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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...

J Morris Hicks

Counting calories, yo-yo diets, and beyond...

J Morris Hicks | May 5, 2011 | Health

Read More: calorie counting, natural diet for our species, weight-loss diets

According to an article in today's (5-5-11) USA Today, only about 9% of Americans report counting calories. Nanci Hellmich reported in the article that "Research shows that people who keep track of calories lose twice as much weight as those...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Our Taxes - Are They Making Us Sick?

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | May 4, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal-based diet, commodity crops, diabetes, food subsidies, heart disease, nutrition, Obesity, plant based diet, stroke, USDA

When it comes to spending money, you're making a conscious decision on whether or not the goods and services you're purchasing are worth your hard earned dollars.  You want to feel like you've made a smart decision that contains some...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Interview with Forks Over Knives Executive Producer, Brian Wendel

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | May 4, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Brian Wendel, documentary, dr barnard, dr esselstyn, dr matt lederman, dr mcdougall, dr popper, dr t colin campbell, dr. alona pulde, forks over knives, rip esselsyn, whole food plant-based diet

Brian Wendel is the Executive Producer of an extremely powerful, unstoppable new documentary, Forks Over Knives. Releasing in Los Angeles and New York theatres on May 6th and nationwide on May 13th, this is a film you do not...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Interview with Forks Over Knives Executive Producer, Brian Wendel

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | May 4, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Brian Wendel, documentary, dr barnard, dr esselstyn, dr matt lederman, dr mcdougall, dr popper, dr t colin campbell, dr. alona pulde, forks over knives, rip esselsyn, whole food plant-based diet

Brian Wendel is the Executive Producer of an extremely powerful, unstoppable new documentary, Forks Over Knives. Releasing in Los Angeles and New York theatres on May 6th and nationwide on May 13th, this is a film you do not...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Interview with Forks Over Knives Executive Producer, Brian Wendel

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | May 4, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: Brian Wendel, documentary, dr barnard, dr esselstyn, dr matt lederman, dr mcdougall, dr popper, dr t colin campbell, dr. alona pulde, forks over knives, rip esselsyn, whole food plant-based diet

  Brian Wendel is the Executive Producer of an extremely powerful, unstoppable new documentary, Forks Over Knives. Releasing in Los Angeles and New York theatres on May 6th and nationwide on May 13th, this is a film you do...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

"Forks Over Knives" - A Film Review

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: bypass surgery, change, choices, cholesterol, diabetes, health, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, vegan diet, weight loss

If you're not a vegan, you're killing yourself with the food you're eating. You're killing yourself with the false beliefs you have about the nutritional importance of animal products. You're killing yourself by creating in your body high cholesterol, hypertension,...

Vegparadise Blog

Vive La Mother's Day

Vegparadise Blog | May 3, 2011 | Food, Health

You may not consider yourself Julia Child's equal in the kitchen, but, take heart. Few of us have graduated from the rigors of Condon Bleu culinary training. And, it's unlikely Mom has such lofty expectations. You can be assured that...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Cognitive Tools To Assist In Weight Loss

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 1, 2011 | Health

Read More: advice, affirmations, inner critic, motivation, visualizations, weight loss

People who care about us will, oftentimes, say things to derail our weight loss efforts. It doesn’t mean they don’t care about us. It just means they aren’t in touch with their own motivations and fears. A common fear friends...

Jess Parsons

Learning Nutrition from T Colin Campbell and Men as au pairs

Jess Parsons | April 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: au pair, certificate, children, declutter, education, Germany, New Zealand, nutrition, online, reorganize, T Colin Campbell, vegan, vegetarian

It's all too easy for the life of a SAHM to slip into a rut.  But it's time for some ch-ch-changes! Nutrition courseI've been messing about with being vegan for about 15 years now and learning a lot about it,...

J Morris Hicks

Vitamins...a 27 billion dollar folly?

J Morris Hicks | April 26, 2011 | Health

Read More: are vitamins a waste of money?, vitamins

  An April 13 article by Madison Park on CNN.com led off with the following: "As more than half of U.S. adults are popping vitamins and supplements, the question remains -- has it made Americans healthier?" The short answer is...

Chef AJ

Pumpkin Pie - in a glass?

Chef AJ | April 26, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: Chef Aj, healthy eating, smoothie

Why wait until fall again to enjoy the flavor of Pumpkin Pie?  With this easy, delicious and nutritious recipe, you can have your pie and drink it too!!!  Thank you for watching another tasty episode of "The Chef and The...

J Morris Hicks

No cow's milk for humans at any age...even Dr. Spock agrees

J Morris Hicks | April 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: chronic diseases, cow's milk for humans, wrong food for our species

Last week, I posted a blog on the topic of early puberty and the problems involved. In that blog, Dr. McDougall and Dr. Fuhrman stated vehemently that they do in fact know the cause of early puberty -- Dr. McDougall has...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Whole Food Nutrients Are a Superstar Team

Janice Stanger, PhD | April 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: carbohydrates, fats, minerals, phytochemicals, protein, whole foods

Each Player on Its Own Can Do Little No matter how well you eat, you may worry about your diet. You may doubt you are getting enough of certain nutrients. Iron, zinc, calcium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids…concern about these may...