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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."

 
Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate
10 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What about the studies that show a “u-shaped curve,” where too much sodium is bad, but too little may be bad too? This video is part of my extended deep-dive [...]

 
Treating Infant Colic by Changing Mom’s Diet
12 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Cow’s milk proteins can pass through breast milk, which may explain why maternal dairy-free diets are so effective in treating infant colic. Isn’t that [...]

 
How to Counter the Inflammation of Aging
8 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What can we eat to combat “inflamm-aging”, the chronic low-grade inflammation that accompanies the aging process? If arachidonic acid sounds familiar, [...]

 
Treating Acne with Barberries
5 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What happens when the most antioxidant-packed dried fruit available is put to the test in a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial for [...]

 
Book Trailer for How Not to Die
7 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A video about new book How Not to Die, out December 8, 2015 (all my proceeds donated to the 501c3 nonprofit NutritionFacts.org). Tomorrow’s the big day! [...]

 
Omega-3’s and the Eskimo Fish Tale
22 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The concept that heart disease was rare among the Eskimos appears to be a myth. What’s this about no benefit for fish oil consumption and heart disease? [...]

 
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1 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Why do some drug-based strategies shorten the lives of diabetics and some diet-based strategies fail to decrease diabetes deaths? OK, so what kind of diet [...]

 
Preventing Skin Cancer From the Inside Out
1 Feb 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Eating antioxidant-rich foods can bolster skin protection and reduce sunburn redness by 40%, whereas alcohol can dramatically drop the level of antioxidants [...]

 
Protein Source: An Acid Test for Kidney Function
29 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Dietary Acid Load is determined by the balance of acid-inducing food, such as meats, eggs, and cheeses, offset by base-inducing (“alkaline”) foods, such [...]

 
Fennel Seeds for Menstrual Cramps and PMS
27 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Fennel seeds can work as drugs like ibuprofen for painful periods, and an eighth of a teaspoon of ginger powder three times a day can cut menstrual bleeding [...]

 
Antibacterial Toothpaste: Harmful, Helpful, or Harmless?
25 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Is triclosan in Colgate Total toothpaste safe in regards to the nitrate-reducing bacteria on our tongue and potential endocrine-disrupting effects on thyroid [...]

 
The Evidence That Salt Raises Blood Pressure
20 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Rather than reformulate their products with less sodium and save lives, food manufacturers have lobbied governments, refused to cooperate, encouraged misinformation [...]

 
Heart Disease May Start in the Womb
18 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Fatty streak formation occurs in human fetal arteries and is linked to the pregnant mother’s cholesterol level. And I thought my video Heart Disease Starts [...]

 
Turmeric Curcumin for Prediabetes
15 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial on the use of the turmeric pigment curcumin to prevent diabetes in prediabetics is published with extraordinary [...]

 
The Alzheimer’s Gene: Controlling ApoE
13 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Diet may explain the Nigerian Paradox, where they have among the highest rates of the Alzheimer’s susceptibility gene, ApoE4, but among the lowest rates [...]

 
The Role of Vitamin C in the Treatment of Terminal Cancer
11 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What can we conclude about the role of IV vitamin C after 33 years of trials involving at least 1,600 patients? If you missed the first two videos in this [...]

 
Vitamin C Supplements for Terminal Cancer Patients
8 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: If studies from the 70’s showed cancer patients treated with vitamin C lived four times longer and sometimes 20 times longer, why isn’t it standard practice [...]

 
Intravenous Vitamin C for Terminal Cancer Patients
6 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Studies in the 70’s appeared to show an extraordinary survival gain in terminal cancer patients with vitamin C, a simple, relatively nontoxic therapy. Welcome [...]

 
Eating More to Weigh Less
4 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Energy density explains how a study can show participants lose an average of 17 pounds within 21 days while eating a greater quantity of food. I talk more [...]

 
Are There Foods With Negative Calories?
1 Jan 2016
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Is it true that there are foods like celery that take more calories to digest than they provide? It’s not surprising that filling up on healthy food right [...]

 
Lead Contamination of Tea
30 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: At what level of tea consumption might the benefits of tea start to be countered by the risks of lead contamination for green, white, black, and oolong tea [...]

 
The Healthy Food Movement: Strength in Unity
28 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The tobacco industry has focused more recently on divide-and-conquer strategies to create schisms within the tobacco control movement. The healthy food movement [...]

 
Resveratrol Impairs Exercise Benefits
25 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Research on the red wine component, resveratrol, looked promising in rodent studies, but what happened when it was put to the test in people? What was that [...]

 
What Explains the French Paradox?
23 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Why do heart attack rates appear lower than expected in France given their saturated fat and cholesterol intake? Is it their red wine, their vegetable consumption, [...]

 
Evidence-Based Nutrition
21 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: It took more than 7,000 studies and the deaths of countless smokers before the Surgeon General’s report on tobacco was released in the 1960s. How many people [...]

 
Is the Fiber Theory Wrong?
18 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The extraordinarily low rates of chronic disease among plant-based populations have been attributed to fiber, but reductionist thinking may lead us astray. My [...]

 
The Five to One Fiber Rule
16 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A guideline is suggested for how to read food labels for grain products such as bread and breakfast cereals. I love doing these practical day-to-day decision [...]

 
How to Change Your Enterotype
14 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What happens to our gut flora microbiome when we’re on plant-based versus animal-based diets? What’s Your Gut Microbiome Enterotype? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/whats-your-gut-microbiome-enterotype) I [...]

 
What’s Your Gut Microbiome Enterotype?
11 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: There appear to be just two types of people in the world: those who have mostly Bacteroides type bacteria in their gut, and those whose colons are overwhelmingly [...]

 
How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death
9 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Diet and lifestyle improvements started even late in life can offer dramatic benefits. Here’s the video I mentioned about the control we have over our [...]

 
Preserving Athlete Immunity with Chlorella
2 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The green algae, chlorella, may help attenuate the drop in immune function antibodies associated with over-strenuous exercise. There is, however, a caveat [...]

 
Are Calcium Supplements Safe?
16 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The unnaturally large, rapid, and sustained calcium levels in the blood caused by calcium supplements may explain why calcium from supplements, but not from [...]

 
How to Prevent Fainting
13 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Syncope (known as fainting) triggered by standing, strong emotions, or common phobias to blood, injections, and injuries can be easily prevented with a number [...]

 
Find Out If Your Doctor Takes Drug Company Money
4 Dec 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The vast majority of physicians in the United States take gifts from the pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to the Sunshine Act, you can find out exactly how [...]

 
Industry Response to Plants Not Pills
30 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The whole food is greater than the sum of its parts: how unscrupulous marketers use evidence that ties high blood levels of phytonutrients with superior health [...]

 
Plant-Based Diets for Diabetes
27 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: When placed head-to-head against the American Diabetes Association diet, how do plant-based diets fare in terms of not only blood sugar, body weight, and [...]

 
Should We All Get Colonoscopies Starting at Age 50?
25 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Why do U.S. doctors continue to recommend colonoscopies when most other countries recommend less invasive colon cancer screening methods? Serious harm in [...]

 
What to Take Before a Colonoscopy
23 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: By preventing colon spasms, peppermint oil can both reduce the pain and discomfort of colonoscopies for the patient and make the scope easier to insert and [...]

 
Anti-inflammatory Diet for Depression
20 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: If depression can be induced with pro-inflammatory drugs, might an anti-inflammatory diet be effective in preventing and treating mood disorders? Whoa, [...]

 
Are Calcium Supplements Effective?
18 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What is the optimal daily dietary calcium intake and might benefits for the bones outweigh the risks to the heart of calcium supplements? What’s this about [...]

 
How Much Cancer Does Lunch Meat Cause?
11 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Why does the leading cancer and diet authority recommend we avoid bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausage and all processed meat (including chicken and turkey)? More [...]

 
Speeding Recovery from Surgery with Turmeric
9 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The anti-inflammatory effect of curcumin, the pigment in the spice turmeric, was put to the test to see if it could reduce postoperative pain and fatigue [...]

 
Big Food Using the Tobacco Industry Playbook
6 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The processed food industries now use tactics similar to those used by cigarette companies to undermine public health interventions. I know some people don’t [...]

 
Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden
4 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Why our immune system confuses unhealthy diets with dysbiosis—an overrun of bad bacteria in our colon. Some foods don’t just lack fiber but may interact [...]

 
Microbiome: The Inside Story
2 Nov 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The microbiome revolution in medicine is beginning to uncover the underappreciated role our healthy gut bacteria play in nutrition and health. This is the [...]

 
Which Type of Protein is Better for Our Kidneys?
30 Oct 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Anti-inflammatory drugs abolish the hyperfiltration and protein leakage response to meat ingestion, suggesting that animal protein causes kidney stress through [...]

 
“Veg-Table” Dietary Nitrate Scoring Method
28 Oct 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What is the optimal timing and dose of nitrate-containing vegetables, such as beets and spinach, for improving athletic performance? Why would one want to [...]

 
What are the Healthiest Foods?
23 Oct 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which foods best supply shortfall nutrients while avoiding disease-promoting components? I feel like this [...]

 
Laughter as Medicine
21 Oct 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What effect does laughing, crying, kissing, cuddling, and sex have on immune function and allergic responses? Did I say Mozart study? Yes a bunch of them, [...]

 
Mediterranean Diet and Atherosclerosis
19 Oct 2015
Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What happens inside the arteries going to the hearts and brains of those who add nuts or extra virgin olive oil to their diet? I bring up the Ornish back-and-forth [...]



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