Category Archives: Nutrition and Health

Dr. Neal Barnard’s program for Reversing Diabetes

capture_27092014_193423This is a lecture by Dr. Neal Barnard on his book tour in Vero Beach, Fla.  In it, he describes what diabetes is and what causes it.  He describes the research studies he and his associates conducted, and what they found effective in controlling and actually reversing diabetes.  They were designed to look at the effects of diet alone, and did not require the addition of any exercise program. Continue reading

Success Story: John Beale reveresed diabetes following Dr Neal Barnard’s diet recommendations

capture_27092014_183215When John Beale was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes he decided to follow the recommendations of Dr. Neal Barnard and adopt a low fat, whole food, plant based vegan diet.  He reversed his diabetes and was able to stop taking cholesterol and high blood pressure medicine.  he says he wishes he had know about the benefits of this diet 20 years earlier.  He would have started following it then. Continue reading

Preventing Prediabetes By Eating More by Michael Greger MD

capture_21092014_102912Michael Greger MD on his website, reports on studies that show people eating 3 or more cups per week of beans had only 1/4 the probability of developing pre-diabetes which can turn into full blown diabetes compared to those who ate only 1 serving of beans per week or less.

They also found that bean consumption led to additional benefits beyond weight control, such as “improved gylcaemic control and insulin sensitivity”.

These results suggest we should add 5 or more cups of legumes per week to our regular diet. Continue reading

Tackling diabetes with a bold new dietary approach by Neal Barnard, MD

capture_19092014_101306Diabetes is a major problem in the United States.   Over 100 million people have pre-diabetes or diabetes.  This is an epidemic.  Diabetes has serious consequences, leading to amputations, cardiovascular disease, blindness, etc.

In this lecture to the TEDx audience in Fremont, California, Dr. Barnard describes in simple terms how and why  diabetes occurs.  He then describes how diabetes can be controlled and actually reversed with a low fat plant based diet. Continue reading

Mushrooms are healthy for you – articles by Dr. Michael Greger

capture_28092014_105852Dr. Michael Greger  has several posts reporting on the anti-oxidant value and cancer prevention and anti-inflammatory characteristics of different mushrooms.  He reports the ordinary button mushroom ranks very high for health benefits.   He suggests it should be included as a regular ingredient in our diets.  Here is a series of Dr. Greger’s blog posts, reporting on several studies into the health benefits of different mushrooms: Continue reading

Success Story: Does Dr. Dean Ornish’s program work? Listen to Mel Lefer – a heart attack survivor.

capture_08092014_144815Mel Lefer was a successful business man, living the good life, eating good food, drinking good wine, smoking good cigars, etc..  Then, he had a massive heart attack.  His doctor did not think he would live one more year.  Dr. Ornish put him in his program and changed and saved Mel’s life.  Listen to Mel tell his story in his own words.  Mel is almost 80 years old in this video, 25 years after his massive heart attack and after his doctor thought he was going to die. Continue reading

Healing through diet – by Dr. Dean Ornish

capture_08092014_134052This is a speech Dr. Dean Ornish presented to a TED audience years ago.  Dr. Ornish, one of our Medical Experts, talks about how simple lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet, stress reduction, mild exercise, and involvement in support groups and other intimate relationships can prevent, and actually reverse some of the largest debilitating and deadly diseases in our lives.  Your health and longevity are affected by these techniques. Continue reading

Who Says Eggs Aren’t Healthy or Safe? – an article by Michael Greger, MD

capture_03092014_005539Do you like eggs?  Do you think they are healthy and nutritious?

In this video, Dr. Greger reports  the US Department of Agriculture has many times prevented the egg industry from advertising eggs as healthy or nutritious, primarily because they have high levels of cholesterol and fat.  Because of the risk of salmonella poisoning, the egg industry can’t even say eggs are safe. Continue reading

Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar — Physically Addictive; a lecture by Dr. Neal Barnard

capture_30082014_132341Dr. Neal Barnard is a prominent and active researcher into the relationships among nutrition and health or disease.  He is particularly active in fighting diabetes.

In this video lecture, he describes the causes and offers solutions to combat our food cravings, particularly for chocolate, cheese, meat and sugar.  Continue reading

Michael Greger, MD

Nutrition and Medical Expert


capture_28092014_105136“Dr. Greger is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.  A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.” Continue reading