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J Morris Hicks

Top 10 "Zingers"---food choices & the presidential debates

J Morris Hicks | October 21, 2012 | Health

Read More: Food choices presidential debates

Debate season is full of zingers, gotchas, one-liners & sound-bytes Lots of zingers, but neither candidate is talking about the most important issues in the world. With the election only a few weeks away, I thought it was time to...

J Morris Hicks

Arthritis, MS, Lupus & more...a total of 81 success stories

J Morris Hicks | October 16, 2012 | Health

Read More: Success stories

Got a health problem? The right diet for our species just might fix it. Last week, I heard from a good friend who was asking about a specific medical condition from which she was suffering. Since that time, I...

Michael Greger MD

Vol. 11 Nutrition DVD Now Available (Proceeds to Charity)

Michael Greger MD | October 11, 2012 | Health

The current batch of videos from volume 10 are about to run out, so starting next week and running into 2013 I'll be rolling out the videos off my new Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD, volume 11. The DVDs...

J Morris Hicks

Riding the cancer train to fame and fortune

J Morris Hicks | October 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: making money in the cancer business

A privileged few get filthy rich---while innocent millions suffer Two news stories caught my attention this week. One from Boston, the other from Los Angeles. Both were stories about how big money is being made in the cancer industry....

Michael Greger MD

Preventing and Treating Kidney Failure With Diet

Michael Greger MD | October 4, 2012 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal protein, cholesterol, Harvard study, heart attacks, kidney, meat, plant fat, plant protein, standard american diet

Our kidneys are highly vascular organs. That's why when you see kidneys in the meat case they look so red. After all, our two little kidneys have to filter through our entire blood supply and as such receive about...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Lessons From A Pharmacist - I Get A BIG, FAT Paycheck While You Stay Sick

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | October 3, 2012 | Health

Read More: greed, healthcare professionals, medical education, money, pharmaceuticals, pharmacists, plant-based diet, plant-based pharmacist

Hi. My name is Dustin Rudolph. I've been a practicing pharmacist for over 10 years now, and I'm here to tell you something you may not like hearing. I get a BIG, FAT paycheck every two weeks while YOU (or at...

J Morris Hicks

Why are insurance companies not "really" promoting health?

J Morris Hicks | October 3, 2012 | Health

Read More: insurance companies and promoting health

"How Insurers Can Help" was the headline. According to the 9-30-12 article, they can help reduce the cost of health care by replacing "fee for service" with "fixed budgets" that reward doctors for delivering less service. This is what...

Michael Greger MD

Is Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating?

Michael Greger MD | September 27, 2012 | Health

Read More: amla, antioxidants, bacon, broccoli, cancer, cinnamon, flaxseeds, genital warts, gorlin syndrome, green tea, phytonutrients, saffron, skin cancer, stevia, tea, watermelon

Phytonutrients exclusive to the tea plant appear so powerful that they can reverse disease even when just applied to the skin. Now officially incorporated into the Centers for Disease Control STD Treatment Guidelines, the topical application of green tea...

J Morris Hicks

How many PhDs does it take to change a light bulb...

J Morris Hicks | September 25, 2012 | Health

Read More: nutritional scientists optimal diet, scientific integrity and diet

  or to figure out what we should be eating?   With thousands working on it already; maybe we should challenge their methodology of study---because what they're telling us is not working.Three articles caught my attention this week and my...

Jess Parsons

Eying up the Bates Method

Jess Parsons | September 24, 2012 | Health

Read More: Bates method, computers, exercise, healthy body healthy mind, internet, natural, sunshine, vision

Our son says he can't always see words on the board at school, and from my informal checks, he seems indeed to have lost clear vision at a distance. As some of my family are very nearsighted, and I am...

Michael Greger MD

Why Meat Causes Inflammation

Michael Greger MD | September 20, 2012 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal protein, anti-inflammatory, arteries, bacteria, breast cancer, Crohn's Disease, dairy, diabetes, eggs, endotoxin, gut, heart disease, inflammation, meat, pork

The anti-inflammatory effect of plant-based diets is about more than just the power of plants. It's also the avoidance of animal foods. In my Care2 column last week, Dietary Treatment for Crohn's Disease, I profiled the extraordinary power of...

J Morris Hicks

Slashing the cost of health care in businesses...

J Morris Hicks | September 18, 2012 | Health

Read More: reducing the cost of health care

Anywhere from 10% to 50%---depending on leadership Background. For most businesses in the United States, disease and the cost of health care is a huge problem. Not only does "disease care" cost a lot of money, it also takes its...

Janice Stanger, PhD

The Paleo Diet Dangers and Distortions

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 15, 2012 | Health

Read More: Paleo diet, whole foods plant-based diet

Still Another "High-Protein" Diet Threatens Your Health The Paleo Diet can hook you with its story. This "cave man" diet promises to reunite you with your ancestors from 2.5 million years ago through the simple act of eating meat. In...

Michael Greger MD

Treating Crohn's Disease With Diet

Michael Greger MD | September 13, 2012 | Health

Read More: alzheimer's disease, anti-inflammatory, cancer, crohn's disease, diabetes, garlic, heart disease, inflammation, tomato juice, walnuts

Inflammation has recently emerged as an important player in the development of age-related disability and many of our major chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. Now that laboratory tests such as C-reactive protein have been...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

The Missing Piece Of The American Healthcare Conversation

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | September 12, 2012 | Health

Read More: doctors, healthcare, medicine, patients, plant-based nutrition, surgery

It's an all to often occurrence in my line of work as a hospital pharmacist to hear other healthcare professionals talking to patients about how they can treat their ailments. This almost always involves a reference to the latest procedure...

Michael Greger MD

Antioxidants in a Pinch: Dried Herbs and Spices

Michael Greger MD | September 6, 2012 | Health

Read More: antioxidant, basil, Care2, dried herbs, hydroponic basil, hydroponic greenhouse, minerals, nuts, organic, organic greens, organic plants, seeds, spices, vitamins

In the Washington, DC area we are blessed with more than a dozen farmers' markets. One local farm I frequent has a hydroponic greenhouse, so I can get fresh basil all year long. I've always been curious, though, how...

J Morris Hicks

The constancy of confusion about food & health...

J Morris Hicks | September 6, 2012 | Health

Read More: confusion over clarity, simplicity and clarity about food and health

 ...makes a Herculean task --- that much more daunting. In the past week, there have been lots of news reports about organic foods and whether or not they're worth the additional cost to consumers. Since half of those "organic" foods...

Chef AJ

Apple Pie without an oven!!!

Chef AJ | August 31, 2012 | Celebrities, Food, Health

Read More: Chef AJ, fruits, milk alternatives, smoothies

The perfect summer treat! Tastes like apple pie in a glass. To see the Chef and The Dietitian LIVE and in person sign up at www.HealthyTasteofLA.com...

Michael Greger MD

The Most Anti-Inflammatory Mushroom

Michael Greger MD | August 30, 2012 | Health

Atherosclerotic plaques may be more aptly described as pimples. These inflamed pockets of pus building up in the lining of our arteries can rupture, cut off our hearts' blood supply, and kill us. In my 2-min. video Arterial Acne,...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

A Mother's Story Of Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | August 29, 2012 | Health

Read More: Cherise Scally, plant based diet, reversing diabetes, type 2 diabetes

Imagine being faced with one of the most difficult decisions of your entire life. A decision of whether or not to let another human being live or die. By choosing life, it may result in years of surgery for this...