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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.

  • Introducing Joseph Gonzales, R.D.
    First, I want to thank all those that applied for the Nutrition Director position. I am so thrilled my work attracts such talented folks! We received dozens of applications from doctors and nurses and dietitians who dedicated days of their lives slogging through a grueling application process all for the honor of serving you. And […] (...more)
    3 Mar 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Are Multivitamins Just a Waste of Money?
    About one in three Americans take a multivitamin. Is that helpful, harmful, or just a harmless waste of money? In 2011, the Iowa Women's Health Study reported that multivitamin use was associated with a higher risk of total mortality, meaning that women who took a multivitamin appeared to be paying to live shorter lives. But […] (...more)
    26 Feb 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Understanding Lifestyle Medicine From the Heart
    I talk a lot about numbers and statistics, but as the Director of Yale's Prevention Research Center Dr. David Katz put it in an editorial in the American Journal of Health Promotion, to reach doctors, our fellow colleagues, maybe we need to “put a human face on it all.” We have known, for at least a […] (...more)
    24 Feb 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Don't Forget Fiber
    The famous surgeon Denis Burkitt is better known for his discovery of a childhood cancer now known as Burkitt's lymphoma than for his 1979 international bestseller, Don't Forget the Fibre in Your Diet. Anyone asked to list the twenty or more most important advances in health made in the last few decades would be likely […] (...more)
    19 Feb 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Organic Milk and Prostate Cancer
    Researchers have expressed concern that since cow’s milk contains estrogens, dairy could stimulate the growth of hormone-sensitive tumors. The thought is that the consumption of dairy products could both “promote the conversion of precancerous lesions or mutated cells to invasive cancer and enhance the progression of hormone-dependent tumors.” (...more)
    17 Feb 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Who Should be Careful About Curcumin?
    Following flax and wheatgrass, turmeric is the third best-selling botanical dietary supplement, racking up $12 million in sales. Currently, sales are increasing at a rate of 20%. “Curcumin is a natural plant product extracted from the turmeric root and is used commonly as a food additive popular for its pleasant mild aroma and exotic yellow […] (...more)
    12 Feb 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Now Hiring! New Employment Opportunities at NutritionFacts.org
    It’s been a long-time dream of mine to bring a dietitian or other nutrition or medical professional onto the team to help answer everyone’s questions. When NutritionFacts.org began in 2011, I was able to personally respond to every comment, every email. Sadly those days are long gone, but an eager team of volunteers stepped forward […] (...more)
    10 Feb 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Why Pepper Boosts Turmeric Blood Levels
    “Historians from all around the world have produced evidence to show that apparently all primitive peoples used herbs-often in a sophisticated way. Quinine from Cinchona bark was used to treat the symptoms of malaria long before the disease was identified, and the raw ingredients of a common aspirin tablet have been a popular painkiller for […] (...more)
    5 Feb 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis & Inflammation
    Osteoarthritis is the most frequent cause of physical disability among older adults in the world, affecting more than 20 million Americans. It is estimated that 20% of us will be affected in the coming decades and it is becoming more and more widespread among younger people. Can anti-inflammatory foods help with this disease? Osteoarthritis is […] (...more)
    3 Feb 2015 at 5:00am       

  • Dr. Greger Takes on Mediterranean Diet in New DVD
    The Mediterranean Diet is an “in” topic nowadays, in both the medical literature and the lay media. More than 450 papers were published in the medical literature during just the last year alone, more than one a day. As a recent commentary noted “Uncritical laudatory coverage is the common parlance. Specifics are hard to come […] (...more)
    29 Jan 2015 at 5:00am       



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