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Why We Should Eat More Beans

Michael Greger MD | March 11, 2014 | Health

Read More: beans, blood sugar, bread, carbohydrates, chickpeas, diabetes, fiber, garbanzo beans, gastric emptying, glycemic index, gut bacteria, gut flora, insulin, lentil effect, lentils, metabolic syndrome, pasta, peas, potatoes, pre-diabetes, propionate, rice, second meal effect, sugar

                We’ve known for decades that beans have an exceptionally low glycemic index. You give someone cooked beans, peas, or lentils and they don’t even get half the blood sugar spike that they......

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Probiotics During Cold Season?

Michael Greger MD | December 31, 2013 | Health

Read More: allergies, antibiotics, asthma, babies, bloating, c-section, caesarean section, cancer, cold, common cold, diarrhea, fiber, fruit, gastroenteritis, gut flora, immune function, immune system, infants, infections, intestinal infections, lactic acid bacteria, prebiotics, probiotics, respiratory infections, soy, soy yogurt, supplements, vaginal delivery, vaginal flora, vegetables, white blood cells, yogurt

                Babies delivered via caesarean section appear to be at increased risk for various allergic diseases. The thought is that vaginal delivery leads to the first colonization of the baby’s gut with maternal......

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Flax and Breast Cancer Prevention

Michael Greger MD | October 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: antibiotics, atypical hyperplasia, berries, biopsy, breast cancer, cancer, carcinoma in situ, compound X, fecal flora, fiber, flax, flaxseeds, fruits, ground flax, gut bacteria, ki-67, lignans, nuts, phytonutrients, plant-based diet, precancerous, prevention, seeds, sesame seeds, urinary tract infection, UTI, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, whole grains, women's health

                Just a teaspoon of ground flaxseeds a day may help protect against breast cancer. In 1980 a new compound was discovered in human urine. Researchers called it "compound X." Originally it was......

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The Anatomy of a Bowel Movement (And How To Cure Constipation)

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | August 14, 2013 | Health

Read More: constipation, fiber, plant-based diets, Plant-Based Pharmacist

Many of us take for granted our trip(s) to the porcelain throne each day as we rid ourselves of built up toxins and waste products via nature's evacuation system. Or to put it more candidly, I'm talking about pooping. Everybody......

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Do Vegans Get More Cavities?

Michael Greger MD | July 25, 2013 | Health

Read More: acid erosion, American Dental Association, apples, beef, carrots, cavities, cheese, chicken, cholesterol, chronic gum disease, citrus, citrus fruit, dairy, dentist, enamel erosion, fiber, fruit, fruit juice, gingivitis, grapes, high-fiber food, impotence, leafy vegetables, meat, oral cancer, oral care, oral disease, oral health, periodontal disease, plant-based diet, raw, saturated fat, sexual dysfunction, soda, tomatoes, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian

                A diet high in saturated fat, which can clog our arteries and lead to inflammation, is  considered a key underlying causal factor for periodontal diseases like gingivitis. This may explain why chronic......

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Go Nuts for Breast Cancer Prevention

Michael Greger MD | June 18, 2013 | Health

Read More: African-American, almond, Asian, breast cancer, breast disease, breast health, breast lumps, fiber, fibroadenomas, fibrocystic breast disease, lifespan Tree Nuts or Peanuts for Breast Cancer Prevention?, longer life expectancy, lumpectomy, nuts, peanut, pecan, plant-based diet, precancerous, soy, That Black Women's Health Study, true nut, vegan, vegetarian, women

The Black Women’s Health Study I profiled in my last blog Prevent Breast Cancer by Any Greens Necessary was out of Boston University. Across the Charles River, the Harvard Nurse’s Health Study also tried to determine which plants may be particularly......

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98% of American Diets Potassium Deficient

Michael Greger MD | May 23, 2013 | Health

Read More: antioxidants, bananas, cardiac disease, cardiac health, eggs, eyesight, fiber, healthy diet, heart disease, minerals, plant-based diet, potassium, potassium-rich foods, stroke, vascular disease, vascular health, vegan, vegetarian

Less than 2% of Americans achieve even the recommended minimum adequate intake of potassium due, primarily, to inadequate plant food intake. If you take any plant, burn it to ash, throw the ash in a pot of water, stir......

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How To Effectively Manage Emotions, Get Off Psychiatric Medications, and Create The Life You Want

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 17, 2013 | Lifestyle, Video

Read More: dr pam popper, emotional wellness, fiber, forgiveness, how to effectively manage emotions, how to get off psychiatric medications, self improcvement, sustainable happiness, walter e jacobson md, wellness forum

If it’s true that most people take psychiatric medications because of difficulties regulating their emotions, anxieties and impulses, then when they are taught skills to effectively self-regulate, they will no longer need to depend upon and can safely taper themselves......

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The Ice Diet

Michael Greger MD | January 15, 2013 | Health

Read More: colon, fiber, firmicutes, fruits, gut flora, phtyonutrients, vegan, vegetables, vegetarians

Other than fiber, what else do plants make that animals don’t that could help account for how dramatically slimmer those who eat plant-based diets tend to be? In my last article Boosting Gut Flora Without Probiotics I covered fiber. In Tipping Firmicutes to......

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Boosting Gut Flora Without Probiotics

Michael Greger MD | January 10, 2013 | Health

Read More: anti-inflammatory, bacteria, butyrate, colon cancer, fiber, flora, obesity, probiotics

Obesity is so rare among those eating plant-based diets (see my video Thousands of Vegans Studied), nutrition researchers have been desperate to uncover their secret. Yes, they tend to eat fewer calories, but not that many fewer. In the past I’ve made......

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Treating COPD With Diet

Michael Greger MD | June 7, 2012 | Health

Read More: acai berries, antioxidants, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, cured meats, diet, emphysema, fiber, fruits, heart disease, nitrites, soy, stroke, tea, tobacco, tofu, vegetables

The three top killers in the United States are no longer heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Stroke just moved down to number four. Number three is now COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, meaning respiratory disorders such as emphysema. We know......

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Stool Size and Breast Cancer Risk

Michael Greger MD | May 3, 2012 | Health

Read More: beets, bowel movements, breast cancer, cholesterol, colon health, constipation, estrogen, fiber, stool size, transit time, women's health

Women eating plant-based diets may have lower breast cancer rates because they have larger bowel movements. In The Best Detox, I described the role of the liver in removing toxins from the blood stream, which can then be jettisoned through the......

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Beans and Gas: Clearing the air

Michael Greger MD | December 5, 2011 | Health

Read More: bismuth, cauliflower, colon, corn syrup, cruciferous vegetables, dairy, fat, fiber, flatulence, garlic, gas, lactose, Pepto-Bismol, sorbitol, sulfur, xylitol

More than a decade ago, the Quarterly Journal of Medicine published a review entitled: "Vegetarian Diet: Panacea for modern lifestyle disease?" The answer was in the affirmative, noting those eating vegetarian appear to have less obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease,......

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Real Food Part 1: Hate Whole Grains? Here's help!

Jess Parsons | November 15, 2011 | Food

Read More: dr mcdougall, family, fat, fiber, kids, nutrition, refined food, sugar, whole grains

First, watch Dr John McDougall: Lowfat foods vs whole foods Whether you're seeking a healthy weight or just plain good health, you need to find your way to whole foods.Whole Grain HealthFats Your body needs some fat.  Not lots......

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Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 6)

Michael Greger MD | October 23, 2011 | Health

Read More: aloe vera, chlorophyll, dates, fiber, greens, horse meat, kale, peppermint oil, sodium benzoate, spices, titanium dioxide, wheatgrass

This is just a sampling of the more than 600 comments and questions I’ve responded to on NutritionFacts.org (so far!). Please feel free to leave any follow-up questions here or on any of the hundreds of videos on the more than a......

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Bowel movements: the scoop on poop

Michael Greger MD | September 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: beets, bowel movements, breast cancer, colon, diverticulosis, esselstyn, fiber, meat, omnivores, Painter and Burkitt, stool shape, stool size, vegans, vegetarians

Years ago we learned that those eating plant-based diets are just "regular" people. In a study comparing omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans profiled in my Bowel Movement Frequency video on NutritionFacts.org, researchers found a "very clear trend towards an increasing number of bowel movements with......

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Beans, Beans, The Musical Fruit

Dustin Rudolph, Pharm.D. | July 6, 2011 | Health

Read More: beans, cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, fiber, heart disease, legumes, obesity

      Beans, beans, the musical fruit The more you eat, the more you toot The more you toot, the better you feel So let's eat beans with every meal!   I'm sure that short, little tune takes......

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4th of July Chili

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 4, 2011 | Food

Read More: 4th of July, beans, chili, fiber, Fourth of July, July 4th, plant-based chili, tempeh, vegan meals

If you like fireworks, this chili will fire up your taste buds and give you a great kick to celebrate America's birthday! Enjoy the spice, color, texture, and festivities with this nutrient-dense delicious dish.  Yield: 5 cups 1 medium......

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Eat fiber-rich foods now, not later!

Joel Fuhrman MD | April 7, 2011 | Food, Health

Read More: beans, cardiovascular, colon cancer, diabetes, fiber, heart disease

There are a few different classifications of fiber, and their common characteristic is resistance to digestion in the human small intestine.   Eating fiber-rich foods is associated with a number of health benefits:  Fiber promotes weight maintenance by slowing......