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Michael Greger MD

Is There a Safe, Low-Calorie Sweetener?

Michael Greger MD | May 7, 2013 | Health

Read More: agave, date sugar, erythritol, headaches, hypertension, maple syrup, stevia, steviol, sweetener

The natural sweetener erythritol does not appear to carry the adverse effects associated with other low and non-caloric natural and artificial sweeteners and may actually have antioxidant potential. For a while it was only available in Japan but now it's...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Cancer Is a Whole Body Disease

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 4, 2013 | Health

Read More: integrative oncology, The China Study, UCSD, whole foods plant based diet

The UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine Treats and Prevents Cancer By Helping Your Body to Heal Itself You may think of cancer as a discrete mass of cells with a life of its own. Every kind of cancer is labeled...

Michael Greger MD

Are Microgreens Healthier?

Michael Greger MD | May 2, 2013 | Health

Read More: alfalfa sprouts, antioxidants, microgreens, red cabbage

USDA researchers recently published a study assessing the nutrition content of 25 commercially available microgreens, seedlings of vegetables and herbs that have gained popularity in upscale markets and restaurants. Just a few inches tall, they boast intense flavors and...

J Morris Hicks

How many people do you know that have heart disease?

J Morris Hicks | May 1, 2013 | Health

Read More: Reversing heart disease

Probably a great many more than you think. Think of how many people you know over thirty; then multiply that number by 90%. You see, most people in the United States over the age of thirty already have heart...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

The Incredible, Edible Egg or Not?

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | May 1, 2013 | Health

Read More: cancer, choline, egg, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, vitamin A

Eggs have long been part of the traditional American diet especially when it comes to a hearty breakfast. Gym junkies also swear by eggs, highlighting the egg whites as a perfect low-fat, low-calorie source of protein. Others say eggs are an essential...

Sarah Taylor

A New Culprit for Heart Disease

Sarah Taylor | April 30, 2013 | Health

Read More: heart disease, TMAO, vegan, vegan diet, vegan research

A recent article in the NY Times shocked many of us who follow health research: Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic now believe that saturated fat and cholesterol only play a minor role in heart disease.  They believe that a little-known...

Michael Greger MD

Aspartame: Fibromyalgia & Preterm Birth

Michael Greger MD | April 30, 2013 | Health

Read More: aspartame, diet soda, erythritol, fibromyalgia, Nutrasweet, preterm birth, soda, vitamin D

When we learned how bad butter was, the food industry responded by giving us margarine, which turned out to be even worse. When dietary guidelines told us to lower our fat intake in hopes that we'd pick up an...

Michael Greger MD

Increasing Muscle Strength with Fenugreek

Michael Greger MD | April 23, 2013 | Health

Read More: beet juice, botanical supplements, cancer, fenugreek, maple syrup, muscles, prostate cancer

The spice fenugreek appears to significantly improve muscle strength and weight lifting power output while possessing anti-cancer properties in vitro. In my 2-min video Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds I profile a study entitled "The effects of a commercially available...

Michael Greger MD

The Anti-Wrinkle Diet

Michael Greger MD | April 18, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, apples, cholesterol, green tea, inflammation, ischemia, oxidation, oxidative stress, prunes, saturated fat, skin, tea, wrinkles

The skin is the largest organ in the body--about 20 square feet--and the most vulnerable organ in the body. It's exposed to both the oxidizing effects of UV radiation from the sun and the oxidizing effects of oxygen in...

Michael Greger MD

Treadmill Desks: Stand Up For Health

Michael Greger MD | April 16, 2013 | Health

Read More: exercise, lifespan, physical activity, treadmill desk, treadmills

A few months ago the New York Times ran a piece reiterating the hazards of prolonged sitting, which is associated with a shorter lifespan-even in those who exercise regularly. Our bodies were built to move. My 2-min. video Standing...

Sarah Taylor

The Four Agreements, Vegan Style!

Sarah Taylor | April 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: The Four Agreements, Vegan

Many of you have read Don Miguel Ruiz’s famous book, The Four Agreements.  In his book, he outlines in detail, four “agreements” that we should make with ourselves to have a truly happy life and avoid all the drama that...

Michael Greger MD

New DVD to Help Spring Clean Your Diet (proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | April 11, 2013 | Health

Read More: DVD

I'm excited to announce that last month the NutritionFacts.org podcast reached #1 on the iTunes health video podcast charts (subscribe here). What perfect timing to announce a new DVD! The newest volume of my Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD...

Michael Greger MD

Gerson Therapy for Cancer?

Michael Greger MD | April 9, 2013 | Health

Read More: alternative therapies, cancer, chemotherapy, coffee enemas, Dr. Max Gerson, Gerson Therapy, health, oncology, pancreatic cancer

Gerson Therapy is a largely diet-based alternative treatment for cancer invented by the late Dr. Max Gerson. What have 65 years of medical research concluded about its efficacy and safety? According to a recent review out of Sloan-Kettering in...

Michael Greger MD

Are Bioidentical Hormones Safe?

Michael Greger MD | April 4, 2013 | Health

Read More: bio-identical hormones, breast cancer, heart disease, hormones, horse urine, International Menopause Society, menopause, permarin, stroke

Hormone replacement therapy for menopause grew to prominence in the 1990s when millions of women were sold hormones made from horse urine. Premarin (from the words pregnant mare urine) was promised to prevent age-related diseases. When the truth got...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

The Essentials On Fats In The Diet

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | April 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: diets, essential fatty acids, fat, Plant-Based Pharmacist

"But I need fat in my diet."I've heard this line one too many times when talking to others about switching to a healthier, low-fat diet. Somehow, someway we Americans have come to the conclusion if we don't have large amounts of fat...

Jess Parsons

Ethics vs Health: Crossing the Great Vegan Divide

Jess Parsons | March 26, 2013 | Animals, Health

Read More: activist, Animal suffering, ethics, healthy cooking, healthy eating big picture, unity, vegan, vegan recipes

Photo from Farm Sanctuary I just got my hands on a copy of The Vegan Sourcebook. It certainly earns its nickname of “The Vegan Bible” – it has a wealth of valuable information, recommendations, and history, and more than...

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...