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Michael Greger MD

Which Common Fruit Fights Cancer Better?

Michael Greger MD | December 10, 2013 | Health

Read More: anthocyanins, antioxidants, apples, bananas, berries, cancer, cancer cell growth, cancer cell proliferation, cancer growth, cranberries, fruit, grapefruits, grapes, lemons, metastases, oranges, peaches, pears, phytonutrients, pineapples, strawberries, vegetables, vitamin C, wild bananas

                Recently, researchers compared the ability of eleven common fruits to suppress cancer cell growth in vitro. Which do you think was most effective--apples, bananas, cranberries, grapefruits, grapes, lemons, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapples,...

Michael Greger MD

All of Dr. Greger's DVDs Now Downloadable

Michael Greger MD | December 5, 2013 | Health

                  The newest volume of my Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD series is now out. Order on my website or through Amazon (all proceeds go to the 501c3 nonprofit charity that keeps...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

35 Ways To Counter The Vegan Protein Interrogation

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 4, 2013 | Health

If you're thinking of going vegan (or vegetarian) you're probably obsessed with it. If you're vegan you hate it. And if you've conversed with anyone who eats food (of any kind) it seems to be the onlything that matters to them. It's the...

Michael Greger MD

Half of Doctors Give Placebos

Michael Greger MD | December 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: dairy, deception, deception flow chart, doctors, false diagnosis, homeopathy, lactose, lactose intolerance, lies, lying, medicine, milk, physicians, placebos, prescription drugs

                  About half of doctors admit to intentionally deceiving patients by prescribing placebos, but might the ends justify the means? A controversial paper was published in the American Journal of Bioethics arguing...

Michael Greger MD

Down But Not Out

Michael Greger MD | December 1, 2013 | Health

                Nearly all of NutritionFacts.org videos are currently down. With your help, though, not only will we be back up and running again soon but stronger than ever! Yesterday, YouTube terminated our account...

Michael Greger MD

Breast Cancer & Alcohol: How Much is Safe?

Michael Greger MD | November 28, 2013 | Health

Read More: acetaldehyde, alcohol, alcohol metabolites, alcoholic beverages, antiseptic mouthwash, beer, breast cancer, breast disease, breast health, cancer, carcinogens, heart disease, heart disease prevention, light drinking, liquor, Listerine, mouthwash, red wine, Scope, white wine, wine, women's health, World Health Organization

                Nearly 5,000 breast cancer deaths a year may be attributable to just light drinking (up to one drink a day). The International Agency for Research on Cancer, the World Health Organization body...

Michael Greger MD

Best Nutrition Bang for Your Buck

Michael Greger MD | November 26, 2013 | Health

Read More: beans, beef, calorie dense, cheap, chicken, cost per calorie, cost per nutrition, cost per serving, cost per weight, dairy, empty calorie foods, fruits, grains, health food, healthy food, junk food, legumes, meat, milk, minerals, nutrient density, plant-based diet, saving money, thrifty, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, vitamins, weight loss, weight management

                When measured on a cost per serving, cost per weight, or cost per nutrition basis, fruits and vegetables beat out meat and junk food: Most Americans don’t even meet the watered down...

Michael Greger MD

Schoolchildren Should Drink More Water

Michael Greger MD | November 21, 2013 | Health

Read More: amino acids, cardiovascular function, cellular dehydration, children, children's health, cognitive performance, dehydration, gastrointestinal function, hormonal function, hydration, immune function, juice, memory, mental health, milk, muscle function, neurological function, scholastic performance, skeletal function, sodium, sugar, tea, water, weight loss, weight management, youth

                Most children arrive at school in a state of mild dehydration that may negatively affect scholastic performance. Preventing cellular dehydration is integral to hormonal, immune, neurological, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, muscle and skeletal function....

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

2013 AHA/ACC Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Guidelines - Drug Companies Win Again

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | November 19, 2013 | Health

Last week the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) published new updated guidelines in the journalCirculation for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in individuals [1]. Their goals aim to "prevent cardiovascular (CV) diseases, improve the...

Michael Greger MD

Why Are Eggs Linked to Cancer Progression?

Michael Greger MD | November 19, 2013 | Health

Read More: American Egg Board, beef, cancer progression, carcinogens, carnitine, chicken, choline, cooked meat, early detection, Egg Nutrition Center, eggs, heart attack, heterocyclic amines, inflammation, meat, men's health, metastases, mortality, plant-based, poultry, prostate cancer, prostate disease, prostate health, steak, stroke, TMAO, turkey, vegan, vegetarian

                About two million men in the U.S. are living with prostate cancer, but that’s better than dying from prostate cancer. Catch it when it’s localized and our 5-year survival is practically guaranteed,...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Think Good Thoughts: Read The Pillars of Health

Janice Stanger, PhD | November 16, 2013 | Health

Read More: compassion, John Pierre, The Pillars of Health, whole foods plant based diet

Do Good Deeds When You Are Done John Pierre, the nutrition and fitness consultant who works with celebrities, the military, corporations, seniors, and children, challenges one-dimensional views of health in his book The Pillars of Health. He describes four...

Sarah Taylor

When Others Just Don't Get It

Sarah Taylor | November 14, 2013 | Animals, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: influencing others, vegan, vegan education

I gave a speech at a conference once that was mainly composed of vegetarians and vegans.  A woman approached me afterward; she was very obese, with stringy hair and bad skin, with a serious scowl on her face.  She said,...

Michael Greger MD

Avoid Carnitine and Lethicin Supplements

Michael Greger MD | November 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: atherosclerosis, beans, beef, carnitine, carnitine palmitoyl transferase, chicken, cholesterol, choline, dairy, death, dietary cholesterol, eggs, energy drinks, fish, foam cells, fruit, grains, gut bacteria, gut flota, heart attack, heart disease, inflammatory cells, lethicin, meat, metabolism, milk, mortality, plant-based diet, plaque, pork, poultry, red meat, saturated fat, stroke, TMAO, trimethylamine-n-oxide, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, weight loss

                A landmark study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that choline in eggs, poultry, dairy and fish produces the same toxic TMAO as carnitine in red meat, which may help...

Michael Greger MD

Treating Breast Pain with Flax Seeds

Michael Greger MD | November 12, 2013 | Health

Read More: anovulatory cycles, breast lumpiness, breast pain, breast swelling, caffeine, cyclical mastalgia, flax seeds, ground flax, hormonal changes, hormone therapy, hormone treatment, menstruation, nutrition education, ovarian function, period, plant-based diet, premenstrual symptoms, premenstrual syndrome, vegan, vegetarian, vitamin E

                A tablespoon a day of ground flax seeds appears to improve ovarian function and is considered a first-line therapy for breast pain associated with one’s period (cyclical mastalgia). A study I profile...

Michael Greger MD

Treating Breast Pain With Diet

Michael Greger MD | November 7, 2013 | Health

Read More: anovulatory, Asia, Asian women, bloating, bread, breast pain, breast sensitivity, breast tenderness, butter, cramping, cyclical mastalgia, eggs, fat, hormone therapy, hormones, low-fat diet, mastectomy, meat, menstrual pain, menstrual symptoms, menstruation, milk, Nathan Pritikin, period, plant-based diet, PMS, premenstrual syndrome, prolactin, sugar, surgery, vegan, vegetarian, Western diet, women's health

                As I explore in my video Plant-Based Diets For Breast Pain, eating healthy appears to offer relief from a variety of menstrual symptoms, including cramping, bloating, and breast pain. Breast pain accompanying...

Michael Greger MD

Tarragon Toxicity?

Michael Greger MD | November 5, 2013 | Health

Read More: alcoholic beverages, anise seed, avocado, canned fish, carcinogens, chervil, comet tail test, Consumer Protection Scientific Committee on Food, DNA damage, fats, fennel, flavoring, mutagens, oils, spices, tarragon, The European Union's Health, toxins, whole foods

                Decades ago, concern was raised about some of the components of the herb tarragon. The European Union’s Health & Consumer Protection Scientific Committee on Food concluded that one of the constituents may...

Michael Greger MD

Nutmeg Toxicity

Michael Greger MD | October 31, 2013 | Health

Read More: abortifacient, amphetamine, Christmas, holidays, margin of safety, mood elevating compounds, mortality, nutmeg, nutmeg intoxication, psychopharmacological effects, psychotropic drugs, toxins

                The spice nutmeg appears to have a relatively narrow margin of safety. In my research on cinnamon I ran across a peculiar paper entitled “Christmas Gingerbread and Christmas Cheer: Review of the...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Food Over Medicine - Book Review

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | October 29, 2013 | Health

Read More: book review, dr pam popper, Food Over Medicine, glen merzer

I recently had the pleasure of reading the book Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life. Authors Dr. Pamela Popper, PhD, ND and Glen Merzer take on the subjects of health, nutrition, and the practice of modern medicine...

Michael Greger MD

Cinnamon for Diabetes

Michael Greger MD | October 29, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, blood sugar, cassia cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, children's health, Chinese cinnamon, cinnamon, coumarin, diabetes, Glucophage, glucose tolerance, Indian gooseberries, liver, liver disease, liver health, metformin, nutmeg, oxalates, plant-based diet, toxins, vegan, vegetarian, youth health

                The use of cinnamon to help treat diabetes remains controversial. We know that cinnamon is so good at controlling one’s blood sugar that you can cheat on a diabetes test by consuming...

Michael Greger MD

Diet and Cellulite

Michael Greger MD | October 24, 2013 | Health

Read More: abdominal fat, adiponectin, belly fat, biogenic amines, bologna, cellulite, cheese, cholesterol, colorectal polyps, fat storage, ground meat, gynoid lipodystrophy, ham, healthy weight, meat, nutrient-dense, pease, plant-based diet, polyamine, salami, spermidine, spermine, subcutaneous fat, turkey, vegan, vegetarian, waistline, weight loss, weight management

                Two theories about the build-up of subcutaneous fat, involving the chemical spermine and the hormone adiponectin, suggest a plant-based diet may help with cellulite. Gynoid lipodystrophy, known colloquially as cellulite, is the...