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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...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Fish Contains Worm Larvae

Janice Stanger, PhD | October 2, 2011 | Health

Read More: fish, fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids, worm larvae

Ten Reasons Seafood Is Not Safe or Appetizing Government, media, and even health professionals flood you with advice to load up your diet with fish and fish oil. The alleged health benefits of eating fish center on a two nutrients:...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 3)

Michael Greger MD | October 1, 2011 | Health

Read More: apple juice, arsenic, breast cancer, cabbage, cancer, chicken, chili peppers, cruciferous, mammography, manure, mushrooms, penis size, phthalates, poultry, thermography

First, please allow me to apologize to all those who have submitted questions that remain unanswered. In the first month, more than 1,300 comments/questions were posted to NutritionFacts.org and I've been so busy posting a new video every day that...

Sarah Taylor

Vegan Spanikopita

Sarah Taylor | September 30, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: Blossoming Lotus, Vegan, Vegan Spanikopita, Vegan World Fusion Cuisine

Vegan Spanikopita From the Vegan World Fusion Cuisine Cookbook As I bit into the vegan spanikopita at the Blossoming Lotus, I fell head over heels in love.  “If this is vegan, I could easily convert everyone I know!” I thought...

Michael Greger MD

Cantaloupe and Listeria: an estimated 85% of cases are from deli meats, not melons

Michael Greger MD | September 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: alfalfa sprouts, bacteria, cantaloupe, cheese, cold cuts, dairy, deli meat, eggs, hot dogs, Listeria, livestock, lunch meat, meat pâté, milk, pork, poultry, salmonella, seafood

More than a dozen deaths have been reported in the national outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupes from a farm in Colorado, making it the third deadliest recorded Listeria outbreak in U.S. history, after a 1985 outbreak linked to...

Michael Greger MD

Bowel movements: the scoop on poop

Michael Greger MD | September 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: beets, bowel movements, breast cancer, colon, diverticulosis, fiber, meat, omnivores, Painter and Burkitt, stool shape, stool size, vegans, vegetarians

Years ago we learned that those eating plant-based diets are just "regular" people. In a study comparing omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans profiled in my Bowel Movement Frequency video on NutritionFacts.org, researchers found a "very clear trend towards an increasing...

Michael Greger MD

Breast Cancer and Diet

Michael Greger MD | September 26, 2011 | Health

Read More: acrylamide, alcohol, anabolic steroids, apples, beans, black beans, breast cancer, broccoli, cabbage, cancer, dairy, estrogen, exercise, flax seeds, folic acid, garlic, heterocyclic amines, hormones, industrial pollutants, kale, Kimchi, leeks, meat, melatonin, multivitamin, mushroom, onions, plant-based diet, prostate, puberty, soy foods, strawberries, Tamoxifen, tea, turmeric, vegetables, women's health

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a concept invented more than 25 years ago by Imperial Chemical Industries with the curious mantra "Early Detection Is Your Best Prevention." Of course early detection (by definition) doesn't prevent breast cancer...

Michael Greger MD

NutritionFacts.org: the first month

Michael Greger MD | September 25, 2011 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, apple juice, Bristol Stool Scale, cancer, chicken, Dr. Oz, Forks Over Knives, goji berries, Green tea, Kombucha tea, PCRM, peanut butter, pork, vegetables, vinegar, vitamin B12

Reposted from Vegan Mainstream. NutritionFacts.org is the first non-commercial, science-based website to provide daily updates on the latest in nutrition research, presented in short, easy-to-understand video segments. A labor of love brought to life by the Jesse & Julie...

Jess Parsons

Children are our Future - Teaching Plant Food and Health

Jess Parsons | September 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal foods, b12, breastfeeding, calorie density, diseases of affluence, dr antonia demas, dr t colin campbell, education, genes, healthy food, milk, New Zealand, omnivores, parenting, plant based diet, processed food, protein

My son's school requested "parent experts" to help their 12 year old students in various topics - including nutrition and health, and sports nutrition!  With my recently acquired Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition with Dr T Colin Campbell, I felt...

J Morris Hicks

Matt Lauer to Bill Clinton, "Does being a vegan suck?"

J Morris Hicks | September 20, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: clinton global initiative matt lauer, Matt Lauer Does that suck, vegan Bill Clinton

Maybe that crude question will lead to a new world-changing, top priority for the Clinton Global Initiative Yesterday, former President Bill Clinton was interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today Show -- with most of the discussion devoted to talking about...

Sarah Taylor

Why I Hate the Word "Vegan-ish"

Sarah Taylor | September 19, 2011 | Health

Read More: vegan diet, vegan-ish, veganish

It was a great moment for vegans when we turned on the television and saw Kathy Freston on the Oprah Show touting the vegan diet.  With her beauty and poise, she made a great spokesperson for the vegan diet. However,...

J Morris Hicks

"Men's Health," Another champion in the game of CONFUSION

J Morris Hicks | September 19, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: confusion over clarity, Dr. Oz, Men's Health magazine

  Like Dr. Oz, Men's Health is in the entertainment business. So why am I reading it? Because it's my responsibility as an author and a blogger to know what's going on out there. So I subscribed about two years ago and...

Michael Greger MD

Dr. Oz, apple juice, and arsenic: chicken may have 10 times more

Michael Greger MD | September 19, 2011 | Health

Read More: apple juice, arsenic, cancer, cardiovascul, chicken, China, diabetes, Dr. Oz, Environmental Protection Agency, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, pesticides, poultry, poultry industry, USDA

Dr. Oz is right to be concerned about arsenic contamination in our food supply. According to scientists from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Environmental Protection Agency, "Arsenic is a human carcinogen, and is also associated...

Gail Davis

Book Review: My Sweet Vegan by Hannah Kaminsky

Gail Davis | September 18, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, Gail Davis, Hannah Kaminsky, My Sweet Vegan

Desserts are an indulgence I allow myself more than occasionally, and they are my one true weakness. So when I finally became the proud owner of a copy of Hannah Kaminsky's My Sweet Vegan I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 2)

Michael Greger MD | September 18, 2011 | Health

Read More: chocolate, cocoa, flax, omega 3, omega 3 supplement, omega 6, omega 9, vitamin B12, vitamin D, walnuts

This is just a sampling of the 514 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

From "Disease-Care" to Health-Care -- An inevitable transition

J Morris Hicks | September 16, 2011 | Health

Read More: disease care, Healthy food

  Who is going to lead it and what happens to our "system" in the process? We all know that our "system" of health-care is primarily "managing" a host of diseases that need never occur in the first place. Diseases...

Michael Greger MD

Internships available at NutritionFacts.org

Michael Greger MD | September 16, 2011 | Health

Reposted from my Latest in Nutrition e-newsletter (sign up for free here): CNN's recent documentary "The Last Heart Attack" featured Drs. Ornish and Esselstyn successfully preventing, stopping, and even reversing our number one killer--heart disease--with a plant-based diet. Though...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The Plant-Based Pharmacist - Dr. Don Wagner Radio Show

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | September 15, 2011 | Health

Read More: Dr. Don Wagner, Dustin Rudolph, lifestyle medicine, plant-based pharmacist

I had the distinct privilege and honor recently of being a special guest on a terrific radio show featuring Dr. Don Wagner, board certified in family practice and emergency medicine.  The Dr. Don show takes a novel approach to today's...