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Joel Fuhrman MD

A child needs a healthy diet to build a healthy brain

Joel Fuhrman MD | February 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: children nutrition, intelligence, Omega-3 fatty acid, parenting

A nutrient-rich diet is essential for children to develop optimal brain function. A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health followed the dietary patterns of nearly 4,000 children from birth for over eight years. The study...

J Morris Hicks

Cancer Screening...a very big business

J Morris Hicks | February 22, 2011 | Health

 Extensive screening gets patients in the door Screening for cancer in the U.S. and other western countries has become a very big business...that's often followed by an even bigger business -- surgery, chemo and radiation. Take the ubiquitous colonoscopy for example,...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How We Can Eat Our Way Out of the Deficit

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 21, 2011 | Health

Read More: Congressional Budget Office, deficit, health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Warren Buffett, whole foods

Surging Health Care Costs Come Right Out of Your Pocket The health care costs draining your personal budget come in two pieces: the amount you see directly as health care, and the hidden costs embedded in taxes, salary you don’t...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

TWO MORE DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS SOUTH AMERICAN GRAIN BEVERAGES

Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 21, 2011 | Food, Health, International

Read More: apple, beverage, hot chocolate, hot chocolate with oats, Latin American, Peru, Peruvian, quinoa, Quinoa and apple drink, South American

Last May I experimented with a Latin American fruit and oat "smoothie", and we really enjoyed it. I began researching and discovered a myriad of Central and South American beverages made with grains. Indeed, South Americans seem to love grain drinks, and...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Asian Fusion~A Culinary Odyssey of Vegan Recipes by Chat Mingkwan

Gail Davis | February 20, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Asian Fusion, Book Review, Gail Davis

I'm a huge fan of Chat Mingkwan's earlier book, Buddha's Table: Thai Feasting Vegetarian Style. Its pages are well-worn and separating from the spine, because it's been propped open with weights on my kitchen counter so often. I seemed to...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Energy Drinks - A Quick Fix Cover Up

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | February 16, 2011 | Health

Read More: artificial sweeteners, caffeine, energy drinks, Sugar

Six in the morning comes way too early for that annoying alarm clock when all you want to do is sleep another 15 minutes.  But, unfortunately, that's the last thing you can afford to do at least if you want...

Vegparadise Blog

Houston Suffers Fat Fit; Clogged Artery Causes Turmoil

Vegparadise Blog | February 15, 2011 | Health

Clogged Artery. That dreaded phrase usually indicates a condition that could result in a massive heart attack or stroke. Clogged arteries result from a diet loaded with saturated and trans-fats. But how could a city possibly end up with a...

Jeff Nelson

How to tell if someone has had a stroke -- before it's too late

Jeff Nelson | February 6, 2011 | Health

Read More: prevention, signs, stroke

This is from one of those widely-circulated emails, you may have already seen it, but it's valuable (and accurate) information. We've probably all heard something like this -- during a BBQ, Jane stumbled and took a little fall.  The hosts...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Eleven Risky Mistakes the USDA Makes About Plant-Based Diets

Janice Stanger, PhD | February 5, 2011 | Health

Read More: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, protein, USDA, weight loss, whole foods

You’ll Need Bigger Clothes If You Follow the Government’s Advice   The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched their Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 with great fanfare. Mostly, the Guidelines are more of the same wimpy advice that has been...

Jess Parsons

Veg*ism and eating disorders

Jess Parsons | February 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating, control, eating disorder, orthorexia, vegan, vegetarian, weight loss

What's the connection? Search the web for "vegetarian eating disorder" and choose from millions of entries. Doctors have it on their risk checklists: vegetarianism or a sign of an eating disorder? Is that fair, or is it outrageous to...

Joel Fuhrman MD

The human mind prefers a healthy carotenoid glow over a suntan

Joel Fuhrman MD | February 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: carotenoids, nutrient dense, Phytonutrients, skin

In spite of the well-known damaging effects of the sun on our skin, many of us still perceive a tan as healthy-looking.  But you don’t need to risk the health of your skin in the sun or a tanning bed...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

10 Reasons to Just Do It! An Homage to Jack LaLanne

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | January 24, 2011 | Celebrities, Health

Read More: diabetes, disease management, endorphins, erectile dysfunction, exercise, fitness program, immunity, Jack LaLanne, libido, lymphatic system, osteoporosis, sleep, weight loss

“Exercise is king, nutrition is queen, put them together and you have a kingdom!” Jack LaLanne 1914 – 2011 Jack LaLanne passed away yesterday at the ripened old age of 96. In honor of his infinite ability to inspire, I...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Vitamin D: the Good, the Necessary, and the Toxic

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: Institute of Medicine, sunshine, supplements, vitamin D, whole foods

This Misnamed Essential Can Accumulate to Dangerous Levels To understand how to get enough vitamin D without poisoning yourself with too much, first you need to realize that this essential is not a vitamin at all. By definition, a vitamin...

Vegparadise Blog

YOUR GOVERNMENT IS MAKING YOU SICK, AND YOU'RE PAYING FOR IT!

Vegparadise Blog | January 8, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: Dairy Management, Environmental Working Group, farm subsidies, Farm Subsidy Database, Michael Pollan, My Food Pyramid, school lunch program, USDA

One of the primary culprits in pushing unhealthful, obesity-promoting food is our venerable United States Department of Agriculture. Yes, this is the same organization that is responsible for the Food Pyramid, or as it known now--My Pyramid--bought and paid for...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Guest Blog Post: Mesothilioma and Skin Cancer by Matthew Phillips

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | January 5, 2011 | Health

Read More: mesothilioma, skin cancer

We've all done it. We've ignored important warning signs, those blinking neon lights in life that tell us to pay attention. And it's unhealthy. In life, there may be unexpected road blocks, but it suits no one for us to...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Weight Loss - Your Recipe For Success

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 29, 2010 | Health

Read More: heart health, losing weight, New Year's resolution, Nutrition, plant-based diet, weight loss

It's that time of year again.  You know the time that everyone and their neighbor vows to once again put weight loss as their #1 New Year's resolution.  Isn't it amazing how those pounds seem to magically creep up on...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Twelve Ways Smoking and Animal Foods Are Alike

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 26, 2010 | Health

Read More: animal foods, cigarettes, smoking, Surgeon General, whole foods

And Two Important Ways They Are Different The Surgeon General's December 2010 report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease, is a gift for anyone interested in health. Of course, everyone knows that smoking is "bad." This 727 page masterpiece vividly describes...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

PQQ - An Essential Micronutrient That Helps You Thrive

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 22, 2010 | Health

Read More: antioxidant, heart health, mitochondria, neurological health, Parkinson's disease, plant based diet, PQQ, pyrroloquinolone quinone, stroke

You've probably never heard of it and I would venture to guess that many of those serving in the medical field haven't either but pyrroloquinolone quinone (PQQ) is the life force behind what makes so many different living species thrive...

Janice Stanger, PhD

What Kind of Soup Is Best for Colds?

Janice Stanger, PhD | December 4, 2010 | Health

Read More: colds, flu, respiratory infection, soup, vegetables

Colds, flu, and all manner of upper respiratory infections blossom in winter. Modern medicine has no effective cure for the patient's misery. Some drugs can temporarily help with symptoms, but may have unwanted side effects that make things worse in...

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D.

Acid/Base Balance - How Do Your Favorite Foods Stack Up?

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | December 1, 2010 | Health

Read More: acid/base balance, acidic foods, alkaline foods, animal-based diet, calcium, methionine, osteoporosis, plant-based diet

Many of us go about our daily routines of eating our favorite foods without giving it a second thought.  It never crosses our mind to think about how the acidic or alkaline nature of these foods affect our overall health....