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Joel Fuhrman MD

Excess weight and animal protein contribute to early puberty

Joel Fuhrman MD | August 18, 2010 | Health

Read More: children nutrition

A new study published in Pediatrics measured the proportion of girls who had entered puberty by ages 7 and 8, and saw striking increases  compared to data collected in 1997, only 13 years ago.  This study of U.S. girls found...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

My Plant-Based Food Guide Pyramid

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | August 6, 2010 | Health

Read More: dairy substitutes, food guide pyramid, fruit, going veg with the plant-based dietitian, leafy green vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, vitamin B12, vitamin D, whole food plant-based diet, whole food sweets, whole grains

There are almost as many food guide pyramids out there as there are diet books. I have yet to find one that meets my standards for an optimal plan. Thus, I decided to work with my graphic designer, Sherri...

Vegparadise Blog

Listen Up to Chow Down

Vegparadise Blog | August 5, 2010 | Health, Video

What do Charles Venezia, John Oehrle, and Garnet Hall have in common? The answer: they're movie stars. Not household names, the three are featured players in a drama about their own mortality. Chow Down, a dynamic documentary, reveals how people...

Michael Greger MD

Vegans "Significantly Less Polluted"

Michael Greger MD | August 5, 2010 | Health

Every five years, the U.S. government measures the amount of toxic waste in our food supply. Dioxins are a class of industrial pollutants spewed into the atmosphere that "accumulates in the fatty tissues of humans and food animals consumed...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Eat More, Wrinkle Less

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 1, 2010 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: antioxidants, skin, whole foods, wrinkle

Your skin, your largest and heaviest organ, mirrors the health of your body. Your 20 pounds or more of skin protect you, regulate body temperature, make essential chemicals, and allow you to feel touch, temperature, and pressure. The complexity...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Pooled data from 12 different studies: High meat intake increases diabetes risk

Joel Fuhrman MD | July 27, 2010 | Health

Read More: diabetes

by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. and Deana Ferreri, Ph.D. Usually, when we think about foods that increase diabetes risk, we think of white flour-based processed foods, sugary sodas, and desserts, since these foods are known to produce dangerous increases in blood...

Gail Davis

Book Review: The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, MD and Robyn Webb

Gail Davis | July 23, 2010 | Food, Health

Read More: book review, cookbooks, Gail Davis, Go Vegan Cookbook, The Get Healthy

It's a no-brainer: Wanna be healthy? Go Vegan! But the truth is, it's very easy to eat an unhealthful vegan diet: Just load up on refined flour and sugar, oils, and heavily processed foods, and you'll be on the...

Chef AJ

Get a HEALTHY TASTE OF LA

Chef AJ | July 17, 2010 | Food, Health

On Sunday, November 7th the finest in plant based cuisine meet the best in nutritional science.  So why am I telling you this NOW?  Because seating is limited and tickets are already selling fast.  But if you purchase them before...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Weight Loss - Success At Last

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 15, 2010 | Health

Read More: weight loss, whole food plant-based diet, whole foods, whole grain

Why Whole Foods Are the Key to Keeping Pounds Off                   The obesity epidemic in the US remains a puzzle to researchers and policymakers. A widely publicized report issued in June 2010 concluded obesity "threatens America's future." Both the health and...

Pam Popper PhD

Dr. Pam's Response to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Pam Popper PhD | July 12, 2010 | Health

  On Thursday, July 8 a joint committee of the United States Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services heard presentations from many individuals about the report from the Dietary Guidelines Committee concerning new dietary recommendations for Americans.  I...

Ellen Sheen

Getting pregnant... naturally

Ellen Sheen | July 7, 2010 | Health

Read More: babies, fertility, health, pregnancy

During one of my recent 'trolls' of the internet, I discovered a website called Naturally Knocked Up. Now, if you know me or have been reading my blog for a while, you know that Honey and I have been trying...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Barbecue With a Side of Chemicals

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 19, 2010 | Health

Read More: barbeque, cancer, heterocyclic amines, in utero, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Killer Reasons to Break Up with Your Grill This Summer The start of warm summer breezes and promise of the Fourth of July inspire many to drag out their barbecue grill. Charcoal and lighter fluid join the bestseller list....

Michael Greger MD

My new 2010 Latest in Nutrition DVD

Michael Greger MD | June 12, 2010 | Health

I'm so excited to announce that the newest volume of my annual Latest in Nutrition series is currently in production and available for pre-order. As usual, I scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition so you don't have to,...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, and prostate cancer survival

Joel Fuhrman MD | June 1, 2010 | Health

Read More: DHA, vegan, zinc

A study in Sweden examining the effects of zinc and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA on mortality in prostate cancer patients was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in April.  Five-hundred twenty-five men with prostate cancer...

Vegparadise Blog

Dr. Neal Barnard Saved My Life

Vegparadise Blog | May 15, 2010 | Health

A week after that, I received my A1C results. My count was 9.5, and my LDL and triglycerides were off the chart! None of the other measurements were any better. Now I was scared. I immediately went to the dresser...

Chef AJ

Do you have the "BALLS" to go plant based for 30 days?

Chef AJ | May 13, 2010 | Health

Read More: Dried fruit, Fruit

I run a program called "CHEF AJ'S 30 DAY CHALLENTE " which challenges people to eat a WHOLE FOOD/PLANT BASED diet for a period of 30 days.  Many people have had amazing results with this program.  The last winner, Dr....

Michael Greger MD

The cause of our number one killer

Michael Greger MD | May 12, 2010 | Health

The number one cause of death in the United States every single year for both men and women since 1918 (when a bird flu virus likely triggered the deadliest plague in human history) continues to be heart disease. William Clifford...

Vegan Vagabond

Hello, my name is Jim. I am an imperfect "veg*n"

Vegan Vagabond | May 11, 2010 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

I recently got in a little tiff with someone that was taking exception to someone being called a "vegan", when they were not "fully vegan." The premise of this person was, vegan is not just a diet, it is a...

Joel Fuhrman MD

A story that should be on the front page of every newspaper in America

Joel Fuhrman MD | May 3, 2010 | Health

Read More: Blood pressure, Cardiovascular Disorders, cholesterol, Chronic, Conditions and Diseases, Health, Heart disease, Obesity, United States

"Mr. Valentine, I'm so, so sorry, but you're going to have to have bypass surgery, and you're going to have it quickly." When chest pains sent Ronnie to the emergency room in September 2005, those were the words he heard. ...

Chef AJ

Whole Health Makeover Program this weekend in LA

Chef AJ | May 2, 2010 | Health

The Whole Health Makeover Program is a two-day seminar brought to you by the leading experts in the field of nutritional medicine.  Come enjoy listening to lectures about the current state of our declining health, food addiction, and our...