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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...

Christie Mitchell Beck MD OB-GYN

A Tale of Two Leaping Animals

Christie Mitchell Beck MD OB-GYN | July 2, 2014 | Animals, International

Read More: Heifer International, PETA

It has officially been a year since I've purchased shoes made with leather. I didn't really mean for it to happen, but it did. I'm always quick to clarify that I'm not a vegan; I merely follow a whole...

Michael Greger MD

Handling Poultry Tied to Liver/Pancreatic Cancers

Michael Greger MD | July 1, 2014 | Health

Read More: alcohol, American Academy of Pediatrics, beverages, cancer, cancer survival, cancer viruses, CDC, chicken, children, EPA, industry influence, liver cancer, liver disease, liver health, lung cancer, lung disease, lung health, mesothelioma, mold, mortality, pancreas health, pancreatic cancer, penis cancer, penis health, poultry, poultry viruses, poultry workers, salami, salami brusher's disease, smoking, tobacco, turkey, virus, wart viruses, warts

Thousands of Americans continue to die from asbestos exposure decades after many uses were banned since the cancers can take years to show up. We are now in the so-called "third wave" of asbestos-related disease. The first wave was...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Healing Power of the 12 Steps

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 26, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: 12 Steps, acceptance, compassion, forgiveness, healing power, love, self help, service to others, walter e jacobson md

The 12 Steps have true healing power. Based on the Sermon On The Mount, they are grounded in truth, compassion, acceptance, forgiveness and service to others. They have much to teach all of us, whether or not we are alcoholics...

Michael Greger MD

Improving Attractiveness in Six Weeks

Michael Greger MD | June 26, 2014 | Health

Read More: cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, fruit, heart disease, heart health, junk food, mortality, physical attraction, phytonutrients, plant-based diets, sexual selection, skin health, soda, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians

Inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may kill millions around the globe every year, so the public health community is not beyond "appealing to vanity." How can we tell if someone's healthy? You can look for that golden glow that...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Don't Mistake Motion For Action; Do The Footwork, Get Out Of The Results

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 24, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: 12 step programs, personal development, positive psychology, self help, self improvement, walter e jacobson md

Don't pretend to be busy. Be busy. Be prepared. Do your homework. Pay attention. Consider possible obstacles and unanticipated setbacks that might occur. But don't focus and dwell on terrible outcomes that might happen and how terrible you would feel...

Michael Greger MD

Want to be Healthier? Change Your Taste Buds

Michael Greger MD | June 24, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal products, body fat, butter, calories, cheese, dairy, eggs, fat, junk food, low-fat diets, meat, milk, obesity, salt, sodium, soup, sugar, taste buds, weight loss, yogurt

How can we overcome our built-in hunger drives for salt, sugar, and fat? We now have evidence showing that if we go a few weeks cutting down on junk food and animal products, our tastes start to change. We...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What The World Needs Now Is Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 22, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, compassion, love, self help, self improvement, walter e jacobson md, world peace

Unconditional Love: Not just for some, but for everyone! SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Michael Greger MD

How to Get Parents to Eat Their Vegetables

Michael Greger MD | June 19, 2014 | Health

Read More: animal products, beans, beef, beef brains, body fat, brains, calories, chicken, children, cooking methods, fat, meat, obesity, offal, organ meats, plant protein, pork, pork brains, poultry, protein, rice, sheep, soy, soy milk, soybeans, U.S. Department of Defense, veal brains, vegetables, weight loss

Changing the name of healthy foods can have a significant impact on children's eating habits (See Tricks to Get Kids to Eat Healthier at School). Are adults as gullible? Yes. For example, in one study profiled in my video...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Grin More, You'll Win More

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | June 17, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: grinning, happiness, personal development, positive psychology, self help, success, winning

Grin your way to success. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Michael Greger MD

How To Get Our Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Michael Greger MD | June 17, 2014 | Health

Read More: beans, broccoli, cauliflower, children, chocolate, cookies, cooking methods, dressings, fruit, grains, green beans, greens, junk food, kale, pasta, peanut butter, squash, tomatoes, vegetables, zucchini

When researchers offered kids broccoli or a chocolate bar, which do you think they picked? Four out of five picked the chocolate (though how proud are the parents of the one in five kids that chose the broccoli?!). But...

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