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J Morris Hicks

Do you breathe air, drink water and have sex?

J Morris Hicks | July 2, 2013 | Food, Health

Even with no randomized studies proving that you should? What should humans be eating? That's the question that I began studying in 2002. Six months later, I concluded---without a doubt---that we should be eating a whole foods, plant-based diet. From...

Michael Greger MD

Estrogens in Cooked Meat

Michael Greger MD | July 2, 2013 | Health

Read More: animal protein, breast cancer, broccoli, cancer, cancer-producing substances, carcinogens, cooked meat, ductal carcinoma, estrogen, heterocyclic amines, IGF-1, Indian gooseberries, meat, metastatic potential, mutagens, National Cancer Institute, PhIP, three strikes, tumor, tumor growth

We’ve known since 1939 that there were “cancer-producing substances” in roasted meat. Scientists have since identified these compounds as heterocyclic amines, described by the National Cancer Institute as “chemicals formed when muscle meat, including beef, pork, fish, and poultry, is cooked using high-temperature methods,...

Jess Parsons

Fit Quickies - who wants to get fit fast?

Jess Parsons | June 27, 2013 | Health

Read More: Dr Campbell, exercise, Fit Quickies, Lani Muelrath, nutrition education, vegan

Lani Muelrath, I was so pleased to get my copy of Fit Quickies! (Lani and I both did Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate of Plant-Based Nutrition... Introducing Lani and the Fit Quickies  The first two chapters cover the book's promises...

Michael Greger MD

Plant-Based Diets for Fibromyalgia

Michael Greger MD | June 27, 2013 | Health

Read More: anxiety, chronic pain, cognitive difficulties, depression, fatigue, Fibromyalgia, flexitarian diet, generalized pain, Hallelujah diet, headaches, inflammatory molecule, low back pain, Neu5Gc, pain, painkillers, plant-based diet, potassium, raw vegan, sleep disorders, vegan, vegetarian

Millions suffer from fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by months of widespread pain, often accompanied by fatigue, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, cognitive difficulties, headaches, low back pain, and other problems. Its cause is unknown and there is no known cure. In...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

What's The Best Plant-Based Diet?

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | June 25, 2013 | Health

Read More: healthy diet, plant based nutrition, Plant-Based Pharmacist

Your health depends heavily on your lifestyle and, more importantly, the foods you choose to include in your lifestyle. Over the past few years there has been a popular and growing movement to transition towards a plant-based diet in order...

Michael Greger MD

Apple Peels Turn On Anticancer Genes

Michael Greger MD | June 25, 2013 | Health

Read More: anticancer genes, antioxidants, apple juice, apple peel, apple peels, apples, breast cancer, cancer, fruits, genetics, juice, maspin, pesticides, plant-based diet, prostate cancer, tumor suppression, tumor suppression gene, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, whole foods

A new study calculated that if half the U.S. population ate just one more serving of conventional fruits and vegetables, 20,000 cases of cancer could be prevented. At the same time the added pesticide consumption could cause up to 10 extra cancer...

J Morris Hicks

World's largest company. World's largest healthcare bill.

J Morris Hicks | June 24, 2013 | Health

Read More: mike duke health care, walmart health care

  Also, the world's greatest opportunity to save money on healthcare Have you noticed the Walmart ads for the improved assortment of fruits and veggies in the produce department? Now, all they need to do to save a few billion dollars a...

Michael Greger MD

Uric Acid From Meat and Sugar

Michael Greger MD | June 20, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, BHA, Butylated hydroxyanisole, carcinogens, crystal deposits, diabetes, evolutionary heritage, fat retention, Germany, gout, heart disease, high blood pressure, meat, plant-based diet, preservatives, salt retention, sodium, stroke, sugar, uric acid, vegan, vegetarian

Human beings lost the ability to detoxify uric acid millions of years ago. What implications does this have for our health today? Our story starts about 15 million years ago. It was the Miocene epoch. Things seemed to be...

Michael Greger MD

Go Nuts for Breast Cancer Prevention

Michael Greger MD | June 18, 2013 | Health

Read More: African-American, almond, Asian, breast cancer, breast disease, breast health, breast lumps, fiber, fibroadenomas, fibrocystic breast disease, lifespan Tree Nuts or Peanuts for Breast Cancer Prevention?, longer life expectancy, lumpectomy, nuts, peanut, pecan, plant-based diet, precancerous, soy, That Black Women's Health Study, true nut, vegan, vegetarian, women

The Black Women’s Health Study I profiled in my last blog Prevent Breast Cancer by Any Greens Necessary was out of Boston University. Across the Charles River, the Harvard Nurse’s Health Study also tried to determine which plants may be particularly...

Chef AJ

Meet the Forks Over Knives Doctor In Person on June 23rd!!!

Chef AJ | June 15, 2013 | Celebrities, Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: cardiac health, Chef AJ, oil, plant based nutrition, reversing heart disease with diet

One of the most delightful segments of the blockbuster documentary was Dr. Terry Mason, the Cook County Medical Commission.  In a rare Southern California appearance he will be speaking with Dr. Baxter Montgomery (the Vegan Cardiologist from Houston Texas) and...

Michael Greger MD

Prevent Breast Cancer by Any Greens Necessary

Michael Greger MD | June 13, 2013 | Health

Read More: African, African-American, breast cancer, breast disease, breast health, broccoli, carrots, collard greens, collards, diabetes, fruits, high blood pressure, Nathan Pritikin, plant-based diet, That Black Women's Health Study, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, women

Recently a study of 50,000 African-American women was published, a sadly neglected demographic when it comes to nutritional science and, in fact, medical research generally. Certain African populations were among the healthiest on earth, inspiring one of America’s lifestyle medicine...

Michael Greger MD

Why Less Breast Cancer in Asia?

Michael Greger MD | June 11, 2013 | Health

Read More: Asia, breast cancer, breast disease, breast health, cold steeping, dried mushrooms, estrogen, green tea, mushrooms, soy, soy milk, white mushrooms, white tea

Though breast cancer is the most common cancer among women around the world, the rate in some areas of the world, such as Asia, is up to six-fold lower than in North America. Maybe it’s the green tea and...

Michael Greger MD

Mushrooms For Breast Cancer Prevention

Michael Greger MD | June 6, 2013 | Health

Read More: anti-aromatase, aromatase, aromatase inhibitors, bell peppers, bioidentical hormones, breast cancer, broccoli, cancer prevention, cancer treatment, carrots, celery, chemotherapy, colon cancer, estrogen, green onions, lung cancer, mushrooms, ovarian cancer, postmenopause, prostate cancer, spinach, tumors

Breast cancer can take decades to develop, so "early" detection via mammogram may be too late. The breast cancer you may feel one day as a lump in the shower, may have started 20 years ago.  We now suspect...

Michael Greger MD

Plant-Based Diets for Metabolic Syndrome

Michael Greger MD | June 4, 2013 | Health

Read More: abdominal obesity, antioxidants, cancer, cataracts, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, hypertension, liver disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity, phytates, plant-based diet, refined grain, stroke, syndrome x, vegan, vegetarian, white bread, whole grain, whole grains

Metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X, is a medical disorder characterized by the so-called “deadly quartet”: abdominal obesity, high fasting blood sugars, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure. Metabolic syndrome can set people up for liver disease, stroke,...

Michael Greger MD

Plant-Based Diets for Psoriasis

Michael Greger MD | May 30, 2013 | Health

Read More: allergies, arthritis, autoimmune arthritis, fibromyalgia, glucocorticoids, inflammation, pain, plant-based diet, potassium, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, steroid hormones, steroids, vegan, vegetarian

Plant-based diets appear to decrease inflammation via a variety of mechanisms, including boosting our adrenal gland function. Glucocorticoids are circulating steroid hormones produced by our adrenal glands that suppress inflammation and also help our kidneys excrete potassium. When we...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Is It & How To Treat It

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

Read More: arthritis, medicine, plant-based diet, Plant-Based Pharmacist, rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis is a growing and leading public health concern in many developed countries. In the United States, it's the number one cause of disability, and its prevalence is rising due to the increase in obesity and age amongst the population [1]. In...

Michael Greger MD

Dr. Greger's Natural Nausea Remedy Recipe

Michael Greger MD | May 28, 2013 | Health

Read More: after-surgery, anti-vomiting agent, antiemetic, apple, chemo, Dramamine, ginger, lemon, lemon-ginger apple chews, mangoes, motion sickness, natural remedies, nausea, nauseous, oxalates, post-surgery, pregnanacy, radiation, traditional healing systems, travel, turmeric

I travel a lot. When I was on the road full time, there were months I'd give over 40 presentations in 30 days across dozens of cities. My speaking schedule is still fuller than I'd like (especially now that I can...

Michael Greger MD

98% of American Diets Potassium Deficient

Michael Greger MD | May 23, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, bananas, cardiac disease, cardiac health, eggs, eyesight, fiber, healthy diet, heart disease, minerals, plant-based diet, potassium, potassium-rich foods, stroke, vascular disease, vascular health, vegan, vegetarian

Less than 2% of Americans achieve even the recommended minimum adequate intake of potassium due, primarily, to inadequate plant food intake. If you take any plant, burn it to ash, throw the ash in a pot of water, stir...

J Morris Hicks

Plant-Based for ALL Patients! Says Kaiser Permanente.

J Morris Hicks | May 22, 2013 | Health

Read More: Kaiser Permanente Plant-Based

Finally some much needed CLARITY from the "system" In their Spring 2013 Journal, America's largest managed care company and hospital system has taken a bold stand on the superiority of plant-based nutrition to promote health. This is big news...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Three Reasons To Read Whole Now

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 21, 2013 | Health

Read More: reductionism, T Colin Campbell, Whole

Why Whole Is the Must-Read Nutrition Book of Our Century If you read only one book for the entire rest of your life, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, should be it. T Colin Campbell, PhD, the book's pioneering...