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Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 14)

Michael Greger MD | December 25, 2011 | Health

Read More: amia, cancer, garlic, gooseberries, kale, nutrients, onions, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D

This is another sampling of the more than 750 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....

J Morris Hicks

Happiness = Healthy Body + Healthy Mind

J Morris Hicks | December 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: aristotle, happiness, healthy body healthy mind

And this post is all about the "mind" part of the equation. While visiting in Florida last week, my girlfriend Ruth shared a book with me that I read while I was there: What Happy People Know, How the new...

Michael Greger MD

Generic Lipitor is not the answer to our heart disease epidemic

Michael Greger MD | December 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: American Journal of Cardiology, cancer, cholesterol, cigarettes, diabetes, dietary cholesterol, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. William Clifford Roberts, eggs, fast food, Happy Meal, heart attack, heart disease, LDL, Lipitor, meat, muscle damage, obesity, plant-based diet, polypill, poultry, saturated fat, statins, trans fat

The cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin) is the best-selling drug on the planet. Nearly a million Americans filled their prescriptions the first week after it went generic this month. Over the past 25 years, this one drug raked in $100...

Sarah Taylor

Heroin and Chocolate

Sarah Taylor | December 22, 2011 | Health

Read More: Addiction, Food Addiction, Health, Vegan

We are often told that “all things are okay in moderation.”  A little bit of chocolate, a couple of glasses of wine, a small piece of cake… As long as we eat and drink in moderation, all is well.  But...

Michael Greger MD

Latest in Nutrition vol. 7 DVD now available (proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | December 19, 2011 | Health

Read More: diabetes, disease, doctor, emphysema, heart disease, hospital, Jesse and Julie Rasch Foundation, medical school, medicine, NutritionFacts.org, public health, science

The current batch of videos from volume 6 are set to run out before Christmas, and so starting December 26, and running through March here on NutritionFacts.org, I'll be rolling out the videos off my new Latest in Nutrition...

Janice Stanger, PhD

The Perfect Formula Diet Top 10 List of Plant-Based Happenings in 2011

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 18, 2011 | Health

Read More: EarthSave, Forks Over Knives, green smoothies, kale, Meals for Health, Sea Shepherd, Top 10 list, whole foods plant-based diet

Actually Eleven of the Top Good, Bad, and So-What Legacies of 2011 As 2011 speeds to its end, it’s time to reflect on the top events, organizations, trends, and people that will have a lasting impact on American food...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 13)

Michael Greger MD | December 18, 2011 | Health

Read More: AMD, baking soda, beans, fructose, fruit, gas, genetic engineering, GMO, lentils, neti pot, nosewashing, raffinose, vinegar

This is another sampling of the more than 750 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....

J Morris Hicks

Off his meds for Christmas...a heartwarming story from Florida

J Morris Hicks | December 17, 2011 | Health

Read More: reversing heart disease with diet

Living proof that chronic heart disease can be reversed in weeks Earlier this week, I received a note from a reader who wanted to share the wonderful disease-reversing experience of her 56-year-old husband, Mark. She planted the seeds of...

Benjamin Eksouzian

Cooking Healthy Food Takes WayToo Much Time, Right?

Benjamin Eksouzian | December 16, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: healthy cooking, time suck, vegan

                        Why is this guy smiling? He just found out he's lost 70 pounds since adopting a healthy vegan diet in March of this year!   One of...

Michael Greger MD

Vitamin D: Shedding some light on the new recommendations

Michael Greger MD | December 15, 2011 | Health

Read More: American Endocrine Society, bone health, Institute of Medicine, vitamin D

Earlier this year, the U.S. Institute of Medicine upped their official vitamin D recommendation for most adults from 200 to 600 IU a day. Where did they get the original number, why did they triple it, and why are...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

This Is Your Body On The Standard American Diet

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal-based diet, arthritis, cancer, chronic diseases, diabetes, heart disease, plant based diet, Standard American Diet

Back in the late 80's and early 90's the Partnership For a Drug-Free America launched a campaign to help fight narcotic drug abuse in the United States. It became known as the This Is Your Brain On Drugs campaign. It sparked a...

Vegparadise Blog

US Congress Decides Pizza Is a Vegetable

Vegparadise Blog | December 13, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, National School Lunch Program, pizza, tomato, tomato sauce

Pity the poor tomato. It gets no respect from the government.The tomato is once again in the spotlight, this time in the form of tomato sauce. By smearing two ounces of tomato sauce onto a pizza, our learned Congress has...

Sarah Taylor

Navigating Through the Holidays, Vegan-Style

Sarah Taylor | December 12, 2011 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegan Christmas, vegan holidays

The holidays are stressful for most people, but there are added stresses for vegans:  How do you ask your family to cook a vegan meal for you?  If they are coming to your house, do you make two meals, or...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 12)

Michael Greger MD | December 10, 2011 | Health

Read More: acai, arsenic, erythritol, frozen fruit, rice, soy lecithin, Tuberculosis, vitamin D

This is another sampling of the more than 700 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....

Gail Davis

Book Review and Bonus Recipe: Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson

Gail Davis | December 8, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Book review, Gail Davis, Quick-Fix Vegan, Robin Robertson

When it comes to getting dinner on the table, I'm all about quick! Since I work at home, I'm sometimes still tapping away at my computer keyboard until well past the time I should have been figuring out what we're having for...

Michael Greger MD

Beans and Gas: Clearing the air

Michael Greger MD | December 5, 2011 | Health

Read More: bismuth, cauliflower, colon, corn syrup, cruciferous vegetables, dairy, fiber, flatulence, garlic, gas, lactose, Pepto-Bismol, sorbitol, sulfur, xylitol

More than a decade ago, the Quarterly Journal of Medicine published a review entitled: "Vegetarian Diet: Panacea for modern lifestyle disease?" The answer was in the affirmative, noting those eating vegetarian appear to have less obesity, high blood pressure,...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 11)

Michael Greger MD | December 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: acid reflux, anemia, antioxidants, apples, bananas, Barret's esophagus, beans, blueberries, chai, cloves, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Michael Klaper, greens, iron, oatmeal, probiotics, smoothies, spinach, yogurt

This is another sampling of the more than 700 comments and questions I’ve responded to on NutritionFacts.org. 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. And...

Sarah Taylor

Do YOU Have a Food Addiction?

Sarah Taylor | December 1, 2011 | Health

Read More: addictions, food addictions, health, vegan

I recently had a huge shift in awareness.  The kind that makes you wonder how you could possibly have missed it for so many years.  It has to do with food addictions.  My own, in fact, that I didn’t even...

Michael Greger MD

Alzheimer's Disease: Up to half of cases potentially preventable with lifestyle changes

Michael Greger MD | November 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: Alzheimer's, Amyloid, apple juice, cholesterol, cognition, cranberry, dementia, fruit, fruit juice, ginger, meat, phytonutrients, plant-based diet, pomegranate

November was proclaimed National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, in recognition of the five million Americans stricken with the devastating terminal illness, now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. A new analysis suggests that up to...

Jess Parsons

Use it up! Stevia - naturally sweet

Jess Parsons | November 28, 2011 | Health

Read More: glycemic response, health, home gardening, homegrown, stevia, sweetener

I'm still working on the last Use It Up challenge, (gluten free baking mix).  I missed a golden opportunity to use some of this baking mix when I baked 40 plus mini chocolate chocolate chip vegan cupcakes for the...