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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gail Davis

Bryanna Clark Grogan's World Vegan Feast Book Review and Bonus Recipe!

Gail Davis | October 11, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Bryanna Clark Grogan, Gail Davis, World Vegan Feast

My dear friend, Bryanna Clark Grogan, had been teasing me (read: torturing me) by posting tantalizing photos of recipes from her new book, World Vegan Feast: 200 Fabulous Recipes from Over 50 Countries on her Facebook page for months. So by the...

Michael Greger MD

Multivitamins and Mortality

Michael Greger MD | October 11, 2011 | Health

Read More: mortality, multivitamins, supplements, women's health

In my recent NutritionFacts.org video Multivitamin Supplements and Breast Cancer I profiled a study of 35,000 women published last year that suggested that those who take multivitamins are placing themselves at increased risk for breast cancer. A recent review...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 4)

Michael Greger MD | October 9, 2011 | Health

Read More: blue-green algae, bones, breast cancer, calcium, cannabis, dairy, fish oil, flax, lung cancer, lycopene, multivitamins, nutrient absorption, omega-3, phytoplankton, produce, spirulina, toxins, vegetables, yeast

This is just a sampling of the 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...

J Morris Hicks

Steve Jobs. Vegan? Early death from pancreatic cancer?

J Morris Hicks | October 8, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: bill clinton steve jobs, steve jobs pancreatic cancer, vegan pancreatic cancer

 What's going on here? A look at the possible cause of pancreatic cancer and a plan for sharing that information with the entire world I heard long ago that Steve Jobs was a vegan, which means eating no foods of...

J Morris Hicks

Rainbows, Reality and Making a Difference

J Morris Hicks | October 6, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: health hope harmony, steve jobs passion

  Our book is up and running, and I am following the lead of the late Steve Jobs in passionately spreading her message Rainbows. Seven days ago, our book was officially launched at the Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, CT. Earlier...

Joel Fuhrman MD

GOMBBS: Greens, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, Beans, and Seeds

Joel Fuhrman MD | October 5, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer prevention, fruits, immunity, vegetables

“GOMBBS” is an acronym you can use to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods on the planet.  These are the foods you should eat every day, and they should make up a significant proportion of your diet – these foods...

Vegparadise Blog

Make Sure You "Got the Facts on Milk?"

Vegparadise Blog | October 4, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Shira Lane is one of millions of people on the planet who suffers from lactose intolerance and/or other milk allergies. In her case her lactose intolerance led her to research the dietary effects of dairy products and motivated her to...

Michael Greger MD

Inflammation, Diet, and "Vitamin S"

Michael Greger MD | October 4, 2011 | Health

Read More: anxiety, arachidonic acid, aspirin, asthma, autoimmune disorders, Canadian seal hunt, cancer, chicken, cholesterol, cumin, depression, eggs, fish, fruits, heart disease, herbs, inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, mint, mood disturbance, omega-6, paprika, rheumatoid arthritis, salicylic acid, seals, spieces, stroke, thyme, ulcers, vegetables, Vitamin 'S', volunteer

Last month an update was published on the intriguing suggestion that low levels of salicylic acid--the active component in aspirin--naturally found in plant foods may in part explain the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Some scientists go as...

Michael Greger MD

Call for dietitians, nutrition students, and other healthcare trainees and practitioners

Michael Greger MD | October 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: dietitian, healthcare professionals, interns, nutrition students, volunteer

The response to NutritionFacts.org has been overwhelming. Though only about 1% of visitors leave a question or comment, that still means more than a thousand questions/comments a month. My dreams of answering every one personally were swiftly dashed. I'm...