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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...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 10)

Michael Greger MD | November 26, 2011 | Health

Read More: algae, alkaline water, American Heart Association, amyloid, apple juice, baking soda, chicken, cholesterol, DDT, Dukan Diet, fish oil, flax, Gardein, krill oil, milk protein, nuts, obesity, plant-based diet, Quorn, salt, sodium, soy protein, strokes, veggie chicken, vitamin D

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

Benjamin Eksouzian

How I Reversed My Diabetes Eating Potatoes

Benjamin Eksouzian | November 24, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: diabetes, vegan, weight-loss

  IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS AN ARMENIAN AND A PIZZA... I have been in the food business since I can remember. My first stab at it was at Rico's pizza in San Jose, California when I was 14....

J Morris Hicks

How funny is a child with high cholesterol? Pretty funny on SNL.

J Morris Hicks | November 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: children cholesterol, healthy KFC

Please stay safe on this busiest travel day of the year; Happy Thanksgiving from New England! Last week, I blogged about the new recommendations from our National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute that we begin testing children for high...

Michael Greger MD

Talking Turkey: 9 out of 10 retail turkey samples contaminated with fecal bacteria

Michael Greger MD | November 21, 2011 | Health

Read More: bacteria, CDC, contamination, e. coli, food safety, meat, MRSA, Pew Commission, poultry, public health, staph, staphylococcus, turkey

Ben Franklin's tree-perching "Bird of Courage" has been transformed into a flightless butterball so top-heavy they are physically incapable of mating (necessitating artificial insemination). Turkeys are bred to grow so fast, a group of veterinary researchers concluded, "they are...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How To Make the Best Soup for a Cold Even More Powerful

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 20, 2011 | Health

Why Mushrooms Tune-Up Your Immune System to Stop Colds and Flu Is there really a way, through diet, to treat and stop a cold or the flu? While chicken soup is routinely believed to be good for a cold, my...

Gail Davis

Book Review: The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

Gail Davis | November 20, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, crock pot, Gail Davis, Kathy Hester, The Vegan Slow Cooker

I was bubbling with anticipation for the release of my friend, Kathy Hester's first book, The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour. You may wonder...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 9)

Michael Greger MD | November 19, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, coffee, colitis, ganoderma, Green tea, inflammatory bowel disease, medical school, Semmelweis reflex

This is another sampling of the more than 650 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...

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?...

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...