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Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Would You Rather Be Right or Happy?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 18, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: effective communication, forgiveness, happiness, personal development, positive psychology, relationships, self help, success

If you want to insist you're right you may win an argument but you will likely lose the relationship. Better to let most things slide, not insist that others capitulate to your will or your viewpoint, let it be, and...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Tunnel Vision vs Surround Vision

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

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, missing opportunities, narrow perspective, personal development, positive psychology, self help, smell the roses, tunnel vision

When we are caught up in our little world and our narrow focus we miss the bigger picture where much of our happiness, success and inner peace is waiting for us.SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

"I can't help it. It's who I am."

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 16, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, limiting self-definitions, personal development, positive psychology, self help, success, unwillingness to change

If you claim, "I can't help it, it's who I am," know that this is a con. You're either conning yourself or attempting to con someone else into believing this is true. It's not true. We all have the capacity...

Michael Greger MD

When a Scraped Knee May Once Again Kill

Michael Greger MD | March 13, 2014 | Health

Read More: agriculture, animal products, animal welfare, antibiotics, antimicrobial drugs, bacteria, beef, chicken, children, factory farming practices, farm animals, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, growth promoters, immune function, industry influence, meat, medications, mortality, penicillin, pork, poultry, superbugs, tetracycline, turkey, World Health Organization

                In a keynote address last year, the Director-General of the World Health Organization warned that we may be facing a future in which many of our miracle drugs no longer work. “A...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Making the Most of a Bad Relationship

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 12, 2014 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: acceptance, compassion, forgiveness, happiness, love, personal development, positive psychology, relationships, self help, tolerance

If you are in a bad relationship and have decided to stay there, then instead of co-existing with your partner in a perpetual state of anger and angst, find a way to accept, tolerate and forgive. You'll both be a...

Michael Greger MD

Why We Should Eat More Beans

Michael Greger MD | March 11, 2014 | Health

Read More: beans, blood sugar, bread, carbohydrates, chickpeas, diabetes, fiber, garbanzo beans, gastric emptying, glycemic index, gut bacteria, gut flora, insulin, lentil effect, lentils, metabolic syndrome, pasta, peas, potatoes, pre-diabetes, propionate, rice, second meal effect, sugar

                We’ve known for decades that beans have an exceptionally low glycemic index. You give someone cooked beans, peas, or lentils and they don’t even get half the blood sugar spike that they...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Let Me Forgive and Be Happy

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

Read More: aymee coget, forgiveness, happiness, personal development, positive psychology, self help, self improvement

Happiness is an inside job. We have the choice to be happy or not despite what is going on all around us, despite what is happening to us. There are many positive psychology tools we can use to help us...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Self-Sabotaging Behavior of Denial

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 8, 2014 | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, denial, forgiveness, happiness, personal development, relationships, self help, self sabotaging behaviors, success

Most people have a variety of self-sabotaging behaviors that prevent them from manifesting the life that they want. The first step in overcoming self-sabotaging behaviors is to first recognize them. One of the most powerful self-sabotaging behaviors is denial. Denial...

Michael Greger MD

Egg Industry Caught Making False Claims

Michael Greger MD | March 6, 2014 | Health

Read More: American Egg Board, American Heart Association, animal products, arachidonic acid, cake, carcinogens, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, cholesterol, dairy, dietary guidelines, eggs, false advertising, Federal Trade Commission, Freedom of Information Act, heart disease, heart health, industry influence, meat, milk, National Commission on Egg Nutrition, poultry, safety limits, Salmonella, smoking, steak, tobacco, turkey, USDA, vegetables

                On the basis of concerns from the American Heart Association and consumer groups, the Federal Trade Commission carried out successful legal action—upheld by the Supreme Court—to compel the egg industry to cease...

Jess Parsons

The Moneyless (Vegan) Man - Review

Jess Parsons | March 4, 2014 | Green

Read More: activism, compost, consumer, free, garden, health, home, money, recycling, reusing, vegan, waste, water

You may already have heard of vegan Mark Boyle, the former businessman who vowed publicly to live totally without money for an entire year. With my interests, this was a book I had to grab from the Librarian Recommended...

Michael Greger MD

Male Fertility and Dietary Pollutants

Michael Greger MD | March 4, 2014 | Health

Read More: anabolic steroids, animal fat, beef, cadium, cheese, chicken, cola, dairy, fish, heavy metal, hormones, industrial pollutants, infertility, lead, male infertility, meat, milk, pesticides, plant-based diet, saturated fat, scallops, shrimp, soda, soft drinks, sperm count, steroids, tuna, vegan, vegetarian, xenobiotics, xenoestrogens

                Infertility affects 10–15 percent of couples attempting to conceive, and in about half the cases the problem is in the man. A recent Harvard study found that increasing saturated fat intake just...

J Morris Hicks

"Living in Harmony with Nature" by Ted Turner

J Morris Hicks | March 2, 2014 | Green

With courage, conviction, humility, Shakespeare and Captain Planet Everyone has heard of Ted Turner, but few really know the man. Among those who know him a lot better are those who've taken the time to read his amazing story in...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Heart Health - Statins vs Diet

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | February 27, 2014 | Health

February is American Heart Month and everybody is going red in support of building healthy hearts. There's fundraisers, walks for the cure, and even activities to teach kids about healthy hearts. While these events are a great way to raise money and...

Michael Greger MD

Trans Fat in Animal Fat

Michael Greger MD | February 27, 2014 | Health

Read More: aggression, animal products, bologna, breast cancer, burgers, cardiovascular disease, cheese, chicken fat, cholesterol, coronary heart disease, dairy, diabetes, heart disease, heart health, hot dogs, hydrogenated fats, impatience, irritability, junk food, meat, milk, National Academies of Science, olive oil, plant-based diet, refined oil, stroke, sudden death, trans fat, turkey meat, vegan, vegetarian, yogurt

                Trans fats are bad. They may increase one’s risks of heart disease, sudden death, diabetes—and perhaps even aggression. Trans fat intake has been associated with overt aggressive behavior, impatience, and irritability. Trans fats...

Michael Greger MD

Ginger & Lemon Balm for Radiation Exposure

Michael Greger MD | February 25, 2014 | Health

Read More: children, DNA damage, free radicals, garlic, ginger, goji berries, lemon balm, lemon balm tea, mint leaves, Nuremburg, oxidative stress, Pentagon, phytonutrients, radiation, radioactive isotopes, The Cold War, The German Medical Association, The Holocaust, turmeric, X-rays, zingerone

                The German Medical Association has finally apologized for the profession’s role in the Nazi atrocities, 65 years after 20 physicians stood trial in Nuremberg. During the trial, the Nazi doctors argued that...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Seize The Day - Love Everyone You're With

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

Read More: acceptance, appreciation, gratitude, happiness, love, personal development, power of now, self help, success, tolle

Live each day as if it were your last in terms of loving and appreciating the lives in your life. Who knows when any one of them will depart this mortal coil. Or it may be you who exits stage...

Michael Greger MD

Dealing With Air Travel Radiation Exposure

Michael Greger MD | February 20, 2014 | Health

Read More: air travel, antioxidants, B carotene, cancer, Chernobyl, cosmic rays, cryptoxanthin, dentists, DNA damage, doctors, eggs, fish, fruits, full-body scanners, iatrogenic harm, lutein, nuts, phytonutrients, radiation, seeds, synergistic effects, vegetables, vitamin C, X-rays, zeaxanthin

                Doctors appear to be causing tens of thousands of cancers with CT scans and dentists may be causing a few brain tumors with dental X-rays (see my two videos Cancer Risk from...

Michael Greger MD

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Michael Greger MD | February 18, 2014 | Health

Read More: American Dental Association, brain tumour, cancer, dental X-rays, dentists, doctors, iatrogenic harm, intracranial meningioma, meningioma, oral health, radiation, X-rays

                Every year, doctors cause an estimated 29,000 cancers a year dosing patients with X-rays during CAT scans. What about dentists? 100 million Americans are exposed to dental X-rays every year, but don’t...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Are Veggie Meats Healthy?

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 15, 2014 | Health

Read More: sodium, veggie meats, whole foods plant-based diets

Three Simple Tips to Find the Best Ones Veggies "meats" are plant-based versions of chicken, fish, burgers, and other animal foods. These foods are soaring in popularity, as more and more people are cutting way back on how much...

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