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Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

The False Hope Of Prescription Medications - A Pharmacist Tells All

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | March 13, 2013 | Health

Read More: heart disease, pharmaceuticals, plant based nutrition, Plant-Based Pharmacist, prescription medications

For every ailment in today's world there is a pill. A solution in the form of a capsule or tablet or liquid with a concoction of chemicals inside designed to "cure" our misfortunes. Big Pharma has made their mark. As...

Michael Greger MD

Saffron vs. Prozac for Depression

Michael Greger MD | March 12, 2013 | Health

Millions of Americans suffer from depression every year, a disabling disease that can end up fatal (due to suicide). In my last blog post, Treating PMS with Saffron, I noted remarkable benefits of the spice saffron on the emotional...

Jess Parsons

I'm still vegan - Cravings, Health, and Satisfaction

Jess Parsons | March 6, 2013 | Health

Read More: animal abuse, Dr John Mcdougall, ethics, fast food, healthy eating big picture, juices, media, outreach, raw, vegan, weight control, weight gain

Oh dear. Another high-profile vegan goes public with her vegan failure.  Alex Jamieson is most famous as Morgan Spurlock's vegan girlfriend and inspiration in the iconic movie, Supersize Me. Ravings on Cravings I've heard plenty of much less famous...

Michael Greger MD

What Is the Healthiest Meat?

Michael Greger MD | February 28, 2013 | Health

Read More: arginine, bugs, grains, insects, maggots, octopus, protein, saturated fat, silkworm caterpillars, snail meat, vegan, vitamin B12, zinc

Thanks to the Chinese space program, scientists in Beijing recently published a formal nutritional analysis of what may be one of the least harmful animals to eat, silkworm caterpillars. As I profile in my 2-min video Good Grub, they...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Milk - It Does A Body Bad, Really Bad!

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | February 26, 2013 | Health

Read More: acne, dairy products, milk, osteoporosis, prostate cancer

Recently, the 2013 Super Bowl featured a Got Milk? commercial with celebrity Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson promoting milk for it's protein content. This 30 second commercial was sponsored by MilkPEP(Milk Processor Education Program). MilkPEP is conglomerate of several dairy industry processors...

Michael Greger MD

Lead Poisoning Risk From Venison

Michael Greger MD | February 26, 2013 | Health

The reason animal products trigger inflammation in the body within hours of consumption is thought to be due to the residual bacterial toxins that survive the cooking process (as l detailed in my blog post How Does Meat Cause...

Michael Greger MD

How Much Soy Is Too Much?

Michael Greger MD | February 21, 2013 | Health

If animal proteins promote cancer because they boost our blood levels of the growth hormone IGF-1, what about the few plant proteins that have amino acid ratios similar to animal proteins such soy foods? One of soy's selling points...

Sarah Taylor

Stagnation

Sarah Taylor | February 20, 2013 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegan diet

It’s always fun when you come across something new that you’re passionate about – a new hobby, and new intellectual topic … the vegan diet!  For several months or years, you can be engrossed in this topic, reading books, googling...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Fit Quickies - Quick & Easy Workouts In Just 5 Minutes Or Less - Book Review and Giveaway Contest

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | February 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: exercise, Fit Quickies, healthy habits, Lani Muelrath, plant based nutrition, resistance training

If you're like most people then you're short on time and long on "to do" lists. Work, kids, projects, chores, grocery shopping, errands, cleaning, laundry, and gym time. There never seems to be enough time to fit in everything you...

Michael Greger MD

Vegan Men: More Testosterone But Less Cancer

Michael Greger MD | February 12, 2013 | Health

Just a few days of walking and eating healthy plant foods can lower the level of the cancer-promoting growth hormone IGF-1 enough to reverse cancer cell growth in a Petri dish. This is detailed in my last three blog...

Michael Greger MD

How Do Plant-Based Diets Fight Cancer?

Michael Greger MD | February 7, 2013 | Health

Why do centenarians--those who live to be over a hundred years old--escape cancer? As you can see in my 3-min. video IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop, as we get older our risk of getting and dying from cancer grows...

Michael Greger MD

Treating an Enlarged Prostate With Diet

Michael Greger MD | February 5, 2013 | Health

The majority of American men will develop a pathologically enlarged prostate gland (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). The good news, though, is that like many other epidemics of chronic disease plaguing the Western world, it can...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Seven Dangers of Eating Eggs

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: cholesterol, eggs, salmonella, whole foods plant-based diet

It's Not Just the Cholesterol That Scrambles Your Health One of my most stomach-churning childhood experiences was cracking an egg for cooking and finding a partially formed chick fetus inside. I screamed in horror and threw it in the trash....

Sarah Taylor

Vegans with High Cholesterol

Sarah Taylor | February 1, 2013 | Health

Read More: cholesterol, vegan

My cholesterol has always been high - around 233 – even after 12 years on a vegan diet.  How can a 12-year vegan have such high cholesterol?  Genetics, of course.  We love to use genetics as an excuse.  We blame...

Jess Parsons

Fat Vegans 101 - from the inside out

Jess Parsons | January 29, 2013 | Health

Read More: Dr Campbell, Dr McDougall, Dr Popper, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Neal Barnard, fat vegans, plant based nutrition, weight-loss

Fat vegans - we know who we are. Dr Mcdougall has a whole chapter in his latest book, The Starch Solution, called simply, Fat Vegans. Ouch - not popular. I didn't like it either. I could debate his points,...

Michael Greger MD

Vegan Workplace Intervention

Michael Greger MD | January 29, 2013 | Health

Read More: diet pills, Dr. Barnard, natural food store, PCRM, processed foods, supplements, weight control, weight loss, whole plant foods

A billion people in the world are now overweight. That's great news for the $13 billion weight loss supplement industry, but as I detailed in my 2-min. video Diet Pills Do a Fat Lot of Good, a recent review...

Michael Greger MD

Biblical Daniel Fast Tested

Michael Greger MD | January 24, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, Bible, Daniel, diet, disease, EPIC study, inflammation, plant-based diet, poultry, University of Memphis

Researchers recently set out to replicate the "Daniel Fast," the biblical nutrition trial outlined in Daniel 1:8-16. In my last blog post Poultry Paunch, I featured results from the EPIC study, one of the largest studies ever performed. The...

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...