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Michael Greger MD

Health Food Store Advice: Often Worthless or Worst

Michael Greger MD | August 9, 2012 | Health

Read More: black cohosh, breast cancer, disease, dizziness, doctors, fever, feverfew, health food store, HIV medications, kava kava, liver toxicity, natural food store, nausea, pharmacists, shark cartilage, snake oil, supplement, supports immunity

How many times has this happened to you? You're in a natural food store walking near the supplement section and an employee graciously asks if you need any help, and proceeds to offer advice on healing what ails you....

Jess Parsons

Dr McDougall's Starch Solution - What's in it for you?

Jess Parsons | August 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: dietary guidelines, diseases of affluence, dr t colin campbell, environmental plant-based, fat, lani muelrab12, salt, starch, sugar, supplements, weight-loss

Dr McDougall's gift is that diet no longer seems controversial. You can picture ol' Doc McDougall offering you a bucket of chicken wings, saying, "Do you feel lucky?" Well? Do you? If you haven't already discovered Dr McDougall, The...

Michael Greger MD

Adding FDA-Approved Viruses to Meat

Michael Greger MD | August 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: arsenic, bacteria, bacteria-eating virus, bacteriophage, bird flu, brain parasites, campylobacter, chickens, food industry, listeria, maggots, meat, meat industry, poultry, processed meat, toxin genes, viruses

Bacteria-eating viruses (bacteriophages) have been approved as meat additives to reduce the food safety risks associated with processed meat and poultry products. There is a concern, however, that viruses fed to chickens could spread toxin genes between bacteria, the...

J Morris Hicks

Reversing cancer; not quite as simple as heart disease

J Morris Hicks | July 31, 2012 | Health

Read More: preventing cancer, Reversing cancer

Last week, I received a note from a reader who was responding to my recent post about the "cancer industry turning 41." Like another reader, she had heard about Gerson Cancer Therapy and wanted to know my thoughts. She...

Michael Greger MD

Vol. 10 Latest Nutrition DVD now available (all proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | July 31, 2012 | Health

The current batch of videos from volume 9 are about to run out, so starting this week and running through October I'll be rolling out the videos off my new Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD, volume 10. The DVDs...

Michael Greger MD

Mercury Testing Recommended Before Pregnancy

Michael Greger MD | July 27, 2012 | Health

Read More: amnesia, atrial fibrillation, bluefish, brain damage, children, dementia, EPA, fish, hair testing, Harvard, heart failure, high fructose corn syrup, infants, mackerel, mercury, pregant women, prozac, salmon, sardines, stroke, swordfish, tuna, xenoestrogens

Recent testing of mercury concentrations in three national brands of canned tuna found that "55% of all tuna examined was above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's safety level for human consumption." And the problem appears to be getting worse....

J Morris Hicks

So now they tell us...about "secondary cancers."

J Morris Hicks | July 24, 2012 | Health

Read More: Secondary cancers, side effects of cancer treatment

Those are the ones caused by the "treatment" of primary cancers. And guess what? These so called "secondary cancers" now make up the sixth-most common group of malignancies---according to a 7-16-12 New York Times article (See link below). It was written by a...

Chef AJ

Our Favorite Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Chef AJ | July 24, 2012 | Add category, Celebrities, Food, Health, Video

Read More: Chef AJ, dates, fatfree, lemon, nutritional yeast

Not only don't you need oil to make a delicious salad dressing, you don't need nuts or seeds either! :) This dressing takes minutes to make and you can easily change the flavor by using different mustards or substituting...

Michael Greger MD

Preserving Vision Through Diet

Michael Greger MD | July 19, 2012 | Health

Read More: beta carotene, blindness, carrot, cataracts, collard greens, diabetes, eggs, eye, glaucoma, Harvard's Alternative Healthy Eating Index, kale, kidney, lutein, macular degeneration, peach, phytonutrients, plant-based diet, prostate, prostate cancer, tomato, vision, zeaxanthin

More than a million Americans are blind. The good news is that all four of the most common causes of vision loss may be prevented with a healthy plant-based diet--age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma, and cataracts. See my 2-min....

Michael Greger MD

Skim Milk and Acne

Michael Greger MD | July 12, 2012 | Health

Read More: acne, bioactive molecules, cancer, dairy, dairy cows, diabetes, diseases, estrogen, hormones, milk, National Dairy Council, obesity, sex hormones, skim milk, teenagers, whole milk

The National Dairy Council denies that milk intake causes acne, but a study they supported--the Harvard Nurse's Health Study--found otherwise, as I show in my 3-min. video National Dairy Council on Acne and Milk. The conclusion reads: "We found...

J Morris Hicks

Earning a living as a health coach can be difficult...

J Morris Hicks | July 10, 2012 | Health

Read More: health coach certification, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, promoting health as a health coach

 ...if you teach your clients exactly how to take charge of their health. That's because they will soon no longer need you. A Google search for "certified health coach" yields over ten million results. The first two are the Institute of Integrative...

Michael Greger MD

"Uprooting" DVD Now Available (proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | July 9, 2012 | Health

Every year I scour the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition pulling together what I find to be the most interesting, practical, and groundbreaking science on how best to feed ourselves and our families. I start with the 12,000...

Michael Greger MD

Do Eden Beans Have Too Much Iodine?

Michael Greger MD | July 5, 2012 | Health

Read More: beans, canned beans, Eden Foods, folate, iodine, kombu, lentils, peas, potassium, sea vegetables, table salt

I love canned beans. Legumes in general--beans, peas, and lentils--are among the healthiest foods on the planet, and canned beans make it easy to boost the nutrition of nearly any dish. They are packed with potassium, fiber, and folate,...

J Morris Hicks

My only brother "unsubscribes" from my blog---after hearing what I had to say about cancer.

J Morris Hicks | July 4, 2012 | Health

Read More: cancer prevention, cause of cancer, psa testing

Cancer is our most-feared disease and is somewhat of a lightning rod when it comes to people who've experienced any form of this horrible disease. Occasionally, people decide to "unsubscribe" from my blogs after reading some of my bold...

Michael Greger MD

Fighting Inflammation With Food Synergy

Michael Greger MD | June 28, 2012 | Health

Read More: American Heart Association, apple, beta carotene, black pepper, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, disease, fruits, glucosinolates, lemonin, lemonoids, limonol, mesclun, orange, phytonutrient, roots, spinach, tangeretin, turmeric, variety, vegetables, vitamin c, vkale

One of the reasons some studies haven't shown more impressive results tying disease reduction to the quantity of fruit and vegetable consumption (see EPIC Study) may be because of quality of fruit and vegetable consumption. People are more likely...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Food Fight! - Overcoming the Social Dogma of Going Veg

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 27, 2012 | Health

Read More: dining out, going veg, plant-based diet, relationships, social pressure, vegan, vegetarian

Being different isn't always easy and so goes the life of those who choose to be vegetarian or vegan. The choice of what one eats is very personal. Every single time one of us puts something in our mouth there's...

J Morris Hicks

Cancer survivors are on the rise. Is that good news?

J Morris Hicks | June 22, 2012 | Health

Read More: preventing cancer, surviving cancer

  And what about prevention?   The American Cancer Society reported this week that the number of Americans with a history of cancer will rise by a third over the next decade, hitting some 18 million by 2022. What is the definition...

Michael Greger MD

Cow's Milk Casomorphin, Crib Death, and Autism

Michael Greger MD | June 21, 2012 | Health

Read More: apnea, baby, breastfeeding, casomorphin, cow's milk, crib death, death, enzyme, evolution, hypercapnia, hypoxia, infant, milk, mothers, opiate, peptides, protein, SIDS, stomach

Evolution devised an ingenious way to bond infant to mother: proteins in milk that break down into peptides that have opiate-like drug effects. But what if a breastfeeding mother is herself effectively suckling by still drinking milk into adulthood?...

J Morris Hicks

Geneticist's Research Finds His Own Diabetes

J Morris Hicks | June 15, 2012 | Health

Read More: human genome medicine, reversing diabetes

And turns the story into a sales pitch for high-tech medicine. Many of the world's brightest medical minds are pinning their hopes for the future on the miracles that will ensue from human genome sequencing. On 6-2-12, the New York Times  published...

Michael Greger MD

E. coli O145 Ban Opposed by Meat Industry

Michael Greger MD | June 9, 2012 | Health

Read More: American Meat Institue, e. coli, foodborne illness

One child is dead and 13 others sickened across six states in an ongoing outbreak of E. coli O145. Another child--a first-grader in Massachusetts--also recently died, but that was from a different strain, E. coli O157. After the Jack-in-the-Box...