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Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 15)

Michael Greger MD | January 7, 2012 | Health

Read More: ALA, annato, artificial coloring, dyes, e. coli, flax, green tea, hibiscus, hormones, hydrogen peroxide, kidneys, lisinopril, pasteurized, prostate cancer, raw milk, saffron, skim milk, stroke, Tuberculosis, turmeric, whole milk, World Health Organization

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

Michael Greger MD

EPA dioxin limit has National Chicken Council worried products could be declared "unfit for consumption"

Michael Greger MD | January 5, 2012 | Health

Read More: American Meat Institute, cardiovascular disease, chicken, diabetes, dioxin, endometriosis, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, fish, fish oil, Food and Drug Administration, International Ice Cream Association, menopause, mercury, metabolism, National Cheese Institute, National Chicken Council, PCB, pregnancy, salmon, testosterone, thyroid

Dioxin, industrial pollutant of Agent Orange infamy, has been called "the most toxic compound synthesized by man." Not only is dioxin considered a known human carcinogen, adverse health effects may include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endometriosis, early menopause, reduced testosterone...

J Morris Hicks

Gout; the "disease of kings," becoming commonplace...

J Morris Hicks | January 5, 2012 | Health

Read More: gout, plant based solution to gout, reverse gout with diet

  Increasing 1000 percent in the experience of one podiatrist. One of my blog readers has been a podistrist for 33 years. Here's what he had to say at the end of my blog post about gout.  When I first...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Eight Key Questions to Ask Before Going on a Diet

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 2, 2012 | Health

Read More: diets, weight loss, whole foods plant-based diet

And Why the Best Diet Is No Diet At All Going on a diet is a serious decision. The eating plan you choose will impact your health, appearance, quality of life, self-image, and self-confidence. With so many diet choices, it’s...

Jess Parsons

5 Productive New Year's Workouts

Jess Parsons | January 1, 2012 | Health

Read More: fitness, frugal, garden, healthy body healthy mind, kids, New Year's resolution

Resolved to have a fitter New Year?  Here are some holiday workouts that leave you with more than just an endorphine rush. Caution:  Don't try all of these workouts in one day without medical advice. Try on all the...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Make This New Year's Weight Loss Resolution Permanent

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | January 1, 2012 | Health

Read More: New Year's resolution, plant based diet, weight-loss

It’s that time of year again. The holiday cookies, decadent pies, and elaborate Christmas feast are sadly over and those extra pounds around the waistline are now on everyone’s mind. With 2012 now upon us it’s time to make good...

J Morris Hicks

In the quest for "vibrant health," weight-loss is just a bonus

J Morris Hicks | December 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: home A1C test for diabetes, home cholesterol test

  We have begun conducting "4Leaf Challenges" for clients such as businesses, clubs or churches. The challenge consists of a group of ten or more participants who agree to eat at the 4Leaf level (over 80% of their daily calories...

Sarah Taylor

The UNITED NATIONS Advocates a Vegan Diet!

Sarah Taylor | December 29, 2011 | Health, International

Read More: UN, United Nations, unsustainable, Vegan

While the US leads the world in many things, we seem to be sadly behind in the area of food.  Huge corporate interests lobby hard to keep the public from seeing just how gruesome the slaughterhouses are (if you knew,...

Michael Greger MD

Aortic aneurysm prevention: Jeff Green and his aorta

Michael Greger MD | December 27, 2011 | Health

Read More: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aneurysm, aorta, Boston Celtics, cardiovascular disease, diet, fruits, Jeff Green, meat, Mt. Sinai, plant-based diet, prevention, risk, screening, smoking, symptoms, treatment, vegetables

Last week the Boston Celtics announced that forward Jeff Green will miss the 2012 season due to an abdominal aortic aneurysm, set to be operated on next month. Jeff is lucky. An estimated million other Americans have aortic aneurysms,...

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...