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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

  • gods of gods of gods…
    I will be releasing my next book very soon. The focus of this work is the notion of ‘intelligence’. My own reflections on things sometimes make me all giddy, and I thought I would share an interesting one from yesterday. The following piece is an excerpt from the chapter pertaining to ‘science’. This is my argument [...] (...more)
    22 Oct 2014 at 12:48pm       

  • Break
    I don’t think I will allow myself the opportunity of the hypothetical I am about to throw at you, but that doesn’t mean I won’t throw it at you. If I were to call it quits. If I were to say no more. No more getting naked online to win the tokens that become directly deposited [...] (...more)
    23 Sep 2014 at 1:37am       

  • Okay?
    Are you okay? I probably get asked this question at least once a day, and it often comes in batches—bitches—bagels—no, I was right the first time—batches of bitchin’-ass BPA-bagged-blueberry bagels. I don’t necessarily know how to answer it, but I will do my best here—again. I don’t know how to answer it because I just [...] (...more)
    19 Sep 2014 at 7:00pm       

  • A Terrorist
    For starts, this someone is defined as being a person who uses violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. It’s the split seconds of some explosion—somewhere else, almost always somewhere else—on the television that is often not met at all, for it’s a bore if anything. This is desensitization. But what is also desensitization, (...more)
    21 May 2014 at 11:47pm       

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  • No Meat Athlete

    10 posts in the feed.

    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.

  • A Beginner's Guide to Personal Development
    I've mentioned a few times that I'm kind of a nerd for personal development, but I realized the other day that I’ve really never taken the time to explain it. The name doesn't exactly sell it well; I much prefer self-improvement. (Both are better than self-help, though.) I say “nerd” because there's nothing cool about Read (...more)
    22 Oct 2014 at 12:13pm       

  • Updates! The 2015 Holistic Holiday at Sea, NMA Running Groups, and More
    Wow — long time, not a lot of posts. Fortunately, it’s because I’ve been cranking out a ton of other stuff, and that’s what this post is about. To start, here are a few quick updates about what we’ve been working on for the past month, before getting to even more updates about some great Read more » (...more)
    3 Oct 2014 at 8:13am       

  • ‘Choosing Raw' Review and an 80/10/10 Update
    A few weeks ago, I published a podcast episode about my most recent diet experiment: 80/10/10, also known as fruitarian. The diet is 100 percent raw and very low in fat (only 10 percent of calories), but I’ve made it slightly less extreme by eating cooked food for dinner most nights. I’ve felt spectacular on Read more » (...more)
    17 Sep 2014 at 10:31am       

  • Who's that in the ‘Vegan' Socks on the Cover of Runner's World?
    When Runner’s World redesigned their magazine starting with this month’s issue, their stated goal was to have the magazine fit better into every runner’s world. I’ll go ahead and speak for our crowd on this one, and say they’ve already hit a home run — in the form of two knee-high socks boasting “VEGAN” (...more)
    12 Sep 2014 at 6:59am       

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  • NutritionFacts.org

    10 posts in the feed.

    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.

  • Where are Phosphate Additives Found?
    In my videos Phosphate Additives in Meat Purge and Cola and Phosphate Additives in Chicken, I talked about the danger of phosphate and phosphate additives, and how phosphates are often added to chicken and turkey to help preserve the meat. But how often is poultry injected with phosphates? The vast majority of chicken products (more […] (...more)
    21 Oct 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Phosphate Additives in Chicken Banned Elsewhere
    In my video Phosphate Additives in Meat Purge and Cola, I talked about the danger of phosphorus additives in food. However, when surveyed, most future medical professionals were insufficiently aware—in fact, two-thirds had no clue—of the risks related to prolonged high dietary phosphate intake. Even if they knew it was a problem, they didn't know (...more)
    16 Oct 2014 at 5:00am       

  • What Do Meat Purge and Cola Have in Common?
    In my video, Treating Kidney Failure Through Diet, I profiled research suggesting that the use of a plant-based diet for patients with kidney failure would be beneficial. An important function of our kidneys is to filter out excess phosphorus from our bloodstream, so a decline in kidney function can lead to the build-up of phosphorus […] (...more)
    14 Oct 2014 at 5:00am       

  • What to Eat to Reduce Our Toxic Exposure
    It is not very common that a single molecule attracts enough interest to merit international scientific conferences of its own. “Ah receptor,” however, “belongs to the rare elite of such molecules.” Ah receptors are an important factor in how our immune system works. For background, see my video, The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of (...more)
    9 Oct 2014 at 5:00am       

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  • Forks Over Knives Blog

    16 posts in the feed.

    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.

  • How a Plant-Based Diet Helped Me Become an Endurance Athlete
    I've lived most of my adult life on a roller-coaster weight cycle of chubby to fat back to chubby. Although I was an avid ice hockey player, getting to a normal weight was very difficult. In early 2000 I almost... Read more (...more)
    21 Oct 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group Drives Health in the Motor City
    Although we see daily signs that plant-based eating is on the rise, in the 25 years I have been counseling my cardiology patients to adopt such a diet, it has been challenging to convince them long term. Undoubtedly a neighbor,... Read more (...more)
    8 Oct 2014 at 4:00am       

  • 10 Things I Wish All Americans Knew About the Meat and Dairy Industries
    Are you being manipulated into buying things you don't want or need? In my book Meatonomics, I show that animal food producers control our everyday food-buying choices with misleading messaging, artificially low prices, and heavy control over legislation and regulation. This producer... Read more (...more)
    30 Sep 2014 at 6:07pm       

  • Overweight Since Childhood, I Now Run Circles Around People Half My Age!
    At the ripe old age of 11, I came to the realization that I could no longer eat animals. I simply would not do it any more. My poor Nonna (Italian grandmother) thought I'd truly lost my mind. I can... Read more (...more)
    16 Sep 2014 at 5:00am       

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  • Vegan Muscle and Fitness

    10 posts in the feed.

    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.

  • Men's Fitness Magazine – Does Meat Matter for Muscle?
    I’m very pleased to go head-to-head and represent bodybuilding on a plant-based diet in this month’s issue of Men’s Fitness Magazine! In the article, the question of whether or not you need meat to build muscle is presented, and an expert […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Men’s Fitness Magazine (...more)
    20 Oct 2014 at 7:09pm       

  • Learn How to Pose With Me and Strongest Hearts!
    While we were in Austin Texas this past July competing with Team Plantbuilt, these awesome people Matt and Sasha were shooting footage for their video series that follows all manner of vegan athletes,  Strongest Hearts. They helped the team cover the event, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Learn How to Pose With (...more)
    2 Oct 2014 at 11:35am       

  • Are Plant Proteins ‘Complete'?
    YES One of the next most popular (and frustrating) questions besides “where do you get your protein?” we hear all the time goes something like “Do you have to combine foods at every meal for a complete protein?”. No. No […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Are Plant Proteins ‘Complete’? (...more)
    29 Sep 2014 at 9:17am       

  • Quick (and Cheap) Dinners
    I haven’t posted a recipe in a while and that’s partly because everything I’ve been making is so simple I’d feel silly posting about it. And the quality of the food pictures is terrible. But I’ll share anyway, because simplicity, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Quick (and Cheap) Dinners (...more)
    9 Sep 2014 at 6:44pm       

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  • The Vegan RD

    10 posts in the feed.

    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!'.

  • Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month: Perspective from Vegan Dietitians
    In celebration of Vegetarian Awareness Month, the non-profit group Oldways interviewed me and my colleague Mark Rifkin, MS, RD, LDN to get some historical and practical perspective on vegetarian diets. Oldways, while not a vegan or vegetarian organization, promotes traditional plant-based food patterns for health. I was especially happy to be teamed (...more)
    7 Oct 2014 at 2:01pm       

  • Real Vegan Cheese and Real Nutrition Science
    It's sometimes hard to imagine what a vegan world might look like, given our dependence on animals for all sorts of uses. Convincing people to simply eat more beans and rice, and wear cotton and hemp will be a big part of it. But so might innovations for products and processes we can't even imagine. […] (...more)
    28 Sep 2014 at 9:22am       

  • The Future of Animal Rights (and Some Vegan Nutrition Tips for Teens)
    When I was collecting stories for Never Too Late to Go Vegan about how and why over-50 vegans transitioned to a plant-based diet, a response I heard many times was this: I wish I had gone vegan a long time ago. I get that. I was well into adulthood before I stopped eating meat, and […] (...more)
    22 Sep 2014 at 11:22am       

  • Disordered Eating, Restrictive Eating, and Ex-Vegans
    The most disheartening thing about the more public breakups with veganism is not just that they are public. I can understand that a popular blogger will want to tell her followers that she is no longer eating a vegan diet. I can see the value of telling your readers that you are dealing with health […] (...more)
    12 Aug 2014 at 12:44pm       

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  • Disease Proof

    20 posts in the feed.

    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

    10 posts in the feed.

    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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  • Healthy Longevity

    20 posts in the feed.

    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."

  • 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       

  • Do Vegetarians Live Longer Than Health Conscious Omnivores?
    Proponents of Paleo and Low-Carb diets suggest that plant-based diets, particularly those rich in grains and legumes, promote disease, ultimately resulting in premature death. However, there is a substantial amount of evidence casting doubt on such suggestions, with many studies providing evidence that plant-based diets increase longevity. This review (...more)
    9 Feb 2014 at 6:50am       

  • Denise Minger: Death By Food Pyramid or Saved By Food Pyramid?
    A few years back, Denise Minger instantly rose to fame in the Low-Carb and Paleo diet circles shortly after publishing a blog post criticizing the chapter describing the findings from the China-Cornell-Oxford Project in the book, The China Study, written by Dr. T. Colin Campbell.1 This blog post was very welcomed by proponents of these (...more)
    9 Feb 2014 at 6:48am       

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  • Jack Norris RD

    10 posts in the feed.

    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

    100 posts in the feed.

    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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