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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...

Michael Greger MD

Why is it Legal to Sell Unsafe Meat?

Michael Greger MD | August 23, 2012 | Health

Read More: CDC, chicken, fecal bacteria, fecal contamination, foodborne illness, hamburger, industry influence, meat, poultry, salmonella

Most of the U.S. population suffers an acute diarrheal illness every year. According to a recent survey, most people correctly identified food as the most common source of infection, but fewer than half (45%) believed it legal for grocery...

Michael Greger MD

Health Food Store Advice: Often Worthless or Worst

Michael Greger MD | August 9, 2012 | Health

Read More: black cohosh, breast cancer, disease, dizziness, doctors, fever, feverfew, health food store, HIV medications, kava kava, liver toxicity, natural food store, nausea, pharmacists, shark cartilage, snake oil, supplement, supports immunity

How many times has this happened to you? You're in a natural food store walking near the supplement section and an employee graciously asks if you need any help, and proceeds to offer advice on healing what ails you....

Jess Parsons

Dr McDougall's Starch Solution - What's in it for you?

Jess Parsons | August 8, 2012 | Health

Read More: dietary guidelines, diseases of affluence, dr t colin campbell, environmental plant-based, fat, lani muelrab12, salt, starch, sugar, supplements, weight-loss

Dr McDougall's gift is that diet no longer seems controversial. You can picture ol' Doc McDougall offering you a bucket of chicken wings, saying, "Do you feel lucky?" Well? Do you? If you haven't already discovered Dr McDougall, The...

Michael Greger MD

Adding FDA-Approved Viruses to Meat

Michael Greger MD | August 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: arsenic, bacteria, bacteria-eating virus, bacteriophage, bird flu, brain parasites, campylobacter, chickens, food industry, listeria, maggots, meat, meat industry, poultry, processed meat, toxin genes, viruses

Bacteria-eating viruses (bacteriophages) have been approved as meat additives to reduce the food safety risks associated with processed meat and poultry products. There is a concern, however, that viruses fed to chickens could spread toxin genes between bacteria, the...

J Morris Hicks

Reversing cancer; not quite as simple as heart disease

J Morris Hicks | July 31, 2012 | Health

Read More: preventing cancer, Reversing cancer

Last week, I received a note from a reader who was responding to my recent post about the "cancer industry turning 41." Like another reader, she had heard about Gerson Cancer Therapy and wanted to know my thoughts. She...

Michael Greger MD

Vol. 10 Latest Nutrition DVD now available (all proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | July 31, 2012 | Health

The current batch of videos from volume 9 are about to run out, so starting this week and running through October I'll be rolling out the videos off my new Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD, volume 10. The DVDs...

Michael Greger MD

Mercury Testing Recommended Before Pregnancy

Michael Greger MD | July 27, 2012 | Health

Read More: amnesia, atrial fibrillation, bluefish, brain damage, children, dementia, EPA, fish, hair testing, Harvard, heart failure, high fructose corn syrup, infants, mackerel, mercury, pregant women, prozac, salmon, sardines, stroke, swordfish, tuna, xenoestrogens

Recent testing of mercury concentrations in three national brands of canned tuna found that "55% of all tuna examined was above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's safety level for human consumption." And the problem appears to be getting worse....

J Morris Hicks

So now they tell us...about "secondary cancers."

J Morris Hicks | July 24, 2012 | Health

Read More: Secondary cancers, side effects of cancer treatment

Those are the ones caused by the "treatment" of primary cancers. And guess what? These so called "secondary cancers" now make up the sixth-most common group of malignancies---according to a 7-16-12 New York Times article (See link below). It was written by a...