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J Morris Hicks

Drugs for preventing cancer -- now everyone can be a customer!

J Morris Hicks | June 7, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer drugs, cancer prevention, drugs for preventing cancer, screening for cancer

Big news in the New York Times on 6-4-11; "Drug can reduce risk of cancer, study says" was the title of the article by Andrew Pollack. Then on the NBC Nightly News the next evening, there was a lengthy segment devoted...

Sarah Taylor

Be Prepared!

Sarah Taylor | June 6, 2011 | Health

Read More: vegan, vegan diet, vegan food, vegan health

I think the biggest challenge to being successful at adopting the vegan diet is simply learning how to be prepared.  Most people who try the vegan diet are indeed motivated – lack of motivation is not why they fail; they...

J Morris Hicks

New Food Guide Unveiled -- Confusion reigns supreme -- Simple clarification needed!

J Morris Hicks | June 3, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: food guide, Michelle Obama, myplate, Vilsack

While we continue to hear almost every day that we should eat more fruits, vegetables, and grains; we almost never hear that we should be eating more meat. But rarely will you hear any public figure actually weigh in...

Becky Mikles

Heart's Delight

Becky Mikles | June 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: Cookbooks, heart health, smoothie

What is your heart's delight?  Do you have a dream you are living, or chasing?  Have you met your heart's delight in another?  How about the way you eat, are you taking care of your beating heart? "Heart's Delight" conjures...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - science confusion

Jess Parsons | May 31, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, dr mcdougall, dr ornish, dr t colin campbell, Eggs, heart disease, medications, moderation, Nurses Health Study, nutrition, plant based diet, refined food, stroke

I'm now well into my stage 2 study of Diseases of Affluence from Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition  and it's really ramping up.  But here's another installment of the thought-provoking discussion from the first stage,...

Pam Popper PhD

Let's Have the Right Discussion About Diet for a Change

Pam Popper PhD | May 25, 2011 | Health

I read with interest the story in The New York Times entitled Foods With Benefits, or So They Say, about functional foods and the regulatory issues surrounding how they are labeled and marketed to the public.  Americans are sicker than...

J Morris Hicks

Weight-loss targets; not recommended -- Here's why

J Morris Hicks | May 24, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: vibrant health, weight-loss

In our 4-Leaf Program, we always stress "vibrant health" as the primary goal. Fortunately, along with that vibrant health for ourselves, as we eat at the 4-Leaf level, we also enjoy that wonderfully warm feeling of knowing that we have: Inflicted no...

Gene Baur

"Vegan America" is Closer Than You Think

Gene Baur | May 24, 2011 | Animals, Food, Green, Health

Read More: animal shelter, factory farming, Farm Sanctuary, road trip, vegan

    Thousands of years ago, Hippocrates, the founder of western medicine, said, “Let food be thy medicine.” Tragically, the way most Americans eat, food is more like poison, making us sick and killing us prematurely. Heart disease and cancer...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell - the plant-based message

Jess Parsons | May 21, 2011 | Health

Read More: cancer, dr t colin campbell, education, fat, nutrition, plant based diet, protein, vegans

  I'm thrilled to have passed the first stage of Dr T Colin Campbell's Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition! I've corresponded with students all over the world searching for nutrition enlightenment for a fascinating variety of reasons.  I've also viewed...

Sarah Taylor

Vegan Athletes

Sarah Taylor | May 19, 2011 | Health

Read More: health, vegan, vegan athletes, vegan diet

I have had a rash of questions lately about how to use the vegan diet to optimize athletic performance.  While I have race-walked marathons and played competitive tennis as a vegan, I have never paid particular attention to my diet...

Jess Parsons

Health education with Dr T. Colin Campbell

Jess Parsons | May 17, 2011 | Health

Read More: doctor, dr esselstyn, dr mcdougall, dr t colin campbell, education, fad diets, food industry, food labels, John Robbins, New Zealand, nutrition, plant based diet

I'm well on my way to finishing the first of three segments to the Certificate of Plant Based Nutrition, content thanks to Dr T Colin Campbell.  It's been rewarding to learn what Dr Campbell has chosen as the essence...

Pam Popper PhD

Ask Dr. Pam - How Do You Get People To Change?

Pam Popper PhD | May 17, 2011 | Health

I am curious about how you are getting people to make and stick with changes in their diet – in corporate and other environments.  I’m in the benefits business and one of the things we talk about all of the...

J Morris Hicks

Roger Ebert -- a powerful endorsement of "Forks Over Knives"

J Morris Hicks | May 16, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Forks over Knives Ebert, healthy eating

This powerful movie opened in theaters all across the USA on 5-13-2011. As far as documentary film reviews go  -- from the best in the business, it simply doesn't get any better than this. It has been nearly five...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Six Reasons Portion Control Will Make You Overweight

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 15, 2011 | Health

Read More: portion control, serving size, USDA, weight loss, whole foods plant-based diet

Why Serving Sizes Undercut Health and Weight Loss Run-of-the-mill diets focus on controlling the amount you eat by limiting portions. This is an attempt to fit a manmade, arbitrary concept (“serving size”) into a natural biological system (your body). While...

J Morris Hicks

Weight-loss or vibrant health? What is your goal?

J Morris Hicks | May 13, 2011 | Health

Read More: dieting, effortless weight-loss, vibrant health, weight-loss

One of our 4-Leaf clients in Boston began his program with my son Jason about six months ago. Jason stressed from the beginning that the most important thing was "vibrant health;" and that effortless weight-loss would be fringe benefit -- as...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Big Money, Special Interests, & The American Healthcare Crisis

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | May 11, 2011 | Health

Read More: food industry, lobbying, pharmaceutical industry, plant based diet

Is there such a thing as having people's best interest in mind when it comes to their overall health anymore?  Last week you learned how your tax dollars are making America sick, literally, as the USDA provides 97%-98% of its subsidies...

J Morris Hicks

The future of food; must we be forced to change?

J Morris Hicks | May 10, 2011 | Green, Health

Read More: energy per calorie, natural diet for humans

This Thursday evening (May 12, 2011), I will be part of a three-person panel at a local community center in Stonington, CT. Our topic is the "future of food." The other two panel members are a local organic farmer...

Vegparadise Blog

Dr. Hans Diehl Receives 24 Carrot Award

Vegparadise Blog | May 10, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: CHIP, Coronary Heart Improvement Program, diet and health, nutrition, reversing chronic disease

Freshly minted with my doctorate in the health sciences and a graduate degree in public health nutrition and quite self-confident that I had the answers as a healer and researcher to help people with their health problems, I met  Nathan...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

I Love You, Mom, But Ix-Nay The Frozen Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 8, 2011 | Health

Read More: choices, health, processed foods

There is a product on the market now which is essentially frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which Moms can take out of the freezer and put in their kids' lunchboxes so that by lunchtime they will have defrosted and...

J Morris Hicks

Dr. Oz - back to the same old fad weight-loss diets...

J Morris Hicks | May 8, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Dr. Oz, Dukan Diet, Forks over Knives, weight-loss diets

On 4-29-2011, I excitedly reported on a Dr. Oz Show segment that featured the new movie Forks Over Knives along with the movie's primary stars -- Dr. Campbell, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Barnard, Dr. Popper, Dr. McDougall and Rip Esselstyn, author of...