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Jacob Stegenga: Gentle medicine could radically transform medical practice

Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.

May 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

John Feffer: The Black Death Killed Feudalism. What Does COVID-19 Mean for Capitalism?

How will the coronavirus transform the relationship between state and market? A look at oil, food, and finance.

May 11, 2020 · 6 Comments

Video: Preventing Ulcerative Colitis with Diet

Dr. Michael Greger explains new research in treating and preventing ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and other inflammatory bowel diseases. [Note from the editor: I have suffered from ulcerative colitis most … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: Which Spices Fight Inflammation?

Rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are some of the conditions that have been linked with higher levels of inflammation. Dr. Michael Greger reports on an elegant experiment to determine … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Are Tea and Coffee Actually Good for You?

From Nutrition Facts by Dr. Michael Greger.

January 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: A poem in which chocolate is a metaphor for the great power hidden inside us

When my daughter asks why we are eating chocolate when we’re supposed to be eating just healthy food now that we’re on diets I explain to her that chocolate contains … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Easy New Year’s Resolution — Eat More Berries!

After we eat, our bodies create free radicals in the process of breaking down our food. That’s why we need to eat antioxidant-rich foods with every meal to counteract this … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Elson Haas and Sondra Barrett: Spices and herbs to boost your immune system

As we enter the cold and flu season, it’s helpful to remember that spices and herbs provide a boost to our immune systems. Elson Haas, MD, and Sondra Barrett, PhD share … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Should Dairy Products be in Your Diet?

All those “Got Milk?” ads from the last decade or so would have us believe that dairy is a cornerstone of a healthy diet, providing essential nutrients, fortifying our bones, … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Lifestyle Medicine

Using pre-diabetic treatment as an example, Dr. Michael Greger talks about the huge gap between what the research shows on the efficacy of using diet, exercise, and stress reduction in … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Has Conflicts of Interest

There is an epidemic of obesity in America, and diet plays an important role in our leading causes of death — heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The public health institutions … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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