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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...

Michael Greger MD

Burning Fat With Flavonoids

Michael Greger MD | January 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: arginine, flavonoids, grape juice, metabolism, nuts, sugar, walnuts

Nuts appear to boost one's metabolism, such that when we eat nuts we burn more of our own fat to compensate. In my 2-min. video, Testing the Fat Burning Theory, I show that people who don't eat nuts tend...

Sarah Taylor

It's Inevitable...

Sarah Taylor | January 1, 2013 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegetarian, vegetarian to vegan

I saw a post on Facebook today.  It went like this:  “I'm in CVS. Guy in line ahead of me knows cashier, but they haven't seen each other in while. He invites her over. "I don't eat meat anymore," she...

Michael Greger MD

Top 10 Most Popular Videos of the Year

Michael Greger MD | December 29, 2012 | Health

2012 was's first full year in existence. This year we added about 10,000 twitter followers, 10,000 facebook fans, and 20,000 new subscribers, whose collective enthusiasm in sharing this body of work resulted in over 6 million views. But...

J Morris Hicks

$132,000/year cancer drug. Guess who's paying for it?

J Morris Hicks | December 28, 2012 | Health

Read More: cost of cancer drugs

  Retired business journalist tells his story in the New York Times. Former Money Magazine editor Frank Lalli On 12-1-12, I noticed a story by Frank Lalli, entitled A Health Insurance Detective Story. He was writing about the nightmare endured while trying to...

Michael Greger MD

Nuts Don't Cause Expected Weight Gain

Michael Greger MD | December 27, 2012 | Health

Nuts are packed with nutrition, but they are also packed with calories. Why, then, don't nuts seem to make people fat? In my video Nuts and Obesity: The Weight of Evidence, I profile a review published back in 2007...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Brilliant Minds, Brilliant Ideas, Phenomenal Paths To Health And Good Habits

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | December 19, 2012 | Health

Read More: healthy habits, plant based nutrition, Tedx Fremont

For a 24 hour period on November 10th, 2012 the city of Palo Alto, CA gave up its reputation for being the world's epicenter of cyber technology and instead laid the groundwork for a revolution in health and behavior. The...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How To Avoid Your Own Personal Health Cliff

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 16, 2012 | Health

Read More: chronic illness, fiscal cliff, whole foods plant based diet

The Health Cliff Is Way More Treacherous Than Any Fiscal Politics The drama of the "fiscal cliff" is riveting the country. Even when a political deal stops the threat of abrupt tax hikes and deep spending cuts, more battles over...

Michael Greger MD

Cholesterol Lowering in a Nut Shell

Michael Greger MD | December 13, 2012 | Health

Read More: cholesterol, Lipitor, nuts, saturated fat, statins

Though official recommendations are to first treat high cholesterol with dietary change, many physicians jump right to cholesterol-lowering medications such as statins like Lipitor that can have an array of side effects. As described in my 1-min. video Diet...

Sarah Taylor

The New Vegan Health Issue: Omega 6 : Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratio

Sarah Taylor | December 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: Vegan, Vegan Health, Vegan omega 6, vegan omega fatty acids

I’ve already blogged on the vagaries of oil.  You’ll remember back in October of 2011 I made some salient points about the research on oil: The Lyon Heart Study turned olive oil into a health food when they found that...

J Morris Hicks

Prostate cancer victim issues a challenge...

J Morris Hicks | December 7, 2012 | Health

Read More: prostate cancer

...Start helping us get this need addressed so those of us suffering can rejoin the human race.    The PSA Blue Ribbon After reading my blog (see link below) about the prostate cancer victim who regretted his radiation treatment,...

Michael Greger MD

The True Shelf Life of Cooking Oils

Michael Greger MD | December 6, 2012 | Health

Cooking oil manufacturer "best-by" dates are put to the test by comparing the development of rancidity between almond oil, avocado oil, hazelnut oil, macadamia oil, grape seed oil, rice bran oil, toasted sesame oil, and walnut oil. Find out...

Vegparadise Blog

Costco Is Fattening Up Its Customers

Vegparadise Blog | December 5, 2012 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

We know that your organization takes great pride in offering a hot dog or polish sausage and a 20-ounce drink with refill for $1.50, the same price for the last 27 years. That offer is very attractive for people who...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Why Meat Can Magnify the Dangers of Alcohol

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: alcohol, liver disease, phytonutrient, whole foods plant based diet

Wine and Cheese May Be a Particularly Toxic Combination Drinking too much over a period of years is even more deadly than smoking. Alcohol can damage your brain, liver, digestive system, and other body systems. A recent study found that...

Michael Greger MD

Drugs & Bugs in Pork: Ractopamine and Yersinia

Michael Greger MD | November 29, 2012 | Health

Read More: food poisoning, pigs, pork, ractopamine, yersinia

Earlier this year, China rejected 200,000 pounds of pork from the United States after discovering residues in the meat of an adrenaline-like drug called ractopamine, which is fed to U.S. pigs (Paylean™) and turkeys (Topmax™) as a growth promoter...

Michael Greger MD

New Features and Black Friday Sale

Michael Greger MD | November 22, 2012 | Health

The new and improved 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. 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?...