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Sarah Taylor


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...

J Morris Hicks

FLU Shots. Why I never get them anymore.

J Morris Hicks | January 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: flu shots

I can't remember when I had my last flu shot. Probably fifteen or twenty years ago. Does that explain why I had a bout with the swine flu in November of 2009? Since I never went to the doctor,...

Michael Greger MD

The Ice Diet

Michael Greger MD | January 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: colon, fiber, firmicutes, fruits, gut flora, phtyonutrients, vegan, vegetables, vegetarians

Other than fiber, what else do plants make that animals don't that could help account for how dramatically slimmer those who eat plant-based diets tend to be? In my last article Boosting Gut Flora Without Probiotics I covered fiber....

Sarah Taylor

Book Review: Diet for a New America, 25th Anniversary Edition

Sarah Taylor | January 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: Diet for a New America, John Robbins, vegan

The next time you meet someone who has been vegan for a long time, ask what made them go vegan.  There is a high likelihood that their answer will start with, “I read this amazing book by John Robbins…” Before...

Sarah Taylor

Book Review: Diet for a New America, 25th Anniversary Edition

Sarah Taylor | January 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: Diet for a New America, John Robbins, vegan

The next time you meet someone who has been vegan for a long time, ask what made them go vegan.  There is a high likelihood that their answer will start with, “I read this amazing book by John Robbins…” Before...

Michael Greger MD

Boosting Gut Flora Without Probiotics

Michael Greger MD | January 10, 2013 | Health

Read More: anti-inflammatory, bacteria, butyrate, colon cancer, fiber, flora, obesity, probiotics

Obesity is so rare among those eating plant-based diets (see my video Thousands of Vegans Studied), nutrition researchers have been desperate to uncover their secret. Yes, they tend to eat fewer calories, but not that many fewer. In the...

Michael Greger MD

New DVD to Help Resolute Your Resolutions

Michael Greger MD | January 7, 2013 | Health

The current batch of videos from volume 11 on are set to run out soon here on, so starting mid-month and running through April I'll be rolling out the videos from this new DVD volume 12. The DVDs...

J Morris Hicks

Massive Food Problem. Mark Bittman recommends patience.

J Morris Hicks | January 3, 2013 | Food, Green, Health

I recommend LEADERSHIP! Once again, let me say it up front---when it comes to our food system, Mark Bittman is the most knowledgeable journalist on the planet. He totally "gets it" about the health, environmental and sustainability issues. But...