Here’s Some Perspective on the Vegan Documentary What the Health?

Louis Malinow MD author
By Louis B Malinow, MD , MDVIP
December 12, 2017

Have you seen What the Health? It’s a Netflix vegan documentary that critiques the meat and dairy industries. I've gotten a lot of questions about it lately and I thought I’d share some of my insights.

Keep in mind that What the Health? is a movie produced to promote veganism. And like other movies, it doesn’t require the same level of “proof” that scientific publication needs to show before it’s published. 


About the Author
Louis Malinow MD author
Louis B Malinow, MD
, MDVIP

Louis B. Malinow, MD is an MDVIP-affiliated physician and board certified in Internal Medicine and Hypertension Specialist as well as a Diplomat, American Board of Clinical Lipidology, practicing for over 19 years in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Malinow graduated from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and completed his residency at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, CA. Dr. Malinow is one of the only physicians in Maryland with this dual specialty in high blood pressure and high cholesterol management. He is also a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and is recognized by Best Doctors and Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report and Baltimore Magazine. Dr. Malinow has appeared on numerous news programs advocating for preventive care and wellness.

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Do I Have High Blood Pressure Now? Understanding the New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Janet Tiberian
By Janet Tiberian
December 8, 2017

For years high blood pressure was defined as a reading of 140/90 or higher. Now 130/80 or higher is considered high or hypertensive, according to new scientific guidelines released by the American Heart Association. Although 120/80 remains normal, systolic readings (top number) between 121 and 129 are now elevated. The American Heart Association graphic below summarizes the changes.


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Janet Tiberian
Janet Tiberian

Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Herb & Onion Frittata

This Italian-style omelet is delicious with just about any herb combination; try parsley, dill, chervil or marjoram.

IngredientsHerb & Onion Frittata Recipe

1 cup diced onion

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters


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Pop this fast and fragrant vegetarian dish into the oven and forget it till the timer rings. Serve as a main course on a bed of wilted spinach to add color and maximize iron absorption or serve as a side with Turkish Chicken Thighs.

IngredientsBaked Curried Brown Rice & Lentil Pilaf 

1 tablespoon butter


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Our hot cocoa is rich and chocolaty without the overly sweet taste of some packaged mixes. We give it a luxurious froth with a whisk or blender—or use a cappuccino frother if you have one.

IngredientsHot Chocolate Recipe

2 tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup 1% milk, divided


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10 Last-Minute Healthy Gift Ideas for Under $50

Janet Tiberian
By Janet Tiberian
December 8, 2017

Giving the gift of health to your family and friends can be expensive. But this year, you can be a “Healthy Santa," with our list of wellness gift ideas that won’t break the bank.    

An Herb Mill is a thoughtful gift for someone who cooks or is trying to cut down on salt. Herb mills quickly and safely chop fresh herbs without bruising or crushing them. They’re easy to use, usually dishwasher safe and generally run between $10 and $20.


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Eat more of these 7 foods

By Louis B. Malinow, MD
November 28, 2017

Olive oil

1. Extra virgin olive oil:
You should aim for one to two tablespoons daily of cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil. (Why olive oil? Here are my reasons.)

2. Nuts:
Go for macadamia and pistachio first and aim for about ½ cup a day. While most nuts are healthy, limit cashews and peanuts. 


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MDVIP has enabled me to practice medicine in the manner patients deserve. The time I have available allows me to form very close bonds with my patients to help to facilitate a level of trust and comfort that is difficult to find in a traditional practice. As a cholesterol and blood pressure specialist, I tend to take a very aggressive preventive approach to medicine, which I believe will be extrememly beneficial decades down the road. My patients appreciate my emphasis on wellness and my dedication to remaining on top of current medical information. The ability to positively impact so many lives is such a privilege; I really can't wait to get to work every day!

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This Southwestern-inspired turkey-and-squash soup gets a little kick from crushed red pepper and some zing from fresh lime juice. You can use leftover turkey or chicken (instead of the cutlets); dice it and add a few minutes before serving. Serve with cornbread.

IngredientsTurkey and Squash Soup 


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Herbed Pan Gravy

The giblets and neck from a turkey make a great flavorful stock that helps ensure a rich, tasty gravy, but you may substitute more chicken broth if you prefer.

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