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Michael Greger MD

The Anti-Wrinkle Diet

Michael Greger MD | April 18, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, apples, cholesterol, green tea, inflammation, ischemia, oxidation, oxidative stress, prunes, saturated fat, skin, tea, wrinkles

The skin is the largest organ in the body—about 20 square feet—and the most vulnerable organ in the body. It’s exposed to both the oxidizing effects of UV radiation from the sun and the oxidizing effects of oxygen in the...

Michael Greger MD

Treadmill Desks: Stand Up For Health

Michael Greger MD | April 16, 2013 | Health

Read More: exercise, lifespan, physical activity, treadmill desk, treadmills

A few months ago the New York Times ran a piece reiterating the hazards of prolonged sitting, which is associated with a shorter lifespan–even in those who exercise regularly. Our bodies were built to move. My 2-min. video Standing Up For Your Health is my contribution...

Sarah Taylor

The Four Agreements, Vegan Style!

Sarah Taylor | April 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: The Four Agreements, Vegan

Many of you have read Don Miguel Ruiz’s famous book, The Four Agreements.  In his book, he outlines in detail, four “agreements” that we should make with ourselves to have a truly happy life and avoid all the drama that...

Michael Greger MD

New DVD to Help Spring Clean Your Diet (proceeds to charity)

Michael Greger MD | April 11, 2013 | Health

Read More: DVD

I'm excited to announce that last month the NutritionFacts.org podcast reached #1 on the iTunes health video podcast charts (subscribe here). What perfect timing to announce a new DVD! The newest volume of my Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD series launches today....

Michael Greger MD

Gerson Therapy for Cancer?

Michael Greger MD | April 9, 2013 | Health

Read More: alternative therapies, cancer, chemotherapy, coffee enemas, Dr. Max Gerson, Gerson Therapy, health, oncology, pancreatic cancer

Gerson Therapy is a largely diet-based alternative treatment for cancer invented by the late Dr. Max Gerson. What have 65 years of medical research concluded about its efficacy and safety? According to a recent review out of Sloan-Kettering in the...

Michael Greger MD

Are Bioidentical Hormones Safe?

Michael Greger MD | April 4, 2013 | Health

Read More: bio-identical hormones, breast cancer, heart disease, hormones, horse urine, International Menopause Society, menopause, permarin, stroke

Hormone replacement therapy for menopause grew to prominence in the 1990s when millions of women were sold hormones made from horse urine. Premarin (from the words pregnant mare urine) was promised to prevent age-related diseases. When the truth got out...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The Essentials On Fats In The Diet

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | April 3, 2013 | Health

Read More: diets, essential fatty acids, fat, Plant-Based Pharmacist

"But I need fat in my diet."I've heard this line one too many times when talking to others about switching to a healthier, low-fat diet. Somehow, someway we Americans have come to the conclusion if we don't have large amounts of fat...

Jess Parsons

Ethics vs Health: Crossing the Great Vegan Divide

Jess Parsons | March 26, 2013 | Animals, Health

Read More: activist, Animal suffering, ethics, healthy cooking, healthy eating big picture, unity, vegan, vegan recipes

Photo from Farm Sanctuary I just got my hands on a copy of The Vegan Sourcebook. It certainly earns its nickname of “The Vegan Bible” – it has a wealth of valuable information, recommendations, and history, and more than...

Michael Greger MD

Countering Dietary Pollutants & Pesticides

Michael Greger MD | March 26, 2013 | Health

We have so polluted our planet that eight different pesticides were recently found contaminating the snow-capped tips of the Rocky Mountains. If they’re contaminated, then everywhere is contaminated. The best we can do is just try to eat as low...

Sarah Taylor

Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine

Sarah Taylor | March 25, 2013 | Health

Read More: PCRM, vegan, vegan research

There are many great organizations that are helping to advance veganism.  I love them all, and I especially love the people behind these organizations.  Even if I don’t always agree with their tactics, I have a very deep respect for...

Michael Greger MD

Protecting Our Babies From Pollutants

Michael Greger MD | March 21, 2013 | Health

For those of us starting new families, one of the myriad concerns that come up is how we are ever going to get our children to eat their veggies. One answer that I profile in my 3-min. video The Best Baby...

Michael Greger MD

Pollutants in Californian Breast Tissue

Michael Greger MD | March 19, 2013 | Health

Americans are walking chemical cocktails according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Organochlorine pesticides tend to build up in animal fat (see for example, Cannibalistic Feed Biomagnification, Avoiding Other Banned Pesticides, and Industrial Carcinogens in Animal Fat) so we...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Which Air Pollutants Are Worst For Your Health?

Janice Stanger, PhD | March 17, 2013 | Health

Read More: air pollution, barbecue, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Give a Wide Berth to These Four Enemies of Air Quality Your lungs are an entryway to your body, a site where you literally take in your environment. Millions of tiny air sacs in your lungs have walls only...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Get Well With Your Mind

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 16, 2013 | Health

Read More: get well, getting off drugs, how to heal yourself. emotional wellness, psychiatric medications

The best solution for people with difficulty managing mood swings, anxieties, and impulsivities is not a pill. It's the power of their thoughts harnessed effectively with the goal of maximizing positive outcomes in all aspects of their lives. With the...

Michael Greger MD

How Chemically Contaminated Are We?

Michael Greger MD | March 14, 2013 | Health

Every few years the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measures the levels of chemical pollutants in the bodies of thousands of Americans from across the country. What did the latest report tell us about our toxic burden? Find...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The False Hope Of Prescription Medications - A Pharmacist Tells All

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | March 13, 2013 | Health

Read More: heart disease, pharmaceuticals, plant based nutrition, Plant-Based Pharmacist, prescription medications

For every ailment in today's world there is a pill. A solution in the form of a capsule or tablet or liquid with a concoction of chemicals inside designed to "cure" our misfortunes. Big Pharma has made their mark. As...

Michael Greger MD

Saffron vs. Prozac for Depression

Michael Greger MD | March 12, 2013 | Health

Millions of Americans suffer from depression every year, a disabling disease that can end up fatal (due to suicide).  In my last blog post, Treating PMS with Saffron, I noted remarkable benefits of the spice saffron on the emotional and physical...

Jess Parsons

I'm still vegan - Cravings, Health, and Satisfaction

Jess Parsons | March 6, 2013 | Health

Read More: animal abuse, Dr John Mcdougall, ethics, fast food, healthy eating big picture, juices, media, outreach, raw, vegan, weight control, weight gain

Oh dear. Another high-profile vegan goes public with her vegan failure.  Alex Jamieson is most famous as Morgan Spurlock's vegan girlfriend and inspiration in the iconic movie, Supersize Me. Ravings on Cravings I've heard plenty of much less famous...

Michael Greger MD

What Is the Healthiest Meat?

Michael Greger MD | February 28, 2013 | Health

Read More: arginine, bugs, grains, insects, maggots, octopus, protein, saturated fat, silkworm caterpillars, snail meat, vegan, vitamin B12, zinc

Thanks to the Chinese space program, scientists in Beijing recently published a formal nutritional analysis of what may be one of the least harmful animals to eat, silkworm caterpillars. As I profile in my 2-min video Good Grub, they appear to...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Milk - It Does A Body Bad, Really Bad!

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | February 26, 2013 | Health

Read More: acne, dairy products, milk, osteoporosis, prostate cancer

Recently, the 2013 Super Bowl featured a Got Milk? commercial with celebrity Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson promoting milk for it's protein content. This 30 second commercial was sponsored by MilkPEP(Milk Processor Education Program). MilkPEP is conglomerate of several dairy industry processors...