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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...

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....

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...

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...