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J Morris Hicks

Just say NO to a flawed "disease care" system.

J Morris Hicks | April 24, 2012 | Health

Read More: preventing cancer

  For if we continue to follow the money, our population will never be healthy. Just read a book review in the New York Times (See link below). The book is How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick In America (St....

Michael Greger MD

Breast Cancer Stem Cells vs. Broccoli

Michael Greger MD | April 19, 2012 | Health

Read More: alfalfa, amla, bladder cancer, breast cancer, broccoli, cancer, carcinogen, cholesterol, cocoa, DNA, enzymes, EPIC, greens, kale, liver, lung cancer, phytonutrient, raw, sprouts

In my post The Best Detox last week, I detailed how a phytonutrient in broccoli boosts the detoxifying enzymes in the liver, but helping to clear carcinogens isn't the only way greens protect our DNA. A study of the...

J Morris Hicks

Not much "health promotion" going on at VegFest

J Morris Hicks | April 17, 2012 | Health

Most exhibitors featured food that was just "not animals" On a warm and sunny spring day in Worcester, Massachusetts---Dr. T. Colin Campbell was the highlight of the event as he he addressed a standing-room-only crowd at 1 p.m. He...

Michael Greger MD

The Best Detox

Michael Greger MD | April 12, 2012 | Health

Read More: broccoli, broccoli sprouts, cauliflower, coffee, cooking, detox, enzyme, garlic, glow stick, glucoraphanin, goji berries, herbivore, kelp, liver, plant, sulforaphane, tea, turmeric

As detailed in my 3-minute video The Best Detox, there's lots of talk these days about detoxing, but talk is cheap--our liver is actually doing it, all day, every day. If we want to detoxify our bodies, the best...

J Morris Hicks

The daunting task of moving the world to plant-based

J Morris Hicks | April 10, 2012 | Health

Could anything be more difficult? Yes! In an era when over 90% of us are eating some form of the typical Western diet with meat, dairy, and/or eggs three meals a day---we know that it is a daunting task...

Sarah Taylor

Kale, White Bean & Rosemary Soup!

Sarah Taylor | April 9, 2012 | Health

Read More: Vegan Soups

I went to Whole Foods and was blown away by one of their delicious “Health Starts Here” soups, whose main ingredients were kale and white beans.  If you’re not familiar with the “Health Starts Here” program, it marks foods around...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (#21)

Michael Greger MD | April 5, 2012 | Health

Read More: amalgam, beta-carotene, bitter melon, blood sugar, cancer, carcinogen, carotenoids, cholesterol, coconut water, diabetics, electrolyte, fenugreek, flax, hijiki, kelp, mercury, miso, omega-3, plant-based diet, sea vegetable, seaweed, sugar, tuna, vegan, yerba mate

This is another sampling of the nearly 1,000 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 topics covered on NutritionFacts.org....

J Morris Hicks

Academic "Unfreedom" at Cornell---T. Colin Campbell

J Morris Hicks | April 3, 2012 | Food, Health

Read More: academic freedom food, academic freedom T Colin Campbell, cornell academic freedom

The headline in the Cornell Progressive on March 8, 2012 We may no longer have academic freedom at Cornell or ANY of our schools of nutrition, but the first amendment is alive and well. And it was recently exercised by Dr. T....

Sarah Taylor

Sugar IS Addictive!

Sarah Taylor | April 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: addiction, sugar, sugar addiction, vegan

The verdict is in – many of us have long suspected that sugar is addictive.  If you struggle with cutting back or cutting out sweets (like I do), then you must watch this 15 minute segment of 60 minutes. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7403942n&tag=contentBody;storyMediaBox...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

INTRODUCING HOMEMADE PALM OIL-FREE VEGAN BUTTERY SPREAD--BUTTAH!

Bryanna Clark Grogan | April 2, 2012 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Buttah, cocoa butter, fair trade cocoa butter, high heat oils, vegan butter

Photo by Christina Hoheisel  (PS: Christina not only did a fantastic job photographing the Buttah, but went out and found the ingredients, ordered the molds and tackled the recipe, mastering it on the first try!  Thank you so much, Christina!)  ...

Sarah Taylor

Could You Do It Yourself?

Sarah Taylor | March 28, 2012 | Animals, Health

Read More: animal cruelty, spirituality, vegan

At a recent lecture in a spiritual bookstore, I covered some of the spiritual aspects of going vegan.  Yet even if you’re not spiritual or religious, many of the same principles apply, simply because many spiritual traditions come down to...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The Growing Problem of Prescription Drug Abuse

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

Read More: narcotics, opioids, oxycontin, oxycontin express, prescription drug abuse

Behind the everyday activities of life in America—going to work, socializing with friends and family, running errands, etc.—lies the untold story of prescription drug abuse. For many, the use of a powerful pain reliever (Vicodin, Percocet, morphine, etc.) happens only on a...

Jess Parsons

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. - Book review

Jess Parsons | March 26, 2012 | Health

Read More: dr antonia demas, Dr Attwood, dr campbell, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Ornish, Esselstyn, Healthy food, heart, heart attack proof, moderation, plant-based diet, vegan recipes

Last time I reviewed an exciting book by this man’s son (Engine 2 Diet, Rip Esselstyn).  This book is more technical but in its way, just as exciting. Dr Esselstyn Jr doesn’t waste any time.  He starts with a...

Michael Greger MD

Using Greens to Improve Athletic Performance

Michael Greger MD | March 22, 2012 | Health

Earlier this month on NutritionFacts.org I completed a 17-part video series on the performance-enhancing effects of certain vegetables. It started with Doping with Beet Juice, which described how beets were the first to be found to significantly improve athletic...

Sarah Taylor

Organic Labeling - What Does it REALLY Mean?

Sarah Taylor | March 20, 2012 | Health

Read More: organic, vegan

A common question I receive is about organic foods.  Are they really healthier?  Are they easier on the environment?  Doesn’t “organic” imply a more natural and cruelty-free environment for the animals?  What about organic seafood?  There are loads of myths...

J Morris Hicks

Protein---There's only one way not to get enough of it...

J Morris Hicks | March 16, 2012 | Health

  By not getting enough calories Essential nutrient? Yes. More important than complex carbohydrates? No. Earlier this week, I blogged about the importance of fiber in the diet of herbivores. Today, I want to revisit the old question about protein---because this...

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...