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Molly Fisk: Full Dark

Tonight, inside my body, the blood races through veins, passing in its circuit a piece of chicken wire. Calling it something homely gives me all the power over the stent … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: We are a pre-existing condition

Gone is that loathsome sea of smug, suited, doughy, self-righteous, chortling, older white men in the Rose Garden gleefully celebrating the “moral travesty” of passing a billionaires’ tax cut bill … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Everything in Moderation? Even Heart Disease?

Health authorities appear to have taken the patronizing view that the public can’t handle the truth and would rather the science be watered down.

January 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Fruit and Vegetable Intake during Young Adulthood Prevents Heart Disease Later

Eating fruits and vegetables as a young adult prevents heart disease later in life, according to a study published online in Circulation. Researchers followed 2,506 participants as part of the … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dr. Michael Greger: Why Do Heart Doctors Favor Surgery and Drugs Over Diet?

When he was a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. published a controversial paper in the American Journal of Cardiology noting that heart bypass operations carry significant … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dr. Neal Barnard: Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Nearly 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease daily, with an average of one death occurring every 40 seconds. An estimated 7.1 million Americans have experienced a heart attack during their … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 28 Comments

3 New Studies: Vegan Diet Proves Effective for Health, Longevity, and Weight Loss

A Vegan Diet and Weight Loss: A vegan diet leads to the most weight loss, compared with other dietary patterns, according to a new study in the journal Nutrition. Sixty-three … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: Which Dietary Factors Affect Breast Cancer Most?

According to new studies, people who follow the dietary recommendations from the American Institute for Cancer Research are protected not only from cancer but also from heart disease, respiratory disease, … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dr. Michael Greger: How to Prevent Heart Disease

Many of today’s lifestyle medicine doctors, myself included, were greatly influenced by Nathan Pritikin, the nutrition pioneer who started reversing heart disease with a plant-based diet and exercise back in … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dr. Michael Greger: 4 Things To Help Prevent Most Disease

Though I was trained as a general practitioner, my chosen specialty is lifestyle medicine. Most of the reasons we go see our doctors are for diseases that could have been … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Green Smoothie Power

Sergei Boutenko charms us while explaining the connection between diet and disease.  

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death in America

As it turns out, the leading causes of death in America are … ourselves. Dr. Michael Greger explains how we are killing ourselves and what we can do about it.

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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