Monthly Archives: May 2013

Real Bad News for Big PHARMA & Big FOOD

The Plant-Based paper from Kaiser Permanente is a HUGE breakthrough.

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Plant based diets recommended by Kaiser Permanente Study

Yesterday’s blogpost about Kaiser Permanente’s breakthrough paper on plant-based nutrition is likely to put the fear of God in the leadership teams at the Big Pharma and Big Food industries. It appears to be the first chink in the armor of our vast, interconnected “system” of healthcare, pharmaceuticals, food producers, health-insurors, media, nutritional science, medical schools and government.

Up until now, all of the pieces of this deadly “system” appeared to be in lockstep with the lame and ineffective dietary advice as created by our USDA. You’re very familiar with the phrase about the “lean cuts of meat, wild fish and low fat dairy.”

That phrase is ubiquitous. It’s on every major “disease specific” website like the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

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Plant-Based for ALL Patients! Says Kaiser Permanente.

Finally some much needed CLARITY from the “system”

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente

In their Spring 2013 Journal, America’s largest managed care company and hospital system has taken a bold stand on the superiority of plant-based nutrition to promote health. This is big news and deserves widespread distribution. Please share this blog with your doctor.

“Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients…encouraging whole, plant-based foods and discouraging meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods.”

Background. Although our medical doctors receive little if any nutritional training in med school, they are the primary gatekeepers when it comes to advising patients about what they should be eating. And since most of the doctors eat the Standard American Diet (the S.A.D.) themselves, naturally that is what they advise their patients to eat. That practice has resulted in the sickest nation on Earth with by far the highest cost of healthcare. But things are finally beginning to change.

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The Permanente Journal: A Nutritional Update to Physicians Regarding Plant-Based Diets


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Plant Based Diets Recommended by Kaiser Permanente Study

The objective of this article is to present to physicians an update on plant-based diets. Concerns about the rising cost of health care are being voiced nationwide, even as unhealthy lifestyles are contributing to the spread of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Forthese reasons,physicianslooking for cost-effective interventionstoimprove health outcomes are becoming more involved in helping their patients adopt healthier lifestyles.Healthy eatingmaybebest achievedwithaplant-baseddiet,whichwedefine as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy
products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods.We present a case study as an example of the potential health benefits of such a diet. Research shows that plant based diets are cost-effective, low-risk interventions that may lower body mass index, blood pressure, HbA1C, and cholesterol levels. They may also reduce the number of medications needed to treat chronic diseases and lower ischemic heart disease mortality rates. Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients,
especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity

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Today on The Marilu Show – Friday May 31st, 2013

Brian McNamara

Brian McNamara

Today Brian McNamara, of Army Wives and costar on The Glades with Marilu, joins her in Miami, Florida to discuss the show and other topics before going to the filming.




J. Morris Hicks

J. Morris Hicks

In the second hour of the show Author J. Morris Hicks will be on to discuss plant-based diets. Kaiser Permanente recently recommended all doctors to recommend a plant-based diet for patients. If you missed your chance to ask questions, send an email to with your stories, questions or comments regarding this topic. It might be read on the air on a later show!

Take a Look at J. Morris Hicks’ Website

More on Plant-Based Diets

Original Study on Plant-Based Diets

NYTimes: Unexcited? There May Be a Pill for That

Editor’s Note: You may have heard Marilu and her guests hosts talk about this today!

Linneah sat at a desk at the Center for Sexual Medicine at Sheppard Pratt in the suburbs of Baltimore and filled out a questionnaire. She read briskly, making swift checks beside her selected answers, and when she was finished, she handed the pages across the desk to Martina Miller, who gave her a round of pills.

The pills were either a placebo or a new drug called Lybrido, created to stoke sexual desire in women. Checking her computer, Miller pointed out gently that Linneah hadn’t been doing her duty as a study participant. Over the past eight weeks, she took the tablets before she planned to have sex, and for every time she put a pill on her tongue, she was supposed to make an entry in her online diary about her level of lust.

“I know, I know,” Linneah said. She is a 44-year-old part-time elementary-school teacher, and that day she wore red pants and a canary yellow scarf. (She asked that only a nickname be used to protect her privacy.) “It’s a mess. I keep forgetting.”

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Today on The Marilu Show – Friday May 24th, 2013

Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna

Today, Lisa Rinna, the American Television Host and Actress, who is best known for her roles as Billie Reed on Days of our Lives, Taylor McBride on Melrose Place, and as the host of SoapNet’s Soap Talk joins Marilu to talk about a host of interesting topics.

Lisa’s Twitter

Lisa’s Facebook

Marilu also talks about how food rewards may hinder not help children avoid becoming brats with her co-hosts and brother Lorin Henner and Jessica Davis.

Thursday on The Marilu Show – May 23rd, 2013

Gary Busey

Gary Busey –

Thursday, Marilu is joined by Gary Busey, the American stage actor and artist. Over his long career, Gary has appeared on Hollywood blockbusters such as Lethal Weapon, Point Break and Under Siege as well as appearing on Walker, Texas Ranger, Gunsmoke, Law & Order and Entourage.

Make sure to catch Gary with Marilu at 7:30AM PST Thursday morning!

Check out Gary’s website at


Barbara Deutsch

Barbara Deutsch –

Barbara Deutsch will also be joining Marilu Thursday morning at 7:00AM PST. Barbara is a career coach and personal champion.

You can check out her website and services on her website:

Jonathan Bennett & Brande Roderick – Today on The Marilu Show – Wednesday May 22nd, 2013

Jonathan Bennet

Jonathan Bennet

Today on The Marilu Show, Jonathan Bennett from Mean Girls joins Marilu Henner to discuss Hollywood, acting, his previous roles and current work and a whole host of other topics. Be sure to catch him at 7:30AM PST!

Jonathan made a run on the Cast of All My Children as J.R. Chandler from 2001 – 2002. Since then, he has had guest roles on various television dramas, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Deception, Smallville, and Veronica Mars. He played Aaron Samuels, Lindsay Lohan’s love interest, in the hit movie Mean Girls, and subsequently appeared in the films Cheaper by the Dozen 2 with Hilary Duff and Lovewrecked with Amanda Bynes.

Twitter: @j_benntt
Websites: for Jonathan’s cycling class schedule,

Check out his movie Divorce Invitation on iTunes or Amazon and Pawn on Netflix, DVD, iTunes and Amazon

IMDB page for Jonathan Bennett

Brande Roderick

Brande Roderick

Brande Roderick also joins Marilu as a surprise guest!

Twitter: @brandenroderick