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Sarah Taylor

Vegans with High Cholesterol

Sarah Taylor | February 1, 2013 | Health

Read More: cholesterol, vegan

My cholesterol has always been high - around 233 – even after 12 years on a vegan diet.  How can a 12-year vegan have such high cholesterol?  Genetics, of course.  We love to use genetics as an excuse.  We blame...

Jess Parsons

Fat Vegans 101 - from the inside out

Jess Parsons | January 29, 2013 | Health

Read More: Dr Campbell, Dr McDougall, Dr Popper, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Neal Barnard, fat vegans, plant based nutrition, weight-loss

Fat vegans - we know who we are. Dr Mcdougall has a whole chapter in his latest book, The Starch Solution, called simply, Fat Vegans. Ouch - not popular. I didn't like it either. I could debate his points,...

Michael Greger MD

Vegan Workplace Intervention

Michael Greger MD | January 29, 2013 | Health

Read More: diet pills, Dr. Barnard, natural food store, PCRM, processed foods, supplements, weight control, weight loss, whole plant foods

A billion people in the world are now overweight. That's great news for the $13 billion weight loss supplement industry, but as I detailed in my 2-min. video Diet Pills Do a Fat Lot of Good, a recent review...

Michael Greger MD

Biblical Daniel Fast Tested

Michael Greger MD | January 24, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, Bible, Daniel, diet, disease, EPIC study, inflammation, plant-based diet, poultry, University of Memphis

Researchers recently set out to replicate the "Daniel Fast," the biblical nutrition trial outlined in Daniel 1:8-16. In my last blog post Poultry Paunch, I featured results from the EPIC study, one of the largest studies ever performed. The...

J Morris Hicks

What will Lance do now? Although disgraced at the moment...

J Morris Hicks | January 22, 2013 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Lance Armstrong, real causes of cancer, the real truth about cancer

Like President Clinton, he is a winner and he will return. So why did Lance choose to come forward now? Many are saying that he did it for selfish reasons---just so he could participate in sanctioned races. But I...

Michael Greger MD

Poultry Paunch: Meat & Weight Gain

Michael Greger MD | January 22, 2013 | Health

Read More: calories, EPIC study, meat, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, nuts, weight gain

Meat is considered fattening due to its caloric density and fat content. Nuts are also packed with calories and fat though, but as I noted in my blog post Nuts Don't Cause Expected Weight Gain so maybe we shouldn't...

Michael Greger MD

Diet vs. Exercise: What's More Important?

Michael Greger MD | January 17, 2013 | Health

Read More: BMI, body mass index, exercise, weight loss, WHR

When trying to lose weight, which is most important: diet or exercise? The vast majority of those surveyed believe that both monitoring food and beverage consumption and physical activity are equally important in weight maintenance and weight loss. After...

J Morris Hicks

FLU Shots. Why I never get them anymore.

J Morris Hicks | January 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: flu shots

I can't remember when I had my last flu shot. Probably fifteen or twenty years ago. Does that explain why I had a bout with the swine flu in November of 2009? Since I never went to the doctor,...

Michael Greger MD

The Ice Diet

Michael Greger MD | January 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: colon, fiber, firmicutes, fruits, gut flora, phtyonutrients, vegan, vegetables, vegetarians

Other than fiber, what else do plants make that animals don't that could help account for how dramatically slimmer those who eat plant-based diets tend to be? In my last article Boosting Gut Flora Without Probiotics I covered fiber....

Sarah Taylor

Book Review: Diet for a New America, 25th Anniversary Edition

Sarah Taylor | January 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: Diet for a New America, John Robbins, vegan

The next time you meet someone who has been vegan for a long time, ask what made them go vegan.  There is a high likelihood that their answer will start with, “I read this amazing book by John Robbins…” Before...

Sarah Taylor

Book Review: Diet for a New America, 25th Anniversary Edition

Sarah Taylor | January 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: Diet for a New America, John Robbins, vegan

The next time you meet someone who has been vegan for a long time, ask what made them go vegan.  There is a high likelihood that their answer will start with, “I read this amazing book by John Robbins…” Before...

Michael Greger MD

Boosting Gut Flora Without Probiotics

Michael Greger MD | January 10, 2013 | Health

Read More: anti-inflammatory, bacteria, butyrate, colon cancer, fiber, flora, obesity, probiotics

Obesity is so rare among those eating plant-based diets (see my video Thousands of Vegans Studied), nutrition researchers have been desperate to uncover their secret. Yes, they tend to eat fewer calories, but not that many fewer. In the...

Michael Greger MD

New DVD to Help Resolute Your Resolutions

Michael Greger MD | January 7, 2013 | Health

The current batch of videos from volume 11 on are set to run out soon here on NutritionFacts.org, so starting mid-month and running through April I'll be rolling out the videos from this new DVD volume 12. The DVDs...

J Morris Hicks

Massive Food Problem. Mark Bittman recommends patience.

J Morris Hicks | January 3, 2013 | Food, Green, Health

I recommend LEADERSHIP! Once again, let me say it up front---when it comes to our food system, Mark Bittman is the most knowledgeable journalist on the planet. He totally "gets it" about the health, environmental and sustainability issues. But...

Michael Greger MD

Burning Fat With Flavonoids

Michael Greger MD | January 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: arginine, flavonoids, grape juice, metabolism, nuts, sugar, walnuts

Nuts appear to boost one's metabolism, such that when we eat nuts we burn more of our own fat to compensate. In my 2-min. video, Testing the Fat Burning Theory, I show that people who don't eat nuts tend...

Sarah Taylor

It's Inevitable...

Sarah Taylor | January 1, 2013 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegetarian, vegetarian to vegan

I saw a post on Facebook today.  It went like this:  “I'm in CVS. Guy in line ahead of me knows cashier, but they haven't seen each other in while. He invites her over. "I don't eat meat anymore," she...

Michael Greger MD

Top 10 Most Popular Videos of the Year

Michael Greger MD | December 29, 2012 | Health

2012 was NutritionFacts.org's first full year in existence. This year we added about 10,000 twitter followers, 10,000 facebook fans, and 20,000 new subscribers, whose collective enthusiasm in sharing this body of work resulted in over 6 million views. But...

J Morris Hicks

$132,000/year cancer drug. Guess who's paying for it?

J Morris Hicks | December 28, 2012 | Health

Read More: cost of cancer drugs

  Retired business journalist tells his story in the New York Times. Former Money Magazine editor Frank Lalli On 12-1-12, I noticed a story by Frank Lalli, entitled A Health Insurance Detective Story. He was writing about the nightmare endured while trying to...

Michael Greger MD

Nuts Don't Cause Expected Weight Gain

Michael Greger MD | December 27, 2012 | Health

Nuts are packed with nutrition, but they are also packed with calories. Why, then, don't nuts seem to make people fat? In my video Nuts and Obesity: The Weight of Evidence, I profile a review published back in 2007...

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Brilliant Minds, Brilliant Ideas, Phenomenal Paths To Health And Good Habits

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD | December 19, 2012 | Health

Read More: healthy habits, plant based nutrition, Tedx Fremont

For a 24 hour period on November 10th, 2012 the city of Palo Alto, CA gave up its reputation for being the world's epicenter of cyber technology and instead laid the groundwork for a revolution in health and behavior. The...