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NutritionFacts.org

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NutritionalFacts.org is brought to you by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation in partnership with Michael Greger, M.D. Dr. Greger who scours the world of nutrition-related research, as published in scientific journals, and brings that information to you in short, easy to understand video segments. We also provide links to the original journal articles whenever possible so that you can source the information directly, if you so desire.

  • Three Brands of Nutritional Yeast Contain Detectable Lead Levels But the Risk is Minimal
    Note from Dr. Greger: In short, we found detectable amounts of lead in samples of Frontier, KAL, and Whole Foods brand nutritional yeast, but the lead levels were so low that they all comply with the exceedingly (and justifiably) strict California Prop 65 standards. Still, I advise pregnant women who eat more than a third […] (...more)
    30 Jul 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Dioxins Stored in Our Own Fat May Increase Diabetes Risk
    Finding higher diabetes rates among those heavily exposed to toxic pollutants—such as those exposed to Agent Orange, chemical plant explosions, toxic waste dumps, or heavy metals in fish from the Great Lakes—is one thing. Would the same link be found in a random sampling of the general population? Yes. A strong dose-dependent relationship was found (...more)
    28 Jul 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Why Would Eating Fish Increase Diabetes Risk?
    In the past two years, six separate meta-analyses have been published on the relationship between fish consumption and type 2 diabetes. The whole point of a meta-analysis is to compile the best studies done to date and see what the overall balance of evidence shows. The fact that there are six different ones published recently […] (...more)
    23 Jul 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Why Deep Fried Foods May Cause Cancer
    In the latest study on dietary patterns and breast cancer risk among women, healthier eating was associated with eliminating three-quarters of the odds of breast cancer, whereas less healthy eating was associated with up to nearly eight times the odds. Included in the unhealthy eating pattern was the consumption of deep-fried foods, which have previously (...more)
    21 Jul 2015 at 5:00am       

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  • No Meat Athlete

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    Vegan marathoner and ultra-runner Matt Frazier has found a vegan diet dramatically improved his performance. He shares his experience and enthusiasm for a plant based diet with tips and insight for any athlete.

  • Where Do You Get Your Protein?
    For 91 episodes of No Meat Athlete Radio, we refrained from talking about protein. It’s almost as if we wanted to prove a point. I wish this had been intentional. But maybe the fact that it wasn’t makes the point even more strongly: protein really just never came up when we brainstormed ideas for topics. Read more » The (...more)
    30 Jul 2015 at 11:00am       

  • What to Eat Before a Workout: 8 Easy Meals to Maximize Your Performance
    What do you eat before a workout? I’ve written about HOW to eat before a workout before. But I’ve come to realize that when people ask this question, they’re not looking for guidelines, but rather the specific foods that they can make — without having to think about it — to prime their bodies for a workout. Read more (...more)
    29 Jul 2015 at 12:45pm       

  • Our Vegan Trip to Italy
    It almost sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Italy is one of my favorite places in the world, but after I went vegetarian and then vegan, I thought my days of visiting this beautiful country with all its rich (and often animal-based) food culture were over. Turns out I was wrong: there’s a part of Read more » The post (...more)
    27 Jul 2015 at 10:43am       

  • The Discouraged Runner's Guide to Boundless Consistency
    This post is written by Doug Hay, co-host of NMA Radio and author of Rock Creek Runner. “Self-discipline doesn’t actually exist.” That’s what one of my blogging mentors (yes, that’s a thing) Jon Morrow said to me at a recent conference. It’s a jarring statement considering we live in a world that talks about having Read (...more)
    26 Jul 2015 at 1:23pm       

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  • Forks Over Knives Blog

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    Article contributors to the Forks Over Knives blog include athletes, dietitians, medical doctors, chefs and personal stories from people who have reversed heart disease and other conditions.

  • Do Different People Really Need Radically Different Diets?
    The concepts of personalized medicine and personalized nutrition have really taken off. People are eating according to their blood type, their metabolic type, their Ayurvedic constitution, and their genotype. Scientific research consistently finds that our responses to food may differ... Read more (...more)
    27 Jul 2015 at 5:03pm       

  • Why Switching from Beef to Chicken or Fish May Not Lower Your Cholesterol
    It's common for people to give up red meat in an attempt to get healthier and lower their cholesterol levels. But does choosing chicken and fish over beef help to lower cholesterol? In this Nutritionfacts.org video, Dr. Michael Greger takes a... Read more (...more)
    26 Jul 2015 at 9:06am       

  • Multiple Medications, 40 Pounds, and Health Problems Gone in Four Months
    My story began in 2007, when I visited my doctor because of a number of troubling symptoms, including acid reflux and chronic painful heartburn. Blood tests revealed high cholesterol, and my doctor wrote me prescriptions for Simvistatin, Niaspan, Tricor, and... Read more (...more)
    23 Jul 2015 at 6:49am       

  • How I Fuel Myself With a Plant-Based Diet as a Competitive Bodybuilder
    I did not grow up eating meat because my mother was a Seventh Day Adventist and health and vegetarianism are part of the religion. We moved to Jamaica for a few years to live with my grandparents, and it was... Read more (...more)
    21 Jul 2015 at 5:03pm       

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  • The Vegan RD

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    Ginny Kisch Messina is a registered dietitian who runs the blog, TheVeganRD.com - "Thoughts on being vegan, a dietitians perspective". Author of 'Vegan for Life!'.

  • Preventing Ex-Vegans: Why Feeling “Normal” Matters
    This is my 4th and final (for now) post on tactics for preventing ex-vegans. My thoughts on this topic come from several different types of evidence—including research in vegans and vegetarians as well as research on eating behavior in general. To summarize, what I've already written about:  People sometimes leave veganism (or vegetarianism) because (...more)
    21 Jul 2015 at 2:56pm       

  • Preventing Ex-Vegans: Why Nutrition and Nutritionism Matter
    Eating healthy whole foods is important—and so is paying attention to individual nutrients. Lately, though, that's become an unpopular thing to say. It's what food activists like Michael Pollan refer to as “nutritionism.” That is, he and others say we should stop worrying so much about nutrients and just eat food (or “real” food as […] (...more)
    9 Jul 2015 at 10:41am       

  • Preventing Ex-Vegans: The Power of Ethics
    Helping people go vegan is great. But it's meaningless if we can't help them stay vegan. Last week, I wrote about how overhyping the benefits of a vegan diet can result in ex-vegans. One of the reasons people abandon vegan diets is that they lose faith in its benefits. That's more likely to happen if […] (...more)
    30 Jun 2015 at 10:55am       

  • Will Going Vegan Make You Look Like Christie Brinkley?
    Christie Brinkley turned 61 this year, and she looks pretty great. Incredible in fact. How does she do it? According to some vegan blogs and facebook posts, she credits her vegan diet. That's funny, because I'm about Christie's age and have been vegan for some 25 years. And despite my diet, the years haven't been […] (...more)
    25 Jun 2015 at 10:34am       

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  • Vegan Muscle and Fitness

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    Marcella Torres and Derek Tresize write excellent articles featuring advice on vegan bodybuilding, fitness, and nutrition as well as their own training and competition experiences.

  • Banana Ice Cream
    We eat banana ice cream every singe day, for real! There are some special occasion ice creams shown in my little meme up there: sweet potato-banana with Ricemallow fluff and pecans, rocky road with vegan marshmallows and chopped dark chocolate […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Banana Ice Cream appeared first on Vegan (...more)
    13 Jul 2015 at 7:52am       

  • Rich, Creamy, Yellow Mac and Cheese Packed with Veggies!
    I grew up on Kraft macaroni and cheese (unfortunately), and have never stopped loving creamy pasta dishes over my 14 years as a vegan. I have created many variations on this theme – lots are archived under the recipe index […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Rich, Creamy, Yellow Mac and Cheese Packed with Veggies! (...more)
    10 Jun 2015 at 4:51am       

  • Simplify Your Weightloss – Part 1 – Resistance by Max Seabrook
      I keep hearing all these complicated and different ways to lose weight. So I wanted to write this series of articles to help simplify what makes a successful weight-loss plan. Someone's plan doesn't need to be complicated to be […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Simplify Your Weightloss – Part (...more)
    11 May 2015 at 7:23pm       

  • The 4 Vital Components of a Successful Resistance Program
    Whether you’re a gym newbie or a veteran of the iron, we all want to make sure our time in the gym is being spent as effectively as possible. In my years as a competitive athlete and trainer I’ve found […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post The 4 Vital Components of a Successful Resistance Program appeared first (...more)
    4 May 2015 at 6:52pm       

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  • Healthy Longevity

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    Travis writes on topics of nutrition backed with evidence based data. He describes his blog, "critically examines the health promoting properties of a plant based diet and the dangers of Paleo, Primal and other cholesterol rich diets and the claims of the promoters of these diets."

  • Don Matesz: Wheat Myths & The Wheat Belly Grain Brain Challenge
    The Arab Bedouins traditionally consumed the majority of energy from whole wheat breadA recent large meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies predominantly carried out in countries where dietary fiber is derived largely from cereal fiber, in particular wheat, found that an increment of 10 grams of dietary fiber a day was associated with a 20-34%, (...more)
    21 Dec 2014 at 6:01am       

  • Saturated Fat and Heart Disease Meta-Analyses: Were Scientists Wrong?
    Was it Ancel Keys or the low carb advocates who fabricated data on saturated fat?In a previous review, Clearing up the Confusion Surrounding Saturated Fat, I examined several important flaws and omissions in two meta-analysis studies which are frequently cited as evidence against the hypothesis that dietary saturated fat increases the risk of (...more)
    13 Dec 2014 at 9:09am       

  • Vegetarian Diets and Quality of Life: Cause or Effect?
    Very few would argue that simply excluding flesh from the diet will guarantee optimal health and longevity. However, the CBS Atlanta recently featured a concerning article, Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters, suggesting that diets that exclude flesh promotes poor health. This article which has gathered much attention (...more)
    12 Apr 2014 at 6:01am       

  • Clearing Up The Confusion Surrounding Saturated Fat
    In 2010, Siri-Tarino and colleagues published a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association between dietary saturated fat and cardiovascular disease in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.1 Based on the results of this meta-analysis, these researchers concluded that there was insufficient evidence from prospective cohort (...more)
    28 Mar 2014 at 10:22am       

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  • Disease Proof

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    DiseaseProof is the official blog of Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD and serves as a forum to promote discussion on diet, fitness, health and green living.

  • Action Required: Continue Receiving Updates from Dr. Fuhrman
    The use of this site, DiseaseProof.com, as the official blog of Joel Fuhrman, MD and as a source for news and articles from Dr. Fuhrman has been discontinued. All new articles will be posted in the article library at DrFuhrman.com; the official website of Dr. Fuhrman. Stay current on the latest health news, events, products and other (...more)
    15 Aug 2014 at 9:43am       

  • Get Pumped With Plant Protein, Naturally
    Protein powders are all the rage for many gym-goers, but is there a better, more healthful way to build muscle mass? In this article, learn what actually makes muscles grow, why timing is everything, how isolated protein found in powders may do more harm than good, and how you can plate your protein and max your muscle with whole, nutrient-rich foods! (...more)
    24 Jun 2014 at 2:04pm       

  • The Standard American Diet Is Shortening Our Children's Lives
    The standard American diet (SAD) is having dire consequences on our current and future generations. Today’s food environment is adversely affecting children’s health and setting them up for health concerns, chronic diseases, and shorter lives. In this article, learn about the detrimental effects of poor nutrition, read the alarming statistics, (...more)
    12 Jun 2014 at 10:54am       

  • Research Reveals Vegans Have Low Omega-3 Levels
    A new study has found that most vegans have undesirable blood levels of DHA and EPA, which is concerning because of their importance for brain health during aging. Read more at DrFuhrman.com. (...more)
    16 May 2014 at 7:56am       

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  • Plant Positive

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    Making the Case for Plant-Based Nutrition

  • How Time Magazine Sacrificed Its Standards to Promote Saturated Fat
    How Time Magazine Sacrificed Its Standards to Promote Saturated Fat By Plant Positive June 28, 2014  The editors of Time Magazine want you to eat butter. They said so on the cover of their June 23, 2014 issue. Why would they want you to eat butter? Butter is high in saturated fat so it raises our LDL-C[1], or “bad” (...more)
    28 Jun 2014 at 2:27pm       

  • Recent Articles by Drs. Chowdhury and DiNicolantonio
    March 23, 2014 I’ve been asked by viewers to comment on a couple recently published journal articles which have received undeserved attention from the media. These articles are a major meta-analysis examining associations between dietary and circulating fatty acids with coronary disease (Chowdhury, 2014) and yet another editorial (...more)
    22 Mar 2014 at 9:53pm       

  • Watching Dr. Oz May Be Hazardous to Your Health
    A friend contacted me this week to report that Mehmet Oz used his show to promote dangerous claims about cholesterol and heart disease. His guests were two long-time low-carb promoters, Johnny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra.    Both of them make a living by selling questionable supplements and deceptive (...more)
    26 Jan 2013 at 7:32am       

  • Another Devastating Blow to the Cholesterol Deniers
    A new study powerfully validates important points I repeatedly asserted in my cholesterol videos - heart disease risk is strongly mediated by lifetime cholesterol levels (rather than end-of-life levels) and LDL in particular is a key causal factor in heart disease. This elegant research by Dr Brian Ference of Wayne State University also further damages (...more)
    11 Apr 2012 at 6:42am       

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  • Jack Norris RD

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    Jack Norris, Registered Dietitian, blogs about vegan health an nutrition.

  • Response to Chris Kesser's “Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets”
    Chris Kesser is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine who promotes animal products as a way to optimal health. Kesser recently wrote an article where he expresses his concern for the health of those considering vegetarianism: Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets. I don’t think it is a terrible (...more)
    27 Feb 2014 at 10:04pm       

  • Vitamin K2 and Diabetes
    Summary In the one study to date that has examined the intake of vitamin K2 and incidence of type 2 diabetes, a weak association was found for vitamin K2 being protective. In doing my final search for studies on vitamin K2 and cardiovascular disease (CVD), I came across one on type 2 diabetes (1). Since […] (...more)
    21 Feb 2014 at 12:58pm       

  • Vitamin K2 and Stroke
    Summary In the one study to date that has examined the intake of vitamin K2 and incidence of stroke, no association was found. I was getting ready to publish my conclusions regarding vitamin K2 and cardiovascular disease and decided to check PubMed one last time to make sure nothing had come out recently. Sure enough, […] (...more)
    20 Feb 2014 at 5:37pm       

  • Low Carb, Eco-Atkins Diet after 6 Months
    Summary Eco-Atkins is a vegan, low-carbohydrate diet. After 6 months on the diet, people lost 15 lbs and LDL cholesterol levels went from 174 to 157 mg/dl. Compliance was not high. In 2009, a 4-week clinical trial putting overweight people on a low-carbohydrate vegan diet, known as the Eco-Atkins, was released. I mentioned it in […] (...more)
    14 Feb 2014 at 6:19pm       

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  • PaleoVeganology

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    This blog focuses "on issues related to both veganism and paleontology, my two biggest passions; I live by one and am working towards a master's degree in the other. It may seem a strange combination, but hopefully you'll come to see otherwise by reading this humble blog. In my mind, both subjects converge in their connection to issues of climate change, evolution, human health, and H. sapiens' impact and place in the web of life. I think you'll find that using those two concepts -- veganism and paleontology -- as lenses can be the key to a wide range of interesting and vitally important subjects; hence, the title of this blog.

  • Cannibalism: Another Missing Link In The Paleo Diet
    Look, there's Science!TM to back up my month of cannibalism: Homo habilis used stone tools to de-flesh one another's skulls. So did archaic Homo sapiens. And there's lots more right here. There are some pretty good, if imprecise, recipes available with a quick Google search, too. Though I'd appreciate some reader recipes, (...more)
    16 Mar 2013 at 5:12pm       

  • Cannibal For A Month
    In honor of Alex Jamieson's recent conversion, I have decided to listen to my body, too. Starting tomorrow, I will be cannibal for a month. I mean, I appreciate the compassionate motives of all those wonderful people in the world who just can't bring themselves to eat other people. But I can't live a lie anymore. I've craved this for years. (...more)
    9 Mar 2013 at 2:48pm       

  • Farewell, Anonymi
    In an attempt to cut down on the number of Anonymi posting here, I have changed the comments settings to require a registered Google or OpenID avatar. I know it's not foolproof, but I want to hold people to a modicum of accountability for their comments. (...more)
    3 Mar 2013 at 3:54pm       

  • Paleo Parasite Profile 1: Giardia lamblia
    It's been nearly a year now, so I'm no longer sure whether it was Plant Positive or me who first brought to light the connection between parasitic infection and low lipid profiles in primitive human populations (I mentioned it briefly in my post about grain blamers). But if there was ever a contest between us, he won it last week by posting an excellent (...more)
    1 Jan 2013 at 5:35pm       

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  • More Apples A Day

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    "A health enthusiast striving to be the first human to live to be 150 with a complete health focused lifestyle. I will smash the age record and LIVE longer." -Peter Filak

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