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Sarah Taylor

Eggs - What's the Big Deal?

Sarah Taylor | June 18, 2011 | Animals, Health

Read More: Chicken, dairy substitutes, Eggs, Vegan, Vegan health

Those of you who know my story know that I, like many of you, went vegan overnight after reading John Robbin’s book, Diet for a New America.  As an animal lover, my husband knows to pull the car over instantly...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - straight from the heart

Jess Parsons | June 16, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal foods, dr esselstyn, dr mcdougall, dr popper, dr t colin campbell, Jeff Novick, medications

I continue to be amazed by the wealth of information in every stage of Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition.  As I approach the end of stage 3, I have enjoyed lectures from (obviously) Dr Campbell,...

Becky Mikles

1000 Vegan Recipes

Becky Mikles | June 13, 2011 | Health

Read More: Cookbooks, Vegan

When I first expressed an interest in a vegetarian diet, my mother-in-law became quite concerned, convinced that if I ventured down this path I would be putting myself, her son, and her grandchildren at great risk.  She consulted a nutrition...

J Morris Hicks

Cancer, cell phones, cow's milk, and Cornell

J Morris Hicks | June 10, 2011 | Health

Read More: cow's milk as a carcinogen, dairy industry money and schools of nutrition, diet and cancer, T. Colin Campbell

How does a farm boy turned scientist cope with the startling discovery that the casein in cow's milk is a powerful carcinogen? After growing up on a dairy farm in Virginia, Dr. T. Colin Campbell began his career in...

J Morris Hicks

Dr. Oz shares his story...as the huge "colon cancer screening business" just got bigger.

J Morris Hicks | June 9, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: anticancer diet, colonoscopy business, Dr. Oz colon cancer, screening for cancer

Survives cancer scare following first colonoscopy at age 50 It's a sad situation when we have to spend $50 billion a year in this country to screen for a disease (colon cancer) that should never have to happen in...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Fasting, Mad Cowboys, Food Pyramids, Cell Phones, and Oprah

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 8, 2011 | Health

Read More: cell phones, eating meat, fasting, food pyramid, government mandates, vegan, vegetarian

A few months ago I read the book, “Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program For Conquering Disease” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., which led to my decision to engage in a 7-day water only fast. If I were...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Understanding The Ups And Downs of Erectile Dysfunction

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 8, 2011 | Health

Read More: endothelial dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, impotence, nitric oxide, nutrition, plant based diet

Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is a growing problem for many men in today's world and has inevitably found its way into the punch line of many jokes as we've found ways to make light of what those little blue...

J Morris Hicks

Drugs for preventing cancer -- now everyone can be a customer!

J Morris Hicks | June 7, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer drugs, cancer prevention, drugs for preventing cancer, screening for cancer

Big news in the New York Times on 6-4-11; "Drug can reduce risk of cancer, study says" was the title of the article by Andrew Pollack. Then on the NBC Nightly News the next evening, there was a lengthy segment devoted...

Sarah Taylor

Be Prepared!

Sarah Taylor | June 6, 2011 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegan diet, vegan food, vegan health

I think the biggest challenge to being successful at adopting the vegan diet is simply learning how to be prepared.  Most people who try the vegan diet are indeed motivated – lack of motivation is not why they fail; they...

J Morris Hicks

New Food Guide Unveiled -- Confusion reigns supreme -- Simple clarification needed!

J Morris Hicks | June 3, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: food guide, Michelle Obama, myplate, Vilsack

While we continue to hear almost every day that we should eat more fruits, vegetables, and grains; we almost never hear that we should be eating more meat. But rarely will you hear any public figure actually weigh in...

Becky Mikles

Heart's Delight

Becky Mikles | June 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: Cookbooks, heart health, smoothie

What is your heart's delight?  Do you have a dream you are living, or chasing?  Have you met your heart's delight in another?  How about the way you eat, are you taking care of your beating heart? "Heart's Delight" conjures...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - science confusion

Jess Parsons | May 31, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, dr mcdougall, dr ornish, dr t colin campbell, Eggs, heart disease, medications, moderation, Nurses Health Study, nutrition, plant based diet, refined food, stroke

I'm now well into my stage 2 study of Diseases of Affluence from Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition  and it's really ramping up.  But here's another installment of the thought-provoking discussion from the first stage,...

Pam Popper PhD

Let's Have the Right Discussion About Diet for a Change

Pam Popper PhD | May 25, 2011 | Health

I read with interest the story in The New York Times entitled Foods With Benefits, or So They Say, about functional foods and the regulatory issues surrounding how they are labeled and marketed to the public.  Americans are sicker than...

J Morris Hicks

Weight-loss targets; not recommended -- Here's why

J Morris Hicks | May 24, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: vibrant health, weight-loss

In our 4-Leaf Program, we always stress "vibrant health" as the primary goal. Fortunately, along with that vibrant health for ourselves, as we eat at the 4-Leaf level, we also enjoy that wonderfully warm feeling of knowing that we have: Inflicted no...

Gene Baur

"Vegan America" is Closer Than You Think

Gene Baur | May 24, 2011 | Animals, Food, Green, Health

Read More: animal shelter, factory farming, Farm Sanctuary, road trip, vegan

    Thousands of years ago, Hippocrates, the founder of western medicine, said, “Let food be thy medicine.” Tragically, the way most Americans eat, food is more like poison, making us sick and killing us prematurely. Heart disease and cancer...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - the plant-based message

Jess Parsons | May 21, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, dr t colin campbell, education, fat, nutrition, plant based diet, protein, vegans

  I'm thrilled to have passed the first stage of Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition! I've corresponded with students all over the world searching for nutrition enlightenment for a fascinating variety of reasons.  I've also viewed...

Sarah Taylor

Vegan Athletes

Sarah Taylor | May 19, 2011 | Health

Read More: health, vegan, vegan athletes, vegan diet

I have had a rash of questions lately about how to use the vegan diet to optimize athletic performance.  While I have race-walked marathons and played competitive tennis as a vegan, I have never paid particular attention to my diet...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell

Jess Parsons | May 17, 2011 | Health

Read More: doctor, dr esselstyn, dr mcdougall, dr t colin campbell, education, fad diets, food industry, food labels, John Robbins, New Zealand, nutrition, plant based diet

I'm well on my way to finishing the first of three segments to the Certificate of Plant Based Nutrition, content thanks to Dr T Colin Campbell.  It's been rewarding to learn what Dr Campbell has chosen as the essence...

Pam Popper PhD

Ask Dr. Pam - How Do You Get People To Change?

Pam Popper PhD | May 17, 2011 | Health

I am curious about how you are getting people to make and stick with changes in their diet – in corporate and other environments.  I’m in the benefits business and one of the things we talk about all of the...

J Morris Hicks

Roger Ebert -- a powerful endorsement of "Forks Over Knives"

J Morris Hicks | May 16, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Forks over Knives Ebert, healthy eating

This powerful movie opened in theaters all across the USA on 5-13-2011. As far as documentary film reviews go  -- from the best in the business, it simply doesn't get any better than this. It has been nearly five...