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J Morris Hicks

Thanksgiving; giving thanks for vibrant health and more.

J Morris Hicks | November 18, 2011 | Health

Read More: healthy Thanksgiving eating, vibrant health Thanksgiving

Like the 4th of July and many of our other holidays, Thanksgiving is all about food -- and for 95% of our nation's population, it's all about the wrong food. But for the past few years, my family has...

Michael Greger MD

Nutrition education in medicine: A doctor a day keeps the apples away

Michael Greger MD | November 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: doctors, Dr. John McDougall, medical education, medical profession, medical school, nutrition, nutrition education, physicians

This month in the journal Academic Medicine yet another  editorial was published decrying the sorry state of nutrition knowledge in medical education, a problem diagnosed yet untreated for the last 50 years. What is the profession doing about it? This morning's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day Medical Associations Oppose...

J Morris Hicks

Protecting our children. And not just from predators.

J Morris Hicks | November 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: protecting children from sexual predators, protecting our children

  How about protecting them from their top killers? Asked yesterday about the horribly sickening story this past week at Penn State, President Obama said that hopefully it would help people get their priorities in order; particularly as it relates...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 8)

Michael Greger MD | November 12, 2011 | Health

Read More: blood type, calcium, celiac, cinnamon, dairy, diet, drugs, durian, fruits, kidney stone, meat, Methotrexate, orange juice, oxalates, rheumatoid arthritis, salt, sugar, vegetables, water

This is another sampling of the more than 600 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 thousand...

J Morris Hicks

11-11-11 All "ones" -- a great day for a new beginning...

J Morris Hicks | November 11, 2011 | Health

Read More: healthy eating big picture

The number "one" is always a good place to start. So why not make today -- your day-- to begin something great? It all begins with awareness and knowledge. For only when people everywhere know enough about the horrible consequences...

Sarah Taylor

Why Wine is Not Healthy

Sarah Taylor | November 9, 2011 | Health

Read More: health, vegan, wine

We love to hear that our bad habits are healthy – it gives us permission to continue making poor choices.  For example, the rumor that chocolate was a health food had women everywhere jumping for joy!  Not surprisingly, just about...

J Morris Hicks

Holiday Eating. Gaining weight or losing? It's your choice.

J Morris Hicks | November 8, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: effortless permanent weight-loss

  Today (11-8-11) -- the ideal time to begin your quest for vibrant health. Once again, Dr. Greger has provided us with a close look at a scientific report on the topic of BMI scores that are associated with various...

Michael Greger MD

Dietary Guideline graphics: From the Food Pyramid to MyPlate, Harvard's Healthy Eating Plate, and PCRM's Power Plate

Michael Greger MD | November 7, 2011 | Health

Read More: agribusiness, American Meat Institute, beans, berries, candy, CDC, Coca Cola, dairy, dietary guidelines, disease, egg, Finland, fruit, Greece, Harvard, McDonald's, nuts, obesity, plant-based diet, protein, saturated fat, trans fat, USDA, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, whole grains

In last week's New England Journal of Medicine, Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard, and David Ludwig, founding director of the childhood obesity program at Children's Hospital, published a commentary on the latest dietary guidelines. They echo much of...

Michael Greger MD

The Best Foods: test your nutrition knowledge

Michael Greger MD | November 6, 2011 | Health

Read More: algae, antioxidant, apple, apple juice, beans, breast cancer, cancer, chia, chlorella, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cooking method, cranberries, edamame, flax, lemon, lentil, mushroom, nuts, onion, orange juice, rice, soy, spirulina, sweetener, tea, tempeh, tofu, tomato juice, vegetables, water

Today I’m highlighting twenty questions from twenty NutritionFacts.org “best of” videos ranking different classes of foods. Ultimately, the “best” apple, bean, vegetable, etc. is whichever one you actually eat (in the same way that the “best” exercise is the exercise...

Michael Greger MD

Supreme Court case: meat industry sues to keep downed animals in food supply

Michael Greger MD | November 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: American Meat Institute, anthrax, campylobacter, cows, dairy, downed animals, downers, e. coli, Federal School Lunch Program, ground beef, hamburger, Humane Society of the United States, livestock, mad cow disease, meat, meat industry, National Meat Association, pigs, public health, Salmonella, sheep, swine flu, USDA

This week I participated in a press briefing to discuss National Meat Association v. Harris, a case appearing before the Supreme Court next week. The meat industry is trying to overturn a California law meant to keep “downed” animals—those too...

Michael Greger MD

Foie gras ban in California: human health implications

Michael Greger MD | November 1, 2011 | Health

Read More: Alzheimer's, amyloid, amyloidosis, chickens, diabetes, duck, foie gras, goose, leprosy, liver, mad cow disease, New York Times, protein, rheumatoid arthritis, soup, toxocara, toxoplasma

Originally featured on One Green Planet. The New York Times recently ran a story on the upcoming foie gras ban in California. July 1, 2012, the Golden State will join over a dozen nations that have prohibited the production of foie gras, the enlarged liver...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 7)

Michael Greger MD | October 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: apple cider vinegar, Aricept, BPA, cancer, erectile dysfunction, greens, infertility, obesity, pine needles, plastic, PMS, potassium, saffron, scurvy, tea, toxins, vitamin C

This is another sampling of the more than 600 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...

J Morris Hicks

Oz hits a HOME RUN with Julieanna Hever

J Morris Hicks | October 30, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Oz Julieanna Hever, Oz Prehistoric Diet, Plant-based Dietitian

  Just before Game 7 of the World Series, Dr. Oz hits a home run in the studio. And It's time to give credit where credit is due; and, today, my hat's off to Dr. Oz. His "prehistoric diet" segment, that...

Sarah Taylor

Why Oil is NOT Healthy!

Sarah Taylor | October 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: health, oil, vegan

We have been taught that oil – especially olive and canola oils – are heart healthy.  They are good for us, and we should swap out butter and margarine and cook with these heart healthy oils instead.   However, I believe...

Michael Greger MD

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board accused of making illegally deceptive claims

Michael Greger MD | October 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: children, dairy, milk, obesity, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, salt, sodium, weight loss, Wisconsin

A two-part investigation (1 & 2) released last week by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism revealed that the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board was making claims that may violate state laws prohibiting agricultural marketing boards from false advertising. The Milk Board spends...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 6)

Michael Greger MD | October 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: aloe vera, chlorophyll, dates, fiber, greens, horse meat, kale, peppermint oil, sodium benzoate, spices, titanium dioxide, wheatgrass

This is just a sampling of the more than 600 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...

Michael Greger MD

Latest in Nutrition volume 6 DVD now available (all proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | October 17, 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 genesis of NutritionFacts.org dates back to more than a decade ago. Like most doctors, I went into medicine because I wanted to help people, but found myself in some hospital-based practice often dispensing drugs to counteract the side-effects of other drugs...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 5)

Michael Greger MD | October 16, 2011 | Health

Read More: alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, cruciferous, greens, hormones, infertility, iodine, kale, kimchi, licorice, sodium, soy, tanning beds, thyroid, vitamin D, vitamin D2, vitamin D3

This is just a sampling of the over 600 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

Heart disease: there is a cure

Michael Greger MD | October 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: Bill Clinton, China Study, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Ornish, heart disease, Medicare, plant-based diet, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Tomato Effect, USDA

Decades ago, it was proven that heart disease could be reversed with a plant-based diet. And yet hundreds of thousands of Americans continue to needlessly die. Why the disconnect? That's the subject of this morning's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day The Tomato Effect....

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The HCG Diet - Short Term Weight Loss, Long Term Health Risks

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

Read More: calorie restriction, HCG diet

There's so many new diets popping up promising instant weight loss and grand successes that it's hard to really know which ones are truly good for you and which ones fall short on their long term promises.  The HCG diet...