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J Morris Hicks

Brian Williams, super-foods, and "confusion over clarity."

J Morris Hicks | August 24, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: brian williams super-foods, confusion over clarity, health promoting foods

Those employed in the "system" actually think that they are helping -- but in fact they are only adding to the confusion. On the NBC Evening news (8-22-11), Brian Williams introduced a piece about healthy eating saying "What if...

Michael Greger MD

How to live longer in four easy steps

Michael Greger MD | August 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: alcohol, CDC, diet score, exercise, food pyramid, healthy eating index, lifespan, longevity, phytochemicals, phytonutrients, smoking, Standard American Diet, telomeres, vitamin C

The CDC published a paper this week in the American Journal of Public Health suggesting that eating healthy, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol intake can add more than a decade to our lives. And the criteria...

Sarah Taylor

The Spirituality of Veganism

Sarah Taylor | August 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: Spirituality, Veganism

I love hearing people’s success stories about switching to a vegan diet … how they lost the weight that had chained them down for years, or overcame their battle with diabetes or cancer by turning to a whole-foods, plant-based diet....

Sarah Taylor

The Spirituality of Veganism

Sarah Taylor | August 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: Spirituality, Veganism

I love hearing people’s success stories about switching to a vegan diet … how they lost the weight that had chained them down for years, or overcame their battle with diabetes or cancer by turning to a whole-foods, plant-based diet....

Michael Greger MD

Can antioxidant-rich spices counteract the effects of a high-fat meal?

Michael Greger MD | August 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, chicken, cinnamon, cloves, Coca Cola, eggs, ginger, greens, lettuce, oregano, Penn State, plant-based diet, spices, triglycerides

In this month's Journal of Nutrition, researchers at Penn State report on their experiment in which overweight men were fed a high-fat (chicken) meal with or without a healthy dose of herbs and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, ginger,...

J Morris Hicks

Academic freedom in peril? T. Colin Campbell at Cornell

J Morris Hicks | August 22, 2011 | Health

Read More: academic freedom, cornell university, industry controlled schools of nutrition

  Cornell decision to ax courses steps on academic freedom -- Ithaca Journal Since most of us grew up eating the typical Western, a.k.a. the Standard American, Diet we have all assumed that it was the healthiest possible way for...

Michael Greger MD

NutritionFacts.org officially launched!

Michael Greger MD | August 22, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal products, Caldwell Esselstyn, Dean Ornish, diabetes, heart disease, last heart attack, Michele Simon, Nancy Chute, obesity, plant-based diet, Sanjay Gupta, vegan

Though bumped last night due to developments in Libya, the new CNN documentary The Last Heart Attack features Bill Clinton’s attempts to reverse his heart disease with a plant-based diet. In From omnivore to vegan: The dietary education of...

Chef AJ

Oil and Salt Free CHIPS!!! Pure crunchy goodness.

Chef AJ | August 19, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, corn tortillas, vegan baking

Here is an easy way to make your own crispy, crunch tortilla chips to accompany the Holy Mole Bean Dip we made last week.  Who needs oil and salt?  We even bring these with us when we go to a...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - Please Don't Feed the Animals!

Jess Parsons | August 17, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal-based diet, environmental benefits of plant-based diet, factory farms, food shortages, New Zealand, nutrition, politics

Even before I got fired up from attending the Why Animals Matter conference here in Auckland, New Zealand and wrote my Open Letter to the New Zealand Green Party, Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition had already...

Sarah Taylor

The Carbon Footprint Game: Local Foods vs Beef and Dairy

Sarah Taylor | August 16, 2011 | Green, Health

Read More: carbon footprint, vegan, vegan diet

Although Al Gore surprisingly “forgot” to mention the incredibly detrimental environmental effects of raising animals for meat and dairy products in his epic film, Inconvenient Truth, the word is starting to get out anyway.  It seems to me that more...

Chef AJ

Holy Mole Bean Dip

Chef AJ | August 10, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: beans, Chef Aj, garlic

As I've always said, there are few recipes that cannot be improved by the addition of garlic or chocolate.  This recipe has BOTH!!!  If you can't find hemp seeds, feel free to substitute cashews.  For more UNPROCESSED recipes and past...

Sarah Taylor

Food Attachments & Addictions

Sarah Taylor | August 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: eating disorders, food addiction, vegan

The most common type of e-mail I receive is from people who seek advice about what clearly seems to be a food addiction (although they often don’t know it.)  The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines “Addiction” this way: “Addiction...

J Morris Hicks

Obesity, diabetes -- still getting worse, with no end in sight...

J Morris Hicks | July 31, 2011 | Health

Read More: diabetes, obesity and the food we eat, optimal diet for humans

  WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1995, no state had an obesity rate above 20 percent. Now, all but one does. (July 7, 2011) No obesity in this house; my co-writer and Lisa heading out for a 50 mile bike ride...

Janice Stanger, PhD

San'Dera Prude Finds a New Caramel Popcorn

Janice Stanger, PhD | July 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: Forks Over Knives, San'Dera Prude, weight loss, whole foods

This Forks Over Knives Patient Shares Her Journey From Junk Food to Whole Food The film Forks Over Knives colorfully illustrates critical nutritional facts about a whole foods, plant-based diet. This eating plan can help you reverse just about any...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Getting Juiced! Follow My 7 Day Journey

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, fasting, fruit, juicing, phytochemicals, vegetables

No, I'm not talking about the latest Major League Baseball players getting caught shooting up with anabolic steroids if that's what first came to mind.  This is a whole different kind of juicing.  One that promises better health and lots...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - Nutrition, Food and Supplements

Jess Parsons | July 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: b12, dr mcdougall, dr t colin campbell, Linus Pauling, nutrition, supplements, vegan children, vitamin C

As my hero Dr John McDougall has just spoken out on the supplement issue, here is my own assignment on ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) on that topic from Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition. This research...

Sarah Taylor

If You're Going to be a Vet, You Can't Eat Your Patients!!

Sarah Taylor | July 28, 2011 | Animals, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: advice, advocacy, vegan

There are many things I love about my husband.  Besides being a loving, supportive, and funny man, he’s also smart, handsome and incredibly humble about it all.  With this humility, he isn’t likely to express his opinion very loudly, unless...

J Morris Hicks

Remember when your doctor smoked cigarettes?

J Morris Hicks | July 26, 2011 | Health

Not only did most of them smoke; they regularly appeared in cigarette ads. It's hard to imagine a physician that smokes today, but it's not hard to imagine a physician who participates in a much more deadly regimen --...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Pistachio nuts may improve erectile function

Joel Fuhrman MD | July 25, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: cardiovascular, cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, nuts

Pistachio nuts have a unique nutritional profile – they are especially rich in plant sterols, carotenoids, tocopherols (vitamin E), and arginine.  Plant sterols are structurally similar to cholesterol, and provide a cholesterol-lowering benefit.1 All nuts have cholesterol-lowering and other...