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Michael Greger MD

Harvard's Meat and Mortality Studies

Michael Greger MD | March 15, 2012 | Health

On Monday, the results of two major Harvard studies were published, following more than 100,000 men and women--and their diets--for up to 22 years. They found that red meat consumption was associated with living a significantly shorter life--increased cancer...

Sarah Taylor

Where do Vegans EAT?

Sarah Taylor | March 12, 2012 | Health

Read More: vegan dining, vegan restaurants, vegetarian restaurants

A very good friend brought up a great question to me today, after hearing that my husband and I got voracious food poisoning after eating salads at the Cheesecake Factory.  What he wanted to know was (in a polite way),...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (#20)

Michael Greger MD | March 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: alcohol, anorexia, beet juice, beets, beta carotene, caffeine, cancer, cardiac, carotenoderma, carrots, dementia, diabetes, dioxins, fish, fruit, glycemic index, greens, heart, hypothyroidism, jaundice, jenkins, kidney disease, mercury, phytonutrients, salmon, skin, stroke

This is another sampling of the more than 900 comments and questions I’ve responded to on the site NutritionFacts.org (so far!). Please feel free to leave any follow-up questions here or on any of the hundreds of videos on the more than a thousand...

J Morris Hicks

Cancer screening? Saving Lives or Making Money?

J Morris Hicks | March 5, 2012 | Health

 A little of the first---a whole lot of the second Finally, a thoughtful member of the medical community speaks out---in a recent Op-Ed in the New York Times and in a  recent video; both of which are featured in this blog. I...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Three Honest Books Show You How to Beat the Tobacco, Food, and Drug Industries

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 3, 2012 | Health

Read More: cigarettes, drug industry, food industry, tobacco industry, whole foods plant-based diet

Protecting Yourself Made Easy The corporate takeover of health is here. You can see the results in soaring health care costs, millions felled by preventable illness, and acceptance of chronic disease as a way of life. This post is the...

Michael Greger MD

Latest in Nutrition vol. 8 DVD now available (all proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | March 1, 2012 | Health

The current batch of videos from volume 7 are set to run out soon, and so starting next week, and running through May here on NutritionFacts.org, I'll be rolling out the videos off my new Latest in Clinical Nutrition...

J Morris Hicks

Vegan Prize Fighter---Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley

J Morris Hicks | February 29, 2012 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: strongest animals in the world eat only raw plants, vegan athletes

That's right, vegan prize fighter and it's not an oxymoron. On June 9, the undefeated (28-0) Desert Storm will fight the defending welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao, in Las Vegas. And for at least three months leading up to the fight, Timothy will eat...

Sarah Taylor

When Vegans Revert Back to Meat Eating

Sarah Taylor | February 29, 2012 | Health

Read More: vegan diet

Every once in a while I meet someone who used to be vegan, but for whatever reason, eats meat again.  I am always surprised by this, but I don’t worry.  I know the vegan diet is not a temporary fad....

Sarah Taylor

Honey - Is it Vegan or Not?

Sarah Taylor | February 26, 2012 | Health

Read More: honey, vegan

Honey.  It has caused a big debate amongst vegans:  Is it vegan, or is it not?  The answer simply depends on how you define vegan.  Those who define a vegan diet as devoid of animal products may claim that a...

J Morris Hicks

Want more protein from milk? Rat's milk is your answer.

J Morris Hicks | February 24, 2012 | Health

Read More: cows milk for humans, Dr. Walter J. Veith

  Last weekend, I posted a video by Dr. Walter J. Veith entitled "Sitting on a Time Bomb." Since then, I have discovered another one of his educational videos. It is entitled "Udderly Amazing" and features 80 minutes worth of...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (#19)

Michael Greger MD | February 16, 2012 | Health

Read More: antioxidant, arugula, atherosclerosis, beets, blood pressure, caffeine, coffee, colon cancer, dermatitis, DNA, eczema, endothelial, energy drink, espresso, flaxseed oil, green tea, health, heart disease, hempseed, hempseed oil, inflammation, nutrition, olive oil, oxalates, potato, stroke, supplement, sweet potato, toxins

This is another sampling of the more than 900 comments and questions I’ve responded to on the site NutritionFacts.org (so far!). Please feel free to leave any follow-up questions here or on any of the hundreds of videos on the more than a thousand...

Sarah Taylor

Vegetarian to Vegan: Why Give Up Dairy and Eggs?

Sarah Taylor | February 14, 2012 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: dairy, eggs, vegan, vegetarian to vegan

My new book coming out will be called Vegetarian to Vegan.  I wrote this book for all the vegetarians who have asked me questions about why or how to give up dairy and eggs.  Among the most common questions are:...

Vegparadise Blog

Once Upon a Time There Was a Delicious Fable

Vegparadise Blog | February 13, 2012 | Food, Health

Once upon a time in the land of TV there was a cable channel that showed its viewers how to prepare food that excited all the senses. One of the stars of this television food haven was a plump blond...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (#18)

Michael Greger MD | February 9, 2012 | Health

Read More: algae, astaxanthin, BPA, canned vegetables, celery, chlorella, colon cancer, fish, fluoride, pesticides, phytonutrients, spirulina, supplements, vaccination, vitamin D, water

This is another sampling of the more than 800 comments and questions I’ve responded to on the site NutritionFacts.org (so far!). Please feel free to leave any follow-up questions here or on any of the hundreds of videos on the more than a thousand...

Janice Stanger, PhD

The Healthy Longevity Secret

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 5, 2012 | Health

Read More: aging, longevity, plant-based diet, whole foods

Six Ways Whole Foods Fuel Long and Active Years An enjoyable retirement is a great American dream. People save up financially for decades, often planning to spend retirement traveling, with family, and fulfilling long-postponed goals. The sad fact is...

Sarah Taylor

Almost Vegan

Sarah Taylor | February 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: vegan

It feels like I’ve become a vegan therapist lately.  There have been a rash of people who have come to me with concerns that they are not 100% vegan … people who used to be 100% vegan but now slip...

Michael Greger MD

Atkins Diet and Erectile Dysfunction

Michael Greger MD | February 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: atherosclerosis, Atkins, carbs, cholesterol, eco-Atkins, erectile dysfunction, Harvard, heart attack, heart disease, low carb, stroke

Yesterday's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day, Atkins Diet: Trouble Keeping It Up, discusses a case report of a man who went on a low carb diet, lost his ability to have an erection, and nearly lost his life. That was just one...

J Morris Hicks

Seeking "common ground" with Dr. David Agus

J Morris Hicks | January 31, 2012 | Health

Read More: david agus, statin drugs, the end of disease

  A more difficult task than I envisioned His new book, The End of Illness (Free Press, 1-17-12) is off to a good start, currently selling in Amazon's top fifty. I haven't read the book yet, but I did watch a 17-minute...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

How To Feel Vitamin "D"errific!

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | January 31, 2012 | Health

Read More: supplements, vitamin D2, vitamin D3

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has become nothing short of a celebrity over the past few years. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find any doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare practitioner who hasn't heard of...

Jamie Nelson

My health, my future

Jamie Nelson | January 29, 2012 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: cancer prevention, lifestyle medicine, marathon, rip esselsyn

I am a 59-year old single man. I work as a digital marketer in Northern California. I am changing my future. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had surgery. Since then, i've been not very active...