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J Morris Hicks

What will Lance do now? Although disgraced at the moment...

J Morris Hicks | January 22, 2013 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Lance Armstrong, real causes of cancer, the real truth about cancer

Like President Clinton, he is a winner and he will return. So why did Lance choose to come forward now? Many are saying that he did it for selfish reasons---just so he could participate in sanctioned races. But I...

Michael Greger MD

Poultry Paunch: Meat & Weight Gain

Michael Greger MD | January 22, 2013 | Health

Read More: calories, EPIC study, meat, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, nuts, weight gain

Meat is considered fattening due to its caloric density and fat content. Nuts are also packed with calories and fat though, but as I noted in my blog post Nuts Don't Cause Expected Weight Gain so maybe we shouldn't...

Michael Greger MD

Diet vs. Exercise: What's More Important?

Michael Greger MD | January 17, 2013 | Health

Read More: BMI, body mass index, exercise, weight loss, WHR

When trying to lose weight, which is most important: diet or exercise? The vast majority of those surveyed believe that both monitoring food and beverage consumption and physical activity are equally important in weight maintenance and weight loss. After...

J Morris Hicks

FLU Shots. Why I never get them anymore.

J Morris Hicks | January 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: flu shots

I can't remember when I had my last flu shot. Probably fifteen or twenty years ago. Does that explain why I had a bout with the swine flu in November of 2009? Since I never went to the doctor,...

Michael Greger MD

The Ice Diet

Michael Greger MD | January 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: colon, fiber, firmicutes, fruits, gut flora, phtyonutrients, vegan, vegetables, vegetarians

Other than fiber, what else do plants make that animals don't that could help account for how dramatically slimmer those who eat plant-based diets tend to be? In my last article Boosting Gut Flora Without Probiotics I covered fiber....

Sarah Taylor

Book Review: Diet for a New America, 25th Anniversary Edition

Sarah Taylor | January 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: Diet for a New America, John Robbins, vegan

The next time you meet someone who has been vegan for a long time, ask what made them go vegan.  There is a high likelihood that their answer will start with, “I read this amazing book by John Robbins…” Before...

Sarah Taylor

Book Review: Diet for a New America, 25th Anniversary Edition

Sarah Taylor | January 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: Diet for a New America, John Robbins, vegan

The next time you meet someone who has been vegan for a long time, ask what made them go vegan.  There is a high likelihood that their answer will start with, “I read this amazing book by John Robbins…” Before...

Michael Greger MD

Boosting Gut Flora Without Probiotics

Michael Greger MD | January 10, 2013 | Health

Read More: anti-inflammatory, bacteria, butyrate, colon cancer, fiber, flora, obesity, probiotics

Obesity is so rare among those eating plant-based diets (see my video Thousands of Vegans Studied), nutrition researchers have been desperate to uncover their secret. Yes, they tend to eat fewer calories, but not that many fewer. In the...

Michael Greger MD

New DVD to Help Resolute Your Resolutions

Michael Greger MD | January 7, 2013 | Health

The current batch of videos from volume 11 on are set to run out soon here on NutritionFacts.org, so starting mid-month and running through April I'll be rolling out the videos from this new DVD volume 12. The DVDs...

J Morris Hicks

Massive Food Problem. Mark Bittman recommends patience.

J Morris Hicks | January 3, 2013 | Food, Green, Health

I recommend LEADERSHIP! Once again, let me say it up front---when it comes to our food system, Mark Bittman is the most knowledgeable journalist on the planet. He totally "gets it" about the health, environmental and sustainability issues. But...

Michael Greger MD

Burning Fat With Flavonoids

Michael Greger MD | January 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: arginine, flavonoids, grape juice, metabolism, nuts, sugar, walnuts

Nuts appear to boost one's metabolism, such that when we eat nuts we burn more of our own fat to compensate. In my 2-min. video, Testing the Fat Burning Theory, I show that people who don't eat nuts tend...

Sarah Taylor

It's Inevitable...

Sarah Taylor | January 1, 2013 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegetarian, vegetarian to vegan

I saw a post on Facebook today.  It went like this:  “I'm in CVS. Guy in line ahead of me knows cashier, but they haven't seen each other in while. He invites her over. "I don't eat meat anymore," she...

Michael Greger MD

Top 10 Most Popular Videos of the Year

Michael Greger MD | December 29, 2012 | Health

2012 was NutritionFacts.org's first full year in existence. This year we added about 10,000 twitter followers, 10,000 facebook fans, and 20,000 new subscribers, whose collective enthusiasm in sharing this body of work resulted in over 6 million views. But...

J Morris Hicks

$132,000/year cancer drug. Guess who's paying for it?

J Morris Hicks | December 28, 2012 | Health

Read More: cost of cancer drugs

  Retired business journalist tells his story in the New York Times. Former Money Magazine editor Frank Lalli On 12-1-12, I noticed a story by Frank Lalli, entitled A Health Insurance Detective Story. He was writing about the nightmare endured while trying to...

Michael Greger MD

Nuts Don't Cause Expected Weight Gain

Michael Greger MD | December 27, 2012 | Health

Nuts are packed with nutrition, but they are also packed with calories. Why, then, don't nuts seem to make people fat? In my video Nuts and Obesity: The Weight of Evidence, I profile a review published back in 2007...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Brilliant Minds, Brilliant Ideas, Phenomenal Paths To Health And Good Habits

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | December 19, 2012 | Health

Read More: healthy habits, plant based nutrition, Tedx Fremont

For a 24 hour period on November 10th, 2012 the city of Palo Alto, CA gave up its reputation for being the world's epicenter of cyber technology and instead laid the groundwork for a revolution in health and behavior. The...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How To Avoid Your Own Personal Health Cliff

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 16, 2012 | Health

Read More: chronic illness, fiscal cliff, whole foods plant based diet

The Health Cliff Is Way More Treacherous Than Any Fiscal Politics The drama of the "fiscal cliff" is riveting the country. Even when a political deal stops the threat of abrupt tax hikes and deep spending cuts, more battles over...

Michael Greger MD

Cholesterol Lowering in a Nut Shell

Michael Greger MD | December 13, 2012 | Health

Read More: cholesterol, Lipitor, nuts, saturated fat, statins

Though official recommendations are to first treat high cholesterol with dietary change, many physicians jump right to cholesterol-lowering medications such as statins like Lipitor that can have an array of side effects. As described in my 1-min. video Diet...

Sarah Taylor

The New Vegan Health Issue: Omega 6 : Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio

Sarah Taylor | December 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: Vegan, Vegan Health, Vegan omega 6, vegan omega fatty acids

I’ve already blogged on the vagaries of oil.  You’ll remember back in October of 2011 I made some salient points about the research on oil: The Lyon Heart Study turned olive oil into a health food when they found that...

J Morris Hicks

Prostate cancer victim issues a challenge...

J Morris Hicks | December 7, 2012 | Health

Read More: prostate cancer

...Start helping us get this need addressed so those of us suffering can rejoin the human race.    The PSA Blue Ribbon After reading my blog (see link below) about the prostate cancer victim who regretted his radiation treatment,...