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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...

Chef AJ

Are you a VegJUNKtarian?

Chef AJ | April 29, 2010 | Health

Read More: Coconut oil, Olive oil, Saturated fat

So many people become vegan because they care about animals but are not at all concerned about their own health.  Well, you are an animal too!  Do you eat primarily a  WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED diet, or do you get...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Fruits and vegetables provide only modest protection from cancer?

Joel Fuhrman MD | April 22, 2010 | Health

Read More: cancer vegetables

Visit Dr. Fuhrman's website. You've probably seen these headlines on the internet or television recently, claiming that fruits and vegetables provide very little protection against cancer.  Of course something like this makes big news - it makes eaters of the...

Pam Popper PhD

Confusing Research Findings About Diet and Cancer

Pam Popper PhD | April 11, 2010 | Health

Read More: Diet, Health, National Cancer Institute, Prostate cancer, Research, Vegetable

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published an article online in which researchers reported that eating more servings of fruits and vegetables daily did not significantly reduce the risk of cancer.  Researchers obtained data on 478,478 men and...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Walnuts keep your blood flowing

Joel Fuhrman MD | April 9, 2010 | Health

Read More: Blood pressure, Cardiovascular disease

It's no secret that nuts are good for your heart.  We know that consuming nuts can dramatically reduce cardiovascular disease risk, but scientists are just beginning to figure out how this works.  A recent study found that almonds have a...

Gene Baur

Help America's School Lunch Program Make the Grade

Gene Baur | April 7, 2010 | Health

Read More: Agriculture, Animal Protection, Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, Antibiotics, CBS News, Factory Farming, Green News, Katie Couric

Discussions about our health care system reached a fevered pitch recently in Washington, D.C. with Congress addressing a massive health care bill. Disagreements abound on various policy matters, but there is no question that our nation's health has deteriorated and...