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Michael Greger, M.D. blogs at NutritionalFacts.org. "The goal of this website is to present you with the results of the latest in nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand."

 
What are the Effects of the Hops Phytoestrogen in Beer?
29 Jul 2016
Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter at http://www.nutritionfacts.org/subscribe. DESCRIPTION: When it comes to breast cancer risk, does the phytoestrogen in beer act more like the animal estrogens in Premarin or the protective phytoestrogens [...]

 
The Most Potent Phytoestrogen is in Beer
27 Jul 2016
Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter at http://www.nutritionfacts.org/subscribe. DESCRIPTION: The reason why women who handle hops start menstruating is because of a phytoestrogen that ends up in beer, called 8-prenylnaringenin (8-PN). Check [...]

 
Zeranol Use in Meat and Breast Cancer
25 Jul 2016
Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter at http://www.nutritionfacts.org/subscribe. DESCRIPTION: Anabolic growth promoting drugs in meat production are by far the most potent hormones found in the food supply. Isn’t that amazing about [...]

 
Sodium and Arterial Function: A-salting our Endothelium
22 Jul 2016
Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter at http://www.nutritionfacts.org/subscribe DESCRIPTION: A salted meal can impair artery function within 30 minutes by suppressing a key detoxifying antioxidant enzyme in our body. DOCTOR'S NOTE: [...]

 
Prunes for Osteoporosis
20 Jul 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe DESCRIPTION: Vegetables and fruit such as dried plums may help build stronger bones. Here’s the almond video I talked about: Almonds for Osteoporosis (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/almonds-for-osteoporosis). What [...]

 
What Diet Best Lowers Phthalate Exposure?
18 Jul 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: The highest levels of phthalates, hormone-disrupting plastics chemical pollutants, are found in meats, fats, and dairy. Previous videos on dietary sources [...]

 
Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet?
15 Jul 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: How extreme was Dr. Kempner’s rice diet compared to traditional medical surgical approaches, and is there a safer alternative? For more Kempner and his [...]

 
Berries vs. Pesticides in Parkinson’s Disease
13 Jul 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Berries counteract the neurotoxic effects of pesticides in vitro, potentially explaining why berry consumption is associated with lower risk of developing [...]

 
The Risks and Benefits of Sensible Sun Exposure
11 Jul 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: We don’t have to choose between the lesser of two evils: skin cancer versus internal cancers from vitamin D deficiency. That’s the gist of what the [...]

 
The Best Way to Get Vitamin D: Sun, Supplements, or Salons?
8 Jul 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: If one is going to make an evolutionary argument for what a “natural” vitamin D level may be, how about getting vitamin D in the way nature intended: [...]

 
The Optimal Dose of Vitamin D Based on Natural Levels
6 Jul 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Why do some recommend thousands of units of supplemental vitamin D when the Institute of Medicine set the recommended daily intake at just 600 to 800 units? If [...]

 
How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?
4 Jul 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: The safe dose of vitamin D supplements to get most of the population to the optimal level is 2,000 i.u. a day, but the elderly and overweight may need more. After [...]

 
Will You Live Longer if You Take Vitamin D Supplements?
1 Jul 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: What do 56 randomized clinical trials, involving nearly 100,000 people between the ages of 18 and 107, show vitamin D can do to our lifespan? For an exploration [...]

 
Do Vitamin D Supplements Help with Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Blood Pressure?
29 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Those with higher vitamin D levels tend to have lower rates of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension but is it cause and effect? Interventional trials finally [...]

 
The Great Protein Fiasco
27 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: The field of nutrition got human protein requirements spectacularly wrong, leading to a massive recalculation. The “low” protein level in human breast [...]

 
Turmeric or Curcumin: Plants vs. Pills
24 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Curcumin-free turmeric, from which the so-called active ingredient has been removed, may be as effective or even more potent. That’s quite a rebut to [...]

 
American Medical Association Complicity with Big Tobacco
22 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Mainstream medicine’s permissive attitude towards smoking in the face of overwhelming evidence can be an object lesson for contemporary medical collusion [...]

 
Changing a Man’s Diet After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
20 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Might appeals to masculinity and manhood help men with prostate cancer change their diet to improve their survival? Did I say reverse the progression of [...]

 
Which Has More Caramel Coloring Carcinogens: Coke or Pepsi?
17 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: How many cola cancer cases are estimated to be caused by Coke and Pepsi in New York versus California, where a carcinogen labeling law (Prop 65) exists? Prop [...]

 
Gut Dysbiosis: Starving Our Microbial Self
13 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Inadequate consumption of prebiotics—the fiber and resistant starch concentrated in unprocessed plant foods—can cause a disease promoting imbalance in [...]

 
Is it Worth Switching from White Rice to Brown?
13 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: What happens when brown rice is put to the test in a randomized controlled crossover trial? Here’s the link to the video I cited: If White Rice is Linked [...]

 
Is Fish “Brain Food” for Older Adults?
10 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Why has fish consumption been associated with cognitive impairment and loss of executive function? Fruit deficiency as the #1 dietary risk factor? For more, [...]

 
Reductionism and the Deficiency Mentality
8 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: How the food, drug, and supplement industries have taken advantage of the field of nutrition’s reductionist mindset. This is an issue Professor Emeritus [...]

 
Natural Treatments for Morning Sickness
6 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Can cannabis and ginger be considered safe and effective treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness during pregnancy)? People have long [...]

 
Vinegar Mechanisms and Side Effects
11 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Does vinegar work by slowing stomach emptying, acting as a starch blocker or improving insulin sensitivity? And what might be the downsides? Other good-for-you [...]

 
Lose Two Pounds in One Sitting: Taking the Mioscenic Route
3 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Our physiology evolved for millions of years eating a plant-based diet. What would happen if researchers tried to recreate our ancestral diet in the lab? How [...]

 
Wheatgrass Juice for Ulcerative Colitis
1 Jun 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found wheatgrass juice to be safe and effective in the treatment of an inflammatory bowel disease. The [...]

 
Striking with the Root: Turmeric Curcumin and Ulcerative Colitis
30 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found a dramatic effect of the anti-inflammatory spice pigment, curcumin, against inflammatory bowel disease. Turmeric [...]

 
How to Prevent Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
27 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Avoid sugary and cholesterol-laden foods to reduce the risk of our most common cause of chronic liver disease. This is one of those foundational videos [...]

 
Slow Your Beating Heart: Beans vs. Exercise
25 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: A cup a day of beans, chickpeas, or lentils for three months may slow resting heart rate as much as 250 hours on a treadmill. What is that about a shortened [...]

 
Finger on the Pulse of Longevity
23 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: For the maximum longevity, the target resting heart rate is probably one beat a second or less. Sorry for the cliffhanger, but I really wanted to do a thorough [...]

 
Slowing Our Metabolism with Nitrate-Rich Vegetables
20 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: The reason greens are associated with a significantly longer lifespan may be because, like caloric restriction, they improve our energy efficiency. What’s [...]

 
Citrus Peels and Cancer: Zest for Life?
18 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: The reason eating citrus fruit appears to protect against cancer may be because of DNA repair enzyme boosting powers of a compound concentrated in the peel. That’s [...]

 
Which Fruits and Vegetables Boost DNA Repair?
16 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: There are 800 incidents of DNA damage in our bodies per hour. Which foods help us patch it back up: apples, broccoli, celery, choy sum, lemons, lettuce, [...]

 
Meat Industry Reaction to New Cancer Guidelines
13 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: What was the meat industry’s response to the recommendation of leading cancer charities to stop eating processed meat, like bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausage [...]

 
Optimal Vinegar Dose
9 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: How much vinegar with a meal does it take to improve satiety and reduce the spike in blood sugar, insulin and triglycerides? If you’re late to this video [...]

 
Can Vinegar Help with Blood Sugar Control?
6 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: The consumption of vinegar with meals was used as a folk remedy for diabetes before drugs came along, but it wasn’t put to the test until recently. Are [...]

 
Vinegar and Artery Function
4 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Sprinkling vinegar on greens may augment their ability to improve endothelial function. This is the second video in my vinegar series. If you missed the [...]

 
Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss?
2 May 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: CT scans confirm daily vinegar consumption can lead to a significant loss of abdominal fat. I’m so excited to be finally getting to this topic. Type in [...]

 
Curing Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
29 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Diabetics suffering from nerve pain for years and then cured within days with a plant-based diet. What about reversing diabetic vision loss? See: Can Diabetic [...]

 
Shaking the Salt Habit
27 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: The three things we can do to lower our sodium intake and two tricks for interpreting nutrition facts labeling on processed foods. Not eating enough fruit [...]

 
The Protein Combining Myth
25 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: The myth that plant proteins are incomplete, necessitating protein combining, was debunked by the scientific nutrition community decades ago. Do Vegetarians [...]

 
Brown, Black, Purple and Red Unlike White on Rice
22 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: White rice is missing more than just fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Phytonutrients, such as gamma oryzanol, in brown rice may help explain the clinical benefits, [...]

 
Avoiding Adult Exposure to Phthalates
20 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Eating a plant-based diet, avoiding scented personal care products, and certain children’s and adult toys can reduce exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals. Good [...]

 
Lead Contamination in Bone Broth
18 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Popular with paleo diet advocates, organic chicken broth is tested for the presence of the toxic heavy metal lead. For more on the paleo diet, see: • [...]

 
Peppers and Parkinson’s: The Benefits of Smoking Without the Risks?
15 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Might the nicotine content in nightshade vegetables—tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and bell peppers—protect against Parkinson’s disease? Benefits [...]

 
Is Something in Tobacco Protective Against Parkinson’s Disease?
13 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: The tobacco industry points to dozens of studies purporting to show tobacco use is associated with a lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease. Isn’t that [...]

 
Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?
11 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: I recommend all pregnant and breastfeeding women follow the consensus guidelines to get about 200mg of preformed DHA from a pollutant-free source. No demonstrable [...]

 
Should Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Take DHA?
8 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Does maternal supplementation with the long chain omega 3 fatty acid DHA improve psychomotor, mental, visual or physical development of infants? So no clear [...]

 
Specific Receptors for Specific Fruits and Vegetables
6 Apr 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://nutritionfacts.org/subscribe/ DESCRIPTION: Dietary diversity is important because each plant family has a unique combination of phytonutrients that may bind to specific proteins within our body. This [...]



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