In 2008 I had double bypass surgery. Two years later, both grafts were completely blocked. One was stented and the other could not be fixed. In October of 2011, I had another blocked artery that could not be stented. Being… Read more
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, what inspired you to do an Ironman Triathlon right after being diagnosed with breast cancer? The answer is that I stumbled onto some powerful information on both the role of… Read more
Note from the Editor: Earlier this week, Jack Osbourne, reality T.V. personality and son of singer Ozzy Osbourne, revealed that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Below is an article from John McDougall, M.D. on MS and diet… Read more
Having known some things about foods for the last 10+ years, I wasn’t too anxious to watch Forks Over Knives, as I figured it would just confirm what I already knew: the foods we often eat are unhealthy. The “fateful”… Read more
Calorie density is the simplest approach to healthful eating and lifelong weight management. This common sense approach to sound nutrition allows for lifelong weight management without hunger; more food for fewer calories, and is easy to understand and follow. In… Read more
Ruth Heidrich, who was featured in Forks Over Knives, was interviewed on ESPN 1700 San Diego to discuss her breast cancer recovery and accomplishments as an Ironman triathlete. Click below to listen to the interview.
So-called organic meat, dairy and eggs are sold as a means for people to reduce their exposure to hormones and chemical toxins. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that animals raised on an organic operation must be fed… Read more
Willpower. The word conjures up images of tremendous effort, excruciating determination, and sacrifice. Willpower is Rocky Balboa forcing himself to the top of the monument in Philadelphia and celebrating his growing strength. It’s the US Olympic hockey team in 1980,… Read more
You are never too old to benefit from a plant-based diet and I am living proof. Shortly before my 80th birthday, my son-in-law John Corry started sharing information about a documentary he was working on called Forks Over Knives. The… Read more
When Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986, there was little awareness of the highly destructive effects of factory farming. I wanted to see for myself what was happening, so I spent years visiting farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses, undercover, to document the conditions… Read more
I am a 40-year-old male. In March, I was taken to a local emergency room with chest pain from a pulled muscle and then later learned I had high blood sugar. On April 5, after taking labs I met with my… Read more
Most doctors will tell patients with high blood sugar, or congested arteries to “watch what they eat.” More often than not this is vague advice that translates into nothing more than insignificant changes to the patient’s diet. The doctor’s approach… Read more
I am a 29 year old minister, currently living in Lewisburg, WV. In 2009 I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and acid reflux after experiencing chest pains which landed me in the emergency room for a night. My sodium… Read more
In this Nutrition Facts video, Dr. Michael Greger looks at research showing how consuming dark fish like salmon may cause dangerous heartbeat irregularities. Click the box below to watch.
Calcium supplements are thought to be good for the bones, but a new study warns they might be bad for the heart. A report released Friday in the journal Heart found an alarming result: taking a calcium supplement to prevent… Read more
On a recent flight on my way to present my slideshow on carnism, I struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me, a conversation that was not terribly different from many of my in-flight dialogues: Woman: Where… Read more