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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.

  • How to Boost the Benefits of Exercise
    We all know exercise is beneficial to our health. Then why is it that ultramarathon runners may generate so many free radicals during a race that they can damage the DNA of a significant percentage of their cells? Researchers have looked at the exercise-induced increase in free radical production as a paradox: why would an… (...more)
    28 Aug 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Chronic Headaches and Pork Parasites
    Neurocysticercosis is the sciencey name for an infection of the human central nervous system by pork tapeworm larvae. The invasion of baby pork tapeworms in the brain “has become an increasingly important emerging infection in the United States,” and is the #1 cause of epilepsy in the world. It is the most common parasitic disease… (...more)
    26 Aug 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Why the Egg-Cancer Link?
    Two million men in the U.S. are living with prostate cancer — but that's better than dying from prostate cancer. Catch it when it's localized and the five-year survival is practically guaranteed, but once it really starts spreading, chances drop to one in three. “Thus, identification of modifiable factors that affect the progression of prostate… (...more)
    21 Aug 2014 at 5:00am       

  • How Eggs Can Impact Body Odor
    I previously lampooned the egg industry PR campaign that tried to promote eggs as a source of eyesight-saving nutrients such as lutein, by noting that a single spoonful of spinach had as much as nine eggs (see Egg Industry Blind Spot). The reason we'll only hear that egg industry claim on websites and TV shows,… (...more)
    19 Aug 2014 at 5:00am       

  • How to Design a Misleading Study
    Imagine working for the now defunct Twinkie division of Hostess and wanting to take the tobacco industry tact of not just downplaying the risk of your product, but actually promoting it as healthy. How would we do that? Our first problem is that each Twinkie has 2.5 grams of saturated fat, which raises cholesterol, the… (...more)
    14 Aug 2014 at 5:00am       

  • How Grapefruit Affects Prescription Drugs
    Does grapefruit in particular help people lose weight? If someone eats half of a grapefruit three times a day before each meal for a couple months, they may lose about two pounds — but that's no more than if they ate three apples or pears a day. In one study, the grapefruit eaters not only… (...more)
    12 Aug 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Dr. Greger Addresses Gluten in New DVD
    Until recently, those complaining to their doctors about symptoms associated with the wheat protein gluten were commonly referred to psychiatrists. The medical profession has a tragic history of dismissing genuine diseases as all in peoples’ heads. PTSD, ulcerative colitis, migraines, ulcers, asthma, Parkinson's and MS were all conditions (...more)
    7 Aug 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Test to See If Your Diet is Alkaline or Acid Forming
    In my video Alkaline Diets, Animal Protein, and Calcium Loss I presented evidence challenging the notion that our body is buffering the acid formed from our diet with calcium from our bones. How then is our body neutralizing the acid? Maybe with our muscles! Our blood gets more acidic as we age and our kidney… (...more)
    5 Aug 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Does Animal Protein Cause Osteoporosis?
    For most of the last century, a prevailing theory within the field of nutrition was that by eating acid-forming foods such as meat, we were, in essence, at risk of peeing our bones down the toilet. And no wonder! Experiments dating back to 1920 showed over and over that if we add meat to our… (...more)
    31 Jul 2014 at 5:00am       

  • Quadrupling Breast Cancer Survival
    Half a million Americans are expected to die this year from cancer, equal to five jumbo jets crashing every day. The number of Americans who die from cancer each year is more than all those who have died in all U.S. wars combined. And this happens every single year. After a cancer diagnosis people tend… (...more)
    29 Jul 2014 at 5:00am       



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