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Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (#17)

Michael Greger MD | January 28, 2012 | Health

Read More: amla, antioxidants, apples, apricots, asthma, blood pressure, cancer, cavities, cholesterol, cinnamon, diabetes, food synergy, gum disease, hibiscus tea, indian gooseberries, iron, oxalates, pepper, plaque, polyphenols, prunes, raisins, salt, sodium, spice, sulphur dioxide, turmeric, vitamin C

This is another sampling of the more than 800 comments and questions I’ve responded to on 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....

Michael Greger MD

Acai to Zucchini: antioxidant food rankings

Michael Greger MD | January 25, 2012 | Health

Read More: aging, animal foods, animal products, antioxidants, apples, argon laser, berries, boiling, breakfast, cholesterol, cooking, Dragon's blood, fruits, goji berries, green tea, lutein, lycopene, microwaving, mitochondria, oxidation, pills, plant foods, produce, raw, selenium, steaming, stress, supplements, vegetables, vitamin D, vitamin E

Today's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day Dragon's Blood wraps up a ten-part series based on a groundbreaking study that measured the total Antioxidant Content of 3,139 foods, beverages, herbs, and spices. Antioxidant Power of Plant Foods Versus Animal Foods presents the best...

J Morris Hicks

Where is Warren Buffett? In the 5% or the 95%?

J Morris Hicks | January 24, 2012 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Warren Buffett diet, Warren Buffett TIME article

  Everyone knows that Warren Buffett is in the highest levels of the 1%; in fact, he is our wealthiest American---and the third wealthiest in the world. But what about the 5% and the 95%? I am talking about the...

Michael Greger MD

Paula Deen: Diabetes drug spokesperson

Michael Greger MD | January 18, 2012 | Health

Read More: blindness, burgers, butter balls, diabetes, doughnuts, Dr. Neal Barnard, drugs, Graham Kerr, kidney failure, pancreatitis, Paula Deen, pharmaceuticals, Philadelphia cream cheese, plant-based diet, Smithfield ham, The Galloping Gourmet, thyroid cancer, United States, Yul Brynner

The year before he died of lung cancer, actor Yul Brynner taped a commercial for the American Cancer Society. "Now that I'm gone," he pleaded into the camera, "I tell you: Don't smoke, whatever you do, just don't smoke."...

Michael Greger MD

Amla: Indian gooseberries vs cancer, diabetes, and cholesterol

Michael Greger MD | January 17, 2012 | Health

Read More: amalika, amla, antioxidants, apple, Ayurveda, dried fruit, goji berries, green tea, Indian gooseberries, nuts, pecans, plant foods, raisins, saffron, snacks, trail mix

I'm out on the road speaking so much that I'm always on the lookout for handy, healthy snacks. Trail mix has been my standby, a homespun mix of nuts and dried fruit that has evolved as I've learned more...

J Morris Hicks

My Top Ten Reasons why Americans might be eating less meat

J Morris Hicks | January 14, 2012 | Health

Read More: americans eating less meat, what is driving the move to plant-based foods?

Mark Bittman of the New York Times brought us plant-based eaters some good news this week; (See link to article below my signature) he reported that Americans are definitely beginning to eat less meat. After declining for several years, the Department...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 16)

Michael Greger MD | January 14, 2012 | Health

Read More: allergies, cancer, cheese, children, chocolate, coffe, dairy, DHA, ear infections, eggs, fish, Heiner Syndrome, ice cream, iron, meat, moringa, pregnancy, soy milk, tannins, tea, vitamin B12, vitamin K

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

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The Skinny On Chef AJ's Book - Unprocessed

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | January 12, 2012 | Health

Read More: book review, Chef AJ, Unprocessed

I read a lot about health and nutrition these days which is a good thing because I'm a healthcare practitioner.  And although nutrition isn't a large part of my everyday duties as a pharmacist it's certainly extremely important to one's...

J Morris Hicks

The hostile and divisive health care debate

J Morris Hicks | January 12, 2012 | Health

Read More: health care reform, ObamaCare

  So much energy wasted -- yet our health continues to worsen Relax, I am not going to waste much time debating health care reform, but I would like to tell you about a recent experience. Last month, I met...

Michael Greger MD

Plant-based Benefits Extend Beyond the Top Killers

Michael Greger MD | January 10, 2012 | Health

Read More: Adventist Health Study, allergies, antacids, aspirin, asthma, blood pressure, blood pressure medications, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, insulin, laxatives, obesity, pain-killers, sleeping pills, stroke, tranquilizers

The Adventist Health Studies offer some of the best science on the impacts of plant-based diets on health and longevity. Based in California, they include both the longest running study of vegetarians in history as well as the largest...

Michael Greger MD

Hibiscus tea: flower power

Michael Greger MD | January 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: antioxidant, beverage, calories, chamomile, dates, erythritol, Green tea, herbal tea, hibiscus, matcha, white tea

In Friday's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day Better Than Green Tea? I compare the antioxidant content of a number of common beverages. This is part of a series based on the landmark study "The total antioxidant content of more than 3100 foods,...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 15)

Michael Greger MD | January 7, 2012 | Health

Read More: ALA, annato, artificial coloring, dyes, e. coli, flax, green tea, hibiscus, hormones, hydrogen peroxide, kidneys, lisinopril, pasteurized, prostate cancer, raw milk, saffron, skim milk, stroke, Tuberculosis, turmeric, whole milk, World Health Organization

This is another sampling of the more than 750 comments and questions I’ve responded to on the site (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...

Michael Greger MD

EPA dioxin limit has National Chicken Council worried products could be declared "unfit for consumption"

Michael Greger MD | January 5, 2012 | Health

Read More: American Meat Institute, cardiovascular disease, chicken, diabetes, dioxin, endometriosis, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, fish, fish oil, Food and Drug Administration, International Ice Cream Association, menopause, mercury, metabolism, National Cheese Institute, National Chicken Council, PCB, pregnancy, salmon, testosterone, thyroid

Dioxin, industrial pollutant of Agent Orange infamy, has been called "the most toxic compound synthesized by man." Not only is dioxin considered a known human carcinogen, adverse health effects may include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endometriosis, early menopause, reduced testosterone...

J Morris Hicks

Gout; the "disease of kings," becoming commonplace...

J Morris Hicks | January 5, 2012 | Health

Read More: gout, plant based solution to gout, reverse gout with diet

  Increasing 1000 percent in the experience of one podiatrist. One of my blog readers has been a podistrist for 33 years. Here's what he had to say at the end of my blog post about gout.  When I first...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Eight Key Questions to Ask Before Going on a Diet

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: diets, weight loss, whole foods plant-based diet

And Why the Best Diet Is No Diet At All Going on a diet is a serious decision. The eating plan you choose will impact your health, appearance, quality of life, self-image, and self-confidence. With so many diet choices, it’s...

Jess Parsons

5 Productive New Year's Workouts

Jess Parsons | January 1, 2012 | Health

Read More: fitness, frugal, garden, healthy body healthy mind, kids, New Year's resolution

Resolved to have a fitter New Year?  Here are some holiday workouts that leave you with more than just an endorphine rush. Caution:  Don't try all of these workouts in one day without medical advice. Try on all the...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Make This New Year's Weight Loss Resolution Permanent

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | January 1, 2012 | Health

Read More: New Year's resolution, plant based diet, weight-loss

It’s that time of year again. The holiday cookies, decadent pies, and elaborate Christmas feast are sadly over and those extra pounds around the waistline are now on everyone’s mind. With 2012 now upon us it’s time to make good...

J Morris Hicks

In the quest for "vibrant health," weight-loss is just a bonus

J Morris Hicks | December 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: home A1C test for diabetes, home cholesterol test

  We have begun conducting "4Leaf Challenges" for clients such as businesses, clubs or churches. The challenge consists of a group of ten or more participants who agree to eat at the 4Leaf level (over 80% of their daily calories...

Sarah Taylor

The UNITED NATIONS Advocates a Vegan Diet!

Sarah Taylor | December 29, 2011 | Health, International

Read More: UN, United Nations, unsustainable, Vegan

While the US leads the world in many things, we seem to be sadly behind in the area of food.  Huge corporate interests lobby hard to keep the public from seeing just how gruesome the slaughterhouses are (if you knew,...

Michael Greger MD

Aortic aneurysm prevention: Jeff Green and his aorta

Michael Greger MD | December 27, 2011 | Health

Read More: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aneurysm, aorta, Boston Celtics, cardiovascular disease, diet, fruits, Jeff Green, meat, Mt. Sinai, plant-based diet, prevention, risk, screening, smoking, symptoms, treatment, vegetables

Last week the Boston Celtics announced that forward Jeff Green will miss the 2012 season due to an abdominal aortic aneurysm, set to be operated on next month. Jeff is lucky. An estimated million other Americans have aortic aneurysms,...