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Michael Greger MD

Countering Dietary Pollutants & Pesticides

Michael Greger MD | March 26, 2013 | Health

We have so polluted our planet that eight different pesticides were recently found contaminating the snow-capped tips of the Rocky Mountains. If they're contaminated, then everywhere is contaminated. The best we can do is just try to eat as...

Sarah Taylor

Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine

Sarah Taylor | March 25, 2013 | Health

Read More: PCRM, vegan, vegan research

There are many great organizations that are helping to advance veganism.  I love them all, and I especially love the people behind these organizations.  Even if I don’t always agree with their tactics, I have a very deep respect for...

Michael Greger MD

Protecting Our Babies From Pollutants

Michael Greger MD | March 21, 2013 | Health

For those of us starting new families, one of the myriad concerns that come up is how we are ever going to get our children to eat their veggies. One answer that I profile in my 3-min. video The...

Michael Greger MD

Pollutants in Californian Breast Tissue

Michael Greger MD | March 19, 2013 | Health

Americans are walking chemical cocktails according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Organochlorine pesticides tend to build up in animal fat (see for example, Cannibalistic Feed Biomagnification, Avoiding Other Banned Pesticides, and Industrial...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Which Air Pollutants Are Worst For Your Health?

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 17, 2013 | Health

Read More: air pollution, barbecue, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Give a Wide Berth to These Four Enemies of Air Quality Your lungs are an entryway to your body, a site where you literally take in your environment. Millions of tiny air sacs in your lungs have walls only...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Get Well With Your Mind

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 16, 2013 | Health

Read More: get well, getting off drugs, how to heal yourself. emotional wellness, psychiatric medications

The best solution for people with difficulty managing mood swings, anxieties, and impulsivities is not a pill. It's the power of their thoughts harnessed effectively with the goal of maximizing positive outcomes in all aspects of their lives. With the...

Michael Greger MD

How Chemically Contaminated Are We?

Michael Greger MD | March 14, 2013 | Health

Every few years the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measures the levels of chemical pollutants in the bodies of thousands of Americans from across the country. What did the latest report tell us about our toxic burden?...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

The False Hope Of Prescription Medications - A Pharmacist Tells All

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | March 13, 2013 | Health

Read More: heart disease, pharmaceuticals, plant based nutrition, Plant-Based Pharmacist, prescription medications

For every ailment in today's world there is a pill. A solution in the form of a capsule or tablet or liquid with a concoction of chemicals inside designed to "cure" our misfortunes. Big Pharma has made their mark. As...

Michael Greger MD

Saffron vs. Prozac for Depression

Michael Greger MD | March 12, 2013 | Health

Millions of Americans suffer from depression every year, a disabling disease that can end up fatal (due to suicide). In my last blog post, Treating PMS with Saffron, I noted remarkable benefits of the spice saffron on the emotional...

Jess Parsons

I'm still vegan - Cravings, Health, and Satisfaction

Jess Parsons | March 6, 2013 | Health

Read More: animal abuse, Dr John Mcdougall, ethics, fast food, healthy eating big picture, juices, media, outreach, raw, vegan, weight control, weight gain

Oh dear. Another high-profile vegan goes public with her vegan failure.  Alex Jamieson is most famous as Morgan Spurlock's vegan girlfriend and inspiration in the iconic movie, Supersize Me. Ravings on Cravings I've heard plenty of much less famous...

Michael Greger MD

What Is the Healthiest Meat?

Michael Greger MD | February 28, 2013 | Health

Read More: arginine, bugs, grains, insects, maggots, octopus, protein, saturated fat, silkworm caterpillars, snail meat, vegan, vitamin B12, zinc

Thanks to the Chinese space program, scientists in Beijing recently published a formal nutritional analysis of what may be one of the least harmful animals to eat, silkworm caterpillars. As I profile in my 2-min video Good Grub, they...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Milk - It Does A Body Bad, Really Bad!

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | February 26, 2013 | Health

Read More: acne, dairy products, milk, osteoporosis, prostate cancer

Recently, the 2013 Super Bowl featured a Got Milk? commercial with celebrity Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson promoting milk for it's protein content. This 30 second commercial was sponsored by MilkPEP(Milk Processor Education Program). MilkPEP is conglomerate of several dairy industry processors...

Michael Greger MD

Lead Poisoning Risk From Venison

Michael Greger MD | February 26, 2013 | Health

The reason animal products trigger inflammation in the body within hours of consumption is thought to be due to the residual bacterial toxins that survive the cooking process (as l detailed in my blog post How Does Meat Cause...

Michael Greger MD

How Much Soy Is Too Much?

Michael Greger MD | February 21, 2013 | Health

If animal proteins promote cancer because they boost our blood levels of the growth hormone IGF-1, what about the few plant proteins that have amino acid ratios similar to animal proteins such soy foods? One of soy's selling points...

Sarah Taylor

Stagnation

Sarah Taylor | February 20, 2013 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegan diet

It’s always fun when you come across something new that you’re passionate about – a new hobby, and new intellectual topic … the vegan diet!  For several months or years, you can be engrossed in this topic, reading books, googling...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Fit Quickies - Quick & Easy Workouts In Just 5 Minutes Or Less - Book Review and Giveaway Contest

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | February 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: exercise, Fit Quickies, healthy habits, Lani Muelrath, plant based nutrition, resistance training

If you're like most people then you're short on time and long on "to do" lists. Work, kids, projects, chores, grocery shopping, errands, cleaning, laundry, and gym time. There never seems to be enough time to fit in everything you...

Michael Greger MD

Vegan Men: More Testosterone But Less Cancer

Michael Greger MD | February 12, 2013 | Health

Just a few days of walking and eating healthy plant foods can lower the level of the cancer-promoting growth hormone IGF-1 enough to reverse cancer cell growth in a Petri dish. This is detailed in my last three blog...

Michael Greger MD

How Do Plant-Based Diets Fight Cancer?

Michael Greger MD | February 7, 2013 | Health

Why do centenarians--those who live to be over a hundred years old--escape cancer? As you can see in my 3-min. video IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop, as we get older our risk of getting and dying from cancer grows...

Michael Greger MD

Treating an Enlarged Prostate With Diet

Michael Greger MD | February 5, 2013 | Health

The majority of American men will develop a pathologically enlarged prostate gland (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). The good news, though, is that like many other epidemics of chronic disease plaguing the Western world, it can...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Seven Dangers of Eating Eggs

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: cholesterol, eggs, salmonella, whole foods plant-based diet

It's Not Just the Cholesterol That Scrambles Your Health One of my most stomach-churning childhood experiences was cracking an egg for cooking and finding a partially formed chick fetus inside. I screamed in horror and threw it in the trash....