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Michael Greger MD

New Features and Black Friday Sale

Michael Greger MD | November 22, 2012 | Health

The new and improved NutritionFacts.org has arrived! Thanks to the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation and our brilliant web developer Christi Richards, we launched the renovated site this month with a new design and functionality. Here are some of...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

The Shocking Cure For Crohn's Disease, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, & Every Other Chronic Disease

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | November 14, 2012 | Health

Read More: asthma, chronic disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn's Disease, plant-based pharmacist

Let me start this post by giving you fair warning... if you don't like sarcasm stop reading now. You probably won't like this post and will get easily offended by it's simplistic nature and the rather harsh approach I take...

Michael Greger MD

Magnesium-Rich Foods to Prevent Sudden Death

Michael Greger MD | November 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: arrhythmias, cardiac death, heart disease, magnesium, nuts

Most men and women who succumb to heart disease die suddenly without any known history of heart problems. As I note in my 3-min. NutritionFacts.org video How Do Nuts Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death?, up to 55% of men and...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

5 Superfoods For Optimal Health

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | November 3, 2012 | Health

Read More: plant-based pharmacist, superfoods, whole foods plant based diet

Superfoods are on everyone's radar nowadays. You hear them talked about on the news and see them in advertisements by health food stores and grocery chains. So what's all the hoopla about? Is there a magic cure to these foods?...

Janice Stanger, PhD

The Physician Who Sends You to the Food Store, Not the Drugstore

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: Dr. Don Wagner, vegan radio show, whole foods plant based diet

Dr. Don Wagner Heeded "Physician Heal Thyself," and Now Guides Patients with a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet Plan Childhood was a health disaster for Don Wagner. Born with cardiac issues, including a hole in his heart and arrhythmias, he started...

Michael Greger MD

How to Enhance Mineral Absorption

Michael Greger MD | November 1, 2012 | Health

Iron is a double-edged sword. If we don't absorb enough we risk anemia, but if we absorb too much we may be increasing our risk of colorectal cancer, heart disease, infection, neurodegenerative disorders, and inflammatory conditions. See my 3-min....

J Morris Hicks

A case for awarding the Nobel Prize to Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. and T. Colin Campbell

J Morris Hicks | October 31, 2012 | Health

Read More: Nobel Prize Campbell Esselstyn

  Nobel Prize in Chemistry; All about the drugs---and the $$ Finding Better Drugs Makes Lots of Money---whereas, promoting health and avoiding disease does not. For that reason, we hear news every day about the continuous search for high-tech drugs...

Michael Greger MD

Eating To Extend Our Lifespan

Michael Greger MD | October 25, 2012 | Health

Read More: caloric restriction, dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA, egg-free, fertility, human longevity, processed meat, smoking, vegan, vegetarian

Why can't we live forever? Some animals do, and I don't mean some 200 year old whale-I'm talking immortal. There are actually species of animals that don't age and could technically go on living forever-and why not? In a...

J Morris Hicks

Top 10 "Zingers"---food choices & the presidential debates

J Morris Hicks | October 21, 2012 | Health

Read More: Food choices presidential debates

Debate season is full of zingers, gotchas, one-liners & sound-bytes Lots of zingers, but neither candidate is talking about the most important issues in the world. With the election only a few weeks away, I thought it was time to...

J Morris Hicks

Arthritis, MS, Lupus & more...a total of 81 success stories

J Morris Hicks | October 16, 2012 | Health

Read More: Success stories

Got a health problem? The right diet for our species just might fix it. Last week, I heard from a good friend who was asking about a specific medical condition from which she was suffering. Since that time, I...

Michael Greger MD

Vol. 11 Nutrition DVD Now Available (Proceeds to Charity)

Michael Greger MD | October 11, 2012 | Health

The current batch of videos from volume 10 are about to run out, so starting next week and running into 2013 I'll be rolling out the videos off my new Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD, volume 11. The DVDs...

J Morris Hicks

Riding the cancer train to fame and fortune

J Morris Hicks | October 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: making money in the cancer business

A privileged few get filthy rich---while innocent millions suffer Two news stories caught my attention this week. One from Boston, the other from Los Angeles. Both were stories about how big money is being made in the cancer industry....

Michael Greger MD

Preventing and Treating Kidney Failure With Diet

Michael Greger MD | October 4, 2012 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal protein, cholesterol, Harvard study, heart attacks, kidney, meat, plant fat, plant protein, standard american diet

Our kidneys are highly vascular organs. That's why when you see kidneys in the meat case they look so red. After all, our two little kidneys have to filter through our entire blood supply and as such receive about...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Lessons From A Pharmacist - I Get A BIG, FAT Paycheck While You Stay Sick

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | October 3, 2012 | Health

Read More: greed, healthcare professionals, medical education, money, pharmaceuticals, pharmacists, plant-based diet, plant-based pharmacist

Hi. My name is Dustin Rudolph. I've been a practicing pharmacist for over 10 years now, and I'm here to tell you something you may not like hearing. I get a BIG, FAT paycheck every two weeks while YOU (or at...

J Morris Hicks

Why are insurance companies not "really" promoting health?

J Morris Hicks | October 3, 2012 | Health

Read More: insurance companies and promoting health

"How Insurers Can Help" was the headline. According to the 9-30-12 article, they can help reduce the cost of health care by replacing "fee for service" with "fixed budgets" that reward doctors for delivering less service. This is what...

Michael Greger MD

Is Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating?

Michael Greger MD | September 27, 2012 | Health

Read More: amla, antioxidants, bacon, broccoli, cancer, cinnamon, flaxseeds, genital warts, gorlin syndrome, green tea, phytonutrients, saffron, skin cancer, stevia, tea, watermelon

Phytonutrients exclusive to the tea plant appear so powerful that they can reverse disease even when just applied to the skin. Now officially incorporated into the Centers for Disease Control STD Treatment Guidelines, the topical application of green tea...

J Morris Hicks

How many PhDs does it take to change a light bulb...

J Morris Hicks | September 25, 2012 | Health

Read More: nutritional scientists optimal diet, scientific integrity and diet

  or to figure out what we should be eating?   With thousands working on it already; maybe we should challenge their methodology of study---because what they're telling us is not working.Three articles caught my attention this week and my...

Jess Parsons

Eying up the Bates Method

Jess Parsons | September 24, 2012 | Health

Read More: Bates method, computers, exercise, healthy body healthy mind, internet, natural, sunshine, vision

Our son says he can't always see words on the board at school, and from my informal checks, he seems indeed to have lost clear vision at a distance. As some of my family are very nearsighted, and I am...

Michael Greger MD

Why Meat Causes Inflammation

Michael Greger MD | September 20, 2012 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal protein, anti-inflammatory, arteries, bacteria, breast cancer, Crohn's Disease, dairy, diabetes, eggs, endotoxin, gut, heart disease, inflammation, meat, pork

The anti-inflammatory effect of plant-based diets is about more than just the power of plants. It's also the avoidance of animal foods. In my Care2 column last week, Dietary Treatment for Crohn's Disease, I profiled the extraordinary power of...

J Morris Hicks

Slashing the cost of health care in businesses...

J Morris Hicks | September 18, 2012 | Health

Read More: reducing the cost of health care

Anywhere from 10% to 50%---depending on leadership Background. For most businesses in the United States, disease and the cost of health care is a huge problem. Not only does "disease care" cost a lot of money, it also takes its...