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Janice Stanger, PhD

Barbecue With a Side of Chemicals

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 19, 2010 | Health

Read More: barbeque, cancer, heterocyclic amines, in utero, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Killer Reasons to Break Up with Your Grill This Summer The start of warm summer breezes and promise of the Fourth of July inspire many to drag out their barbecue grill. Charcoal and lighter fluid join the bestseller list....

Michael Greger MD

My new 2010 Latest in Nutrition DVD

Michael Greger MD | June 12, 2010 | Health

I'm so excited to announce that the newest volume of my annual Latest in Nutrition series is currently in production and available for pre-order. As usual, I scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition so you don't have to,...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, and prostate cancer survival

Joel Fuhrman MD | June 1, 2010 | Health

Read More: DHA, vegan, zinc

A study in Sweden examining the effects of zinc and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA on mortality in prostate cancer patients was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in April.  Five-hundred twenty-five men with prostate cancer...

Vegparadise Blog

Dr. Neal Barnard Saved My Life

Vegparadise Blog | May 15, 2010 | Health

A week after that, I received my A1C results. My count was 9.5, and my LDL and triglycerides were off the chart! None of the other measurements were any better. Now I was scared. I immediately went to the dresser...

Chef AJ

Do you have the "BALLS" to go plant based for 30 days?

Chef AJ | May 13, 2010 | Health

Read More: Dried fruit, Fruit

I run a program called "CHEF AJ'S 30 DAY CHALLENTE " which challenges people to eat a WHOLE FOOD/PLANT BASED diet for a period of 30 days.  Many people have had amazing results with this program.  The last winner, Dr....

Michael Greger MD

The cause of our number one killer

Michael Greger MD | May 12, 2010 | Health

The number one cause of death in the United States every single year for both men and women since 1918 (when a bird flu virus likely triggered the deadliest plague in human history) continues to be heart disease. William Clifford...

Vegan Vagabond

Hello, my name is Jim. I am an imperfect "veg*n"

Vegan Vagabond | May 11, 2010 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

I recently got in a little tiff with someone that was taking exception to someone being called a "vegan", when they were not "fully vegan." The premise of this person was, vegan is not just a diet, it is a...

Joel Fuhrman MD

A story that should be on the front page of every newspaper in America

Joel Fuhrman MD | May 3, 2010 | Health

Read More: Blood pressure, Cardiovascular Disorders, cholesterol, Chronic, Conditions and Diseases, Health, Heart disease, Obesity, United States

"Mr. Valentine, I'm so, so sorry, but you're going to have to have bypass surgery, and you're going to have it quickly." When chest pains sent Ronnie to the emergency room in September 2005, those were the words he heard. ...

Chef AJ

Whole Health Makeover Program this weekend in LA

Chef AJ | May 2, 2010 | Health

The Whole Health Makeover Program is a two-day seminar brought to you by the leading experts in the field of nutritional medicine.  Come enjoy listening to lectures about the current state of our declining health, food addiction, and our...

Chef AJ

Are you a VegJUNKtarian?

Chef AJ | April 29, 2010 | Health

Read More: Coconut oil, Olive oil, Saturated fat

So many people become vegan because they care about animals but are not at all concerned about their own health.  Well, you are an animal too!  Do you eat primarily a  WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED diet, or do you get...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Fruits and vegetables provide only modest protection from cancer?

Joel Fuhrman MD | April 22, 2010 | Health

Read More: cancer vegetables

Visit Dr. Fuhrman's website. You've probably seen these headlines on the internet or television recently, claiming that fruits and vegetables provide very little protection against cancer.  Of course something like this makes big news - it makes eaters of the...

Pam Popper PhD

Confusing Research Findings About Diet and Cancer

Pam Popper PhD | April 11, 2010 | Health

Read More: Diet, Health, National Cancer Institute, Prostate cancer, Research, Vegetable

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published an article online in which researchers reported that eating more servings of fruits and vegetables daily did not significantly reduce the risk of cancer.  Researchers obtained data on 478,478 men and...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Walnuts keep your blood flowing

Joel Fuhrman MD | April 9, 2010 | Health

Read More: Blood pressure, Cardiovascular disease

It's no secret that nuts are good for your heart.  We know that consuming nuts can dramatically reduce cardiovascular disease risk, but scientists are just beginning to figure out how this works.  A recent study found that almonds have a...

Gene Baur

Help America's School Lunch Program Make the Grade

Gene Baur | April 7, 2010 | Health

Read More: Agriculture, Animal Protection, Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, Antibiotics, CBS News, Factory Farming, Green News, Katie Couric

Discussions about our health care system reached a fevered pitch recently in Washington, D.C. with Congress addressing a massive health care bill. Disagreements abound on various policy matters, but there is no question that our nation's health has deteriorated and...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Mind vs Body: What I Think Is What I Am

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 4, 2010 | Health

Read More: acceptance, body, death, ego, fear, forgiveness, illness, judgment, mind, unconditional love

I was asked by a cyber friend to give my opinion regarding the mind and the brain, the mind and the body, and the role genetics plays in the psychological makeup of individuals. The first point I'd like to...

Pam Popper PhD

Encouraging a New Doctor Patient Relationship

Pam Popper PhD | March 25, 2010 | Health

Read More: Decision making, Doctors, Health, Health care, Medicine, Participatory Medicine, Research, Society for Participatory Medicine

I recently found out about a new organization that promotes better dialog between health care professionals and their patients. The Society for Participatory Medicine is open to both practitioners and individuals.  I decided to join myself, even though the group...

Chef AJ

T. Colin Campbell needs your help

Chef AJ | March 24, 2010 | Health

T. Colin Campbell has often been asked his opinion about the Atkins 'movement' and finally has written a brief commentary as a critique of the new Atkins book, now in stores and on-line at Amazon.com. The book is titled...

Warren Ransom

Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Vegetarians

Warren Ransom | March 14, 2010 | Food, Health

Read More: Alpha-Linolenic acid, DHA, Docosahexaenoic acid, Eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA, Essential fatty acid, Linoleic acid, Omega-3 fatty acid, Omega-6 fatty acid, Polyunsaturated fat

Omega-3 fatty acids are rapidly becoming a focus in health and dietary circles for their wide-ranging health benefits and their potential to ward off many diseases and illnesses from which we suffer. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Unexpected success! Toward critical mass...

Dr. Will Tuttle | March 13, 2010 | Animals, Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: peace, vegan, vegetarian

The last two days have been an uplifting and heartening experience for me. Working to bring the vegan message of compassion to our culture has been like climbing a huge and daunting mountain. For many years I toiled, collecting information,...

Joel Fuhrman MD

Conventional prenatal vitamins may do more harm than good

Joel Fuhrman MD | March 12, 2010 | Health

Read More: Folic acid, Neural tube defect, pregnancy, supplements, vitamins

It is imperative to make women aware that they may be endangering their health and the health of their unborn children by using conventional supplements. Nearly all multivitamins and prenatal vitamins contain folic acid.  Unlike most physicians, I do not...