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Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 6)

Michael Greger MD | October 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: aloe vera, chlorophyll, dates, fiber, greens, horse meat, kale, peppermint oil, sodium benzoate, spices, titanium dioxide, wheatgrass

This is just a sampling of the more than 600 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...

Michael Greger MD

Latest in Nutrition volume 6 DVD now available (all proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | October 17, 2011 | Health

Read More: diabetes, disease, doctor, emphysema, heart disease, hospital, Jesse and Julie Rasch Foundation, medical school, medicine, NutritionFacts.org, public health, science

The genesis of NutritionFacts.org dates back to more than a decade ago. Like most doctors, I went into medicine because I wanted to help people, but found myself in some hospital-based practice often dispensing drugs to counteract the side-effects...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 5)

Michael Greger MD | October 16, 2011 | Health

Read More: alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, cruciferous, greens, hormones, infertility, iodine, kale, kimchi, licorice, sodium, soy, tanning beds, thyroid, vitamin D, vitamin D2, vitamin D3

This is just a sampling of the over 600 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...

Michael Greger MD

Heart disease: there is a cure

Michael Greger MD | October 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: Bill Clinton, China Study, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Ornish, heart disease, Medicare, plant-based diet, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Tomato Effect, USDA

Decades ago, it was proven that heart disease could be reversed with a plant-based diet. And yet hundreds of thousands of Americans continue to needlessly die. Why the disconnect? That's the subject of this morning's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day The Tomato...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The HCG Diet - Short Term Weight Loss, Long Term Health Risks

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | October 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: calorie restriction, HCG diet

There's so many new diets popping up promising instant weight loss and grand successes that it's hard to really know which ones are truly good for you and which ones fall short on their long term promises.  The HCG diet...

Gail Davis

Bryanna Clark Grogan's World Vegan Feast Book Review and Bonus Recipe!

Gail Davis | October 11, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Bryanna Clark Grogan, Gail Davis, World Vegan Feast

My dear friend, Bryanna Clark Grogan, had been teasing me (read: torturing me) by posting tantalizing photos of recipes from her new book, World Vegan Feast: 200 Fabulous Recipes from Over 50 Countries on her Facebook page for months. So by the...

Michael Greger MD

Multivitamins and Mortality

Michael Greger MD | October 11, 2011 | Health

Read More: mortality, multivitamins, supplements, women's health

In my recent NutritionFacts.org video Multivitamin Supplements and Breast Cancer I profiled a study of 35,000 women published last year that suggested that those who take multivitamins are placing themselves at increased risk for breast cancer. A recent review...

Michael Greger MD

Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 4)

Michael Greger MD | October 9, 2011 | Health

Read More: blue-green algae, bones, breast cancer, calcium, cannabis, dairy, fish oil, flax, lung cancer, lycopene, multivitamins, nutrient absorption, omega-3, phytoplankton, produce, spirulina, toxins, vegetables, yeast

This is just a sampling of the 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...

J Morris Hicks

Steve Jobs. Vegan? Early death from pancreatic cancer?

J Morris Hicks | October 8, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: bill clinton steve jobs, steve jobs pancreatic cancer, vegan pancreatic cancer

 What's going on here? A look at the possible cause of pancreatic cancer and a plan for sharing that information with the entire world I heard long ago that Steve Jobs was a vegan, which means eating no foods of...

J Morris Hicks

Rainbows, Reality and Making a Difference

J Morris Hicks | October 6, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: health hope harmony, steve jobs passion

  Our book is up and running, and I am following the lead of the late Steve Jobs in passionately spreading her message Rainbows. Seven days ago, our book was officially launched at the Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, CT. Earlier...

Joel Fuhrman MD

GOMBBS: Greens, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, Beans, and Seeds

Joel Fuhrman MD | October 5, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer prevention, fruits, immunity, vegetables

“GOMBBS” is an acronym you can use to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods on the planet.  These are the foods you should eat every day, and they should make up a significant proportion of your diet – these foods...

Vegparadise Blog

Make Sure You "Got the Facts on Milk?"

Vegparadise Blog | October 4, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Shira Lane is one of millions of people on the planet who suffers from lactose intolerance and/or other milk allergies. In her case her lactose intolerance led her to research the dietary effects of dairy products and motivated her to...

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...