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Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Type 2 Diabetes - Squash It In Its Tracks!

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: diabetes, exercise, intramyocellular lipids, mitochondria, nutrition, Obesity, plant-based diet, type 2 diabetes

It's the disease that's becoming more and more prevalent among westernized cultures.  Diabetes, along with the obesity epidemic that's fueling it, is growing rampant and the numbers behind the illness are almost too large to wrap your mind around....

J Morris Hicks

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. -- an enlightened physician

J Morris Hicks | March 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: medical experts, plant-based nutrition, reversing disease

  Learning about the powers of plant-based nutrition -- by accident When I first began my quest to learn all about the optimal diet for humans back in 2002, Joel Fuhrman was one of the first truly legitimate physicians that...

J Morris Hicks

John McDougall, M.D. -- a "trail-blazing" physician

J Morris Hicks | March 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: disease reversing nutrition, plant-based, whole food

Along with a few other brave pioneers, Dr. John McDougall is featured prominently in our upcoming book about food and the incredible impact that it has on our planet, beginning with our own health. But, it turns out that John has been...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Going Veg - From a Pharmacist's Perspective

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: nutrition, plant based diet, vegan, vegetarian

I was sitting in my podiatrist's office one day back in February 2009 waiting to see the doctor about my plantar fasciitis.  This was only my second or third trip to see Dr. Sal and little did I know that...

Sarah Taylor

Inside Out

Sarah Taylor | March 22, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, health, heart disease, vegan

I know someone who doesn’t take such good care of her body.  It’s not that she’s overweight, but she drinks like a fish and subsists on Wheat Thins and Diet Pepsi, among other things.  I want to tell you the...

J Morris Hicks

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr....a true American hero

J Morris Hicks | March 22, 2011 | Health

Read More: caldwell esselstyn, cleveland clinic, heart disease, reversal of heart disease, toothless paper tiger

 Yale grad, Olympic Gold, Bronze Star, top surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and the doc that may have saved Bill Clinton's life How much more do you need to know about this great man? He has excelled in everything he...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Protection From Radiation: Five Ways Plant Foods Guard Your Health

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 20, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, radiation, whole foods

Diet Helps Shield You from Radiation and Cancer The struggle to contain radioactive releases at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has focused the world’s attention on the hazards of radiation. However, even without such incidents, you are subject to harmful...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Vegan Bite by Bite by Marilyn Peterson

Gail Davis | March 20, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, Gail Davis, Marilyn Peterson, Vegan Bite by Bite

I've waited twenty-five years to say this: Vegan is going mainstream, baby. The "v" word is no longer just kicked around like some kind of hot potato with cooties or regarded as "weird," "fringe," "faddish," or "radical." Articles in major magazines and...

Chef AJ

Are you ready to go UNPROCESSED?

Chef AJ | March 18, 2011 | Health

Read More: Chef Aj, vegan dessert

Many people become vegan because they love animals.  I know I did 34 years ago.  But living in Philly in the 70's, there was not much information on veganism and I did everything wrong and still got colon cancer which...

J Morris Hicks

Your Viagra and Lipitor not working so well?

J Morris Hicks | March 17, 2011 | Health

Read More: all drugs are toxic, counterfeit drugs, pharmaceutical roulette, toxic drugs

The crazy new game of Pharmaceutical Russian Roulette  Counterfeit drugs have taken pharmaceutical madness to a whole new level. This past Sunday (3-13-11) on 60-Minutes, there was a pretty scary story about the prevalence of fake drugs in the marketplace....

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Ketosis & The Low-Carb Diet Calamity

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 16, 2011 | Health

Read More: atkins diet, cancer, gluconeogenesis, heart disease, high protein diet, ketosis, low-carb diet, plant-based diet

We've all seen the hype surrounding the Atkins diet.  It's everywhere you look - in magazines, on supermarket shelves, in television ads, and possibly even in your healthcare provider's office.  It's so popular that maybe you've even tried it or...

Vegparadise Blog

ADD ZEST AND VIGOR TO YOUR LIFE!

Vegparadise Blog | March 15, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Protein and calcium are never a concern on a vegan diet because there are many excellent sources from legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and even fruits and vegetables.  The bonus is that plant foods are voluptuously packed with vitamins, minerals,...

J Morris Hicks

Does Bill Clinton really "need" that protein shake?

J Morris Hicks | March 15, 2011 | Celebrities, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: plant-based nutrition, protein, protein shakes

 Where do you get your protein? The question most often heard by those of us who eat no meat. The word protein is synonymous with meat in our western world, and it will probably be a very long time before the...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Red meat consumption increases ischemic stroke risk

Joel Fuhrman MD | March 9, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: Food, heart disease, stroke

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., and the third leading cause of death, killing 137,000 Americans each year.[1] There are two types of stroke – ischemic and hemorrhagic.  Most strokes (about 85%) are ischemic strokes, in...

J Morris Hicks

The "Dollars and Sense" of eating...

J Morris Hicks | March 7, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: cost of food, food subsidies, healthy eating, healthy food

  Some good news and bad news Many people have the idea that it costs much more to eat a healthy diet. Well, yes and no. Unfortunately, if you compare the cost of a calorie of fast food fare with...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Acai Berry - Packing A Powerful Punch

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 2, 2011 | Health

Read More: acai, antioxidant, Phytonutrients

We all know that the berry family gets two thumbs up when it comes to your health.  You've probably heard that blueberries are great for your memory and cranberries are good for a urinary tract infection but what about this...

J Morris Hicks

Healthy Dining in Texas...during Rodeo Week

J Morris Hicks | March 1, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: health-promoting diet, healthy eating, ordering in restaurants, whole plants

Even during Rodeo Week, it is possible to order a healthy meal in almost any restaurant in Texas. I didn't say the healthy meal would be listed on the menu, I said that you could order one. And that's what we...

Jess Parsons

Natural weaning and healthy vegan kids

Jess Parsons | February 28, 2011 | Health

Read More: alternatives, breast milk, breastfeeding older children, dairy, Klaper, Mary and Jesus, myths, natural weaning, vegan children, vegan mothers, vegan pregnancy, WHO recommendations

How long should a child breastfeed? The World Health Organization recommends 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding and continued breastfeeding with the addition of appropriate complementary foods until at least 2 years of age. Most women in Western societies do not...

J Morris Hicks

Why do some vegetarians get fat?

J Morris Hicks | February 26, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: obesity, vegan, vegetarian

The "V" words and why I don't like them  Vegetarian and Vegan. Those words are all about what they don't eat. For example; they don't eat meat, they don't eat cheese, they don't eat eggs, etc. So if they're not...

J Morris Hicks

Michelle Obama...coming up short on healthy eating

J Morris Hicks | February 24, 2011 | Celebrities, Food, Health

Read More: cost of health care, Michelle Obama, obesity, weight-loss

She's doing some good things...but she could do So Much More First lady Michelle Obama's Super Bowl Party made the news a few weeks ago...focusing on the not-so-healthy food that she served her guests. While starting a vegetable garden...