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Michael Greger MD

Eat Beans to Live Longer

Michael Greger MD | September 16, 2014 | Health

Read More: aging, Australia, beans, chickpeas, chronic diseases, dietary guidelines, elderly, flatulence, Greece, Japan, kidney beans, legumes, lentils, lifespan, Mediterranean diet, mortality, nutrition myths, peas, reversing chronic disease, soy, soybeans, split peas, Sweden

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart; the more you eat, the...longer you live? Legumes may be the most important predictor of survival in older people from around the globe. Researchers from institutions different institutions looked at five different...

Michael Greger MD

Overdosing on Poppy Seeds

Michael Greger MD | September 11, 2014 | Health

Read More: alternative medicine, bagels, children, complimentary medicine, cooking methods, drug testing, infants, milk, morphine, poppy seeds, safety limits, seeds, sleep

The opium poppy used to make heroin is the same opium poppy used to make muffins and bagels. Does this mean that poppy seed muffin we may have had for breakfast contained a powerful narcotic? The idea that poppy...

Michael Greger MD

The Healthiest Diet for Weight Control

Michael Greger MD | September 4, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal products, beef, calcium, calories, chicken, cholesterol, fat, fiber, fish, folate, greens, iron, LDL cholesterol, magnesium, meat, metabolism, plant-based diets, pork, potassium, poultry, protein, riboflavin, saturated fat, seafood, thiamine, turkey, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E, weight loss

We know that vegetarians tend to be slimmer, but there's a perception that veg diets may somehow be deficient in nutrients. So how's this for a simple study, profiled in my video Nutrient-Dense Approach to Weight Management: an analysis...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

A Tour of the Human Digestive System

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | September 3, 2014 | Health

Did you ever wonder what happens to your food once you swallow it? We're all familiar with the fact that we need to eat food and drink water in order for our body to function properly, but what exactly happens...

Michael Greger MD

Why Athletes Should Eat Nutritional Yeast

Michael Greger MD | September 2, 2014 | Health

Read More: aging, children, cognition, common cold, exercise, fatigue, fiber, immune function, mood, nutritional yeast, respiratory infections, stress, yeast

Does powering up at the gym also power up our immune system? Research has shown that moderate exercise improves immunity and decreases illness rates. According to an article in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, "the most important finding...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How Important Is It to Eat Breakfast?

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 1, 2014 | Health

Read More: breakfast, cereal, flaxseeds

Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Busy People Skipping breakfast is tempting for time management, especially if you're still sleepy, worried about arriving at a meeting on time, or getting children dressed and out the door with homework in tow. Yet years...

Michael Greger MD

How to Boost the Benefits of Exercise

Michael Greger MD | August 28, 2014 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, beans, berries, beverages, cherries, chocolate, currants, DNA damage, exercise, flavonoids, fruit, fruit juice, greens, herbal tea, hormesis, inflammation, juice, lemon verbena, muscle health, muscle inflammation, oxidative stress, plant-based diets, supplements, tea, tomato juice, tomatoes, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians, vitamin C, vitamin E

We all know exercise is beneficial to our health. Then why is it that ultramarathon runners may generate so many free radicals during a race that they can damage the DNA of a significant percentage of their cells? Researchers...

Michael Greger MD

Chronic Headaches and Pork Parasites

Michael Greger MD | August 26, 2014 | Health

Read More: aneurism, brain disease, brain health, brain parasites, brain surgery, brain tumors, cooking methods, dementia, depression, epilepsy, eye disease, eye health, eye parasites, food poisoning, foodborne illness, headaches, inflammation, meat, migraine, muscle disease, muscle health, neurocysticercosis, parasites, polyphenols, pork seizures, sprouts, surgery, tapeworms

Neurocysticercosis is the sciencey name for an infection of the human central nervous system by pork tapeworm larvae. The invasion of baby pork tapeworms in the brain "has become an increasingly important emerging infection in the United States," and...

J Morris Hicks

Ice Buckets, E-Cigs, & lack of focus on the "vital few"

J Morris Hicks | August 25, 2014 | Green, Health

Perennial lack of clarity and the never-ending bombardment of confusion That's my definition of the NEWS and just about every other form of human activity. And that's why we never solve our most serious problems, because all of our attention...

Michael Greger MD

Why the Egg-Cancer Link?

Michael Greger MD | August 21, 2014 | Health

Read More: American Egg Board, cancer, cancer survival, carcinogens, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, carnitine, chicken, cholesterol, choline, Cleveland Clinic, dairy, eggs, Freedom of Information Act, Harvard, heart disease, heart health, heterocyclic amines, industry influence, inflammation, lecithin, meat, men's health, metastases, milk, mortality, poultry, prostate cancer, prostate health, red meat, steak, stroke, supplements, TMAO, trimethylamine, turkey

Two million men in the U.S. are living with prostate cancer -- but that's better than dying from prostate cancer. Catch it when it's localized and the five-year survival is practically guaranteed, but once it really starts spreading, chances...

Janice Stanger, PhD

What Dr. Milton Mills Knows Can Save Your Life

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 14, 2014 | Health

Read More: carnivore, Dr. Milton Mills, herbivore, omnivore

He'll Even Give You $10,000 To Prove He's Wrong The astonishing information never stopped as I watched Dr. Milton Mills give three talks on whether humans were made to eat meat. Here's a handful of examples. Only herbivores - animals...

Michael Greger MD

How to Design a Misleading Study

Michael Greger MD | August 14, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal products, bacon, beef, butter, cake, candy, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, cheese, chicken, cholesterol, Coca-Cola, Crisco, fat, fiber, fish, Harvard, heart disease, heart health, industry influence, LDL cholesterol, meat, Pepsi, plant protein, pork, poultry, protein, saturated fat, seafood, smoking, soda, sugar, tobacco, turkey, Twinkies, vegetable protein

Imagine working for the now defunct Twinkie division of Hostess and wanting to take the tobacco industry tact of not just downplaying the risk of your product, but actually promoting it as healthy. How would we do that? Our...

Michael Greger MD

Dr. Greger Addresses Gluten in New DVD

Michael Greger MD | August 7, 2014 | Health

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Until recently, those complaining to their doctors about symptoms associated with the wheat protein gluten were commonly referred to psychiatrists. The medical profession has a tragic history of dismissing genuine diseases as all in peoples' heads. PTSD, ulcerative colitis,...

Michael Greger MD

Does Animal Protein Cause Osteoporosis?

Michael Greger MD | July 31, 2014 | Health

Read More: acid/base balance, alkaline diet, animal products, animal protein, antacids, beans, beef, bone fractures, bone health, bone mineral density, burgers, calcium, chicken, eggs, fish, fruit, grains, hamburgers, kidney disease, kidney function, kidney health, meat, medications, osteoporosis, pork, poultry, protein, steak, stomach health, Tums, turkey, vegetables

For most of the last century, a prevailing theory within the field of nutrition was that by eating acid-forming foods such as meat, we were, in essence, at risk of peeing our bones down the toilet. And no wonder!...

Michael Greger MD

Quadrupling Breast Cancer Survival

Michael Greger MD | July 29, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal fat, beef, breast cancer, broccoli, cabbage, cancer, cancer survival, cauliflower, chemotherapy, chicken, collard greens, cruciferous vegetables, exercise, fat, fiber, fruit, kale, low-fat diets, meat, Mexico, mortality, plant-based diets, pork, poultry, side effects, sugar, tamoxifen, turkey, vegetables, women's health, Women's Healthy Eating and Living Study

Half a million Americans are expected to die this year from cancer, equal to five jumbo jets crashing every day. The number of Americans who die from cancer each year is more than all those who have died in...

Michael Greger MD

Cancer and the Animal-to-Plant Protein Ratio

Michael Greger MD | July 24, 2014 | Health

Read More: A/V ratio, aging, animal products, animal protein, bladder cancer, bladder disease, bladder health, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cance, cauliflower, chicken, cruciferous vegetables, Dr. Dean Ornish, eggs, fruit, Harvard, kale, men's health, metastases, mortality, plant protein, plant-based diets, poultry, prostate cancer, prostate health, protein, PSA, r cancer survival, turkey, vegans, vegetable protein, vegetables, vegetarians

It is now eight years since the famous Ornish study was published, suggesting that 12 months on a strictly plant-based diet could reverse the progression of prostate cancer. For those unfamiliar with that landmark Ornish study, see Cancer Reversal...