What The World Needs Now Is Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 22, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, compassion, love, self help, self improvement, walter e jacobson md, world peace

Unconditional Love: Not just for some, but for everyone! SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Michael Greger MD

How to Get Parents to Eat Their Vegetables

Michael Greger MD | June 19, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal products, beans, beef, beef brains, body fat, brains, calories, chicken, children, cooking methods, fat, meat, obesity, offal, organ meats, plant protein, pork, pork brains, poultry, protein, rice, sheep, soy, soy milk, soybeans, U.S. Department of Defense, veal brains, vegetables, weight loss

Changing the name of healthy foods can have a significant impact on children's eating habits (See Tricks to Get Kids to Eat Healthier at School). Are adults as gullible? Yes. For example, in one study profiled in my video...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Grin More, You'll Win More

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 17, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: grinning, happiness, personal development, positive psychology, self help, success, winning

Grin your way to success. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Michael Greger MD

How To Get Our Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Michael Greger MD | June 17, 2014 | Health

Read More: beans, broccoli, cauliflower, children, chocolate, cookies, cooking methods, dressings, fruit, grains, green beans, greens, junk food, kale, pasta, peanut butter, squash, tomatoes, vegetables, zucchini

When researchers offered kids broccoli or a chocolate bar, which do you think they picked? Four out of five picked the chocolate (though how proud are the parents of the one in five kids that chose the broccoli?!). But...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Succeed

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 16, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: career, happiness, how to succeed, money, personal development, relationships, self help, self improvement, success, successful, walter e jacobson

Want to succeed? Want to have successful relationships? A successful career. A healthy bank account? A healthy body? A happy mind? If so, then: Tighten up. Lighten up. Enlighten up. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Golden Rule

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

Read More: acceptance, cooperation, forgiveness, generosity, golden rule, inner peace, love, personal development, self help, world peace

Treat others as you wish to be treated. Extend forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, generosity, graciousness, and consideration. Release your anger, resentments, grievances, jealousies, pettiness and selfishness. Do this consistently and you will be happier. And the world will treat you better...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Will Fruit Make You Fat?

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 13, 2014 | Food

Read More: fruit, weight loss, whole foods plant based diet

Fears of Fruit Flood Ill-Informed Diets Controversy swirls around the question of whether people who are overweight should eat fruit. On the one hand, this food is regarded as the embodiment of health, unprocessed and rich in vitamins, antioxidants, fiber,...

Michael Greger MD

How to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Michael Greger MD | June 12, 2014 | Health

Read More: abdominal fat, broccoli, cake, calories, carrots, cheese puffs, children, cookies, cupcakes, fat, fiber, fruit, green beans, hydrogenated fats, ice cream, junk food, New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, obesity, oils, School Lunch Program, Texas, trans fats, vegetables, Veggiecation

What happens if we give one group of kids a plate of cookies and the other group the same number of cookies, but cut in half, and tell both groups they can eat as many as they want? Researchers...

Michael Greger MD

Food Dyes and ADHD

Michael Greger MD | June 10, 2014 | Health

Read More: ADHD, artificial colors, attention deficit, botulism, brain health, brain tumors, cancer, Center for Science in the Public Interest, children, Coca-Cola, cola, Europe, FDA, food additives, food dyes, heavy metals, hyperactivity, ice cream, Kraft, lead, margarine, nitrite preservatives, processed foods, processed meat, sleep, United Kingdom, USDA, vitamin B12

                There are currently thousands of additives in our food supply. Some are good—like supplementing foods with vitamin B12, for example (See Vitamin B12 Necessary for Arterial Health). Other additives involve weighing the...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Spring Cleaning

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

Read More: forgive to win, forgiveness, happiness, new growth, self help, spring cleaning, success, walter e jacobson

Out with the old. In with the new. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO....

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,...

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