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Janice Stanger, PhD

The Wildlife Massacre That Ranchers Want to Hide

Janice Stanger, PhD | August 4, 2014 | Green

Read More: Center for Biological Diversity, diet and extinction, take extinction off your plate

The Center of Biological Diversity Shows the Best Way to Save Wildlife Is a Change in Diet The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit that has protected more than 500 endangered species and 220 million acres of their habitat, is...

Michael Greger MD

Does Animal Protein Cause Osteoporosis?

Michael Greger MD | July 31, 2014 | Health

Read More: acid/base balance, alkaline diet, animal products, animal protein, antacids, beans, beef, bone fractures, bone health, bone mineral density, burgers, calcium, chicken, eggs, fish, fruit, grains, hamburgers, kidney disease, kidney function, kidney health, meat, medications, osteoporosis, pork, poultry, protein, steak, stomach health, Tums, turkey, vegetables

For most of the last century, a prevailing theory within the field of nutrition was that by eating acid-forming foods such as meat, we were, in essence, at risk of peeing our bones down the toilet. And no wonder!...

Michael Greger MD

Quadrupling Breast Cancer Survival

Michael Greger MD | July 29, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal fat, beef, breast cancer, broccoli, cabbage, cancer, cancer survival, cauliflower, chemotherapy, chicken, collard greens, cruciferous vegetables, exercise, fat, fiber, fruit, kale, low-fat diets, meat, Mexico, mortality, plant-based diets, pork, poultry, side effects, sugar, tamoxifen, turkey, vegetables, women's health, Women's Healthy Eating and Living Study

Half a million Americans are expected to die this year from cancer, equal to five jumbo jets crashing every day. The number of Americans who die from cancer each year is more than all those who have died in...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Un-Forgiveness. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 27, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: anger, forgive to win, forgiveness, letting go of judgments, personal development, positive psychology, resentments, self help, spirituality, victimhood, walter jacobson md, world peace

There is no upside to un-forgiveness. Forgiveness doesn't mean you are condoning their bad behavior. It doesn't mean they shouldn't be held accountable for their actions. It doesn't mean you are setting yourself up for future victimization. Withholding forgiveness doesn't...

Jess Parsons

Hybrids - driving with new energy

Jess Parsons | July 27, 2014 | Green

Read More: consumerism, economy, energy, environment, green, money, secondhand, transport

So after 14 years, two children and a frugal lifestyle, it was finally time to upgrade the car, which was showing signs of needing expensive repairs and still not being OK anymore. We have considered the one-car family option,...

Michael Greger MD

Cancer and the Animal-to-Plant Protein Ratio

Michael Greger MD | July 24, 2014 | Health

Read More: A/V ratio, aging, animal products, animal protein, bladder cancer, bladder disease, bladder health, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cance, cauliflower, chicken, cruciferous vegetables, Dr. Dean Ornish, eggs, fruit, Harvard, kale, men's health, metastases, mortality, plant protein, plant-based diets, poultry, prostate cancer, prostate health, protein, PSA, r cancer survival, turkey, vegans, vegetable protein, vegetables, vegetarians

It is now eight years since the famous Ornish study was published, suggesting that 12 months on a strictly plant-based diet could reverse the progression of prostate cancer. For those unfamiliar with that landmark Ornish study, see Cancer Reversal...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Carnivorous Plants Can Tell You What to Eat

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 19, 2014 | Health

Read More: carnivorous plants, protein

Why Do Some Plants Consume Insects? Here's a situation I've run into many times. Me giving a presentation: "Plants are the base of the food chain on planet earth. Do plants eat animals, or do animals eat plants?" Someone in...

Michael Greger MD

Dr. Greger's 2014 Year-in-Review Presentation

Michael Greger MD | July 17, 2014 | Health

Read More: DVD

Order my new live presentation on DVD or download it now (all proceeds go to charity). Every year I scour the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition, pulling together what I find to be the most interesting, practical, and...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

The "Lean Meat" Health Myth Uncovered

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 16, 2014 | Health

We've all heard it before, if you want to get healthy consume less red and processed meats and eat more lean meats (i.e. chicken, turkey, fish). Right? Your neighbor, family members, friends, and even your doctor tell you to do...

Michael Greger MD

How Plant-Based Diets May Extend Our Lives

Michael Greger MD | July 10, 2014 | Health

Read More: aging, animal products, animal protein, beans, caloric restriction, calories, cancer, cancer survival, DNA damage, flexitarians, legumes, lifespan, longevity, Mediterranean diet, methionine, mortality, oxidative stress, plant protein, plant-based diets, protein, protein powder, soy, soybeans, standard American diet, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians

A recent review suggested that plant-based diets may prove to be a useful nutritional strategy for lifespan extension in part because they tend to be naturally low in the amino acid methionine (see my video Starving Cancer with Methionine...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Is There Any Action That Is Unforgivable?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 9, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: forgive to win, forgiveness, how to forgive, personal development, self help, soul evolution, unforgiveness, walter e jacobson md

No action is unforgivable. It just requires a willingness. Why be willing? Because when we withhold forgiveness from others, we are withholding it from ourselves. The opportunity we have to forgive others their trespasses is our own personal ticket to...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Want to change the world? Stop judging others. Get your own house in order.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 8, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: self help

Want to change the world? Instead of spending your time judging and criticizing others, work to reform yourself and become the best you can be and a great role model. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Want to change your ways? Be honest about your whys.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 7, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: denial, happiness, honesty, personal development, rationalization, self help, truth

It is difficult to change when we embrace denial and rationalization rather than admit the truth about ourselves. The truth is we often have an agenda we are not aware of which is driving our behaviors. Or we are aware...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Without loving acts, loving words are meaningless.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 6, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: compassion, consideration, effective communication, forgive to win, love, personal development, relationships, self help, walter e jacobson

Talk is cheap. Talk is easy. Walking the talk? Not so much so. And yet massively more important, critically important to satisfying and sustainable relationships. If you care for someone, it's nice to tell them but more important that you...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Admit when you're wrong. Say you're sorry.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 5, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: effective communication, forgive to win, happiness, personal development, repairing relationships, self help, walter e jacobson

Regardless of how people treat us, when we do something that is wrong, that is hurtful, that is unloving.... we need to own it. We need to acknowledge it. We need to take responsibility. And we need to apologize, to...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Listen before you think. Think before you speak.

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | July 4, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: effective communication, forgive to win, happiness, personal development, relationships, self help, success, walter e jacobson

Oftentimes we are thinking of a response to someone before they have even finished talking. This isn't really listening because this does not allow for subtext to be "heard." So your communication is flawed. Best to listen before you think...

Jess Parsons

Bestiality vs animal husbandry: a roleplaying game

Jess Parsons | July 3, 2014 | Animals

Read More: animal abuse, animal cruelty, Animal Rights, animal testing, Animal Welfare, cows, dairy, legislation, vegan

Apparently New Zealand farmers would like cows to get pregnant earlier and more easily. (Warning: this post is not graphic but discusses sensitive topics. In case the title wasn't enough of a clue.) DairyNZ senior scientist and project leader...

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