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How Fruits and Vegetables Can Prevent Asthma

Michael Greger MD | June 30, 2015 | Health

Read More: air pollution, allergies, animal protein, antibiotics, antioxidants, asthma, biomagnification, breastfeeding, calories, children, chronic diseases, dairy, eczema, eggs, elderly, endocrine disruptors, fermented foods, fruit, immune function, India, industrial toxins, inflammation, lung disease, lung health, meat, organic foods, oxidative stress, persistent organic pollutants, plant protein, plant-based diets, probiotics, protein, respiratory infections, saturated fat, smoking, soda, soy, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians, vitamin C

Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children and the prevalence is increasing around the world. Despite this, most research dollars are spent on adult chronic disease. "One might ask," a group of researchers posited "whether this is......


How Contaminated Are Our Children?

Michael Greger MD | June 18, 2015 | Health

Read More: animal fat, animal products, arsenic, asthma, biomagnification, birth defects, breastfeeding, California, cancer, chicken, children, dairy, DDT, dieldrin, dioxins, ear health, endocrine disruptors, Europe, fish, heavy metals, immune function, immunosuppressive drugs, industrial toxins, lactation, lead, meat, men's health, mercury, persistent organic pollutants, pesticides, plant-based diets, poultry, respiratory infections, seafood, sore throat, throat health, tuna, turkey, vegans, vegetarians, women's health

In a study highlighted in my video, California Childen Are Contaminated, researchers analyzed the diets of California children ages two through seven to determine the cancer and non-cancer health effects from food contaminant exposures. It turns out food may......


How to Reduce Exposure to Alkylphenols Through Your Diet

Michael Greger MD | April 28, 2015 | Health

Read More: alkylphenols, allergies, anchovies, animal fat, asthma, biomagnification, breast cancer, breast disease, breast health, breast milk, breastfeeding, cancer, chicken, cod liver oil, eczema, endocrine disruptors, EPA, estrogen, Europe, fat, fish, fish oil, hormones, industrial toxins, infants, Japan, lard, lung disease, lung health, mackerel, memory, milk, persistent organic pollutants, phytoestrogens, plastic, poultry, pregnancy, salmon, seafood, soy, turkey, xenoestrogens

Alkylphenols are industrial chemicals that are found in hair products, spermicides, cleaning products and detergents. They are considered endocrine disruptors. For more information on alkylphenols, check out my video Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies. Concern about alkylphenols first surfaced......


What to Eat to Reduce Our Toxic Exposure

Michael Greger MD | October 7, 2014 | Health

Read More: Ah receptor, animal products, apples, beans, beef, breast milk, breastfeeding, broccoli, cancer, chicken, cruciferous vegetables, dairy, dioxins, fish, fruit, immune function, industrial toxins, meat, onions, persistent organic pollutants, phytonutrients, plant-based diets, pork, poultry, red onions, red wine, seafood, smoking, tea, turkey, vegans, vegetables, vegetarians, wine

It is not very common that a single molecule attracts enough interest to merit international scientific conferences of its own. "Ah receptor," however, "belongs to the rare elite of such molecules." Ah receptors are an important factor in how......


Cow's Milk Casomorphin, Crib Death, and Autism

Michael Greger MD | June 21, 2012 | Health

Read More: apnea, baby, breastfeeding, casomorphin, cow's milk, crib death, death, enzyme, evolution, hypercapnia, hypoxia, infant, milk, mothers, opiate, peptides, protein, SIDS, stomach

Evolution devised an ingenious way to bond infant to mother: proteins in milk that break down into peptides that have opiate-like drug effects. But what if a breastfeeding mother is herself effectively suckling by still drinking milk into adulthood?......


Vegan Kids, Breastfeeding, and SEX!

Jess Parsons | May 14, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: advertising, breastfeeding, dairy cows, health promoting foods, milk, sexual function, vegan mothers

I've posted before about how breastfeeding, and in particular a natural weaning process (years, not months), is a strong building block for a healthy vegan child. Basically, if you continue to breastfeed your child along with the solids they eat,......


Children are our Future - Teaching Plant Food and Health

Jess Parsons | September 24, 2011 | Health

Read More: animal foods, b12, breastfeeding, calorie density, diseases of affluence, dr antonia demas, dr t colin campbell, education, genes, healthy food, milk, New Zealand, omnivores, parenting, plant based diet, processed food, protein

My son's school requested "parent experts" to help their 12 year old students in various topics - including nutrition and health, and sports nutrition!  With my recently acquired Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition with Dr T Colin Campbell, I felt......


Got Guilt? Motherhood, Sacrifice, Breastfeeding, and Dairy

Jess Parsons | September 15, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal cruelty, artificial insemination, breastfeeding, dairy cows, milk, milk alternatives, mother

Motherhood and sacrifice - where to start? Google it for 2.8 million hits and keep on going.The story of Jesus's sacrifice is known worldwide - yet first Jesus's mother Mary gave of her body to him by breastfeeding.  There......


Breastfeeding and Burkas

Jess Parsons | July 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: breastfeeding, breastfeeding older children, organic, 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......


Tradition! Breastfeeding, fathers, and families

Jess Parsons | April 25, 2011 | Celebrities

Read More: adoption, baby, breastfeeding, Elton John, family, father, Fiddler on the Roof, homosexual, surrogacy, tradition

Sir Elton John's new baby Zachary is being fed mother's milk - expressed and sent via plane! As a vegan parent, breastfeeding advocate, and environmentalist, I feel like Reb Tevye who wrestles with tradition against personal choices within his......


Got Money? La Leche League International milks the cash cow

Jess Parsons | March 15, 2011 | Animals

Read More: baby, breastfeeding, calf, conflict of interest, cow, dairy, funding, got breastmilk, got milk, La Leche League, marketing, merchandise, mother

Mothers giving milk? La Leche League International has grown since 1956 from a group of seven mothers to a highly reputable worldwide organisation with unparalleled achievements in promoting breastfeeding as the normal and healthy way to feed babies -......