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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...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Bringing "Plant-Based" to the Masses

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 23, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Brendan Brazier, diabetes, dr barnard, dr campbell, dr fuhrman, dr mcdougall, dr popper, EarthSave, Farm Sanctuary, healthcare, Mike Anderson, millennium, obesity, the veggie grill, To Your Health

It is now edging towards the later side of 2011. We still have a worldwide epidemic of obesity and chronic disease. Medical costs are literally bankrupting our nation...even though nobody is getting better by using the medications and procedures...

Jess Parsons

Harvard joins the food police - you really are what you eat

Jess Parsons | July 21, 2011 | Health

Read More: dr mcdougall, dr t colin campbell, exercise, moderation, nutrition, weight loss

Diet enemy #1  Health-conscious?  Here's news you need to know.  A comprehensive mainstream study from Harvard University confirms the health and weightloss message from my favourite fringe doctors (like Dr McDougall and Dr T Colin Campbell). Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian,...

Chef AJ

A COOL salad for a hot day

Chef AJ | July 19, 2011 | Celebrities, Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, parsley, raw vegan, salad dressing

With things heating up all over the country, who feels like turning on the oven?  Not me!!!  That's why I love this salad.  Unlike other grains, quinoa takes only 10 minutes to cook.  Enjoy!!!  ...

J Morris Hicks

Fish-Farming -- A sad "solution" to an unnecessary problem

J Morris Hicks | July 19, 2011 | Food, Green, Health

Read More: bill clinton fish, fishing unsustainable, j. morris hicks

 Time reports on the "last wild food" of the human race. A little longer than our short daily posts, this is one you need to read carefully. It's all about fish and how our appetite for them has damaged the...

Sarah Taylor

Why You Can't Seem to Quit Eating Cheese

Sarah Taylor | July 18, 2011 | Health

Read More: cheese addiction, health, vegan

If you’re having a hard time going vegan because you just can’t seem to give up cheese, you’re not alone!  Many of us have felt the pull to cheese like a crack addict to crack.  In fact, you may even...

Jess Parsons

Breastfeeding and Burkas

Jess Parsons | July 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: breastfeeding, breastfeeding older children, religion, vegan children

In some cultures women are expected to hide their bodies.  Other cultures do not follow these illogical customs. Within the culture, women can be the strongest voices in continuing the practice.  They demand that other women cover up and...

J Morris Hicks

Olive Oil; not a health food...the first in a series of six

J Morris Hicks | July 14, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: esselstyn, healthy food, heart disease, olive oil

I received a note from a reader recently about someone who had just been told that olive oil was not good for you: Hi, I am so confused about the oil issue. The movie "Forks over Knives" says that...

Chef AJ

Chocolate Glazed Balsamic Strawberries

Chef AJ | July 13, 2011 | Celebrities, Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Chef Aj, pastries, raw food, raw vegan, strawberries

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy this fat-free and sugar-free no fuss dessert.  ...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Evolving Backwards

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 10, 2011 | Animals, Green, Health

Read More: animal cruelty, evolution, extinction, factory farming, health crisis, health of the planet, nutrition, tipping point

And with seeing and being reminded comes…inspiration…each image of animals being treated with apathy in the most horrific manners…manners in which are impossible to imagine how a human could conceive of them-let alone implement and perpetuate them. And yet,...

Sarah Taylor

Tina Goes "Vegan in 30 Days!"

Sarah Taylor | July 8, 2011 | Health

Read More: Vegan, vegan health, Vegan in 30 Days

Raspberry lemonade does NOT count as two servings of fruit and caramel corn does NOT count as a serving of vegetables!!  If you love a good laugh, read Tina's Blog as she goes “Vegan in 30 Days.”  Modeled after my book,...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Beans, Beans, The Musical Fruit

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 6, 2011 | Health

Read More: beans, cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, fiber, heart disease, legumes, obesity

      Beans, beans, the musical fruit The more you eat, the more you toot The more you toot, the better you feel So let's eat beans with every meal!   I'm sure that short, little tune takes...

J Morris Hicks

Dr. Campbell's Course -- making a huge difference in my life!

J Morris Hicks | July 6, 2011 | Health

Read More: Cornell, plant-based nutrition, T. Colin Campbell

A reader last night asked me a question about the Plant-Based Nutrition course at Cornell and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. I had actually been thinking about that topic recently and had concluded that I got much more out...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - tune in, turn on, declare independence!

Jess Parsons | July 4, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer prevention, carcinogens, dr t colin campbell, exercise, genes, health-promoting diet, heart disease reversal, Independence Day, weight loss

To celebrate Independence Day, I am pleased to announce that, along with my dedicated classmates and following in the footsteps of nutrition activists like J Morris Hicks, I've achieved Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition! Declare...

J Morris Hicks

Without dairy, where do we get our calcium?

J Morris Hicks | June 30, 2011 | Health

Read More: best source of calcium, dairy and osteoporosis

A reader in the UK requested that I write a blog about calcium in a 4-Leaf diet -- a topic that is almost as misunderstood as protein; particularly the best food sources for each. All Whole Plants -- a great source...

Chef AJ

Hail To The Kale

Chef AJ | June 29, 2011 | Celebrities, Food, Green, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, kale, raw food

This dressing will make a kale lover out of anyone.  The secret is to chop it very fine and massage the dressing in.  The dressing will keep in the refrigerator for about a week and is good on everything from...

Becky Mikles

Justifying How We Eat

Becky Mikles | June 28, 2011 | Health

Read More: health, plant-based

Although we don't know the precise foods the very first humans lived on, most people will try to find something in the literature to back up the way they currently eat, be it a meat-based diet, or one of mostly...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - weighing in

Jess Parsons | June 28, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, dr mcdougall, dr t colin campbell, education, healthy eating, weight loss

I've passed my stage 2 study of Diseases of Affluence from Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition and will start stage 3 in a couple of days! While I'm sharing some of the discussion questions with...

J Morris Hicks

Wisdom of T. Colin Campbell -- foundation of our 4-Leaf Program

J Morris Hicks | June 27, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Bill Clinton diet, huffington post, plant-based, t. colin campbell, whole foods

Whole, plant-based foods (the natural diet for our species) is the answer Since I first began studying this topic in 2002, Dr. Campbell has been my hero. Not only did he have the finest Cornell educational credentials; he also...

Michael Greger MD

My new Latest in Nutrition DVD released this week

Michael Greger MD | June 26, 2011 | Health, Video

Read More: Greger, nutrition, science

I'm so excited to announce that the newest volume of my annual Latest in Nutrition DVD series is now available for pre-order and will ship out July 1.As usual, I scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition so you...